The Register - Anti-Virus

Syndikovat obsah
Biting the hand that feeds IT — Enterprise Technology News and Analysis
Aktualizace: 13 min 1 sek zpět

Feds hopelessly behind the times on ransomware trends in alert to industry

2 Říjen, 2023 - 23:29
Better late than never, we guess

An urgent ransomware warning from the Feds has some industry analysts scratching their heads and wondering if Uncle Sam's noggin has been buried in the sand for too long.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

Security researchers believe mass exploitation attempts against WS_FTP have begun

2 Říjen, 2023 - 15:45
Early signs emerge after Progress Software said there were no active attempts last week

Security researchers have spotted what they believe to be a "possible mass exploitation" of vulnerabilities in Progress Software's WS_FTP Server.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

AWS stirs the MadPot – busting bot baddies and eastern espionage

2 Říjen, 2023 - 12:45
Security exec Mark Ryland spills the tea on hush-hush threat intel tool

Interview  AWS has unveiled MadPot, its previously secret threat-intelligence tool that one of the cloud giant's security execs tells us has thwarted Chinese and Russian spies – and millions of bots.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

Yes, Singapore immigration plans to scan your face instead of your passport

2 Říjen, 2023 - 03:00
No, that does not mean you can leave it at home just yet

Last week the internet was abuzz with talk that Singapore's commercial Changi airport was no longer going to require passports for clearance at immigration. Although it is true the paper documentation will be replaced by biometric measures, it's not quite time to pack the document away.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

Now MOVEit maker Progress patches holes in WS_FTP

1 Říjen, 2023 - 23:51
Plus: Johnson Controls hit by IT 'incident', Exim and Chrome security updates, and more

Infosec in brief  Progress Software, maker of the mass-exploited MOVEit document transfer tool, is back in the news with more must-apply security patches, this time for another file-handling product: WS_FTP.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

Microsoft Bing Chat pushes malware via bad ads

29 Září, 2023 - 22:54
From AI to just plain aaaiiiee!

Microsoft introduced its Bing Chat AI search assistant in February and a month later began serving ads alongside it to help cover costs.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

PhD student guilty of 3D-printing 'kamikaze' drone for Islamic State terrorists

29 Září, 2023 - 21:31
'Research purposes' excuse didn't fly

A PhD student has been found guilty of building a potentially deadly drone for Islamic State terrorists, in part using his home 3D printer.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

Norway wants Facebook behavioral advertising banned across Europe

29 Září, 2023 - 15:45
But Meta was just about to start asking people for their permission!

Norway has told the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) it believes a countrywide ban on Meta harvesting user data to serve up advertising on Facebook and Instagram should be made permanent and extended across Europe.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

Chinese snoops stole 60K State Department emails in that Microsoft email heist

29 Září, 2023 - 01:13
No classified systems involved apparently, but internal diplomatic notes, travel details, staff SSNs, etc

Chinese snoops stole about 60,000 State Department emails when they broke into Microsoft-hosted Outlook and Exchange Online accounts belonging to US government officials over the summer.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

Feds' privacy panel backs renewing Feds' S. 702 spying powers — but with limits

28 Září, 2023 - 23:15
FBI agents ought to get spy court approval before reviewing US persons' chats, board reckons

A privacy panel within the US government today narrowly recommended that Congress reauthorize the Feds' Section 702 spying powers — but with some stronger protections for US citizens only.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

DARPA takes its long-duration Manta undersea drone for a test-dip

28 Září, 2023 - 20:36
Autonomous sub should recharge and resupply in perfect stealth, hopefully

DARPA's extended-duration unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) is having its first aquatic excursion to test if this naval drone has wings, er, fins.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

After failing at privacy, again, Google is working to keep Bard chats out of Search

28 Září, 2023 - 09:32
The URLs needed to share chat histories have been indexed. Of course

Google's Bard chatbot is currently being re-educated to better understand privacy.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

China's national security minister rates fake news among most pressing cyber threats

28 Září, 2023 - 05:58
He's also worried about alliances that freeze out Chinese tech

Chinese minister for national security Chen Yixin has penned an article rating the digital risks his country faces and rated network security incidents as the most realistic source of harm to the Chinternet – both in terms of attacks and the dissemination of fake news.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

NYC rights groups say no to grocery store spycams and snooping landlords

27 Září, 2023 - 18:30
Letter to City Council supports measures to ban biometric tech from public spaces

"New Yorkers should not be forced to accept biometric surveillance as part of simple activities like buying groceries or taking their kids to a baseball game," more than 30 civil and digital rights organizations said yesterday in a letter backing new privacy laws in the city.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

ROBOT crypto attack on RSA is back as Marvin arrives

26 Září, 2023 - 19:00
More precise timing tests find many implementations vulnerable

An engineer has identified longstanding undetected flaws in a 25-year-old method for encrypting data using RSA public-key cryptography.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

MOVEit breach delivers bundle of 3.4 million baby records

26 Září, 2023 - 16:30
Progress Software vulnerability ID'd in enormous burglary at Ontario's BORN

Canada's Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN) fears a MOVEit breach allowed cybercriminals to copy 3.4 million people's childcare health records dating back more than a decade.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

Ukraine accuses Russian spies of hunting for war-crime info on its servers

26 Září, 2023 - 10:00
Russian have shifted tactics in the first half of 2023, with mixed results

The Ukrainian State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection (SSSCIP) has claimed that Russian cyberspies are targeting its servers looking for data about alleged Kremlin-backed war crimes.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

Mixin suspends deposits and withdrawals after $200m cryptocurrency heist

25 Září, 2023 - 20:34
Cloud provider blamed for loss of 20% of exchange's capital

Mixin Network confirmd on Monday that it has "temporarily suspended" all deposit and withdrawal services after hackers broke into a database and stole about $200 million in funds from the Hong-Kong based cryptocurrency firm. …

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

T-Mobile US exposes some customer data – but don't call it a breach

25 Září, 2023 - 04:31
PLUS: Trojan hidden in PoC; cyber insurance surge; pig butchering's new cuts; and the week's critical vulns

Infosec in brief  T-Mobile US has had another bad week on the infosec front – this time stemming from a system glitch that exposed customer account data, followed by allegations of another breach the carrier denied.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

Apple squashes security bugs after iPhone flaws exploited by Predator spyware

22 Září, 2023 - 21:58
Holes in iOS, macOS and more fixed following tip off from Google, Citizen Lab

Apple emitted patches this week to close security holes that have been exploited in the wild by commercial spyware.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi