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Let’s face it. Software has holes. And hackers love to exploit them. New vulnerabilities appear almost daily. If you have software – we all do – you need to keep tabs on the latest vulnerabilities. 

This page is devoted primarily to those who use the Microsoft Windows operating system. Linux and Apple users rarely if ever experience the type of problems that will be represented in these news articles.

Security News

April 2018

Why router based attacks could be the next big trend in cybersecurity (4/17/18)

Verizon DBIR: Ransomware attacks double for second year in a row (04/10/18)

Human error led to 424% increase in misconfigured cloud servers, prompting hacks (04/04/18)

Hackers hit Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, stealing credit card data of millions (04/02/18)

March 2018

Network admins: These VPNs might leak your IP address (03/29/18)

Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal suffers massive data breach (03/29/18)

Attackers shift from Adobe flaws to Microsoft products (03/27/18)

New ransomware attacks endpoint defenses (03/26/18)

Microsoft Remote Access protocol flaw affects all Windows (03/13/18)

AMD investigating chip security flaws after less than 24 hours notice (03/13/18)

Several privacy-busting bugs found in popular VPN services (03/13/18)

500 New cyber threats emerge every minute (03/13/18)

Judge denies Yahoo’s bid to dismiss data breach lawsuits (03/13/18)

Newly discovered Slingshot malware hidden in routers for 6 years (03/12/18)

Tennessee Senate campaign sees possible hack (03/09/18)

Researchers find 29 types of USB attacks, recommend never plugging into a USB you don’t own (03/08/18)

Connected cars pose new security challenges (03/06/18)

New world record DDoS attack hits 1.7Tbps days after landmark GitHub outage (03/06/18)

Millions of Office 365 accounts hit with password stealers (03/02/18)

Number of sites hosting cryptocurrency miners surges 725% in four months (03/01/18)

‘Chafer’ uses open source tools to target Iran’s enemies (03/01/18)

Equifax hack just got worse for a lot more Americans (03/02/18)

GitHub hit with the largest DDos attack ever seen (03/01/18)

February 2018

93% of Cloud applications aren’t enterprise ready (02/23/18)

Best practices for recruiting and retaining women in security (02/22/18)

Hackers can now hide cryptojacking scripts in Microsoft Word documents (02/21/18)

43% of all online login attempts are made by hackers trying to break into your account (02/21/18)

Russian authorities arrest engineers for cryptocurrency mining at nuclear weapons site (02/09/18)

Tennessee hospital hit with cryptocurrency mining malware (02/08/18)

Justice Dept. charges 36 alleged scammers for $530 million cyber-fraud scheme (02/07/18)

A flaw in Hotspot Shield can expose VPN users, locations (02/06/18)

2017 Smashed world’s records for most data breaches, exposed information (02/06/18)

Identity fraud hits all-time high in 2017 (02/06/18)

Zero-day flaw affects every version of Adobe’s Flash Player (02/02/18)

Poor visibility, weak passwords compromise Active Directory (02/01/18)

January 2018

Report: Software failure caused $1.7 trillion in financial losses in 2017 (01/26/18)

These 10 US states will lose the most money to cybercrime in 2018 (01/26/18)

Cyberattacks are the third largest threat to global society over next five years (01/17/18)

Kaspersky Lab warns of extremely sophisticated Android spyware tool (01/16/18)

CIA: Russian military hackers behind NotPetya attack (01/16/18)

New cryptocurrency mining malware has links to North Korea (01/08/18)

Fileless malware is targeting the 2018 Winter Olympics using brand new tools (01/08/18)

The nightmare before Christmas: Security flaws inside our computers (01/06/18)

More than 91% of files breached in 2017 were controlled by business enterprises (01/06/18)

Android security: Flashlight apps on Google Play infested with adware were downloaded by 1.5 people (01/05/18)

New ransomware headache as crooks dump bitcoin for rival cryptocurrencies (01/03/18)

Ransomware and DoS attacks will continue to grow in 2018 (01/02/18)

Hackers who disabled police cameras prior to Trump inauguration left trail of clues (01/02/18)

Forever 21 found malware and encryption disabled on its PoS devices (01/02/18)

 

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