Here's an easier way to block the IE XXE zero day security hole

Credit to Author: Woody Leonhard| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:57:00 -0700

The latest Internet Explorer XXE zero-day depends on you opening an infected MHT file. MHT is an old file format that’s almost always opened by IE — no matter which browser you’re using, no matter which version of Windows. Catalin Cimpanu has a good overview of this XXE vulnerability on ZDNet.

It’s a doozy of a security hole as it affects every recent version of IE, and it infects whether you’re actively browsing with IE or not.

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Wipro Intruders Targeted Other Major IT Firms

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:42:46 +0000

The criminals responsible for launching phishing campaigns that netted dozens of employees and more than 100 computer systems last month at Wipro, India’s third-largest IT outsourcing firm, also appear to have targeted a number of other competing providers, including Infosys and Cognizant — two other large technology consulting companies, new evidence suggests.

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How Not to Acknowledge a Data Breach

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:56:58 +0000

I’m not a huge fan of stories about stories, or those that explore the ins and outs of reporting a breach. But occasionally it seems necessary to publish such accounts when companies respond to a breach report in such a way that it’s crystal clear that they wouldn’t know what to do with a breach if it bit them in the nose, let alone festered unmolested in some dark corner of their operations.

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Win7/8.1/Server patch conflicts abated, somewhat, but it’s still too early to install the April crop

Credit to Author: Woody Leonhard| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:02:00 -0700

A week ago, Microsoft released six patches that brought many machines to their knees. As I explained last Friday, when the dust cleared, it was apparent that all six of these April patches:

  • Win7 and Server 2008 R2 Monthly Rollup (KB 4493472) and Security-only (KB 4493448) patches
  • Win8.1 and Server 2012 R2 Monthly Rollup (KB 4493446) and Security-only (KB 4493467) patches
  • Server 2012 Monthly Rollup (KB 4493451) and Security-only (KB 4493450 ) patches

would trigger blue screens on reboot on most systems running Sophos antivirus products, and many systems running AV products from Avast and Avira.

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Experts: Breach at IT Outsourcing Giant Wipro

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 21:19:55 +0000

Indian information technology (IT) outsourcing and consulting giant Wipro [NYSE:WIT] is investigating reports from multiple security experts that Wipro’s systems have been hacked and are being used to launch attacks against the company’s customers, multiple sources tell KrebsOnSecurity. The company has refused to respond to questions about the alleged incident.

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Google, Hyperledger launch online identity management tools

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 03:00:00 -0700

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‘Land Lordz’ Service Powers Airbnb Scams

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2019 18:40:33 +0000

Scammers who make a living swindling Airbnb.com customers have a powerful new tool at their disposal: A software-as-a-service offering called “Land Lordz,” which helps automate the creation and management of fake Airbnb Web sites and the sending of messages to advertise the fraudulent listings.

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Android 7.0+ Phones Can Now Double as Google Security Keys

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:14:53 +0000

Google this week made it easier for Android users to enable strong 2-factor authentication (2FA) when logging into Google’s various services. The company announced that all phones running Android 7.0 and higher can now be used as Security Keys, an additional authentication layer that helps thwart phishing sites and password theft.

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You Can Now Get This Award-Winning VPN For Just $1/month

Credit to Author: DealPost Team| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:33:00 -0700

If you use the internet (which you clearly do), you likely know how important it is to protect your data in an increasingly dangerous cyber environment. But like other essential tasks that tend to be tedious (like filing taxes early and brushing your teeth for the full two minutes), most installing and running a VPN can sound unappealing to many: sure, they encrypt your internet traffic and hide your location — but they can also run frustratingly slowly, delaying the way you’d usually use the internet for entertainment and work.

That’s where Ivacy VPN is different: not only will the speedy service let you browse and stream lag-free, it also offers real-time threat detection technology, removing malware and viruses at the server level. It ensures that all your downloads and devices stay totally secure, so you can stay safe online without being inconvenienced.

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Patch Tuesday Lowdown, April 2019 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 00:07:33 +0000

Microsoft today released fifteen software updates to fix more than 70 unique security vulnerabilities in various flavors of its Windows operating systems and supported software, including at least two zero-day bugs. These patches apply to Windows, Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge browsers, Office, Sharepoint and Exchange. Separately, Adobe has issued security updates for Acrobat/Reader and Flash Player.

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A Year Later, Cybercrime Groups Still Rampant on Facebook

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 19:39:41 +0000

Almost exactly one year ago, KrebsOnSecurity reported that a mere two hours of searching turned up more than 100 Facebook groups with some 300,000 members openly advertising services to support all types of cybercrime, including spam, credit card fraud and identity theft. Facebook responded by deleting those groups. Last week, a similar analysis found some 74 cybercrime groups operating openly on Facebook with more than 385,000 members.

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