A week in security (January 11 – January 17)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:30:35 +0000

A roundup of the past week’s breaking security news, from January 11 to January 17th.

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Malsmoke operators abandon exploit kits in favor of social engineering scheme

Credit to Author: Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 18:00:06 +0000

Threat actors behind malsmoke, one of the largest malvertising campaigns we’ve seen in recent months, have switched malware delivery tactics.

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Microsoft pushes fixes for 128 security bugs in June, 2020 Patch Tuesday

Credit to Author: SophosLabs Offensive Security| Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:01:17 +0000

In this month&#8217;s Patch Tuesday, a total of 128 security vulnerabilities have been patched in Microsoft products, a slight increase compared to the last few months. Only twelve of the vulnerabilities are rated &#8220;Critical.&#8221; None of the bugs have been found being exploited in the wild (yet). Preceding this month&#8217;s update was a fix for [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/02N0ToRkzv0″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Microsoft delivers fixes for 110 bugs in April, 2020 Patch Tuesday

Credit to Author: SophosLabs Offensive Security| Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 17:43:55 +0000

For the April edition of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft repaired a total of 110 security vulnerabilities across their product line. Included in this count are 37 remote code execution bugs, and 33 elevation of privilege bugs. The company rated eighteen of the vulnerabilities &#8220;Critical.&#8221; This release&#8217;s most notable item is the follow-up to last month&#8217;s announcement, [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/nZFcJpOgF1I” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Keep Zoombombing cybercriminals from dropping a load on your meetings

Credit to Author: Philip Christian| Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 15:00:00 +0000

In a zeitgeisty moment, Zoom has become the web conference tool of choice for everyone. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are taking note and Zoombooming the public. We show readers how to protect against this intrusion of privacy.

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