Pegasus spyware has been here for years. We must stop ignoring it

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:10:49 +0000

The Pegasus Project revealed deeply concerning surveillance campaigns against activists and journalists. It’s time for us to act.

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A week in security (May 3 – 9)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 10:49:01 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting security stories alongside the very best of our own research, from May 3 to May 9.

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Patch now! NSA, CISA, and FBI warn of Russian intelligence exploiting 5 vulnerabilities

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:59:38 +0000

US intelligence and law enforcement agencies have issued a joint advisory listing 5 specific vulnerabilities being used by the SVR against the US and its allies.

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VMware Flaw a Vector in SolarWinds Breach?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2020 18:33:13 +0000

U.S. government cybersecurity agencies warned this week that the attackers behind the widespread hacking spree stemming from the compromise at network software firm SolarWinds used weaknesses in other, non-SolarWinds products to attack high-value targets. According to sources, among those was a flaw in software virtualization platform VMware, which the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) warned on Dec. 7 was being used by Russian hackers to impersonate authorized users on victim networks.

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Lock and Code S1Ep18: Finding consumer value in Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Jamie Court

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:30:00 +0000

This week on Lock and Code, we talk to Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog, about the consumer value in Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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Mass surveillance alone will not save us from coronavirus

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 18:05:40 +0000

As governments roll out enormous data collection programs to limit coronavirus, we should remember that mass surveillance alone will not save us.

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Cryptic Rumblings Ahead of First 2020 Patch Tuesday

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 22:17:47 +0000

Sources tell KrebsOnSecurity that Microsoft Corp. is slated to release a software update on Tuesday to fix an extraordinarily serious security vulnerability in a core cryptographic component present in all versions of Windows. Those sources say Microsoft has quietly shipped a patch for the bug to branches of the U.S. military and to other high-value customers/targets that manage key Internet infrastructure, and that those organizations have been asked to sign agreements preventing them from disclosing details of the flaw prior to Jan. 14, the first Patch Tuesday of 2020.

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