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Microsoft patches Spectre v4

As part of the new weekly updates,  Microsoft released a security update package, including adding support for a function designed to prevent attacks exploiting the Specter Variant 4 vulnerability (CVE-2018-3639), also known as Speculative Store Bypass (SSB).The fourth version of the sensational vulnerabilities Meltdown-Specter became known in May this year.  The attack is based on [...]

By | 2018-06-14T15:25:44+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Hardware News, IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on Microsoft patches Spectre v4

New attack uses sound to disable hard drives

For those out there saying that there's a new threat to their computer invented every day, check one down for the victory column.  Researchers from both Michigan and Zhejiang demonstrated that by playing certain sounds through speakers, including those built into laptops, intruders can temporarily disable or even destroy.  In their report, the scientists described a [...]

By | 2018-05-30T14:49:30+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Hardware News, IT News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on New attack uses sound to disable hard drives

Remote desktop issues? Windows could be to blame

In mid-March 2018, it became known that there is a dangerous vulnerability in the CredSSP protocol (CVE-2018-0886), a protocol used to keep communications secure during a remote desktop session. Although as long as you follow Microsoft's insistence to update constantly, you should be ok. However is is important to note that the bug detected by [...]

By | 2018-03-27T18:59:14+00:00 March 27th, 2018|IT News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Remote desktop issues? Windows could be to blame

Hackers use Windows 10 Cortana to bypass user passwords

One of the basic precautionary measures by which a user can protect the contents of their computer is by simply having a lock screen password that's not written on a sticky note stuck on the right side of the screen.. After a certain period of inactivity, or after logging out, to re access the desktop [...]

By | 2018-03-09T17:07:26+00:00 March 9th, 2018|IT News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Hackers use Windows 10 Cortana to bypass user passwords

Windows and Linux Servers Vulnerable to Virus-Mining

Specialists in cybersecurity from the IT Check Point companies, Ixia and Certego found that more than 700 servers on Windows and Linux are infected with the malicious software RubyMiner, used for the latent mining of cryptocurrency. The first attacks were noticed last week, but the epidemic took on a new face only a few days ago. Cybersecurity [...]

By | 2018-01-18T11:10:29+00:00 January 18th, 2018|IT news and stories, IT Security|Comments Off on Windows and Linux Servers Vulnerable to Virus-Mining

What you need to know about the Fall Creators Update

Though peppered in throughout the year, usually installing after staying up way too late, or right before that big presentation in front of the whole office, new Windows updates are hardly the most exciting thing to happen in your day.  I'd even be willing to bet you find them to be quite irritating.  Though not [...]

By | 2017-10-27T14:13:17+00:00 October 25th, 2017|IT news and stories, IT Security|Comments Off on What you need to know about the Fall Creators Update

New exploit bypasses Windows Defender

Your antivirus is your bouncer.  Your confidant.  A background and a security check in an environment that presents new threats every day, such as attempts to squirm into your bank accounts or peek at all your passwords.  With new viruses seeking any vulnerability in your defense, it's imperative that your antivirus program is not only [...]

By | 2017-09-29T13:02:52+00:00 September 28th, 2017|IT news and stories, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on New exploit bypasses Windows Defender