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China Appears to Block Microsoft’s Bing as Censorship Intensifies

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Credits: NY Times

Under China’s president, Xi Jinping, the last vestiges of the global internet have slowly disappeared from an online world that had already shut out Twitter, Google and Facebook.

Now one of the last survivors, Microsoft’s Bing search engine, appears to […]

By |January 25th, 2019|Cyber News|

Davos leaders urge India, US to join coalition against cyber threats

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Credits: India Today

Emphasising that cybersecurity is crucial to keep the world safe, global leaders have urged India and the US to join an international coalition against cyber threats.

“The world’s biggest democracy needs to stand with the world’s other great democratic nations. […]

By |January 25th, 2019|Cyber News|

US issues emergency cyber security directive as Iran-linked hackers strike during shutdown

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Credits: Sky News

Prompted by disagreements over President Donald Trump’s $5.6bn (£4bn) budget request for a border wall with Mexico, the shutdown has now stretched into its 34th day and become the longest in US history.

As no budget has been passed, many […]

By |January 25th, 2019|Cyber News|

A picture tells a 1,000 words. Pixels pwn up to 5 million nerds: Crims use steganography to stash bad code in ads

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Credits: The Register

A strain of malware has been clocked using steganography to run malicious JavaScript on Macs via images in online banner ads, it was claimed this week.

A joint report from security shops Confiant and Malwarebytes drilled into the techniques used by VeryMal, […]

By |January 25th, 2019|Cyber News|

You’re an admin! You’re an admin! You’re all admins, thanks to this Microsoft Exchange zero-day and exploit

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Credits: The Register

Microsoft Exchange appears to be currently vulnerable to a privilege escalation attack that allows any user with a mailbox to become a Domain Admin.

On Thursday, Dirk-jan Mollema, a security researcher with Fox-IT in the Netherlands, published proof-of-concept code and an explanation of […]

By |January 25th, 2019|Cyber News|

Expert shares PoC exploit code for remote iOS 12 jailbreak On iPhone X

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Credits: securityaffairs
Researcher published a PoC exploit code for critical vulnerabilities that could be chained to implement an iOS jailbreak On iPhone X
The security researcher Qixun Zhao of Qihoo 360’s Vulcan Team has published a PoC exploit code for critical vulnerabilities in Apple Safari web browser […]

By |January 24th, 2019|Cyber News|

White-listing Azure cloud connections to grease your Office 365 wheels?

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Credits: TheRegister

Microsoft has been accused of ignoring an IT security risk that could be exploited to create legit-looking malware-laden webpages that sport seemingly trusted Azure and Office 365 domain names. Alternatively, the domains potentially could be used to stealthily leak stolen […]

By |January 24th, 2019|Cyber News|

Heads up: Debian’s package manager is APT for root-level malware injection… Fix out now to thwart MITM hijacks

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Credits: TheRegister

The Debian Project has patched a security flaw in its software manager Apt that can be exploited by network snoops to execute commands as root on victims’ boxes as they update or install packages.

The Linux distro’s curators have pushed out […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Cyber News|

Build the wall… around your DNS settings, US govt IT staff urged by Homeland Security amid domain hijackings

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Credits: theregister

America’s Homeland Security has urged US government departments and federal agencies to shore up their DNS control panels after hackers successfully stormed the barricades.

In an emergency directive issued within the past few hours, IT staff still manning their posts during the partial US […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Cyber News|

Want to help stop cyber security breaches? Focus on human error

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Credits: Zdnet 

When you think about cyber security incidents, the images that are likely to come to mind are nefarious hackers breaking into a corporate network to steal data or a ransomware attack that shuts down systems at a bank or a hospital.

The fact is, research […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Cyber News|