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New botnet could take down the internet PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 October 2017 20:22
worldwide botnetUp to a million organizations around the world have already been infected by a new computer bot network that has the potential to "take down the internet", researchers warn. According to cybersecurity company Check Point, a new botnet has been spotted which is enslaving internet-of-things (IoT) devices – mainly internet routers and remote cameras. "The next cyber-hurricane is about to come," the firm claimed in a report this week (19 October). Research suggested that the new botnet is evolving at a rapid pace, and could soon be weaponized to launch cyber attacks in the same fashion as "Mirai" last year. Check Point said: "While some technical aspects lead us to suspect a possible connection to Mirai, this is an entirely new and far more sophisticated campaign that is rapidly spreading worldwide."Get up-to-date on this latest attack on the internet at our FORUM
 
New Adobe Flash zero day vulnerability PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 October 2017 23:48
zero day exploitIt’s a good thing can surf the web these days without needing to use Adobe’s Flash Player as the player has become a source of infection according to Kaspersky Labs, the firm that recently identified a new zero-day attack for the technology. BlackOasis used an Adobe Flash zero day exploit in an attack on October 10 which was identified by the Kaspersky Lab advanced exploit prevention system. The vulnerability was reported to Adobe and an advisory was issued. Researchers from Kaspersky Lab advised government organizations and businesses to update all installations of Adobe immediately. The group behind this attack might be the same one that was responsible for CVE-2017-8759, another zero day from September. The group uses documents to lure users into opening and playing the infected content. The experts from Kaspersky labs advise organizations to take actions immediately...we have the actions that should be taken posted on our FORUM.
 
Here’s the complete Windows 10 Fall Creators Update changelog PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 23:42
what's newFolks, the big day has arrived. Microsoft will roll out the awaited Windows 10 Fall Creators Update today, reportedly starting at 6 PM (PDT). The Redmond giant will push the update in waves. If you’re wondering what are the exact changes, improvements, and new features that this major update brings to the table, you’re in the right place. One resourceful Reddit user, who goes by the name Jaskys, took the time to list what’s new in the Fall Creators Update so that you know what to expect in terms of new features. Changes include the Start Menu, Cortana & Search, File Explorer, Taskbar & Action Center just to mention a few...However, you can see the complete changelog on our FORUM.
 
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update starts rolling out PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 21:58
windows 10 fall creators updateRight on schedule, Microsoft is starting to roll out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update today. That means the update is probably coming soon to your Windows 10 computer, and if you buy a new PC there’s a good chance it’ll have the update pre-loaded (and if not, it’ll probably download and install it pretty soon after you start using the computer). Among other things, the update brings some design tweaks, new Edge web browser features, design and user interface tweaks, better integration with mobile devices, and improved inking. The Fall Creators Update also includes support for the new Windows Mixed Reality platform, and the first Mixed Reality headsets are now available for purchase for $399 and up (when bundled with a set of motion controllers)...Details are posted on our FORUM.
 
Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 10 November Update, Office 2007 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 October 2017 21:35
nov update & office 2007If you’re still using Windows 10 November Update from two years ago, or Office 2007 or Outlook 2007, you would want to upgrade to a newer version or move to an alternative solution. Then there is a bad news for you guys that Microsoft on Tuesday officially ended up their support for all of these services, meaning that you won’t be receiving any updates or security patches from the company moving forward. Windows 10 November Update (version 1511), released in November 2015, was the first major update to Windows 10. The move follows Microsoft ending support for original Windows 10 build earlier this year. The move affects Home, Education, Pro, and Enterprise editions. Also hitting the end of the road are Office 2007 and Outlook 2007. Microsoft first releases the productivity suite and the email client 10 years ago. Mainstream support for both the services ended on October 9, 2012. Much like Windows 10, if your Office and Outlook clients have reached the end of support of their cycle, you should consider upgrading to a newer version of Office and Outlook or find an alternative service...Full details can be found on our FORUM.
 
RansomSaver for Outlook blocks Ransomware attachment files PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:48
ransomsaverMicrosoft Outlook is a multi-tasking application. Apart from email management, the service offers a blend of the Calendar, Tasks manager, Contact Manager, Note-taking tools, Journal and other tools. You can enhance the productivity of this application furthermore by installing few add-ins. Add-ins for Outlook can help add functionality that Outlook fails to offer by default. RansomSaver is one such addon that protects you from emails that carry Ransomware attachments. Electronic mail has undoubtedly become a safe breeding ground for ransomware assaults. The different technique of distribution employed has made it a profitable substitute for propagating attacks in a brief time frame. As such, it is imperative for users to ensure email safety, always. While most security software will protect you from malicious email attachments, RansomSaver makes sure every email you open does not contain any potential threat of ransomware infection...For more and download link visit our FORUM.
 
 
Microsoft fingers North Korea as WannaCry mastermind PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 14 October 2017 22:01
north korea masterminded wanna cry ransomewareThe WannaCry malware attack will likely go down as the event which woke the world up to the real potential for cyber-attacks to cripple essential infrastructure, after taking down some parts of UK’s National Health Service for several days and having devastating effects on companies in many other parts of the world. Now Microsoft president and chief legal counsel Brad Smith has claimed to have identified the entity behind the attacks. Microsoft President Brad Smith told ITV that he believed “with great confidence” that North Korea was behind the worldwide WannaCry cyberattack using “cyber tools or weapons stolen from the NSA.” WannaCry affected 200,000 computers in 150 countries but was not very good at being ransomware, with a very poor mechanism for collecting money from victims, and none of the money collected actually being spent.Read more on our FORUM!
 
Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 build 17017 for PCs PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 13 October 2017 21:38
windows 10 redstone 4As you head towards the weekend, the Windows Insiders team at Microsoft has just dropped Windows 10 Insider preview build 17017 for PCs. This build is available for both Windows Insiders in the Fast ring as well as for those who opted in to Skip Ahead. Now that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3) is just about done, Microsoft has shared that the company will now release new builds for RS4 (Redstone 4) from the RS_PRERELEASE branch to Insiders in the Fast ring and those who opted in to Skip Ahead at the same time. The build also brings a bunch of general fixes and improvements, along with a few known issues. Make sure you read about them here before making the plunge. Slight chance, you might run in to an issue with the download. Windows Insider has just tweeted about the update not being ready for some users. The team is investigating – we’ll keep a watch on this, and update the post when we learn more details...For more on this release visit our FORUM.
 
 
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