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FBI Plans to Inform States of Election Breaches

The agency changed its policy to provide more timely and actionable information to state and local election officials in the case of a cybersecurity breach to election infrastructure.

By |2020-01-17T11:56:35-05:00January 17th, 2020|Cybersecurity, data breach, Department of Justice, Election, election results, election tampering, FBI, Government, Irán, Microsoft, Phosphorous, russia|Comments Off on FBI Plans to Inform States of Election Breaches

I’m still on Windows 7 – what should I do?

Support for Windows 7 has ended, leaving Marcy wondering how they can protect themselves I do a lot of work on a Windows 7 desktop PC that is about five years old. I’m a widow and can’t afford to run out and get a new PC at this time, or pay for Windows 10. If [...]

By |2020-01-16T03:00:27-05:00January 16th, 2020|chrome, Computing, Data and computer security, Internet, Malware, Microsoft, software, Technology, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7|Comments Off on I’m still on Windows 7 – what should I do?

Microsoft Patches Major Crypto Spoofing Bug

January Patch Tuesday tackles 50 bugs, with eight rated critical, all as it pushes out its last regular Windows 7 patches.

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 security fix after NSA warning

US agency revealed flaw that could be exploited by hackers to create malicious software Microsoft is rolling out a security fix to Windows 10 after the US National Security Agency (NSA) warned the popular operating system contained a highly dangerous flaw that could be used by hackers.The NSA revealed during a press conference on Tuesday [...]

By |2020-01-14T14:04:14-05:00January 14th, 2020|Computing, Data and computer security, Hacking, Malware, Microsoft, NSA, Technology, World news|Comments Off on Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 security fix after NSA warning

Cryptic Rumblings Ahead of First 2020 Patch Tuesday

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 [...]

By |2020-01-13T17:17:47-05:00January 13th, 2020|Anne Neuberger, CERT Coordination Center, CERT-CC, crypt32.dll, Microsoft, Microsoft CryptoAPI, national security agency, NSA, Patch Tuesday January 2020, Time to Patch, Will Dormann, Windows|Comments Off on Cryptic Rumblings Ahead of First 2020 Patch Tuesday

Skype audio graded by workers in China with ‘no security measures’

Exclusive: former Microsoft contractor says he was emailed login after minimal vettingA Microsoft programme to transcribe and vet audio from Skype and Cortana, its voice assistant, ran for years with “no security measures”, according to a former contractor who says he reviewed thousands of potentially sensitive recordings on his personal laptop from his home in [...]

By |2020-01-10T05:50:12-05:00January 10th, 2020|Computing, Data and computer security, Internet, Microsoft, Skype, Technology|Comments Off on Skype audio graded by workers in China with ‘no security measures’