Archive for the 'Alerts' Category

"Owners of Old iPhones and iPads MUST Update Their Software by Midnight on Saturday or Risk Having Their Devices Forced Offline, Apple Warns"

Posted in Alerts, Techie on October 28th, 2019

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7622021/Owners-old-iPhones-iPads-update-software-Sunday.html

CASE Act: "Life-Altering Copyright Lawsuits Could Come to Regular Internet Users Under a New Law Moving in the Senate"

Posted in Alerts, Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Legislation and Government Regulation on July 12th, 2019

The EFF has released "Life-Altering Copyright Lawsuits Could Come to Regular Internet Users Under a New Law Moving in the Senate."

Here's an excerpt:

In short, the bill would supercharge a "copyright troll" industry dedicated to filing as many "small claims" on as many Internet users as possible in order to make money through the bill’s statutory damages provisions. Every single person who uses the Internet and regularly interacts with copyrighted works (that's everyone) should contact their Senators to oppose this bill.

Making it so easy to sue Internet users for allegedly infringing a copyrighted work that an infringement claim comes to resemble a traffic ticket is a terrible idea. This bill creates a situation where Internet users could easily be on the hook for multiple $5,000 copyright infringement judgments without many of the traditional legal safeguards or rights of appeal our justice system provides.

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Kernel Panic: "New Vulnerabilities May Let Hackers Remotely SACK Linux and FreeBSD systems"

Posted in Alerts, Security on June 20th, 2019

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/06/new-vulnerabilities-may-let-hackers-remotely-sack-linux-and-freebsd-systems/

"Microsoft Warns Wormable Windows Bug Could Lead to Another Wannacry"

Posted in Alerts, Security on May 15th, 2019

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/05/microsoft-warns-wormable-windows-bug-could-lead-to-another-wannacry/

Drupal, Joomla, or Typo3: "Open Source Bug Poses Threat to Sites Running Multiple CMSes"

Posted in Alerts, Security on May 10th, 2019

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/05/open-source-bug-poses-threat-to-sites-running-multiple-cmses/

"Catastrophic Fire Engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris"

Posted in Alerts on April 15th, 2019

https://www.apnews.com/73404d09773740f699d4b92933abec50

"Google Chrome Update Patches Zero-Day Actively Exploited in the Wild"

Posted in Alerts, Security on March 6th, 2019

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-chrome-update-patches-zero-day-actively-exploited-in-the-wild/

"Many Websites Threatened by Highly Critical Code-Execution Bug in Drupal"

Posted in Alerts, Security on February 22nd, 2019

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/02/millions-of-websites-threatened-by-highly-critical-code-execution-bug-in-drupal/

"Here’s the Status of Meltdown and Spectre Mitigations in Windows"

Posted in Alerts, Security, Techie on June 14th, 2018

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/heres-the-status-of-meltdown-and-spectre-mitigations-in-windows/

"VPNFilter Malware Infecting 500,000 Devices Is Worse Than We Thought"

Posted in Alerts, Security, Techie on June 7th, 2018

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/06/vpnfilter-malware-infecting-50000-devices-is-worse-than-we-thought/

"New VPNFilter Malware Targets at Least 500K Networking Devices Worldwide"

Posted in Alerts, Security, Techie on May 29th, 2018

The Cisco Talos Intelligence Group has released "New VPNFilter Malware Targets at Least 500K Networking Devices Worldwide."

Here's an excerpt:

Working with our partners, we estimate the number of infected devices to be at least 500,000 in at least 54 countries. The known devices affected by VPNFilter are Linksys, MikroTik, NETGEAR and TP-Link networking equipment in the small and home office (SOHO) space, as well at QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) devices. No other vendors, including Cisco, have been observed as infected by VPNFilter, but our research continues. The behavior of this malware on networking equipment is particularly concerning, as components of the VPNFilter malware allows for theft of website credentials and monitoring of Modbus SCADA protocols. Lastly, the malware has a destructive capability that can render an infected device unusable, which can be triggered on individual victim machines or en masse, and has the potential of cutting off internet access for hundreds of thousands of victims worldwide.

See also: "F.B.I.'s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware."

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"Not So Pretty: What You Need to Know About E-Fail and the PGP Flaw"

Posted in Alerts, Security, Techie on May 15th, 2018

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/not-so-pretty-what-you-need-know-about-e-fail-and-pgp-flaw-0

"Change Your Twitter Password Right Now"

Posted in Alerts on May 4th, 2018

https://www.wired.com/story/change-your-twitter-password-right-now/

"Drupal Users Take Cover—Code-Execution Bug Is Being Actively Exploited [Updated]"

Posted in Alerts on April 27th, 2018

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/04/with-drupalgeddon2-still-under-attack-drupal-fixes-a-new-critical-flaw/

Meltdown and Spectre Attacks Could Threaten Computing Devices from Cellphones to Servers

Posted in Alerts, Security, Techie on January 4th, 2018

The threat to computing devices by Meltdown and Spectre is widespread.

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Serious Security Flaw May Require All Computers with Intel Chips to be Patched Resulting in Serious Performance Degradation

Posted in Alerts on January 3rd, 2018

All Linux, Mac, and Windows computers with Intel chips may soon be patched to deal with a serious security flaw resulting in performance degradation of up to 30%.

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