IT Security NewsFeb 17, 2017: Verizon was in talks to purchase Yahoo's internet business when news broke that the web company had been hit with two massive data breaches and this has had an impact on the asking price with the initial offer of $4.8 billion has been reduced by about $250 million, according to a report Wednesday on Feb 17, 2017: The company released fixes as part of its regularly scheduled patch series for more than a dozen code execution vulnerabilities in its Flash Player. Feb 14, 2017: Microsoft on Friday announced that Office 365 Secure Score API, the company's security analytics tool aimed at evaluating data risk levels in the cloud service, is now available for commercial Office 365 users. Feb 14, 2017: Microsoft's security updates for February will be delayed. Feb 02, 2017: Instead of trying to cram malware into inboxes, attackers are increasingly using PDF-based social engineering schemes to trick victims into handing over sensitive data or email login passwords. Feb 02, 2017: Computer security news is usually pretty dismal, from malware crippling the web to ransomware taking down hospitals. But the web is getting safer in an important way. Feb 02, 2017: A ransomware attack forced the city's security team to take the system offline while it mitigated the intrusion and reinstalled the system throughout the area. Jan 17, 2017: Rather than using macros, this malware uses Visual Basic Script to avoid detection. Jan 06, 2017: The certificate validation mechanism relied on weak 32-bit signatures that were susceptible to collisions, researcher found Jan 06, 2017: Android's vulnerability totals far surpassed those of runners-up Debian Linux and Ubuntu Linux, which compiled 319 and 278 bugs respectively.
IT Security Latest AlertsJan 23, 2017:
There is an elaborate employment opportunity scheme currently underway which is targeted towards college students. Learn more!Dec 16, 2016:
While this time of year brings out kindness and joy, make sure that you don’t fall for a criminal’s latest ploy!Dec 15, 2016:
This holiday season don't take the bait! Many shipping carriers have experienced phishing scams targeting consumers. Subject lines often include tracking numbers, and the emails can contain a fake notice from the carrier with attachments and links. Be aware, the attachments and links can contain viruses! Do not give away any personal information. Delete the message immediately. For more information on scams carriers are seeing, visit the FedEx and UPS guides.Nov 28, 2016:
A new social engineering scam is using phishing emails that appear to be from LinkedIn. The phony email claims there's a security issue with the user's LinkedIn account and requests personal information. It informs recipients that it's a "precautionary measure to defend you", but prompts users to provide the information in 24 hours or their accounts will be terminated.Sep 22, 2016:
Yahoo is poised to confirm a massive data breach of its service, according to several sources close to the situation, hacking that has exposed several hundred million user accounts.
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