Western Digital app bug gives elevated privileges in Windows and mac-OS

Western Digital’s EdgeRover desktop app for both Windows and Mac are vulnerable to local privilege escalation and sandboxing escape bugs that could allow the disclosure of sensitive information or denial of service (DoS) attacks. EdgeRover is a centralized content management solution for Western Digital and SanDisk products, unifying multiple digital storage devices under a single […]

Microsoft reminds of Internet Explorer’s looming demise in June

Microsoft has reminded Windows customers today that they’ll finally retire the Internet Explorer 11 web browser. After Internet Explorer is retired, Microsoft will still support legacy Internet Explorer-based websites and applications within Microsoft Edge via the built-in Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) feature. “As previously announced, the future of Internet Explorer on Windows is in […]

How Long It Would Take A Hacker To Brute Force Your Password In 2022, Ranked

According to Hive Systems your passwords should be at least 18 mixed up characters for maximum security. Here’s how long it would take a hacker to come up with as many combinations or passphrases before guessing your password. Cyber security company Hive Systems crunched the numbers and computed how long it would take hackers to […]

New worm and data wiper malware seen hitting Ukrainian networks

Newly discovered malware was deployed in destructive attacks against Ukrainian organizations and governmental networks before and after Russia invaded the country on February 24. While analyzing these attacks, ESET Research Labs analysts discovered a new data wiper they dubbed IsaacWiper. They also spotted a new worm named HermeticWizard used to drop a second wiper known […]

What is Backup and Recovery?

Are you on the fence contemplating on whether or not your company needs a backup solution? If you have a backup solution, how often is it tested to verify that your company wouldn’t be stranded in the event of outage? Backup and recovery describes the process of creating and storing copies of data that can […]

FTC: Americans lost $770 million from social media fraud surge

By: Sergiu Gatlan Americans are increasingly targeted by scammers on social media, according to tens of thousands of reports received by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2021. As revealed by the FTC, over 95,000 US consumers reported losses of roughly $770 million after getting scammed on social media platforms. This amounts to approximately […]

Microsoft pulls new Windows Server updates due to critical bugs

By: Lawrence Abrams Microsoft has pulled the January Windows Server cumulative updates after critical bugs caused domain controllers to reboot, Hyper-V to not work, and ReFS volume systems to become unavailable. Tuesday, Microsoft released the January 2022 Patch Tuesday updates for Windows Server that includes numerous security updates and bug fixes. These updates are KB5009624 for Windows Server 2012 […]

A New Year Will Bring New Targets: What to Look for in 2022

By: Derek Manky There’s no way to put it nicely: cybercrime just continues to get worse as we become increasingly connected. 2020 was a banner year for ransomware – and by all accounts, it’s almost certain that 2021 will top it. And as we move into 2022, not only do defenders need to put more […]

LastPass users warned their master passwords are compromised

By: Sergiu Gatlan Many LastPass users report that their master passwords have been compromised after receiving email warnings that someone tried to use them to log into their accounts from unknown locations. The email notifications also mention that the login attempts have been blocked because they were made from unfamiliar locations worldwide. “Someone just used […]

Credit card info of 1.8 million people stolen from sports gear sites

By: Bill Toulas Four affiliated online sports gear sites have disclosed a cyberattack where threat actors stole credit cards for 1,813,224 customers. While not much is known about the attack, a law firm representing the four websites stated that personal information and credit card information, including full CVV, were stolen on October 1st, 2021. The […]