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Microsoft Appears to Have Lost the Source Code of an Office Component

By Catalin Cimpanu The way Microsoft patched a recent security bug has made several security and software experts believe the company might have lost the source code to one of its Office components. Experts reached this conclusion this week after … Continue reading

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New Google Play Store malware highlights disturbing trend of multi-stage Android attacks

Malicious Android apps keep slipping by Play Protect because they don’t contain the malware they use to compromise devices. Instead, they leverage a familiar method that’s new to mobile attacks.   By Brandon Vigliarolo   November 17th 2017   Antivirus software … Continue reading

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Lloyds’ Avios Reward credit cardholders report fraudulent activity

Concerns raised over data breach By Kat Hall 17 Nov 2017 at 15:03   Thousands of Lloyds Avios Rewards American Express credit card customers have been targeted by fraudsters, the bank has admitted. Reports first emerged on air miles site Head for Points, where … Continue reading

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Group Launches Secure DNS Service Powered by IBM Threat Intelligence

By Ionut Arghire on November 17, 2017   A newly announced free Domain Name System (DNS) service promises automated immunity from known Internet threats by blocking access to websites flagged as malicious.   Called Quad9, because the IP address of … Continue reading

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GitHub to devs: Now you’ll get security alerts on flaws in popular software libraries

GitHub’s new service will help developers clean up vulnerable project dependencies.   By Liam Tung | November 17, 2017    Development platform GitHub has launched a new service that searches project dependencies in JavaScript and Ruby for known vulnerabilities and … Continue reading

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Businesses Can’t Tell Good Bots from Bad Bots: Report

BY: Dark Reading Staff Bots make up more than 75% of total traffic for some businesses, but one in three can’t distinguish legitimate bots from malicious ones.   One in three organizations can’t differentiate good or legitimate bots from bad … Continue reading

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Germany Bans Kids’ Smartwatches, Classifies Them as Illegal Spying Devices

17th November, 2017  By Catalin Cimpanu     Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), the country’s telecommunications agency, has banned the sale of children’s smartwatches after it classified such devices as “prohibited listening devices.” The ban was announced earlier today. The … Continue reading

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EMOTET Trojan Variant Evades Malware Analysis

By Ionut Arghire on November 17, 2017   A recently observed variant of the EMOTET banking Trojan features new routines that allow it to evade sandbox and malware analysis, Trend Micro security researchers say.   Also known as Geodo, EMOTET … Continue reading

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Massive US military social media spying archive left wide open in AWS S3 buckets

Dozens of terabytes exposed, your tax dollars at work   By Iain Thomson in San Francisco 17 Nov 2017     Three misconfigured AWS S3 buckets have been discovered wide open on the public internet containing “dozens of terabytes” of social media … Continue reading

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Multiple Vulnerabilities in LibXL Library Open Door to RCE Attacks

  17th November, 2017  By Tom Spring   Researchers have identified seven vulnerabilities in the LibXL C library, used to read Excel files. Each of the vulnerabilities are rated 8.8 in severity on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System scale.   … Continue reading

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