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General Software / Re: CCleaner Updates
« Last post by hayc59 on Today at 05:32:01 pm »
CCleaner v5.43.6522 Released
May 25 2018

Whats New
 • Amended Privacy menu in CCleaner Free to include opt out of sharing usage data
with third parties for analytics purposes

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Whats New

Caution: Many companies are adding or bundling prechecked offers of other software with their installation processes.
UNCHECK any unwanted, prechecked software installs that may be offered.
Security & Technology News / Avoiding the biggest threats to data backup
« Last post by Antus67 on Today at 12:24:25 pm »
By Rod Mathews
Organisations that put the right solutions and procedures in place can mitigate the risks and severity of an attack.

I’m seeing an explosion in the quantity of data being stored and transferred by individuals, companies and organisations all over the world. Data is already everywhere and with file sizes increasing, its rate of multiplication is moving fast, with more data than ever before needing to be backed up.

All the while, data protection is becoming a bigger challenge, dominating both headlines and boardroom conversations. Just last summer, the UK’s National Crime Agency and National Cyber Security Agency joined forces to sound the alarm around the significant and growing risk to businesses that ransomware poses. Ransomware will only become more sophisticated, with backup a key way to avoiding becoming the next ransomware victim. With efficient backup management in place the severity of the attack can be significantly, if not completely, reduced to a minor inconvenience.

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By Nick Peers

Kaspersky has released major new versions of its security suites with the launch of Kaspersky Internet Security 2019 and Kaspersky Total Security 2019 for Windows PCs.

The suite -- which is also available (but not yet updated) on the Mac -- concentrates on improving and refining existing components, with highlights including support for removing troublesome applications and browser extensions.

Kaspersky, which relocated its data processing centres to Switzerland after concerns about its ties to Russia, has focused on improving existing application components with this new release.

This is immediately apparent when opening the Tools window, which now categorizes application features to aid navigation.

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By João Carrasqueira @indospot · May 24, 2018 21:00 EDT

For the second time this week, a company has been found to have accidentally exposed customer data to virtually anyone. Following TeenSafe's incident, it seems that it's now T-Mobile who has left information unprotected due to a bug. The flaw was discovered in April by security researcher Ryan Stevenson.

The information was exposed through a portal hosted on a T-Mobile subdomain that could be found using search engines such as Google. According to a report by ZDNet, the page is meant for use by T-Mobile employees and it contained a hidden API that allowed them to look up customer information by simply adding the customer's phone number at the end of the web address.

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BY: Thursday, May 24, 2018 Swati Khandelwal

Apple is making it easier for its users to download their data the company has collected about them so far.

On Wednesday, Apple just launched a new Data and Privacy website that allows you to download everything that the company knows about you, from Apple ID info, device info, App Store activity, AppleCare history, your online shopping habits to all of your data stored in its iCloud.

A similar feature was recently offered by Facebook, enabling its users to download all of their data, not only what they have posted, but also information like facial recognition and location data, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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By Eduard Kovacs on May 24, 2018

The threat group responsible for the recently uncovered attack involving a piece of malware known as Triton, Trisis and HatMan is still active, targeting organizations worldwide and safety systems other than Schneider Electric’s Triconex.

The actor, which industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos tracks as Xenotime, is believed to have been around since at least 2014, but its activities were only discovered in 2017 after it targeted a critical infrastructure organization in the Middle East.

The attack that led to the cybersecurity industry uncovering Xenotime was reportedly aimed at an oil and gas plant in Saudi Arabia. It specifically targeted Schneider Electric’s Triconex safety instrumented systems (SIS) through a zero-day vulnerability.

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By Eduard Kovacs on May 24, 2018

Malwarebytes announced this week the acquisition of Binisoft in an effort to help the company enhance its endpoint protection platform and expand its global footprint. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Romania-based Binisoft is the brainchild of Alexandru Dicu, who in 2010 decided to create Windows Firewall Control, a tool designed to make it easier to manage the firewall built into Windows.

Over the past years, Windows Firewall Control has become a powerful and highly popular tool used by millions of people. It allows users to quickly access frequently needed options of the Windows Firewall.

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By Eduard Kovacs on May 24, 2018
Researchers have demonstrated that the Z-Wave wireless communications protocol, which is used by more than 100 million Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, is vulnerable to security downgrade attacks.

Z-Wave, a protocol primarily used for home automation, uses low-energy radio waves for wireless communications over distances of up to 100 meters (330 feet). Z-Wave was developed by Zensys in 2001 and in 2008 it was acquired by Sigma Designs, which recently sold it to Silicon Labs for $240 million.Z-Wave vulnerable to downgrade attack

According to the Z-Wave Alliance, an organization dedicated to advancing Z-Wave, the protocol is currently used by 700 companies in over 2,400 IoT and smart home products, including thermostats, locks and home monitoring systems.

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 by Tara Seals

Facial-recognition technology has long been touted as a useful tool for law enforcement, but the ability of systems like Amazon’s Rekognition platform to identify large numbers of people at once in a single video or still frame has raised the hackles of privacy advocates.

The American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday that it has confirmed that the Orlando, Fla. Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon both have contracts for Rekognition, according to documents obtained under Freedom of Information Act requests. It flagged the contracts as evidence of the potential for invasive mass surveillance.

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 by Lindsey O'Donnell

Spectre and Meltdown fixes for Intel chips announced in March, to be embedded into new CPUs, do not address the newly disclosed Variant 4, sources said.

Intel introduced hardware-based safeguards to its new chips to protect against the Spectre and Meltdown flaws that rocked the silicon industry when the vulnerabilities were made public in early 2018. However, those protections are specific to V2 and V3, and will not impact the newly-discovered Variant 4 as well as other potential speculative execution side channel-related flaws in the future, sources familiar with the situation told Threatpost.

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