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Google Search results poisoned with torrent sites via Data Studio

  • Threat actors are abusing Google's Looker Studio (formerly Google Data Studio) to boost search engine rankings for their illicit websites that promote spam, torrents, and pirated content.

  • Coder Programmer

Learn coding fundamentals with this $40 master class in C

  • The 2023 Premium C Programming Developer Bundle bundle includes more than 80 hours of tutorials and exercises. It's now available for $40, a price that's hundreds of dollars off the combined MSRP.

    • NOVEMBER 18, 2022
    • 07:27 AM
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  • Atlassian

Atlassian fixes critical command injection bug in Bitbucket Server

  • Atlassian has released updates to address critical-severity updates in its centralized identity management platform, Crowd Server and Data Center, and in Bitbucket Server and Data Center, the company's solution for Git repository management.

  • Phishing

Phishing kit impersonates well-known brands to target US shoppers

  • A sophisticated phishing kit has been targeting North Americans since mid-September, using lures focused on holidays like Labor Day and Halloween.

  • Windows

Microsoft fixes Windows Kerberos auth issues in emergency updates

  • Microsoft has released optional out-of-band (OOB) updates to fix a known issue triggering Kerberos sign-in failures and other authentication problems on enterprise Windows domain controllers after installing cumulative updates released during November's Patch Tuesday.

  • Bitcoin

Previously unidentified ARCrypter ransomware expands worldwide

  • A previously unknown 'ARCrypter' ransomware that compromised key organizations in Latin America is now expanding its attacks worldwide.

  • Hive ransomware

FBI: Hive ransomware extorted $100M from over 1,300 victims

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said today that the notorious Hive ransomware gang has successfully extorted roughly $100 million from over a thousand companies since June 2021.

  • Microsoft Office

Get Microsoft Office and 50 hours training in this $60 bundle deal

  • Right now, you can get all 12 classes plus MS Office Professional for Windows for $59, which saves you hundreds off the combined MSRP.

    • NOVEMBER 17, 2022
    • 02:11 PM
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  • Qbot QakBot

QBot phishing abuses Windows Control Panel EXE to infect devices

  • Phishing emails distributing the QBot malware are using a DLL hijacking flaw in the Windows 10 Control Panel to infect computers, likely as an attempt to evade detection by security software.

  • F5

F5 fixes two remote code execution flaws in BIG-IP, BIG-IQ

  • F5 has released hotfixes for its BIG-IP and BIG-IQ products, addressing two high-severity flaws allowing attackers to perform unauthenticated remote code execution (RCE) on vulnerable endpoints.

  • Microsoft

Microsoft urges devs to migrate away from .NET Core 3.1 ASAP

  • Microsoft has urged developers still using the long-term support (LTS) release of .NET Core 3.1 to migrate to the latest .NET Core versions until it reaches the end of support (EOS) next month.

  • Z-Library

U.S. charges Russian suspects with operating Z-Library e-Book site

  • Anton Napolsky (33) and Valeriia Ermakova (27), two Russian nationals, were charged with intellectual property crimes linked to Z-Library, a pirate online eBook repository.

  • Score early Black Friday savings on CleanMyMac in this limited time deal

Score early Black Friday savings on CleanMyMac in this limited time deal

  • A one-year subscription for one Mac, as mentioned, is just $24.99 for a very limited time. Also available are subscriptions for two Macs for just $39.99, and for five Macs that's just $59.99 — Great options for businesses that may use more than one machine. 

    • NOVEMBER 17, 2022
    • 07:14 AM
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  • Windows 10

Microsoft fixes bug behind Windows 10 freezes, desktop issues

  • Microsoft has resolved a known issue triggering errors and temporarily causing the taskbar and desktop to disappear on Windows 10 systems.

  • DDoS Denial of Service

Updated RapperBot malware targets game servers in DDoS attacks

  • The Mirai-based botnet 'RapperBot' has re-emerged via a new campaign that infects IoT devices for DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks against game servers.

  • Police arrest

Suspected Zeus cybercrime ring leader ‘Tank’ arrested by Swiss police

  • Vyacheslav Igorevich Penchukov, also known as Tank and one of the leaders of the notorious JabberZeus cybercrime gang, was arrested in Geneva last month.

  • iPad Air

Go refurbished and save hundreds on this 16GB iPad Air

  • While supplies last, this space gray 16GB Apple iPad Air is available fully refurbished for $105.99 - a savings of more than 75% off the original MSRP.

    • NOVEMBER 16, 2022
    • 02:05 PM
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  • Twitter

Twitter source code indicates end-to-end encrypted DMs are coming

  • Twitter is reportedly working on finally adding end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for direct messages (DMs) exchanged between users on the social media platform.

  • Hacker cybersecurity

US govt: Iranian hackers breached federal agency using Log4Shell exploit

  • The FBI and CISA revealed in a joint advisory published today that an unnamed Iranian-backed threat group hacked a Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) organization to deploy XMRig cryptomining malware.



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