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Microsoft prompts Windows users to install a patch for the BlueKeep Remote Code Execution vulnerability

Two weeks after warning about a critical Remote Desktop Services vulnerability, Microsoft is concerned that about one million computers connected to the Internet are unpatched and vulnerable to attacks. There is a danger that CVE-2019-0708 or BlueKeep will become the next WannaCry if no steps are taken to secure systems. Although there is still no sign of a worm exploiting …

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PSA: If you have a Dell PC, we recommend that you now troubleshoot this SupportAssist vulnerability

Your new Windows laptop is usually shipped with a lot of bloatware you do not need. Often it only slows down your computer a bit. Occasionally, a pre-installed Crufts manufacturer can pose a serious security risk – so you should probably immediately upgrade or uninstall Dell SupportAssist. The app, on which the Dell Support page states, was pre-installed on "Most …

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Facebook Messenger had a vulnerability that allowed hackers to see who you were contacting

A previously reported Facebook vulnerability was similarly found in the company's Messenger product, according to security research group Imperva. Nearly a year ago, Imperva researchers discovered that with the help of Messenger, a hacker could "use any website to whom you contacted." The error was forwarded to Facebook in May and then patched. Hackers could target Facebook Use the user's …

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USPS took a year to fix a vulnerability that revealed all 60 million user credentials

The US Postal Service says usps.com has addressed a security vulnerability that allowed anyone to see their users' personal account information, including usernames and street addresses. The open vulnerability was reportedly identified by an independent researcher more than a year ago, but the USPS did not fix it until this week when Krebs on Security reported the problem. The vulnerability …

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The decade-old Bluetooth vulnerability allows hackers to steal data between devices

A large number of device manufacturers patch a serious vulnerability in the Bluetooth specification that allows attackers to intercept and manipulate wirelessly exchanged data. Users who use Bluetooth to connect smartphones, computers, or other security-sensitive devices should make sure they install a fix as soon as possible. The attack, published in a study released Wednesday, is serious because it allows …

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Security researchers find vulnerability in Apple's USB-restricted mode for iOS devices

Security researchers claim to have found a loophole that bypasses USB Restricted Mode, Apple's latest anti-hacking feature in iOS 12 Beta and iOS 11.4.1 released Monday. USB Lockdown Mode is designed to make iPhones and iPads immune to certain hacking techniques that use a USB connection to download data through the Lightning port to crack the security code. iOS 11.4.1 …

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The US Human Trafficking Report shows the vulnerability of children

Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo, left, meets with Ivanka Trump, daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, during an event to announce the "Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP)" ceremony at the US State Department in Washington on Thursday to give June 28, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press) by Susannah George | AP 29. June at 12:26 pm WASHINGTON – …

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