Windows 10 Creators Update Brings New Security Capabilities

Microsoft Introduces New Enterprise Security Capabilities With Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that the Windows 10 Creators Update, which it plans on releasing free of charge next spring, will include several new security capabilities designed to help IT teams protect their networks and devices.

Microsoft Introduces New Enterprise Security Capabilities With Windows 10 Creators Update

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Locky Variant Osiris Distributed via Excel Documents

The infamous Locky ransomware has once again switched to a new extension to append to encrypted files, but reverted to malicious Office documents for distribution, security researchers have discovered.

The latest Locky variant is appending the .osiris extension to encrypted files, marking a switch from the Norse mythology to Egyptian mythology.

The infamous Locky ransomware has once again switched to a new extension to append to encrypted files, but reverted to malicious Office documents for distribution, security researchers have discovered.

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Cybersecurity and Donald Trump: Where Do We Go From Here?

(InfosecIsland) – Given the unforeseen results of the 2016 US Presidential election, it is hard to predict the future, particularly in sorting out campaign promises from policy intent.

(InfosecIsland) – Given the unforeseen results of the 2016 US Presidential election, it is hard to predict the future, particularly in sorting out campaign promises from policy intent.

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HDDCryptor Ransomware Variant Used in San Francisco Rail System Attack

News broke last week of a ransomware attack targeting the San Francisco Municipal Transport Authority (SFMTA, or ‘Muni’), and security researchers have now taken a closer look at the malware used.

News broke last week of a ransomware attack targeting the San Francisco Municipal Transport Authority (SFMTA, or ‘Muni’), and security researchers have now taken a closer look at the malware used.

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Dailymotion breach prompts calls for password alternatives

A breach at French video sharing website Dailymotion that exposed more than 87.5 million user accounts has prompted fresh calls for an alternative to passwords.

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A breach at French video sharing website Dailymotion that exposed more than 87.5 million user accounts has prompted fresh calls for an alternative to passwords.

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One Direction Star Liam Payne’s Profile Plastered With Porn After Facebook Hack

One Direction burst onto the music scene by proving that there was still a place for “clean cut, wholesome, whiter-than-white, middle class parent friendly pop” on the airwaves, according to The Daily Telegraph‘s Neil McCormick.

One Direction burst onto the music scene by proving that there was still a place for “clean cut, wholesome, whiter-than-white, middle class parent friendly pop” on the airwaves, according to The Daily Telegraph’s Neil McCormick. It raises a considerable number of eyebrows, then, when one of the lads’ Facebook pages starts serving up pornographic images.

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Cyber Weapons Dealer Investigates ‘Leak’ Of Tor Hack That Helped Cops Bust Child Porn Site

In this photo taken Thursday, May 19, 2016 librarian Chuck McAndrew shows the software, known as Tor network at the Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, N.H. Tor users were targeted by an exploit this week, one sold by a government and private industry contractor called Exodus.

In this photo taken Thursday, May 19, 2016 librarian Chuck McAndrew shows the software, known as Tor network at the Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, N.H. Tor users were targeted by an exploit this week, one sold by a government and private industry contractor called Exodus. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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Security veteran urges firms to prioritise spear phishing defence

Protection against spear phishing attacks should be top of organisations’ cyber security priority lists for 2017, according to Peter Wood, chief executive of security consultancy First Base Technologies.

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Protection against spear phishing attacks should be top of organisations’ cyber security priority lists for 2017, according to Peter Wood, chief executive of security consultancy First Base Technologies.

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Bitcoin Users Brace For IRS Audits From Coinbase Summons

The IRS’s war on alternative currencies isheating up, and many will be affected, though how–and how seriously–remains to be seen. To recap, a federal district court has ordered that Coinbase Inc.

The IRS’s war on alternative currencies isheating up, and many will be affected, though how–and how seriously–remains to be seen. To recap, a federal district court has ordered that Coinbase Inc. should turn over its customer account information to the government. Many Bitcoin and other digital currency users are worried that the IRS will get their account information from Coinbase. What’s more, the IRS can use it to audit them, or worse, to mount a criminal investigation. Is it time to panic? Not quite.

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UK helps dismantle Avalanche global cyber network

Making the internet a safer place

“The complex trans-national nature of cyber investigations requires international co-operation between public and private organisations at an unprecedented level to successfully impact on top-level cybercriminals.

Making the internet a safer place

“The complex trans-national nature of cyber investigations requires international co-operation between public and private organisations at an unprecedented level to successfully impact on top-level cybercriminals. Avalanche has shown that through this co-operation we can collectively make the internet a safer place for our businesses and citizens,” he said.

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