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What’s got a vast attack service and runs on Linux? Windows...

Penguinistas, rejoice: Tavis Ormandy lets you fuzz Windows Google Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world an insight into how he works so fast: he works on Linux, and with the release of a personal project on GitHub, others can too.…

What’s got a vast attack surface and runs on Linux? Windows...

Penguinistas, rejoice: Tavis Ormandy lets you fuzz Windows Google Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world an insight into how he works so fast: he works on Linux, and with the release of a personal project on GitHub, others can too.…

IT threat evolution Q1 2017. Statistics

According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 479,528,279 malicious attacks from online resources located in 190 countries all over the world.

File antivirus detected a total of 174,989,956 unique malicious and potentially unwanted objects.

WCry is so mean Microsoft issues patch for 3 unsupported Windows...

Decommissioned for years, Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003 get emergency update.

Massive vulnerability in Windows Defender leaves most Windows PCs vulnerable

PCs can be compromised when Defender scans an e-mail or IM; patch has been issued.

Here’s how to check if your PC got Microsoft’s fix for...

It’s like Pepsi declaring that Coke just won a taste test: Google Project Zero security researchers discovered a security hole in Microsoft’s Malware Protection Engine, and two days later the Microsoft Security Response Center not only fixed the bug but also rolled out the update through the usual Windows Defender update mechanism.The bug in the main Windows Defender program was described in Security Advisory 4022344.

Chances are good your Windows computer got the fix last night.[ InfoWorld’s deep look: Why (and how) you should manage Windows 10 PCs like iPhones. | The essentials for Windows 10 installation: Download the Windows 10 Installation Superguide today. ]Google Project Zero security researchers Tavis Ormandy and Natalie Silvanovich are credited with discovering the vulnerability. Ormandy tweeted that the security hole was “the worst Windows remote code exec in recent memory… crazy bad.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Microsoft rushes emergency fix for critical antivirus bug

The point of antivirus is to keep malware off the system.

A particularly nasty software flaw in Microsoft’s antivirus engine could do the exact opposite and let attackers install malware on vulnerable systems. The critical security vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine affects a number of Microsoft products, including Windows Defender, Windows Intune Endpoint Protection, Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection, Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint, Microsoft Endpoint Protection, and Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection.

These tools are enabled by default in Windows 8, 8.1, 10, and Windows Server 2012.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Latest Windows 10 ‘Redstone 3’ test build adds container-based browser isolation

Microsoft's Windows 10 Redstone 3 test build 16188 includes Windows Defender Application Guard, as well as new PDF annotation and navigation features.

Eurocrats prep white-box crypto capture-the-flag

ECRYPT WhobOx Challenge opens May 15 Defender or attacker, it's less than a fortnight away from the WhibOx Challenge, a capture-the-flag (CTF) competition operated by the EU-supported ECRYPT.…

Public defender lambastes judicial ruling to not fix flawed court software

More than 100 state prisoners are “languishing in county jail” due to snafu.

Russia’s hack of State Department was “hand-to-hand” combat

State-sponsored hackers are going increasingly brazen and confrontational.

Analysts Reveal Link to Commercial Spyware for Surveillance of Journalists and...

The Citizen Lab Works with United Arab Emirates Human Rights Defender, Ahmed Mansoor, to identify Exploit Infrastructure with RiskIQ PassiveTotalLONDON, UK – March 28, 2017 — RiskIQ, the leader in digital threat management, today revealed that its intelligence and external threat investigation system, RiskIQ PassiveTotal™, was a critical tool used by the interdisciplinary research group, The Citizen Lab, in the discovery of commercial spyware linked to NSO Group that targeted the mobile phones of United... Source: RealWire