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South Korean hosting co. pays $1m ransom to end eight-day outage

Talked scum down from $4.4m after they waltzed through unpatched legacy mess A South Korean web hosting company is forking out just over US$1 million to ransomware scum after suffering more than eight days of nightmare.…

NSA’s EternalBlue Exploit Ported to Windows 10

Researchers have ported the EternalBlue exploit to Windows 10, meaning that any unpatched version of Windows can be affected by the NSA attack.

Ars asks: What IT bugaboos keep you up at night?

Wersquo;ve got a survey, and wersquo;d love to know your thoughts on the scary side of IT.

Last week: ‘OpenVPN client is secure!’ This week: ‘Unpatched bug in OpenVPN...

And it's a nasty one if the user you crack has admin rights French security outfit Sysdream has gone public with a vulnerability in the admin interface for OpenVPN's server.…

Survey: Unpatched Windows OS on the Rise

Despite the rise in vulnerabilities, the percentage of unpatched Windows operating systems grew in the first quarter compared to the previous year.

WannaCry FAQ: What you need to know today

Friday May 12th marked the start of the dizzying madness that has been ‘WannaCryrsquo;, the largest ransomware infection in history.

Defenders have been running around trying to understand the malwarersquo;s capabilities.
In the process, a lot of wires have gotten crossed and we figured itrsquo;s time to sit down and set the record straight on what we know, what we wish we knew, and what the near future might hold for us going forward.

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

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

Unpatched WordPress Password Reset Vulnerability Lingers

A zero day vulnerability exists in WordPress Core that in some instances, could allow an attacker to reset a user's password and in turn, gain access to their account.

Cloudflare Debuts Orbit Security Service to Protect IoT Devices

New service from Cloudflare provides a buffer network for IoT devices that can help protect against unpatched vulnerabilities and cyber-attacks.

Australia’ Smart meter leaders lag in securing devices

Centre for Internet Safety calls for consumer safeguards Default passwords, unpatched firmware, unencrypted traffic: according to a report from a Canberra University research organisation, Australia's smart electricity meter rollouts are characterised by n00b-level security gaffes.…

Script kiddies pwn 1000s of Windows boxes using leaked NSA hack...

Vulnerable unpatched systems expose exploitable SMB networking to world+dog The NSA's Equation Group hacking tools, leaked last Friday by the Shadow Brokers, have now been used to infect thousands of Windows machines worldwide, we're told.…

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers a hotbed of unpatched security flaws

Over 20 models are impacted, exposing thousands of household devices online to exploit.