Highlights and Updates

Microsoft Ending Security Updates for Windows 10 version 1507

Thursday, 4th May 2017
After May 9, 2017, devices running Windows 10 version 1507 will no longer receive security updates.

NSA Announces Data Collection Changes

Thursday, 4th May 2017
The US National Security Agency (NSA) says it has stopped collecting email traffic for simply containing the email address or phone number of a foreign target. 

Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome

Wednesday, 3rd May 2017
Google has released Chrome version 58.0.3029.96 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. 

IBM: Some Storwize Initialization Tool USBs Contain File Infected with Malware

Wednesday, 3rd May 2017
IBM has issued an advisory warning users that some USB drives containing its Storwize initialization tool also contain a malware-infected file. 

Intel Patches Flaw in Chips

Wednesday, 3rd May 2017
Intel has fixed a privilege escalation flaw in many of its chips that could be exploited to take control of vulnerable computers. 

Intel Firmware Vulnerability

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017
Intel has released recommendations to address a vulnerability in the firmware of the following Intel products...

Microsoft Word Bug Patched Two Weeks Ago Has Been Exploited for Months

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017
A vulnerability in Microsoft Word, that was fixed on April 11, has been used in exploits since January 2017. 

Verizon and Symantec Reports Say Ransomware is on the Rise

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017
Reports from Verizon and Symantec note a surge in the incidence of ransomware. 

Adobe Releases Security Updates for ColdFusion

Thursday, 27th April 2017
Adobe has released security updates to address a vulnerability in ColdFusion.

BrickerBot Launching New Round of Attacks

Thursday, 27th April 2017
BrickerBot, the botnet that renders Internet of Things (IoT) devices useless, has begun launching a new round of attacks, this time with more effective payloads.