August 15, 2019

Microsoft Patch Tuesday August 2019

Microsoft released its August 2019 software patch updates and there are two advisories to address a total of 94 vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems. 26 rated as critical. According...
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August 15, 2019

20-Year-Old Bug in Legacy Microsoft Code Plagues All Windows Users

  A newly found bug in an legacy Windows protocol can lead to real-world privilege-escalation attacks. According to a Threat Post article:   “The issue is with an obscure piece...
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August 12, 2019

Office gear like printers and phones may not look like computers, but they are vulnerable to hackers

Your office phone, the printer, the building control system — these may not sound like computers, but they can all be hacked, according to cybersecurity pros. According to a CNBC...
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July 30, 2019

Capital One Data Breach of 100 Million Accounts

Capital One has been hacked exposing 100 million clients from accounts and credit card applications. Capital One Financial Corporation admitted the breach publicly today on July 19, 2019 . According to...
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July 26, 2019

Facebook Agrees to Pay Record $5 Billion Settlement in Privacy Investigation

An agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires Facebook to pay a $5 billion penalty, to implement a new privacy and information protection framework, and to provide the FTC...
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July 22, 2019

Equifax agrees to settlement of up to $700 million over 2017 data breach

Equifax has agreed to a settlement over its 2017 data breach that saw as many as 147 million people’s personal information, including names, birth dates, addresses, and social security numbers, exposed by...
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July 22, 2019

IRS Improved Security But Taxpayer Data Is Still At Risk

The IRS apparently did not apply a number of security controls in the past leaving taxpayer data vulnerable to "inappropriate and undetected use, modification, or disclosure".  Taken from a Bleeping Computer...
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