Tag Archives: Security

VPN provider like NordVPN and TorGuard hacked

[German]The servers of the VPN providers like NordVPN, VikingVPN and TorGuard, were hacked. The attackers stole and published the private keys of the certificates used to secure the web servers and VPN configuration files. Advertising

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Microsoft Introduces Secured Core PCs w. Firmware Protection

[German]Microsoft has introduced a new development, the Secured Core PCs with additional protection against firmware attacks. This standard was defined together with OEM vendors. Advertising

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Abbis: AVAST fights off a cyber-attack attempt on its network

[German]Unknown actory probably had access to the AVAST network for about 6 months. The aim was supposedly a new supply chain attac attempt to compromise of the CCleaner software build environment. AVAST claims to have fight off the attack. Advertising

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Alexa and Google Home as smart spies

[German]German security researchers from Security Reasearch Labs were able to show how smart speakers such as Amazon Echo or Google Home can be used for monitoring and phising (determining passwords, etc.). Advertising

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Security update for Visual Studio Code (CVE-2019-1414)

On October 17, 2019, Microsoft issued a security advisory regarding Visual Studio Code. An update is available for Visual Studio to close a security vulnerability CVE-2019-1414. Advertising

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Adobe Acrobat (Reader) 2019.021.20047 released

[German]On October 15, 2019, Adobe released security updates for Acrobat Reader and Acrobat DC for Windows and macOS. This update addresses 45 critical bugs in the products. Advertising

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Warning: Uninstall these Android Malicious Apps immediately

[German]Android users should check their devices for installed apps and see if there are 15 malicious apps are present. In case, uninstall these malicious apps immediately. Advertising

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Linux: Bug in sudo allows forbidden commands as root

[German]There is an implementation bug in older versions of the Linux command sudo. This allows commands to be executed as root, even if this is not allowed for a user. In the meantime there is an update which fixes the … Continue reading

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Ransomware hits global shipping company Pitney Bowes

[German]The global shipping company Pitney Bowes has been the victim of a successful Ransomware attack. As a result, their business is affected worldwide. Here is some information about the situation. Advertising

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Microsoft Security Advisory (October 8,/10, 2019)

[German]Another supplement from last week. Microsoft has published Security Advisory for the 8th and 10th of October 2019, which I will post here. Advertising

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