Alerts

Bing Warns VLC Media Player Site is ‘Suspicious’ in Likely False-Positive Gaff

After identifying the official VLC media download page as “unsafe” with its Bing search engine, Microsoft now suggests it was done in error.


Newsmaker Interview: Katie Moussouris on Improving Bug Bounty Programs

The bug bounty “queen” Katie Moussouris discusses the biggest mistakes that companies launching these programs are making.


Protecting Against Identity Theft

Original release date: November 29, 2018 As the holidays draw near, many consumers turn to the internet to shop for goods and services. Although online shopping can offer convenience and save time, shoppers should be cautious online and protect personal information against identity theft. Identity thieves steal personal information, such as a credit card, and run up bills in the victim’s name. CISA encourages consumers to review the following tips to help reduce the risk of falling prey to identity theft: …
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Critical Zoom Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack Conference Meetings

Hackers can spoof messages, hijack screen controls and kick others out of meetings.


Cisco Patches Critical Bug in License Management Tool

The vulnerability could allow attacker to execute arbitrary SQL queries.


Ransomware Suspects Indicted

Two Iranian men were indicted in connection with the deployment of the sophisticated and sinister SamSam ransomware that crippled the operations of critical facilities in the U.S. and Canada.


Microsoft Warns of Two Apps That Expose Private Keys

The two apps are created by headset software company Sennheiser HeadSetup.


3ve – Fraudulent Online Advertising

Original release date: November 27, 2018 The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have released a joint Technical Alert (TA) on a major online ad fraud operation—referred to by the U.S. Government as “3ve.” NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Alert TA18-331A: 3ve – Major Online Ad Fraud Operation for more information. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


TA18-331A: 3ve – Major Online Ad Fraud Operation

Original release date: November 27, 2018 Systems Affected Microsoft Windows Overview This joint Technical Alert (TA) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). DHS and FBI are releasing this TA to provide information about a major online ad fraud operation—referred to by the U.S. Government as “3ve”—involving the control of over 1.7 million unique Internet Protocol (IP) addresses globally, when sampled over a 10-day window. Description Online advertisers desire premium websites …
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Cisco Re-Issues Patch For High-Severity WebEx Flaw

The patch addresses a flaw in Cisco’s WebEx platform that lets hackers gain elevated privileges.