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According to a recent blog post, Microsoft will be limiting access to its Advanced Notification Service. ANS provides customers with a heads up of the upcoming patches, which allows them to schedule changes and maintenance windows. Chris Betz wrote …

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Microsoft failed to patch a zero day exploit before the automatic 90 day clock ran out. A research submitted a privilege escalation vulnerability in Windows 8.1 to Google’s Project Zero. The bug allows a local user to trick a …

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We know that common passwords are relatively easy to brute force. Now imagine that you are forced to use a 6 digit number for your password. How long would it take someone to get your password?

Security company Bitdefender has …

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Credit card data breaches are be becoming more prevalent in the news. Breaches result in lost time, money, and reputation for everyone except the hacker. Vigilance is critical.

Vendors have until January 1st to be compliant with the latest PCI …

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Uber recently blogged about their privacy policy. They claim to use the info they collect for a limited set of legitimate business purposes. When installing the Uber app on Android, the app requests access to the user’s camera, …

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AT&T is testing a new relevant advertising system. It works by providing a unique identifier to every website that you visit on your cell phone.  Kenn White has created a test page to verify the presence of the UID. AT&T …

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Microsoft has published an advisory for a Windows 0 day exploit. The exploit is related to the Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) functionality in Windows. OLE functions allow files or data from one file to be embedded into another document …

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Sondra Arquiett was busted for possession of cocaine.  She pled guilty and received probation.  She later discovered that the DEA opened a Facebook account in her name and was impersonating her online.  The DEA went so far as to post …

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Help Net Security is reporting that malware can be delivered to an Android device via steganographic techniques.  The exploit works by disguising the malware in an encrypted image file. Some obfuscated code is included in the APK to extract the …