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Old Windows Server machines can still fend off hacks. Here’s how

If you’re running a Windows Server 2003 machine, you have a problem. Your already-vulnerable computer is now at severe risk of being hacked. That’s due to the internet release earlier this month of a batch of updates that paint a bulls-eye on computers running Windows Server 2003, according to security researchers. “I can teach my mom how to […]

Healthcare CERT warns about ‘Mole’ ransomware – what you need to know

More ransomware: this one changes your flile extensions to .MOLE, thus the name.

Display Software Flaw Affects Millions of Devices

A potentially serious vulnerability has been found in third-party software shipped by several major vendors for their displays. The developer has rushed to release a patch for the flaw, which is believed to affect millions of devices worldwide. read more

News in brief: Uber under fire in ‘Hell’ lawsuit; Europe could be hit by laptop ban; Fancy Bear ‘targeted Macron’

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

How your company needs to train workers in cybersecurity

With workplace cyberattacks on the rise, industry experts are pressing businesses to train their workers to be more vigilant than ever to protect passwords and sensitive data and to recognize threats. “It is imperative for organizations of all sizes to instill among employees the critical role they play in keeping their workplace safe and secure, ” […]

New BrickerBot Variants Emerge

New variants of a recently discovered BrickerBot Internet of Things (IoT) malware capable of permanently disabling devices were observed last week, Radware security researchers warn. read more

Respond to ransomware in three steps: secure, assess, recover

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach. Your help desk email and phones start lighting up. Your CIO is in your office looking stressed and staring at you. Quickly, you learn your company is the latest target of a ransomware […]

Webroot deletes Windows files and causes serious problems for users

Users of Webroot’s endpoint security product, consumers and businesses alike, had a nasty surprise Monday when the program started flagging Windows files as malicious. The reports quickly popped up on Twitter and continued on the Webroot community forum — 14 pages and counting. The company came up with a manual fix to address the issue, […]

Russian ‘pioneer’ of identity theft and card fraud jailed for 27 years

Roman Seleznev, the son of a Russian MP, has received the longest ever sentence for hacking to be handed down in the US

French Presidential Candidate Targeted by Russia-Linked Hackers

A notorious cyber espionage group linked to the Russian government has targeted the political party of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, according to a report published on Tuesday by Trend Micro. read more

Trump’s promise on cybersecurity: what’s been happening?

Work behind the scenes suggests that an executive order on cybersecurity could be signed by the end of the week

9 questions to ask when selecting application security solutions

Buying decisions Image by Thinkstock There are many factors to consider when making an application security purchasing decision, and the pressure is on organizations now more than ever to improve their security risk management preparedness. In fact, more than 80 percent of security attacks target software applications, with application vulnerabilities as the No.1 cyber-attack target. Organizations […]

Apple threatened to oust Uber from App Store for ‘fingerprinting’ iPhones

Questions remain over if and how Uber still tracks devices after chief exec Kalanick was summoned to Apple for a roasting

The Threat to Critical Infrastructure – Growing Right Beneath Our Eyes

Nation-States do Not Fear Reprisal and are Likely to use ICS Artacks as a Component of Geo-Political Conflict read more

Webroot Tags Windows Files, Facebook as Malicious

An update released by Webroot has caused the company’s home and business products to flag legitimate files and websites as malicious. read more