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Microsoft: Past patches address leaked NSA exploits

Microsoft said its already patched vulnerabilities revealed in Friday’s high-profile leak of suspected U.S. National Security Agency spying tools, meaning customers will be protected if they’ve updated their software to latest version.

Written by Michael Kan16 April 17 04:08

Leaked NSA exploits plant a bull's-eye on Windows Server

Friday’s release of suspected NSA spying tools is bad news for companies running Windows Server. The cyberweapons, which are now publicly available, can easily hack older versions of the OS.

Written by Michael Kan15 April 17 10:50

US dismantles Kelihos botnet after Russian hacker's arrest

The arrest last week of a Russian man in Spain was apparently for his role in a massive spam botnet and not related to an ongoing investigation into foreign tampering with last year's U.S. election.

Written by Michael Kan11 April 17 08:33

US says laptop ban may expand to more airports

The U.S. might add other airports to its ban restricting passengers from bringing laptops on board certain flights from the Middle East.

Written by Michael Kan06 April 17 11:09

Amazon to refund parents over kids' in-app purchases, says FTC

Parents with children that ran up bills, sometimes huge, through in-app purchases stand to get some or all of that money back. Amazon could have to hand out more than $70 million in refunds to affected consumers, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Written by Michael Kan05 April 17 10:07

Notorious iOS spyware has an Android sibling

Security researchers have uncovered the Android version of an iOS spyware known as Pegasus in a case that shows how targeted electronic surveillance can be.

Written by Michael Kan04 April 17 10:56

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