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Feb 4, 2016

Security Vendor Malwarebytes called out for highly insecure products.  

A Google security researcher called out Malwarebytes for failure to secure their servers, including some privilege escalation flaws, and not using any encryption techniques for downloading updates to its popular anti-malware software. Malwarebytes is stating that it could three to four weeks to fix the flaws found.

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3029402/security/malwarebytes-still-fixing-flaws-in-antivirus-software.html

 

 

Aug 4, 2015

Free Windows 10 Upgrade, yes indeed Windows 10 is a free upgrade for a year for computers with Windows 7 and 8 installed on them. However, Microsoft will not tell you about this in an e-mail.  Ransomware (software that will encrypt your files and then ask for money for the decryption key) has been seen being delivered through an e-mail promising a free windows 10 upgrade.  Delete these messages as you get them and do not open any attachment that you did not expect to receive.

http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=3082

 

Jul 28, 2015

1.4 million cars recalled for vulnerable remote control. Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge vehicles can possibly be controlled remotely over the Sprint network. Researchers have shown that while sitting at their desks they can take over many functions of a vehicle on the road through the onboard Infotainment system tied to the Sprint cellular network.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/07/fiat-chrysler-recalls-1-4-million-cars-over-remote-hack-vulnerability/

 

 


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