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Technology NewsUpdated Thursday, May 25th, 2017. Powered by


A wormable code-execution bug has lurked in Samba for 7 years. Patch now!:

Comparisons to the Windows flaw WCry exploited are exaggerated, but only a little.

Intel to make Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free in bid to spur adoption:

And the company has promised to put Thunderbolt 3 controllers into its processors.

Google and Facebook lobbyists try to stop new online privacy protections:

Lobbyists try to kill "opt-in" privacy standard before it can be implemented.

Windows switch to Git almost complete: 8,500 commits and 1,760 builds each day:

The Windows team's migration to Git is almost complete.

Breaking the iris scanner locking Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is laughably easy:

The “future standard for phone authentication” is not ready for mainstream use.

Examining the FCC claim that DDoS attacks hit net neutrality comment system:

Attacks came from either an unusual type of DDoS or poorly written spam bots.

Surface Pro updated at last: Kaby Lake gives longer battery life, but still no modern ports:

New hardware boasts up to 13.5 hours of usage between charges.

There’s new evidence tying WCry ransomware worm to prolific hacking group:

Common tools, techniques, and infrastructure make link "highly likely."

North Korea’s latest launch heralds mass production of “cold launch” missiles:

The Pukguksong-2's “cold launch” mobile launcher reduces warning time for strike.

“Yahoobleed” flaw leaked private e-mail attachments and credentials:

Yahoo promptly retired ImageMagic library after failing to install 2-year-old patch.

Windows 7, not XP, was the reason last week’s WCry worm spread so widely:

A run-down of recent WCry developments you may have missed.

Windows 10 S: no command line apps, free Pro upgrades for assistive tech users:

Locked-down operating system blocks access even to some built-in Windows software.

More people infected by recent WCry worm can unlock PCs without paying ransom:

A tool released on Friday decrypts PCs running a fuller suite of Windows versions.

BostonGlobe.com disables articles when your browser’s in private mode:

Want to read an article in incognito mode? Buy a subscription and log in.

IBM tells thousands of remote employees to come back to office or find new jobs:

While selling benefits of “telework” to others, IBM forces relocation in stealth layoff.

Microsoft’s renewed embrace of developers, developers, developers, developers:

The software giant is reaching out to communities that it used to ignore.

A Trump FCC advisor’s proposal for bringing free Internet to poor people:

Trump advisor says net neutrality hindered free data services for the poor.

An AI invented a bunch of new paint colors that are hilariously wrong:

Let’s just say this neural network won’t make you fear the robot uprising.

Something about Trump cybersecurity executive order seems awfully familiar:

Trump’s cybersecurity order cribs from his predecessor, despite campaign bluster.

Windows XP PCs infected by WCry can be decrypted without paying ransom:

Decryption tool is of limited value, because XP was unaffected by last week's worm.

Security AlertsUpdated Thursday, May 25th, 2017. Powered by


Samba Releases Security Updates:

Original release date: May 24, 2017

The Samba Team has released security updates that address a vulnerability in all versions of Samba from 3.5.0 onward. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Samba's Security Announcement and apply the necessary updates, or refer to their Linux or Unix-based OS vendors for appropriate patches.


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ICS-CERT Releases WannaCry Fact Sheet :

Original release date: May 17, 2017 | Last revised: May 19, 2017

The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) has released a short overview of the WannaCry ransomware infections. This fact sheet provides information on how the WannaCry program spreads, what users should do if they have been infected, and how to protect against similar attacks in the future.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the ICS-CERT Fact Sheet on WannaCry and the US-CERT Current Activity on the topic. For more technical details, please consult TA17-132A, Indicators Associated With WannaCry Ransomware.


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Joomla! Releases Security Update for CMS:

Original release date: May 17, 2017

Joomla! has released version 3.7.1 of its Content Management System (CMS) software to address a vulnerability. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected website.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Joomla! Security Release and US-CERT's Alert on Content Management Systems Security and Associated Risks and apply the necessary update.


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Cisco Releases Security Updates:

Original release date: May 17, 2017

Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities affecting multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:


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WordPress Releases Security Update:

Original release date: May 17, 2017

WordPress versions prior to 4.7.5 are affected by multiple vulnerabilities. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected website.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the WordPress Security Release and upgrade to WordPress 4.7.5.


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FTC Releases Alert on Fraudulent Emails:

Original release date: May 16, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert about scammers sending out fake emails that look authentic to trick you into sending money to them. Users should be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls or email messages from individuals asking about your information. If an unknown individual claims to be from a legitimate organization, try to verify his or her identity directly with the company.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to refer to the FTC Scam Alert and the US-CERT Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information.


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Apple Releases Security Updates :

Original release date: May 15, 2017

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. A remote attacker may exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple security pages for the following products and apply the necessary updates:


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Multiple Ransomware Infections Reported:

Original release date: May 12, 2017 | Last revised: May 15, 2017

US-CERT has received multiple reports of WannaCry ransomware infections in many countries around the world. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users’ access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. Individuals and organizations are discouraged from paying the ransom, as this does not guarantee access will be restored. Using unpatched and unsupported software may increase the risk of proliferation of cybersecurity threats, such as ransomware.

The WannaCry ransomware exploits vulnerabilities in Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1). For information on how to mitigate this vulnerability, users and administrators are encouraged to review the US-CERT article on Microsoft SMBv1 Vulnerability and the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010. For general advice on how to best protect against ransomware, review US-CERT Alert TA16-091A. Please report any ransomware incidents to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).


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Cisco Releases Security Update:

Original release date: May 10, 2017

Cisco has released a security update to address a vulnerability in its WebEx Meetings Server which could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Cisco Security Advisory and apply the necessary update.


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FTC Announces Resource for Small Business Owners:

Original release date: May 09, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an announcement about its new website devoted to protecting small businesses. This resource aims to help business owners avoid scams, protect their computers and networks, and keep their customers' and employees' data safe.

Business owners and other interested parties are encouraged to explore the new FTC website and review US-CERT resources for small and midsize businesses.


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