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Leaked print spooler exploit lets Windows users remotely execute code as system on your domain controller

The Register - Wed, 30/06/2021 - 16:19
Kill this service immediately

An infosec firm accidentally published proof-of-concept code for a critical Windows print spooler remote code execution vuln that could lead to compromise of Active Directory domain controllers.…

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8-month suspended sentence for script kiddie who DDoS'd Labour candidate in runup to 2019 UK general election

The Register - Wed, 30/06/2021 - 15:02
Now banned from using Tor or VPNs – and 'vanity' handles on social media

A British script kiddie who DDoS'd a Labour Party parliamentary candidate's website in the runup to the last general election has been banned from using the Tor browser.…

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UK arm of international charity the Salvation Army hit by ransomware attack

The Register - Wed, 30/06/2021 - 11:25
Christian org becomes latest victim of latter-day IT scourge

Exclusive  Criminals infected the Salvation Army in the UK with ransomware and siphoned the organisation's data, The Register has learned.…

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ITU ranks USA most secure nation on Global Cyber Security Index, UK in tie for second with Saudi Arabia

The Register - Wed, 30/06/2021 - 07:05
Global median score jumped by ten per cent in two years — and just as well

The United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) published its 2020 Global Cyber Security Index on Tuesday, and listed the US first in overall ranking, followed by a tie for second place tie between the UK and Saudi Arabia.…

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Subdomain security is substandard, say security researchers

The Register - Wed, 30/06/2021 - 03:32
Admins tend to forget that subdomains don’t inherit security controls, leaving the likes of CNN, Harvard, Cisco, and US health authorities with vulnerabilities

Abandoned or ignored subdomains often include overlooked vulnerabilities that leave organisations open to attack, according to a team of infosec researchers from the Vienna University of Technology and the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The team’s work will be presented at the 30th USENIX Security Symposium this August.…

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You can hijack Google Cloud VMs using DHCP floods, says this guy, once the stars are aligned and...

The Register - Wed, 30/06/2021 - 01:02
An Ocean's 11 of exploitation involving guessable random numbers and hostname shenanigans

Google Compute Engine virtual machines can be hijacked and made to hand over root shell access via a cunning DHCP attack, according to security researcher Imre Rad.…

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Samsung commits to 5 years of Android updates... for its enterprise smartphone users at least

The Register - Tue, 29/06/2021 - 22:01
Impressive, but it's still no Apple

Samsung today committed to provide its enterprise-edition flagships with half a decade's worth of security updates.…

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Intel sticks another nail in the coffin of TSX with feature-disabling microcode update

The Register - Tue, 29/06/2021 - 19:43
Plus: 10nm Sapphire Rapids Xeon chips delayed to Q1 2022

Intel has officially sounded the death knell for Transactional Synchronisation Extensions (TSX) on a selection of processors from Skylake to Coffee Lake – a security-enhancing move which will have an oversized performance impact on certain workloads.…

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UK Cabinet Office's spending on cybersecurity training rises by 500% in a year

The Register - Tue, 29/06/2021 - 16:45
No indication any of it went on preventing theft of CCTV footage, though, eh Matt?

The Cabinet Office spaffed almost £300,000 on cybersecurity-related training for its staff in the last year – an eye-popping increase of almost 500 per cent on the year before.…

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Watchdog bans crypto super-exchange Binance from 'regulated activities' in the UK

The Register - Tue, 29/06/2021 - 11:44
But Brits can seemingly keep using the website

The UK's financial watchdog has fired a warning shot across the bow of Binance, and ordered it to place a notice on binance.com scaring off Brit crypto fans.…

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America world’s sole cyber superpower, ten years ahead of China, says Brit think tank

The Register - Tue, 29/06/2021 - 05:44
UK, Australia, Russia ranked in second tier. North Korea and Iran are a step down but feisty

The United States is comfortably the world’s most powerful nation when measured on “cyber capabilities that make the greatest difference to national power,” according to British think tank The International Institute for Strategic Studies.…

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