Resolved: Cloud Desktop (VDI) Certificate Warning Message

This issue has been resolved. The certificate warning message should no longer appear. ORIGINAL ALERT: PEOPLE AND LOCATIONS IMPACTED: Some faculty and staff in Office of Human Resources (OHR) and Office of the President (OOP) IT SERVICE(S) IMPACTED: Cloud Desktop (VDI) DATE AND TIME: Issue began at 7:15am ET on 10/12/18 and Penn State IT […] more…

NSA-Linked ‘DarkPulsar’ Exploit Tool Detailed

Kaspersky Lab security researchers have analyzed another exploit tool that was supposedly stolen from the National Security Agency-linked Equation Group. read more more…

0-Day in jQuery Plugin Impacts Thousands of Applications

Thousands of projects are possibly impacted by a jQuery File Upload plugin vulnerability that has been actively exploited in the wild, a security researcher has discovered. read more more…

Creating a Response Plan You Can Trust

As a website owner, you may have experienced your website being down for any number of reasons. Maybe due to errors in code, server related difficulties or even being under attack from bad actors. I once shared my own experience of a hacked website in a webinar. Whether you have one site or hundreds, when […] more…

City Pays $2,000 in Computer Ransomware Attack

A Connecticut city has paid $2,000 to restore access to its computer system after a ransomware attack. West Haven officials said Thursday they paid the money to anonymous attackers through the digital currency bitcoin to unlock 23 servers and restore access to city data. read more more…

Course Reserves and library guides currently unavailable through Canvas

Course-specific library guides and some course reserves under Library Resources tab in Canvas are currently unavailable. You can still access this material through the Library website: Course Reserves If you are having difficulty locating your course reserves, please go to http://ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/login?url=http://psu.libguides.com/er.php to search for your course directly. Library Guides: https://libraries.psu.edu/research The vendor is aware of […] more…

Chinese Hackers Use ‘Datper’ Trojan in Recent Campaign

A China-linked cyber espionage group known as Tick was observed using the Datper malware in a recent campaign, Cisco Talos security researchers reveal. read more more…

Server With National Guard Personnel Data Target of Attack

The Indiana National Guard says a state, non-military computer server containing personal information on civilian and military Guard personnel was the target of a recent ransomware attack. The Guard said Thursday it is notifying the affected personnel that they should be alert for suspicious activity or fraudulent accounts being opened in their name. read more more…

FreeRTOS Vulnerabilities Expose Many Systems to Attacks

Vulnerabilities discovered in the FreeRTOS operating system can expose a wide range of systems to attacks, including smart home devices and critical infrastructure, researchers warn. read more more…

SettingContent-ms can be Abused to Drop Complex DeepLink and Icon-based Payload

by Michael Villanueva  Microsoft’s SettingContent-ms has become a recent topic of interest. In July, we saw one spam campaign use malicious SettingContent-ms files embedded in a PDF to drop the remote access Trojan FlawedAmmyy, a RAT also used by the Necurs botnet. That campaign was mostly targeting banks in different countries across Asia and Europe. SettingContent-ms […] more…

“We know you watch porn” (and here’s fake proof…) [PODCAST]

Here’s Episode 6 of the Naked Security podcast… enjoy! more…

Serious D-Link router security flaws may never be patched

Six routers with serious security flaws are considered end of life (EOL) and may never be updated. more…

EU Leaders Vow Tough Action on Cyber Attacks

EU leaders on Thursday condemned the attempted hack on the global chemical weapons watchdog and vowed to step up the bloc’s efforts to tackle cyber attacks. With concerns growing about the malign cyber activities of several countries around the world, notably Russia, the bloc’s leaders called for work to begin to set up sanctions to […] more…

Mozilla Brings Encrypted SNI to Firefox Nightly

Mozilla says Firefox Nightly now supports encrypting the Transport Layer Security (TLS) Server Name Indication (SNI) extension, several weeks after Cloudflare announced it turned on Encrypted SNI (ESNI) across all of its network. read more more…

Apple privacy portal lets you see everything it knows about you

The Apple website’s privacy and data area lets you download and correct your data. more…

Remote Code Execution Flaws Patched in Drupal

Developers of the Drupal content management system (CMS) have patched several vulnerabilities in the 7 and 8 branches, including serious flaws that can be exploited for remote code execution. read more more…

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