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The Windows XP source code was allegedly leaked online

The Windows XP source code was allegedly leaked online

ByThe source code for Windows XP SP1 and other versions of the operating system was allegedly leaked online today.The leaker claims to have spent the last two months compiling a collection of leaked Microsoft source code. This 43GB collection was then released today as a torrent on the 4chan forum .Included in this torrent is the alleged source code for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, as well as an assortment of even older versions of the operating system. The contents of the torrent include:The torrent also includes a media folder containing a bizarre collection of conspiracy theory...

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Leading U.S. laser developer IPG Photonics hit with ransomware

Leading U.S. laser developer IPG Photonics hit with ransomware

ByIPG Photonics, a leading U.S. developer of fiber lasers for cutting, welding, medical use, and laser weaponry has suffered a ransomware attack that is disrupting their operations.Based out of Oxford, Massachusets, IPG Photonics has locations worldwide where they employ over 4,000 people and have a $1.3 billion revenue in 2019.The company's lasers were used as that was . This system is an experimental defensive weapon against small threats and vehicles.On Monday, BleepingComputer was contacted by a source with knowledge of the attack who told us that a ransomware attack had disrupted its...

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Microsoft now lets you run Android apps in Windows 10

Microsoft now lets you run Android apps in Windows 10

ByMicrosoft has announced a new feature that allows Windows 10 users running Insider builds to launch their Android apps directly in Windows 10.This feature is only supported on and allows Android to stream apps to your Windows 10 devices.To use this feature, Samsung Galaxy users must first link their device with Windows 10 using the Your Phone app.Once this is done, they can select the 'Link to Windows' button, and a list of the available apps will be displayed in Windows 10, as demonstrated below.Windows 10 users can then launch an Android app and display it in its own window that runs...

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Canon hit by Maze Ransomware attack, 10TB data allegedly stolen

Canon hit by Maze Ransomware attack, 10TB data allegedly stolen

By​Canon has suffered a ransomware attack that impacts numerous services, including Canon's email, Microsoft Teams, USA website, and other internal applications.BleepingComputer has been tracking a suspicious outage on Canon's image.canon cloud photo and video storage service resulting in the loss of data for users of their free 10GB storage feature.The  site suffered an outage on July 30th, 2020, and over six days, the site would show status updates until it went back in service yesterday, August 4th.However, the final status update was strange as it mentions that while data was lost,...

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Windows 10: HOSTS file blocking telemetry is now flagged as a risk

Windows 10: HOSTS file blocking telemetry is now flagged as a risk

ByStarting at the end of July, Microsoft has begun detecting HOSTS files that block Windows 10 telemetry servers as a 'Severe' security risk.The HOSTS file is a text file located at C:\Windows\system32\driver\etc\HOSTS and can only be edited by a program with Administrator privileges.This file is used to resolve hostnames to IP addresses without using the Domain Name System (DNS).This file is commonly used to block a computer from accessing a remote site by assigning host to the 127.0.0.1 or 0.0.0.0 IP address.For example, if you add the following line to the Windows HOSTS file, it will...

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Microsoft Outlook is crashing worldwide with 0xc0000005 errors, how to fix

Microsoft Outlook is crashing worldwide with 0xc0000005 errors, how to fix

ByMicrosoft Outlook is immediately crashing worldwide when users start the application, with 0xc0000005 errors displayed in the Windows Event Viewer.These crashes started occurring over the last hour, and reports are flooding in from users all over the world.Users who examined their Application event logs will see an error log stating that the OUTLOOK.EXE program has crashed with an exception code 0xc0000005.BleepingComputer has confirmed the crashes in a test, as can be seen in the image below.The full text of this error is below.Faulting application name: OUTLOOK.EXE, version:...

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Malwarebytes causing performance issues in Windows 10 2004

Malwarebytes causing performance issues in Windows 10 2004

BySince the release of Windows 10 2004, users have been reporting performance issues and crashes when Malwarebytes 4.1 is installed.In numerous reports to the Malwarebytes support forums since Windows 10 version 2004, the May 2020 Update, was released, users are reporting many problems with MBAM 4.1 installed.These issues range from random freezes, general slowness, video stuttering, blue screen of death crashes (BSOD), or Windows 10 becoming unresponsive.While not everyone running Windows 10 2004 seems to be affected, there are many requests for help related to this issue in their forums...

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79 Netgear router models risk full takeover due to unpatched bug

79 Netgear router models risk full takeover due to unpatched bug

By​An unpatched zero-day vulnerability exists in 79 Netgear router models that allow an attacker to take full control over vulnerable devices remotely.Discovered independently by both Adam Nichols of cybersecurity firm Grimm and d4rkn3ss from Vietnam's VNPT ISC (through Zero Day Initiative), the vulnerability lies in the HTTPD daemon used to manage the router.While includes brief information about the vulnerability, Nichols has of the vulnerability, , and .According to the reports, the vulnerable router's HTTPD daemon does not adequately check the length of data supplied by a user, allowing...

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Ransomware operators lurk on your network after their attack

Ransomware operators lurk on your network after their attack

ByWhen a company suffers a ransomware attack, many victims feel that the attackers quickly deploy the ransomware and leave so they won't get caught. Unfortunately, the reality is much different as threat actors are not so quick to give up a resource that they worked so hard to control.Instead, ransomware attacks are conducted over time, ranging from a day to even a month, starting with a ransomware operator breaching a network. This breach is through exposed remote desktop services, vulnerabilities in VPN software, or via remote access given by malware such as , , and .Once they gain...

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Jun 21
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Over 500,000 Zoom accounts sold on hacker forums, the dark web

Over 500,000 Zoom accounts sold on hacker forums, the dark web

ByOver 500,000 Zoom accounts are being sold on the dark web and hacker forums for less than a penny each, and in some cases, given away for free.These credentials are gathered through credential stuffing attacks where threat actors attempt to login to Zoom using accounts leaked in older data breaches. The successful logins are then compiled into lists that are sold to other hackers.Some of these Zoom accounts are offered for free on hacker forums so that hackers can use them in zoom-bombing pranks and malicious activities. Others are sold for less than a penny each.Cybersecurity...

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Firefox now tells Mozilla what your default browser is every day

Firefox now tells Mozilla what your default browser is every day

ByFirefox 75 comes with a new telemetry agent that sends information about your operating system and your default browser to Firefox every day. This guide will walk you through disabling this "feature" to protect your privacy.For some time, Firefox has been about how you use the browser, such as the number of web pages you visit, safebrowsing information, the number of open tabs and windows, what add-ons are installed, and more.This telemetry data is kept for 13 months and IP addresses listed in server logs are deleted every 30 days.On my computer, Firefox has collected over 400KB of...

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Ransomware Gangs to Stop Attacking Health Orgs During Pandemic

Ransomware Gangs to Stop Attacking Health Orgs During Pandemic

BySome Ransomware operators have stated that they will no longer target health and medical organizations during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Last night, BleepingComputer reached out to the operators of the Maze, DoppelPaymer, Ryuk, Sodinokibi/REvil, PwndLocker, and Ako Ransomware infections to ask if they would continue targeting health and medical organizations during the outbreak.DoppelPaymer was the first to respond and stated that they do not normally target hospitals or nursing homes and will continue this approach during the pandemic."We always try to avoid hospitals, nursing...

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