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Unofficial fix emerges for Windows bug abused to infect home PCs with ransomware

A cybersecurity firm has issued another unofficial patch to squash a bug in Windows that Microsoft has yet to fix, with this hole being actively exploited to spread ransomware. Rewind to October 17, and Acros Security released a small binary patch to address a flaw in Microsoft’s Mark-of-the-Web (MotW) feature. This feature is supposed to set a […]

Kids Are Back in Classrooms and Laptops Are Still Spying on Them

source: https://www.wired.com/story/student-monitoring-software-privacy-in-schools/ The high school teachers see the desktop when they open GoGuardian, a popular software application used to monitor student activity: The interface is familiar, like the gallery view of a large Zoom call. But instead of seeing teenaged faces in each frame, the teacher sees thumbnail images showing the screens of each student’s laptop. […]

Google warns Chrome users browser has been hacked

link: https://wgntv.com/news/google-warns-chrome-users-browser-has-been-hacked/ (NewsNation) — If you use Google Chrome as an internet browser, beware: Your information could be compromised. Google issued an alert warning billions of Chrome users that the browser has been successfully targeted by hackers, and listed 30 security flaws, including seven deemed to have a “High” threat level. The tech company is now […]

What would Cyber-Insurance [Not] Cover?

5 Situations in Which Cyber Liability Insurance Would Be Helpful   source article here Check Point Research reports that ransomware attacks increased 93% in the first half of 2021 — having cyber liability coverage can help your company recover from damages that these attacks cause. Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog contribution from CoverWallet.com Sales […]

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