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Microsoft says roughly 8.5 million Windows devices were impacted by the faulty software update from CrowdStrike, and published a tool to help admins through the recovery process.

CrowdStrike on Saturday provided technical information and remediation guidance to help organizations impacted by the faulty software update that trigged massive IT outages across the globe on Friday.  

CrowdStrike says a routine sensor configuration update pushed to Windows OS triggered a logic error that blue-screened computers worldwide.

Judge dismissed SEC lawsuit charging SolarWinds and CISO Timothy Brown with hiding security problems before and after the SUNBURST supply chain compromise.

SonicWall warns that a simple GET request is enough to exploit a recent Splunk Enterprise vulnerability.

Over a dozen tech and cloud companies have created a new coalition for advancing security measures for AI.

Noteworthy stories that might have slipped under the radar: threats and risks to 2024 Summer Olympics, cybersecurity funding soars, Cellebrite hacked Trump shooter’s phone. 

The personal and health information of 12.9 million was stolen in a ransomware attack at Australian digital prescription services provider MediSecure.

SolarWinds has released patches for 13 vulnerabilities in Access Rights Manager, including eight critical bugs.

Organizations worldwide are reporting major outages due to Windows system crashes caused by a bad CrowdStrike update.

The Pwn2Own hacking competition is moving to Ireland and $300,000 is being offered for a zero-click exploit against WhatsApp. 

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SaaS security company AppOmni has hired Joel Wallenstrom as its General Manager.

FTI Consulting has appointed Brett Callow as Managing Director in its Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Communications practice.

Mobile security firm Zimperium has welcomed David Natker as its VP of Global Partners and Alliances.

CISA has appointed Jeff Greene as Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity and Trent Frazier as Assistant Director for Stakeholder Engagement.

David Chétrit has been appointed the CEO of Kudelski Security.

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Microsoft says roughly 8.5 million Windows devices were impacted by the faulty software update from CrowdStrike, and published a tool to help admins through the recovery process.

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CrowdStrike on Saturday provided technical information and remediation guidance to help organizations impacted by the faulty software update that trigged massive IT outages across the globe on Friday.  

CrowdStrike Remediation Information CrowdStrike Remediation Information

CrowdStrike says a routine sensor configuration update pushed to Windows OS triggered a logic error that blue-screened computers worldwide.

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Organizations worldwide are reporting major outages due to Windows system crashes caused by a bad CrowdStrike update.

Teixeira, who was part of the 102nd Intelligence Wing at Otis Air National Guard Base in Massachusetts, worked as a cyber transport systems specialist.

Researchers show how the Port Shadow technique against VPNs can allow MitM attacks, enabling threat actors to intercept and redirect traffic. 

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Adobe rolled out a set of patches on Tuesday, addressing more than 20 security issues. The patch that is being hailed as the most important, however, is one for Flash Player that has been actively exploited in order to compromise Windows-based systems.

Cloud and managed hosting provider giant Rackspace Hosting today released Rackspace Private Cloud Software, a new offering powered by OpenStack that makes it easy for organizations to deploy their own multi-node private cloud environment anywhere they choose.The company said the newly released software uses the same OpenStack compute platform that is used to run Rackspace’s own datacenters. 

Microsoft released nine security bulletins today addressing 26 vulnerabilities in its products. Five of the bulletins are rated 'critical', and cover issues in Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, Server Software and Developer Tools. From a priority standpoint, Microsoft recommended organizations deploy three critical updates first – MS12-060, MS12-052 and MS12-054.

Imation Corp., an Oakdale, Minnesota-based storage and data security company, today expanded its "Defender" line of secure USB hard drives, adding drives with capacities of up to 1 terabyte (TB), with an option for biometric fingerprint authentication, and new USB drive management tools.

Trusteer is reporting that they have discovered a new attack utilizing the Citadel Trojan. According to a blog post from the security firm, Citadel is targeting an enterprise VPN belonging to a major international airport, but they have withheld the name.

Oracle has released a patch for a vulnerability (CVE-2012-3132) disclosed by David Litchfield from Accuvant Labs during the Black Hat security conference last month. The vulnerability, which is SQL Injection at its core, allows an attacker to gain high-level privileges, and take complete control over the server.

The malware responsible for attacks on at least 30 local governments, universities, and businesses in the Netherlands, Dorifel (XDocCrypt), is still actively spreading and causing new infections, despite a wide net of detection within the anti-Virus market.

IT security and data protection company, Sophos, on Monday launched Sophos Mobile Control 2.5, the latest version of its offering in the increasingly competitive mobile device management (MDM) space. The latest update brings an updated web-based admin console and new features designed to provide IT administrators with a simple way to offer BYOD in the enterprise.

Last week, an Anon looking for lulz blasted a message into several rooms at once, most of those who seen the message laughed and moved on with their day. However, someone didn’t, and instead a news story appeared that – if anything – proves that the name Anonymous can be used to give even the most outlandish claims a spotlight.

New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, alongside Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, announced a partnership between the city and Microsoft last week, which led to the development of crime prevention technologies that can also help where counterterrorism efforts are concerned. The system, which is said to cost between $30 and $40 million to develop, will be available to any law enforcement agency, and the City of New York will take a 30% cut of any future sale.

NEW YORK - (AFP) - Internet giant Google on Monday said it plans to lay off about 4,000 employees at cellphone maker Motorola Mobility, as it seeks to focus on sales of its Android devices.About two-thirds of the layoffs will come from outside the United States, and some 30 of Motorola Mobility's 90 global facilities will be shut, Google said.The aim of the cuts is to simplify the Motorola line of mobile phones "from feature phones to more innovative and...

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