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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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According to a recent advisory, a new variant of spyware "Spy.Felxispy" targeting Symbian devices has recently been identified by the National Computer Virus Emergency Response Centre of China. According to NetQin, more than a dozen variants of the spyware have emerged since the first was spotted, and the latest has affected 150,000+ devices. Note that Spy.Felxispy is NOT new malware, these are variants of it. The malware is also sometimes know as “Trojan-Spy:SymbOS/Flexispy.A” as identified by security firm F-Secure and...

The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) and US-CERT have issued a high severity vulnerability warning, discovered by Neustar, which affects BIND, the most widely used DNS software on the Internet. Successful exploitation could enable attacker to cause Bind servers to stop processing all requests.

New mobile malware targeting Android devices has been spotted in China, mobile security company NetQin warned today. Dubbed "Hong Tou Tou", NetQin is currently tracking two variants including "BD.HongTouTou.A”, which was discovered on February 18th, and “BD.HongTouTou.B”, which it discovered today.

US Digital Transactions Corporation (USDT) announced availability of a solution designed to help combat the growing problem of “friendly fraud,” the term used for when a consumer purchases an item, receives it, and without valid reason refuses acceptance of the charge for the transaction by initiating a chargeback with their bank/card issuer.

Vienna, Virginia based C² Technologies announced that it has developed and delivered an iPhone Application to help train U.S. Army Patriot Missile crews. The Patriot Missile Defense System helps defend against advanced threats, including aircraft, missiles and UAVs by shooting them out of the sky.

Dell announced this morning that it is delivering new cloud-based services to simplify secure information access and sharing for physicians and hospitals and improve healthcare efficiency from the point of care to the data center and business office. The service offerings are designed for hospitals and physician practices that want to focus less on managing information and more on using it to improve patient care and to maximize reimbursements.

Einstein was credited with stating, "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." Change can look daunting when you’re the one responsible for optimizing your company’s security, risk and compliance posture. Past investments in point products make a change in direction feel like an unnatural act, but there are plenty of indicators that the status quo just doesn’t cut it any longer.

The Canadian government has recently been under cyber attack, resulting in foreign hackers gaining access to classified government information, according to a report from CBC News of Canada.

Smartphone security firm, Lookout, today released the findings of its second App Genome Report, based on an analysis of over 500,000 mobile apps across different device platforms and app markets. The results show that the Android Market is growing at a rate nearly three times faster than the Apple App Store.

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