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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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HP and Oracle today reaffirmed their long-term strategic partnership and the resolution of litigation regarding Mark V. Hurd’s employment at Oracle. While the terms of the settlement are confidential, Mr. Hurd will adhere to his obligations to protect HP’s confidential information while fulfilling his responsibilities at Oracle. CNBC reported that no money changed hands as part of the settlement but that Hurd may have forfeited some of the stock he was entitled to as part of his departure from HP.

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At the recent Forrester Security Forum in Boston, IBM Security executives discussed how companies can more effectively manage cost, complexity and compliance in a world where threats are constantly changing and information is always compounding. Subjects discussed include data controls, malware defense, patch management, misperception of risk, secure by design, and more.

Qualys today announced the release of the second annual “Top Cyber Security Risks Report.” featuring new data from HP TippingPoint DVLabs, SANS Institute and Qualys Research Labs, plus a “deep dive” analysis of PDF attacks, one of the fastest-growing classes of exploits now in play.Qualys's data on patching status for vulnerabilities alone is derived from more than 13 million scans each week.

IT Security Professionals Optimistic Future Funding. Concerned that Business Partners and Suppliers have been Weakened by Economic Conditions. The U.S. and Europe are behind the times when it comes to achieving maturity in IT security, and they lag in willingness to spend on security as well, according to the newly-released 2011 Global State of Information Security Study by CIO, CSO and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

One third of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) experienced a malware or virus infection via social networks through July of this year, and 23 percent actually lost sensitive data via these networks, according to Panda Security’s first annual Social Media Risk Index.

McAfee today announced the discoveries in its 2010 “Digital Music & Movies Report: The True Cost of Free Entertainment” revealing a growing number of cyber threats associated with the popularity of online music and videos. McAfee researchers found that adding the word “free” to searches increases the risk of landing on a malicious site.

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