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Hackers steal 19 years’ worth of data from the Australian National University

News from ESET We Live Security A premier Australian university has disclosed a cyberattack that compromised the personal information of its students and staff extending back nearly two decades. “We believe there was unauthorized access to significant amounts of personal staff, student and visitor data extending back 19 years,” reads a statement from Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University (ANU). The stolen [...]


10 years of virtual dynamite: A high-level retrospective of ATM malware

POSTED BY VANJA SVAJCE via Talos Intelligence Executive summary It has been 10 years since the discovery of Skimer, first malware specifically designed to attack automated teller machines (ATMs). At the time, the learning curve for understanding its functionality was rather steep and analysis required specific knowledge of a manufacturer's ATM API functions and parameters, which were not publicly documented.  Before the [...]


The NEW Security baseline for Windows

While I was still a Full-Time Employee at Microsoft I was fully aware of this “new baseline” recommendations, but I was waiting for the final announcement which came yesterday from my good friend Aaron Margosis, Here is the new security configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 and Windows Server (version 1903) Please note that the new Windows Server has been [...]


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As a Trusted Security Advisor at Microsoft, I used to receive if not hundreds, tens of emails nearly every day from people across the globe asking my help on how they become a Security Professional.Of course, this is not a one-night thing, or there is no secret recipe or a short cut, to be "The Security Guy". I am [...]


New Windows 10 Security Exploit Can Read All Your Files – What You Need To Know

A security researcher with a history of releasing zero-day exploits for the Windows operating system has struck again; this time just days after the latest Patch Tuesday security updates were rolled out. Which means that it’s unlikely there will be a fix for Windows 10 users until June 11 at the earliest. So what did SandboxEscaper just drop into [...]