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Get a Canon EOS Rebel T6 dSLR kit for $344 – CNET June 26, 2017

Your phone’s camera may be good, but it’s nowhere near this good. This top-rated model would normally run you at least $100 more. Plus: a speaker that fits in your pocket and plays FM radio. Source: CNet

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Tick cyberespionage group zeros in on Japan

Compromised websites and spear-phishing emails used to infect targets with Daserf Trojan

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Contributor: Gavin O’Gorman

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What you need to know about election apps and your personal data

Presidential primary apps can gather a lot of information and may expose sensitive data.

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Contributor: Shaun Aimoto

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TA16-105A: Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities Announced

Original release date: April 14, 2016

Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows with Apple QuickTime installed

Overview

According to Trend Micro, Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation. [1]

Description

All software products have a lifecycle. Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows. [1]

The Zero Day Initiative has issued advisories for two vulnerabilities found in QuickTime for Windows. [2] [3]

Impact

Computer systems running unsupported software are exposed to elevated cybersecurity dangers, such as increased risks of malicious attacks or electronic data loss. Exploitation of QuickTime for Windows vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to take control of affected systems.

Solution

Computers running QuickTime for Windows will continue to work after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks from viruses and other security threats. Potential negative consequences include loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of data, as well as damage to system resources or business assets. The only mitigation available is to uninstall QuickTime for Windows. Users can find instructions for uninstalling QuickTime for Windows on the Apple Uninstall QuickTime page. [4]

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Revision History

  • April 14, 2016: Initial Release

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

Source: CERT

Microsoft Patch Tuesday – April 2016

This month the vendor is releasing 13 bulletins, six of which are rated Critical.

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Hello, welcome to this month’s blog on the Microsoft patch release. This month the vendor is releasing 13 bulletins, six of which are rated Critical.

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Source: Symantec

New Adobe Flash Player exploit used by Magnitude and Nuclear exploit kits

Exploit kits (EKs) including Magnitude and Nuclear have begun to exploit a type confusion vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player (CVE-2016-1019).

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Latest Intelligence for March 2016

The Latest Intelligence for March 2016 reveals that the average number of mobile malware variants has reached 50 per family.

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New Flash zero-day exploited by attackers in the wild

Patch due to be published this week for critical new Adobe Flash vulnerability CVE-2016-1019.

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Adobe has said it will soon issue an update for Flash Player, following the discovery of a critical vulnerability that is being exploited in the wild.

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Source: Symantec

Samsam may signal a new trend of targeted ransomware

A new crypto-ransomware variant may indicate a shift towards targeting businesses with malware that encrypts their files.

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Four tax scams to watch out for this tax season

Symantec Security Response outlines tax-related scams that individuals and businesses should not fall for during each tax season.

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