Security Alerts and Updates

July, 2017  (Click listings for more information).
19   Apple Releases Security Updates.
19   Trump Hotels Hit By 3rd Card Breach in 2 Years.
18   Vulnerability may affect thousands of IoT devices.
18   Home Security System Fails at Being Secure.
12   Data of 14 Million Verizon Customers Exposed.
12   Don’t Open SPAM Password Protected Word Docs.
11    Adobe, Microsoft Push Critical Security Fixes.
08  Bug Affects Millions of Android and iOS Devices.
07  B&B Theatres Hit in 2-Year Credit Card Breach.
06  Android Security Bulletin—July 2017.
03  Microsoft Announces New Wave of Nagging Popups.

Real-World Protection Test, February-June, 2017

June, 2017  (Click listings for more information).
30  Tool Tests Computers Against ETERNALBLUE Exploit.
28  NotPetya Is a Cyber-Weapon. It’s Not Ransomware.
27  Vaccine Found for Petya (NotPetya) Ransomware Outbreak.
27  Microsoft kills another gaping hole in Windows Defender.
27  Petya Ransomware Outbreak is Shutting Down Computers.
27  No Windows Fix yet for the Intel Bug that crashes CPUs.
26  IRS Cautions Taxpayers to Watch for Summertime Scams.
23  IC3 Reports Top Online Fraud Complaints in 2016.
22  GhostHook Attack Bypasses Windows PatchGuard Protections.
21  New Firefox browser for Android has built-in ad blocker.
20  More dangerous Android apps sneak into Google Play.
20  Microsoft Blocks Windows 7 Updates on New PCs.
17   Credit Card Breach at Buckle Stores.
16   Google Play is fighting against Android adware.
15   Google has released Chrome version 59.0.3071.104.
15   Compromised domains target Android users.
14   Security vulnerabilities fixed in Thunderbird 52.2.
14   Kaspersky Releases Decryptor for the Jaff Ransomware.
13   Security vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 54.
13   Win XP patched to avert new outbreaks .
13   Microsoft, Adobe Ship Critical Fixes.
12   Word exploits weaponised in quick time.
12   MacRansom and MacSpy malware put Mac users on alert.
09  Novel infection method doesn’t require link to be clicked.
08  Security Flaws Make Fosscam IP Cameras Useless.
08  CertLock Trojan Blocks Security Programs.
05  Google releases Chrome 59.0.3071.86 update.
03  Ads in Google Search Results Redirect Users to Tech Scam.
02  PowerPoint file downloads malware when you hover a link.

AV Real-World Protection Test May 2017

May, 2017 (Click listings for more information).
31  Backend Servers for Apps Expose Terabytes of User Data.
30  Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Update.
29  Chrome Bug Allows Sites to Record Audio and Video.
25  Security Firm Releases Windows XP Patch.
23  Malicious movie subtitles in many video players & streamers.
23  Windows 10 UAC Bypass Vulnerability.
19  WCry worm – More can unlock PCs without paying ransom.
16  Malicious SCF files steal Windows login credentials.
15  Apple Releases Security Updates.
13  WCry patch issued for 3 unsupported Windows versions.
12  HP Driver Update Removes Accidental Keylogger.
12  Ransomware worm infects computers worldwide.
10  SSA.GOV To Require Stronger Authentication.
09  Patch Tuesday fixes for Adobe and Microsoft.
08  Microsoft Edge bug changes numbers it prints.
08  Flaw exposes True Health Diagnostics medical records.
08  Microsoft Releases Critical Security Update.
08  Privacy Awareness Week: A time to learn.
07  Website of HandBrake app hacked. Mac users beware.
06  Flaw in Intel chips is worse than anyone thought.
05  Mozilla Releases Security Updates.
05  The Google-phish-that-was-also-a-worm.
04  Google Doc phishing story takes some bizarre turns.
04  Updates for Windows 10 version 1507 ends May 9.
03  Thieves drain 2fa-protected bank accounts.
03  HoeflerText SocEng Attack Now Targeting Firefox.
03  Avoid two Full Optimizer apps in Google Play.
02  Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome.
02  Breach at Sabre Corp.’s Hospitality Unit.
02  Fraudsters draining accounts with ‘SIM swaps’.
01   Greyhound.com doesn’t allow password changes.

April, 2017  (Click listings for more information).
27  Blind Trust in Email Could Cost You Your Home.
27  Don’t Manually Install Windows 10 Creators Update.
25  Point-of-Sale Malware Steals Driver’s License Info.
24  AV provider Webroot melts down.
21  Security holes discovered in Linksys routers.
21  Amazon’s Third-Party Sellers Hit By Hackers.
19  Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome.
19  Security Vulnerabilities Fixed in Firefox 53.
19  Phishing with ‘punycode’ – using foreign letters.
19  Microsoft turns two-factor authentication into one-factor.
18  Edge Browser Plagued by Various Security Flaws.
17  BankBot Malware Reaches Google Play Store.
14  Chrome & Firefox phishing attack uses domains identical to known safe sites.
13  New processors blocked from receiving updates on old Windows.
13  How to Open Office Files Without Being Hacked.
12  Critical Security Updates from Adobe, Microsoft.
11   Check if Your Home Router is Vulnerable.
08  Booby-trapped Word documents exploit Microsoft 0-day.
07  Gamestop.com Investigating Possible Breach.
06  Rash of attacks destroys poorly secured IoT devices.
05  Android devices hackable by malicious Wi-Fi spots.
04  Samsung’s Tizen is riddled with security flaws.
03  iOS update includes bug fixes and improves security.
03  Facial recognition on Samsung’s new phone cracked.
02  Malware Protection Test March 2017 (PDF).