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MalwareHunterTeam reports that a new variant of Cryptomix ransomware is circulating in the wild. There's no free decryptor available for it, yet, so unfortunately some victims will be tempted to pay the ransom. The best defense against this and other ransomware strains is secure, tested, and used backup.
Researchers at NewSky Security have found a vulnerability that affects most routers used by SingTel, Singapore's main Internet service provider.
Another misconfigured AWS S3 bucket has been found by Kromtech. This one, belonging to Honda India, is said to have exposed some 50,000 customers' data.
In patching news, Google's release of Chrome 67 to the stable channel includes fixes for thirty-four vulnerabilities.
Vietnamese authorities are giving that country's users the same advice about VPNFilter the FBI gave in the US: reboot your routers.
Kaspersky's challenge to the US Government's ban on its software has failed, with both suits dismissed yesterday by the District Court for the District of Columbia. Kaspersky plans to appeal.
The Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security rendered a report required by the May 2017 executive order on cybersecurity yesterday. The report's title, “Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats,” fairly expresses its contents. The recommendations include aspirations for the Government to lead by example, and to seek public-private partnerships that will build resistance to botnets into devices under development.
Concerns about possible security threats Chinese device manufacturers present remain very much alive in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
Today's issue includes events affecting Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Estonia, European Union, India, Ireland, Israel, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam
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