Tag Archives: Hackers

Working from home makes you vulnerable to hackers. Here’s how to stay safe

by Laura Hautala, c|net

Now’s the time for good tech hygiene, too.

Working at home can leave you open to hackers, even in normal times, and these aren’t normal times. With millions of people in the US under orders to stay home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, many more people are now working in their personal space, sometimes on their personal computers or phones. That makes a much wider target for hackers, cybersecurity experts say.

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Microsoft says hackers are attacking Windows users with a new unpatched bug

by Zack Whittaker, TechCrunch

Microsoft  says attackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed security vulnerability found in all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 10.

But the software giant said there is currently no patch for the vulnerability.

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Hackers are making malware-infected coronavirus maps to harvest personal information

by Matthew Rozsa, Salon

One of the most popular interactive pandemic update maps has been copied and distributed by malicious actors.

A journalist with expertise on cybercrime reported on Thursday that hackers are trying to take advantage of the public’s concern about the COVID-19 pandemic to infect users’ computers with malware.

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Four steps you should take to secure your Gmail account right now

by Jason Cipriani, c|net

You wouldn’t like someone snooping around your Gmail account, and I can’t blame you. Lock it down right now.

From bank statements to personal letters, and even password reset requests, your Gmail account holds an abundance of personal information. If someone were to access it, they’d effectively have access to the rest of your online identity. 

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Hackers exploit critical vulnerability found in 100,000 WordPress sites

by Dan Goodin, ARS Technica – 

Flaw in ThemeGrill plugin lets attackers wipe sites clean and possibly take them over.

Hackers are actively exploiting a critical WordPress plugin vulnerability that allows them to completely wipe all website databases and, in some cases, seize complete control of affected sites.

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