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FBI to all router users: Reboot now to neuter Russia’s VPNFilter malware

The FBI is recommending that all small business and home router owners reboot devices, even if they’re not among the brands known to be affected.

The FBI is urging small businesses and households to immediately reboot routers following Cisco’s report that 500,000 infected devices could be destroyed with a single command.

The malware, dubbed VPNFilter, was developed by the … Read more...

Windows critical flaw: This security bug is under attack right now, says Microsoft

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Microsoft patches two flaws that are already under attack, among the 67 bugs in May’s Patch Tuesday update.

Video: Microsoft’s reverse engineering unveils secrets of FinFisher government spyware

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday update addresses a critical flaw in the Windows VBScript engine that attackers are using to compromise Windows machines through Internet Explorer.

The patch follows an alarm by researchers at … Read more...

Firefox 60 lands: It’s world’s first browser to give you password-free logins, says Mozilla

Firefox becomes first browser to support the Web Authentication API, taking the world closer to no-password logins.

Video: How Mozilla plans to win back Firefox users.

Mozilla has released Firefox 60 with support for a new option to sign in to websites without using a password.

That’s thanks to an emerging W3C standard called Web Authentication or WebAuthn, which … Read more...

Twitter says bug exposed user plaintext passwords

Change your passwords — immediately.

Twitter has admitted that user passwords were briefly stored in plaintext and may have been exposed to the company’s internal tools.

In a blog post, the microblogging site urged users to change their passwords.

“When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use technology that masks it so no one at the company … Read more...

Facebook launches Clear History feature that should have been there all along

Clear History will take a few months to build and input from various parties, but Facebook will allow users to clear their data trail–just like you can with your browsers.

Facebook is launching a feature dubbed Clear History and perhaps the most shocking item is that it wasn’t there before.

Ahead of his talk at the F8 developer conference, CEO Read more...

Over a million vulnerable fiber routers can be easily hacked

Most of the GPON home gateways are found in Mexico, Kazakhstan, and Vietnam.

Over a million fiber routers can be remotely accessed, thanks to an authentication bypass bug that’s easily exploited by modifying the URL in the browser’s address bar.

The bug lets anyone bypass the router’s login page and access pages within — simply by adding “?images/” to the … Read more...