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Canon DSLR Camera Infected with Ransomware Over the Air

Vulnerabilities in the image transfer protocol used in digital cameras enabled a security researcher to infect with ransomware a Canon EOS 80D DSLR over a rogue WiFi connection.A host of six flaws discovered in the implementation of the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)...

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Warning Issued For Apple’s 1.4 Billion iPad And iPhone Users

Apple is having a bad week. Just days after Face ID was hacked and the company’s “user-hostile” iPhone battery practices were exposed, an extraordinary story of Apple neglect has resulted in a warning every iPhone and iPad user needs to know about.  Picked up...

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Windows 7 Sunsetting FAQs

Since we first told you a few weeks ago about Microsoft’s January 14, 2020, sunsetting of its Windows 7 operating system, we’ve received a lot of questions. To help make things clearer you, we’ve decided to provide some answers to the most frequently asked. Read them...

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Extortion Emails on the Rise: A Look at The Different Types

Since 2018, a constant stream of extortion email scams have been targeting users with fake threats designed to scare you into sending a payment in bitcoins to avoid an embarrassing leak or threat of legal action.These extortion emails are being sent through large spam...

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Cyberattacks on connected cars could gridlock entire cities

Thanks a whole bunch, Internet of Things (IoT): you’ve already brought us autonomous vehicles and other connected cars that can be turned into steel/glass/combustible whirling dervishes, as in, Jeep Cherokees that can be paralyzed by remote attackers 10 miles away and...

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Ford targets Tesla with its new electric truck claim

Ford released a video of an all-electric F-150 pickup prototype truck towing 1.25 million pounds of double-decker rail cars carrying 42 F-150 pickups.The weight in the video is roughly four times more than the 300,000 pounds Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted his company's...

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Cloud-based virtual desktop provider hit by ransomware

iNSYNQ, a cloud computing provider of virtual desktop environments, has been down in a major outage that has lasted nearly a week after its servers were infected last Tuesday, July 16, with ransomware.Impacted aren't just iNSYNQ's direct customers, but also companies...

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FBI Releases Master Decryption Keys for GandCrab Ransomware

In an FBI Flash Alert, the FBI has released the master decryption keys for the Gandcrab Ransomware versions 4, 5, 5.0.4, 5.1, and 5.2. Using these keys, any individual or organization can create and release their very own GandCrab decryptor.On June 1st, 2019, the...

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QuickBooks Cloud Hosting Firm iNSYNQ Hit in Ransomware Attack

Cloud hosting provider iNSYNQ says it is trying to recover from a ransomware attack that shut down its network and has left customers unable to access their accounting data for the past three days. Unfortunately for iNSYNQ, the company appears to be turning a deaf ear...

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