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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6510 on: November 08, 2021, 03:31:23 PM »

What does Facebook's facial recognition shutdown mean for its users?

https://youtu.be/RpoqWIQqlk4
Is there really any benefit to the average user in Facebook's move to shut down this service?
How do you protect yourself from this technology?
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« Reply #6511 on: November 11, 2021, 10:48:42 AM »
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« Reply #6512 on: November 12, 2021, 09:44:52 AM »
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« Reply #6513 on: November 12, 2021, 10:43:11 PM »

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 11-12-2021

https://youtu.be/tBvndGkeJDc
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6514 on: November 14, 2021, 03:59:46 PM »

News Flash Update - FBI System Hacked

https://youtu.be/tzrAA81XLok
On 11/13/2021 the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) email servers were hacked
to distribute spam email.
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6515 on: November 15, 2021, 10:13:04 AM »
News Flash Update - FBI System Hacked
https://youtu.be/tzrAA81XLok
On 11/13/2021 the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) email servers were hacked
to distribute spam email.
Hoax Email Blast Abused Poor Coding in FBI Website
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/11/hoax-email-blast-abused-poor-coding-in-fbi-website/
https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-statement-on-incident-involving-fake-emails
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« Reply #6516 on: November 15, 2021, 12:09:25 PM »
News Flash Update - FBI System Hacked
https://youtu.be/tzrAA81XLok
On 11/13/2021 the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) email servers were hacked
to distribute spam email.
Hoax Email Blast Abused Poor Coding in FBI Website
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/11/hoax-email-blast-abused-poor-coding-in-fbi-website/
https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-statement-on-incident-involving-fake-emails
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« Reply #6519 on: November 16, 2021, 09:35:22 AM »
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« Reply #6520 on: November 17, 2021, 10:01:16 AM »
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6521 on: November 17, 2021, 03:40:22 PM »

What is a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program)
"A PUP is a program that may be unwanted, despite the possibility that users consented to download it.
PUPs include spyware, adware, and dialers, and are often downloaded in conjunction with a program that the user wants."
Microsoft seems to have taken that meaning a bit further.
It's applying that term to any program that also, by default, installs one or more
other programs not selected by the user. Even if the user is given the opportunity
to bypass the installation of that other(s) possibly unwanted program.
Someone just asked me about something that Microsoft tagged as a "PUA:Win32/PiriformBundler"
This is a perfect example Microsoft's new inclusion of programs to be classified as PUPs
Here is how Microsoft describes this version of a PUP:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/threats/malware-encyclopedia-description?Name=PUA%3AWin32%2FPiriformBundler
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« Reply #6524 on: November 19, 2021, 10:43:15 AM »
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