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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6557 on: December 14, 2021, 02:31:14 PM »
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6558 on: December 14, 2021, 04:14:10 PM »
Beware of a New Amazon Token Crypto Scam
https://blog.avast.com/beware-of-a-new-amazon-token-crypto-scam
12/14/2021 Security News Flash - Amazon Token Crypto Scam

https://youtu.be/us2C3YvMXF0
Look out for offers to purchases nonexistent Amazon Crypto currency Tokens.
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6559 on: December 14, 2021, 06:10:23 PM »

Avast - 2022 Predictions

https://youtu.be/Z9XJjAbbFHQ
Avast's prediction of what the 2022 Cyber security landscape will look like.
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https://blog.avast.com/author/grace-macej
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6560 on: December 15, 2021, 04:05:32 PM »
In Case you'd like predictions and opinions on next years
cyber security landscape from a variety of experts in the field.
https://blog.emsisoft.com/en/39386/cyber-security-predictions-for-2022-what-the-experts-expect/

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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6561 on: December 15, 2021, 06:22:58 PM »
If you're using Gmail and other online service,
be extremely careful.
The SPAM filter isn't working as well as it used to
My inbox has seen way to many emails that are spam
Here's just one sample I just received.

Read the headers. If you aren't exping an email, trash it.
Even better, put it in the spam folder where it belongs.
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6562 on: December 16, 2021, 09:15:03 PM »

12-16-2021 GOOGLE DRIVE WILL BEGIN INFORMING ITS USERS
OF CONTENT VIOLATIONS VIA EMAIL

https://youtu.be/QusvmKD0afY
Here is my take on Google's newest information release about files stored on Google Drive.
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https://chromeunboxed.com/google-drive-violation-notice/
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6563 on: December 16, 2021, 09:33:45 PM »

12-16-2021 GOOGLE DRIVE WILL BEGIN INFORMING ITS USERS
OF CONTENT VIOLATIONS VIA EMAIL
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https://youtu.be/QusvmKD0afY
Here is my take on Google's newest information release about files stored on Google Drive.
Thanks to ChromeUnboxed for their excellent article on this topic.
https://chromeunboxed.com/google-drive-violation-notice/

Interesting - whilst I have never used Google Drive and have no intention of doing so.
In order for Google to identify content violations they must have analytic access to your files.  So the question is do you trust Google not to somehow benefit from rummaging through your data ?
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6564 on: December 16, 2021, 10:05:57 PM »

12-16-2021 GOOGLE DRIVE WILL BEGIN INFORMING ITS USERS
OF CONTENT VIOLATIONS VIA EMAIL
<snip image>
https://youtu.be/QusvmKD0afY
Here is my take on Google's newest information release about files stored on Google Drive.
Thanks to ChromeUnboxed for their excellent article on this topic.
https://chromeunboxed.com/google-drive-violation-notice/

Interesting - whilst I have never used Google Drive and have no intention of doing so.
In order for Google to identify content violations they must have analytic access to your files.  So the question is do you trust Google not to somehow benefit from rummaging through your data ?
No more or less than any other online storage service.
To protect the corporation, they actually need to do this to weed out the stuff that can get Google (Alphabet into hot water.)
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6565 on: December 17, 2021, 12:55:15 AM »

12-16-2021 GOOGLE DRIVE WILL BEGIN INFORMING ITS USERS
OF CONTENT VIOLATIONS VIA EMAIL
<snip image>
https://youtu.be/QusvmKD0afY
Here is my take on Google's newest information release about files stored on Google Drive.
Thanks to ChromeUnboxed for their excellent article on this topic.
https://chromeunboxed.com/google-drive-violation-notice/

Interesting - whilst I have never used Google Drive and have no intention of doing so.
In order for Google to identify content violations they must have analytic access to your files.  So the question is do you trust Google not to somehow benefit from rummaging through your data ?
No more or less than any other online storage service.
To protect the corporation, they actually need to do this to weed out the stuff that can get Google (Alphabet into hot water.)

Which is just one reason why I don't use any on-line storage medium, I also haven't any social networking accounts.
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6567 on: December 17, 2021, 12:41:56 PM »
Lenovo laptops vulnerable to bug allowing admin privileges
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lenovo-laptops-vulnerable-to-bug-allowing-admin-privileges/
https://research.nccgroup.com/2021/12/15/technical-advisory-lenovo-imcontroller-local-privilege-escalation-cve-2021-3922-cve-2021-3969/

Lenovo again, can anyone remember a long time again when Lenovo products had a chip that had been hacked, a bug in it that could deliver malware  ?
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« Reply #6568 on: December 17, 2021, 09:06:43 PM »

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 12-17-2021

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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #6569 on: December 18, 2021, 10:39:44 AM »
New zero-day exploit for Log4j Java library is an enterprise nightmare
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-zero-day-exploit-for-log4j-java-library-is-an-enterprise-nightmare/
https://www.cyberkendra.com/2021/12/worst-log4j-rce-zeroday-dropped-on.html
https://www.lunasec.io/docs/blog/log4j-zero-day/
It's already been patched.
As always, you need to update to be safe.
Update - Update - Update
Researchers release 'vaccine' for critical Log4Shell vulnerability
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/researchers-release-vaccine-for-critical-log4shell-vulnerability/
http://github.com/Cybereason/Logout4Shell
Hackers start pushing malware in worldwide Log4Shell attacks
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-start-pushing-malware-in-worldwide-log4shell-attacks/
Most infections can be directly attributed to neglect.
They neglected to update the system with the latest available security patches and the system got hacked.
No different here.
Log4j: List of vulnerable products and vendor advisories
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/log4j-list-of-vulnerable-products-and-vendor-advisories/
All Log4j, logback bugs we know so far and why you MUST ditch 2.15
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/all-log4j-logback-bugs-we-know-so-far-and-why-you-must-ditch-215/
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