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  • newISC Releases Security Advisory for BIND
    Original release date: September 19, 2018The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has released a security advisory that addresses a vulnerability affecting multiple versions of ISC Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND). Under certain conditions, a r…
    - 22 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 12:23am -
  • Adobe Releases Security Updates
    Original release date: September 19, 2018Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. A remote attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.NCCIC encoura…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 5:29pm -
  • Cisco Releases Security Updates
    Original release date: September 19, 2018Cisco has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Cisco Webex Network Recording Player. A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 5:25pm -
  • NCCIC Webinar Series on Protecting Enterprise Network Infrastructure Devices
    Original release date: September 18, 2018NCCIC will conduct a series of webinars on Protecting Enterprise Network Infrastructure Devices over the next two weeks. Each webinar will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. ET on the dates listed below:Monday, Sep…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 1:02am -
  • Apple Releases Multiple Security Updates
    Original release date: September 17, 2018Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.NCCIC encourages users an…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 8:57pm -
  • SB18-260: Vulnerability Summary for the Week of September 10, 2018
    Original release date: September 17, 2018The US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin provides a summary of new vulnerabilities that have been recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) in…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 4:15am -
  • MS-ISAC Releases Advisory on PHP Vulnerabilities
    Original release date: September 14, 2018The Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) has released an advisory on multiple Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) vulnerabilities. An attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 6:29pm -
  • Potential Hurricane Florence Phishing Scams
    Original release date: September 14, 2018NCCIC warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to exploit interest in Hurricane Florence. Fraudulent emails commonly appear after major natural disasters and often contain links…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 6:19pm -
  • Google Releases Security Update for Chrome
    Original release date: September 11, 2018Google has released Chrome version 69.0.3497.92 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses vulnerabilities, one of which an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system.NCCIC enco…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 9:30pm -
  • Microsoft Releases September 2018 Security Updates
    Original release date: September 11, 2018Microsoft has released updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.NCCIC encourag…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 8:22pm -

FBI Cyber Crimes Stories

  • Safe Online Surfing
    The FBI’s Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge, designed for third- through eighth-grade students, has opened for the 2018-19 school year and is now available in Spanish.
    - 13 days ago, 7 Sep 18, 10:12am -
  • Malware Creator Sentenced
    The developer of a malicious piece of software called NanoCore RAT—which allowed hackers to steal sensitive information and even access the webcams of infected computers—will be spending time behind bars.
    - 78 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 9:00am -
  • International BEC Takedown
    The FBI partnered with domestic and international law enforcement agencies on Operation WireWire, a large-scale, coordinated effort to dismantle business e-mail compromise schemes.
    - 11 Jun 18, 9:00am -
  • Stolen Identities
    Four men who hacked the computer servers of mortgage brokers used the personal information they stole from customers to open unauthorized lines of credit and drain victims’ retirement accounts.
    - 29 Mar 18, 2:50pm -
  • Director Addresses Cyber Conference
    At the International Conference on Cyber Security in New York, FBI Director Christopher Wray discussed how the FBI is evolving to stay ahead of threats in the digital age.
    - 11 Jan 18, 3:33pm -
  • Cyber Security: Our Shared Responsibility
    Each October, the FBI joins its partners in reminding everyone to do their part to protect themselves in an increasingly Internet-connected world.
    - 2 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Safe Online Surfing
    The FBI’s Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge—a free, educational program for children that teaches cyber safety—has been updated and redesigned for the 2017-2018 school year.
    - 12 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • AlphaBay Takedown
    U.S. and international law enforcement officials announced the takedown of the Darknet marketplace AlphaBay, where criminals anonymously bought and sold drugs, weapons, and other illicit goods.
    - 20 Jul 17, 12:22pm -
  • IC3 Releases 2016 Internet Crime Report
    The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center—which received nearly 300,000 complaints with reported losses of more than $1.3 billion last year—released its annual report highlighting trends in Internet crime.
    - 22 Jun 17, 11:33am -
  • Virtual Ticket to Prison
    What seemed to be a straightforward fraud scheme involving concert tickets led investigators to uncover an elaborate—and illegal—unlicensed bitcoin exchange.
    - 3 May 17, 3:11pm -
  • Charges Announced in Massive Cyber Intrusion Case
    Four individuals, including two Russian Federal Security Service officers, have been charged in connection with compromising at least 500 million Yahoo accounts.
    - 15 Mar 17, 2:03pm -
  • FBI Director Addresses Cyber Security Gathering
    James Comey discussed the current cyber threat landscape, the FBI’s efforts to stay ahead of the threat, and the importance of strong private sector partnerships at the Boston Conference on Cyber Security.
    - 8 Mar 17, 1:36pm -
  • Woman Sentenced for Cyberstalking
    A Miami college student who became fixated on a stranger she found online and harassed and threatened her through social media is serving time behind bars.
    - 3 Jan 17, 9:00am -
  • International Cyber Sweep Nets DDoS Attackers
    A 26-year-old graduate student in California was among nearly three dozen suspects arrested last week in a coordinated five-day cyber crime sweep involving 13 countries.
    - 12 Dec 16, 1:21pm -
  • Joint Cyber Operation Takes Down Avalanche Criminal Network
    The FBI and its partners dismantled a highly secure infrastructure of servers that offered cyber criminals an unfettered platform from which to conduct malware campaigns targeting victims around the world.
    - 5 Dec 16, 7:56am -

Security and Privacy

  • OVPN review: An ideal VPN except for one big drawback
    OVPN in brief:P2P allowed: Yes Business location: Stockholm, Sweden Number of servers: 56 Number of country locations: 7 Cost: $84 per year VPN protocol: OpenVPN Data encryption: AES-256-GCM Data authentication: SHA1 HMAC Handshake encryption: TL…
    - 56 days ago, 26 Jul 18, 1:00pm -
  • Pornhub launches VPNhub, a VPN service with free, unlimited bandwidth
    Updated 06/07/2018: Check out our full review of Pornhub's VPNhub, which still has to work out some kinks.Pornhub, one of the most-trafficked adult video sites on the Internet, is launching a virtual private network (VPN) with free, unlimited band…
    - 7 Jun 18, 4:51pm -
  • PrivateVPN review: It's fast and flexible
    P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: SwedenNumber of servers: 100+Number of country locations: 55Cost: $50 per yearVPN protocol: OpenVPNData encryption: AES-128-GCM (server-side negotiation can improve to AES-256)Data authentication: S…
    - 29 May 18, 10:00am -
  • PrivateVPN review: It's fast and flexible
    P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: SwedenNumber of servers: 100+Number of country locations: 55Cost: $50 per yearVPN protocol: OpenVPNData encryption: AES-128-GCM (server-side negotiation can improve to AES-256)Data authentication: S…
    - 29 May 18, 10:00am -
  • Opera is shuttering its VPN app for iOS and Android, sending users to SurfEasy
    Pour one out for Olaf. No, not the charming snowman from Disney’s Frozen, the mascot for Opera’s free VPN app. Opera has announced that the warmhearted Viking will be retiring at the end of April, taking the free VPN app for iOS and Android wi…
    - 17 Apr 18, 7:38pm -
  • ZenMate VPN review: This simple VPN clears your mind of complexity
    ZenMate VPN in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Berlin, GermanyNumber of servers: 300+Number of country locations: 29Cost: $60 per yearVPN protocol: IPSec + L2TPData encryption: 2048-bit PSK/ESP Data authentication: AES 256/HMA…
    - 13 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • ZenMate VPN review: This simple VPN clears your mind of complexity
    ZenMate VPN in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Berlin, GermanyNumber of servers: 300+Number of country locations: 29Cost: $60 per yearVPN protocol: IPSec + L2TPData encryption: 2048-bit PSK/ESP Data authentication: AES 256/HMA…
    - 13 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • ibVPN review: A no-frills VPN with everything you need
    ibVPN in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Târgu Mureș,RomaniaNumber of servers: 180+Number of country locations: 50Cost: $37 (Standard) / $58 (Ultimate)VPN protocol: IPSec (default)Data encryption: AES-256 Data authenticat…
    - 12 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • WiTopia personalVPN review: It's all about choices
    WiTopia personalVPN in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Reston, VANumber of servers: 300+Number of country locations: 45Cost: $50 (Basic) / $70 (Pro)VPN protocol: OpenVPN (default)Data encryption: AES-128 Data authentication: SHA2…
    - 22 Mar 18, 10:00am -
  • Is your VPN secure? How to check for leaks
    A trustworthy virtual private network (VPN) is a good way to keep your internet usage secure and private whether at home or on public Wi-Fi. But just how private is your activity over a VPN? In other words, how do you know if the VPN is doing its…
    - 20 Mar 18, 12:10pm -
  • HotSpot Shield review: It's fast, beautiful, and definitely not for anonymity
    HotSpot Shield in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: United StatesNumber of servers: 2,000+Number of country locations: 25Cost: $71.88 per yearUpdate: This review was updated on February 2, 2018 to add mention of AnchorFree’s trans…
    - 31 Jan 18, 10:36pm -
  • Windscribe Pro review: It's all about the extras
    Windscribe in brief:P2P allowed: Yes, on most serversNumber of servers: 321Business location: Richmond Hill, Ontario, CanadaNumber of country locations: 50Cost: $49 billed annuallyMetropolitan Toronto is something of a VPN hub these days.…
    - 14 Dec 17, 10:22pm -
  • Buffered VPN review: It gets the job done

    Buffered VPN review: It gets the job done

    Buffered VPN in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Budapest, HungaryNumber of servers: 30+Number of country locations: 46Cost: $99 per yearBudapest-based Buffered VPN isn’t an exceptional product. It ‘s not particularly speedy, i…
    - 17 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • How—and why—you should use a VPN any time you hop on the internet
    Surfing the web through a virtual private network ensures that your online activities are both private and secure.
    - 6 Jul 17, 11:53pm -
  • 6 ways to lock down your iPhone’s lock screen
    Just because your iPhone is locked with a passcode or Touch ID doesn’t mean it’s safe from prying eyes and fingers. From text message notifications to Siri, your phone’s lock screen is brimming with alerts, features, and settings that anyone…
    - 16 May 17, 10:30am -
  • Windows 10 Privacy: How to disable the Location features
    Windows 10’s Creators Update makes it easier to disable location tracking and also erase location history.
    - 24 Apr 17, 7:30pm -
  • Windows 10 Privacy in the Creators Update
    Windows 10 privacy settings are easier to find and use in the Creators Update. But there's a difference between getting more control and getting more privacy.
    - 17 Apr 17, 7:00am -
  • Three privacy tools that block your Internet provider from tracking you
    It's official: Congress has sold you out to Internet service providers, passing a bill that dismantles Internet privacy rules and allows ISPs to sell your web history and other personal information without your permission. Assuming President Trump…
    - 29 Mar 17, 3:04pm -
  • How to keep a private stash of bookmarks in Chrome
    Incognito Mode in Chrome can keep your browsing history secret unless you have a nosy Internet Service Provider, and you’re not using a VPN. But one thing incognito doesn’t keep secret are any bookmarks you’ve got. If you’ve ever wanted t…
    - 28 Mar 17, 12:00pm -
  • Facebook encrypted messages: Setting up Secret Conversations in Messenger
    Even Facebook lets you have a little privacy, letting you send encrypted messages using the Secret Conversation feature in Facebook Messenger. Here’s how it works.
    - 7 Dec 16, 12:57am -
  • How to encrypt your Facebook messages with Secret Conversations

    How to encrypt your Facebook messages with Secret Conversations

    Good news, privacy enthusiasts: Facebook’s one-on-one encrypted messaging feature called Secret Conversations is now live for all Android and iOS users. Secret Conversations allows Messenger users to send end-to-end encrypted messages to thei…
    - 5 Oct 16, 3:29pm -