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  • Microsoft Releases November 2018 Security Updates
    Original release date: November 13, 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 encourage…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 11:24pm -
  • Adobe Releases Security Updates
    Original release date: November 13, 2018Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat and Reader, and Adobe Photoshop CC. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to obtain access to sensiti…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 5:40pm -
  • SB18-316: Vulnerability Summary for the Week of November 5, 2018
    Original release date: November 12, 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 t…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 7:43am -
  • VMware Releases Security Updates
    Original release date: November 09, 2018VMware has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.NCCIC encourages user…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 6:59pm -
  • NCCIC Releases Analysis Report on JexBoss
    Original release date: November 08, 2018NCCIC has released Analysis Report (AR) AR18-312A: JexBoss - JBoss Verify and EXploitation Tool. Cyber threat actors use JexBoss to remotely access victims' systems. The report provides information on JexB…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 8:43pm -
  • AR18-312A: JexBoss – JBoss Verify and EXploitation Tool

    AR18-312A: JexBoss – JBoss Verify and EXploitation Tool

    Original release date: November 08, 2018 Summary JBoss Verify and EXploitation tool (JexBoss) is an open-source tool used by cybersecurity hunt teams (sometimes referred to as “red teams”) and auditors to conduct authorized security…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 11:29am -
  • Cisco Releases Security Updates
    Original release date: November 07, 2018Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities affecting Cisco products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.NCCIC encourages users…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 5:42pm -
  • Self-Encrypting Solid-State Drive Vulnerabilities
    Original release date: November 06, 2018NCCIC is aware of reports of vulnerabilities in the hardware encryption of certain self-encrypting solid-state drives. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to obtain access to sensitive informat…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 12:17am -
  • Apache Releases Security Advisory for Apache Struts
    Original release date: November 05, 2018The Apache Software Foundation has released an advisory to address a vulnerable commons-fileupload library used in Apache Struts versions 2.3.36 and prior. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerabilit…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 7:34pm -
  • SB18-309: Vulnerability Summary for the Week of October 29, 2018
    Original release date: November 05, 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 t…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 10:05am -

FBI Cyber Crimes Stories

  • The Morris Worm
    Thirty years ago, a graduate student unleashed the first major attack on the Internet and became the first person convicted of a new type of crime.
    - 16 days ago, 2 Nov 18, 3:28pm -
  • Cyberstalking
    Two unrelated sextortion crimes committed months apart and hundreds of miles away from each other illustrate the dangers of compromising personal photos being in the wrong hands.
    - 19 days ago, 30 Oct 18, 10:18am -
  • Russian Hackers Indicted
    Seven GRU military intelligence officers have been charged with hacking into the computer networks of U.S. and international organizations, including those cracking down on Russia’s state-sponsored doping activities.
    - 45 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 12:06pm -
  • National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
    Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility, and this month serves as a reminder that each of us has a part to play in making the Internet safer and more secure.
    - 48 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 10:49am -
  • 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.
    - 72 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.
    - 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 -

Security and Privacy

  • Perfect Privacy review: The price is high, but the speeds are good
    Perfect Privacy in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Sweden, Panama, and LatviaNumber of servers: 54Number of country locations: 23Cost: €119.99 (about $138 at this writing)VPN protocol: OpenVPNData encryption: AES-256-CBCData a…
    - 83 days ago, 27 Aug 18, 12:00pm -
  • Perfect Privacy review: The price is high, but the speeds are good
    Perfect Privacy in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Sweden, Panama, and LatviaNumber of servers: 54Number of country locations: 23Cost: €119.99 (about $138 at this writing)VPN protocol: OpenVPNData encryption: AES-256-CBCData a…
    - 83 days ago, 27 Aug 18, 12:00pm -
  • Google Privacy Checkup FAQ: How to limit tracking and still use the apps you love
    It's been a rough month for Google. A new report by Digital Content Next reveals some troubling news: Android phones, even when idle, send data to Google at an alarming pace. In fact the study found that an Android phone "communicated location inf…
    - 88 days ago, 22 Aug 18, 3:38pm -
  • Google Privacy Checkup FAQ: How to limit tracking and still use the apps you love
    It's been a rough month for Google. A new report by Digital Content Next reveals some troubling news: Android phones, even when idle, send data to Google at an alarming pace. In fact the study found that an Android phone "communicated location inf…
    - 88 days ago, 22 Aug 18, 3:38pm -
  • 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…
    - 26 Jul 18, 1:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -