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Here are technical details for a new Windows Remote Access elevation of privilege #vulnerability  (CVE-2020-1530) for which #Microsoft  released a security patch yesterday. Advisory: #PatchTuesday 

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Researchers exploited a vulnerability in #Emotet  malware to create a KILL-SWITCH, and prevented it from spreading for six months. Details#infosec  #cybersecurity 

This month's #Microsoft  Patch Tuesday updates addressed a total of 120 newly discovered software vulnerabilities, of which 17 are critical, and the rest are important in severity.

One of the zero-day vulnerabilities under active attack is a remote code execution bug (CVE-2020-1380) affecting Internet Explorer. Spotted by experts, unknown thre @kasperskyat  actors are exploiting this issue as part of 'Operation PowerFall' attacks.

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Experts at @RiskIQ  today released a new report outlining how false & inflammatory news stories about #COVID19  are developed by content farms. Some even luring readers into misleading 'subscriptions' for products billed as remedies or cures for the virus.

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Hackers join in the race towards a #coronavirus  vaccine. @_CPResearch_  published details on how hackers are leveraging #CoronaVirusUpdates  to trick victims into downloading malicious files. In July, over 61,000 related attacks were #Covid19itnessed .

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? CVE-2019-14287 A flaw in Sudo—that comes installed on almost every #Linux  OS—could let users run commands as "root" even when they're restricted. Details ➤ How? Just by specifying user ID "-1" or "4294967295" in the command instead of the root.

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🔥 WATCH OUT 🔥 Many popular #cryptocurrency-related  verified Twitter accounts got simultaneously compromised and tweeted an identical "Crypto For Health" #SCAM  message. Hacked people and organizations include Gemini, #Binance , Binance's CEO, #Coinbase , CoinDesk, and KuCoin.

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~ The Biggest Twitter Hack of All Time ~ Learn why Twitter was on fire earlier today and how several high-profile verified accounts were hacked to promote a #cryptocurrency  scam that successfully amasses nearly $120,000 in #bitcoin . Read: #twitterhacked 

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WARNING ? Hidden malware found in the highly popular — CamScanner#Android  app that has more than 100 million users. has removed it from i #Googles  Play Store. To be safe, users are also recommended to uninstall immediately. #CamScanner 

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? 0-Day Alert! #Google  is warning Windows, Mac, #Linux  users to update their #Chrome  browser (to 78.0.3904.87) immediately due to a security vulnerability (CVE-2019-13720) that attackers are actively exploiting in the wild to hijack computers. #infosec 

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Beware of 'Coronavirus Maps' !!! Are you tracking the outbreak or leading hackers directly into your computers? Cybercriminals exploiting users' increased interest in learning about #coronavirus  to spread password-stealing malware to millions. #COVID19 

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