Author: John Wiley

John Wiley is a Cyber security Evangelist, Researcher, Author & Speaker. He is a Security Writer & Editor-in-Chief, Author of W-Se Web Security Council.

Instagram Phishing Attack Notes With Infringement of Copyright

Instagram users are targeted by a fresh phishing campaign to send out their credentials with counterfeit copyright alerts, which implants a sense of urgency to reduce user guards. The phishing emails circulated during this campaign use fake suspension messages allegedly caused by a copyright notice and ask them to complete a’ copyright objection form’ within…

Beware of Google Alert Links Leading to Malware and Scams

Google Alerts is a helpful service that enables you to obtain messages or an updated RSS feed when fresh Google search pages appear that relate to certain keywords. Sadly, when something is nice, individuals attempt to use it to drive customers into scams and malware. Google Alerts enables you to submit keywords that you do…

Microsoft to Provide Free Security Updates for Voting Systems Running Windows 7

Microsoft will continue to provide some Windows 7 machines with security updates beyond the January 2020 end-of-support date, and voting systems are among them, the company has announced. As part of its normal update schedule, Microsoft will no longer be delivering security updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 systems on January 14, 2020….

First‑of‑its‑kind spyware sneaks into Google Play

ESET analysis breaks down the first known spyware that is built on the AhMyth open-source espionage tool and has appeared on Google Play – twice ESET scientists found the first known spyware based on AhMyth open source malware and circumvented Google app-vetting. The malicious app called Radio Balouch aka RB Music is effectively a fully-functioning…

Jira Server and Service Desk Fix Critical Security Bugs

Atlassian updates for Jira Service Desk and Jira Service Desk Data Centre have been published to correct a critical security bug that anyone who has access to a sensitive client portal can exploit. Another critical vulnerability affected by Jira Server and Jira Data Center has been patched, which enables the server-side template injection leading to…

Meet Stop Ransomware: The Most Active Ransomware Nobody Talks About

Have you ever heard of the Ransomware STOP? Most researchers probably don’t, as few write, cover it and it mostly targets customers through cracked software, adware bundles and shady websites. Ryuk, GandCrab and Sodinkibi receive enormous and deserved media attention as they produce enormous ransom payments, stop businesses and local authorities and impact company clients…

Google’s public image disconnect: Smart engineers and dumb algorithms

Google’s search technologies struggle to identify original news stories. Google looks clever and its people act intelligently, but its algorithms are not clever. Machine learning operates well, not language, when it comes to pictures. Google’s dirty little secret is its algorithms are pretty stupid and difficult to understand what they see and read. Take Google’s…

Windows 10 Insider Build 18985 Released With Improved Bluetooth Pairing

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18985 (20H1) is available from Microsoft to Insiders in the Fast Ring, including a fresh, optional update experience, Snip & Sketch update, as well as a fresh Bluetooth pairing experience. You can update to the Insider Preview Build 18985 by going to the Settings-> Update & Security-> Windows Update and…

Google expands Wi-Fi and adds toll-free Google Assistant line in India

Announcements from Google event in India include giving villages in India access to Wi-Fi connectivity for the first time and a chance to call Google Assistant on a toll-free number. Google announced a series of fresh projects directed at making internet available in India to people and companies, such as providing villages with first-time Wi-Fi…

Queensland stands up data bureau to help reduce road toll

The Road Safety Data Bureau will aim to fill the gaps in the road crash and trauma data currently collected by Queensland’s government agencies. The Government of Queensland announced Thursday that it will compile information from its multiple organizations to reduce the death toll on the highways. The State has established a five-strong Road Safety…