This week we continue to see more ransomware being released as well as changes in the distribution of the larger ransomware infections. For example, Locky has had a very low distribution lately since the holidays, but according to the Cisco Talos Group, it is starting to pick up again.
Today Microsoft released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15014 for PC and Mobile to Insiders on the fast ring. This build has a ton of new fixes as well as new features. By far the best addition is the ability for Windows to automatically delete unused temporary files and files in the Recycle Bin that are older than 30 days
A new Ransomware as a Service, or RaaS, called Satan has been discovered by security researcher Xylitol. This service allows any wannabe criminal to register an account and create their very own customized version of the Satan Ransomware.
Today, Oracle released their January 2017 Critical Patch Update, or CPU, that resolves a massive 270 vulnerabilities across all of their products. Of these 270 vulnerabilities, over 100 are remotely exploitable without authentication.
Today Apple released the GarageBand 10.1.5.1 and Logic Pro X 10.3 updates to fix a critical vulnerability in both program that could lead to remote code execution.