Once again, the developers of the Locky Ransomware have decided to change the extension of encrypted files. This time, the ransomware developers moved away from Norse gods and into Egyptian mythology by using the .osiris extension for encrypted files.
Today's deal is for an online course to prepare you for the CompTIA A+ (901 & 902), CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+ and Essentials certification exams. These courses normally have a combined price of $4,099, this bundle has been reduced 98% to $59.
Lots of small ransomware infections / screenlockers this week, but no major infections were discovered. Thankfully, security researchers were able to create a bunch of decryptors and make them available for victim's to recover their files. Of particular note was the San Francisco MTA getting hit hard by the HDDCryptor ransomware.
Version 55.0.2883.75 of Google Chrome was released today, which fixes 26 reported vulnerabilities and others discovered internally by Google. Unfortunately, at this time the severity of these vulnerabilities are not known, but based on the bounty rewards, at least 5 of them could be remote execution or XSS vulnerabilities.
Today Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14977 for Mobile only to Insiders on the fast ring. The only new feature in this build is the ability for Windows Mobile users to read EPUB books in Microsoft Edge on their phone. This feature was already released to PC users in build 14971.