As of yesterday the Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 is now available for shipping worldwide. This adapter allows you to connect up to eight wireless Xbox One controllers, and up to four chat headsets or two stereo headsets, to a Windows 10 computer.
A new file-encrypting ransomware has been discovered that appears to be installed via targeted Remote Desktop or Terminal Service attacks. This ransomware, which we call LowLevel4, encrypts your data with AES encryption and then demands 4 Bitcoins to get your files back.
Microsoft released today a security update for Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge that updates the bundled Adobe Flash libraries. This patch is only available for users of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows 10.
Adobe has released an emergency update that resolves 3 critical security vulnerabilities, including the one that was discovered by TrendMicro this week. All three of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to remotely execute commands on a vulnerable computer.
A new report from Bit9 and Carbon Black details how 2015 was the worst year in history for OSX malware. In a 10 week study conducted by both organizations it was discovered that 2015 had 5 times more malware than all of 2010-2014 combined. OSX users need to take security seriously or they are bound to be affected by future malware.
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The latest zero-day exploit for Flash that was reported by TrendMicro is expected to be patched by an Adobe updated coming out on October 19th. This exploit is a critical vulnerability as it allows attackers to create specially crafted web pages that can execute any command on your system.
Microsoft recently announced that they have updated their malicious removal tool to detect and remediate the TeslaCrypt ransomware infection due to the increased distribution and activity detected in August. This announcement just means that Microsoft has added further detection for this ransomware and will remove it via MSRT.
If you have not updated Windows this week, then you need to get updating. Yesterday Microsoft released six security updates, with three of them being marked as critical. If you have not updated Windows this week it is imperative that you do so as soon as possible.
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Today Microsoft released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10565 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This build includes a bunch of new features and improvements that include Skype integration, tap preview in Microsoft Edge, and improvements to Cortana.