Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14366 and Mobile Build 14364 to insiders on the fast ring. Since Microsoft is pushing to release the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer, they will no longer be focusing on adding new features to the operating system, but instead focus on resolving bugs..
Today we have a free Linux All-in-One for Dummies eBook and free System Administration & Security - Salary & Skills Report kit. These eBooks and reports can provide information about the current System Administration and Security job landscape and provide information and training in Linux.
June's Microsoft Patch Tuesday is here and there are 16 security updates for Microsoft products that resolve 44 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge. Everyone should immediately install these updates to protect their computer.
Microsoft and LinkedIn announced today that Microsoft will be purchasing LinkedIn in all-cash deal for 26.2 billion dollars. This deal values shares of LinkedIn stock at $196, which caused today's share price to jump 46%.
A new ransomware called Apocalypse was released that encrypts your data and then appends the .encrypted extension to them. It then requires you to email email@example.com in order to get instructions on how to pay the ransom. For those who have been affected, Fabian Wosar of Emisoft has released a free decryptor.
For those looking to protect their Android devices from the rapid rise of malware targeting this platform, we have a new deal for 66% off a 2-Year Subscription to ESET Mobile Security for Android. Normally priced at $30 USD, this bundle has been discounted 66% to $9 95 USD.
Lots of ransomware news this week with 3 new infections, 7 new Jigsaw ransomware variants, 3 new decryptors, a new variant to Nemucod, and an interesting article about the Crysis ransomware. I would like to thank everyone who monitors and analyzes new ransomware infections in Twitter and through other sources.
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14361 has been released to fast ring and it comes with some nice features and bug fixed. Some of the main improvements include a LastPass extension for Microsoft Edge, native Docker implementation on Windows 10 with Hyper-V containers, Windows Ink improvements, new icons, and Settings improvements.
Netflix has started to send out password reset notifications for those subscribers who have matching account information in recent publicly posted hacked databases. If you receive one of these emails, then your account was compromised at one of the leaked sites, and you should change it immediately.
A new deal is available for 59% off a lifetime subscription to the Hotspot Shield Elite VPN service. This service allows you to use the Internet through a VPN that protects your personal identity and browsing habits. Normally priced at $100.00, this service has been discounted 59% to $39.99 for a lifetime subscription.
It's been a rough week for TeamViewer as many hacked TeamViewer users think they are hiding a compromise in their service. TeamViewer still denies being compromised, but does offer an apology for how they worded some of their press releases. This article also takes a look into the attack methods being reported.
A new variant of the Jigsaw Ransomware was discovered today that appends to the .payms extension to encrypted files. This variant's ransom note is in both English and Spanish and demand $150 USD in order to get your files back. Thankfully, the Jigsaw decryptor was updated to handle this variant.
CryptXXX, or now UltraCrypter, have had a buggy history since they launched. In the latest of a long list of issues, victims are reporting that they are not receiving the decryptor after making a ransom payment. Possibly to resolve these types of issues, the developers have launched a Helpdesk system on their payment site.
A new deal is available for 95% off the Ultimate Java Bundle. This bundle contains 114 hours of training across 14 lectures that teaches you how to build web sites and program in Java. Normally priced at $1,499, this course has been discounted 95% to $69.00.
This week in ransomware brings 3 new ransomware infections (BadBlock, Black Shades, and JuicyLemon), 3 new variants of previously released ransomware infections, and a decryptor by Emsisoft.
A new deal is available for 96% off Microsoft SQL Server Database Administration Certification Training. This bundle contains 49 lectures & 42 hours of content to learn everything you need to know to pass the Microsoft SQL Server 70-464, 70-465, 70-411 and 70-412 certification exams.
A new ransomware called Black Shades Crypter has been released that targets English and Russian speaking victims and accept payments in Bitcoins or Paypal. This ransomware also has the uncommon characteristic of containing strings that taunt security researchers who are analyzing it.
The BadBlock ransomware is a poorly designed infection that not only encrypts your data, but also trashes your system by encrypting required Windows executables. Thankfully, Fabian Wosar of Emsisoft was able to create a decryptor so victims can decrypt their files for free.
In a massive achievement, Mojang has sold over 100,000,000 copies of Minecraft.