U.S. Military Data Stolen as a Result of the Failure to Change Default FTP Passwords
Jul11

U.S. Military Data Stolen as a Result of the Failure to Change Default FTP Passwords

U.S. military computers have been accessed by a hacker and sensitive military documents have been stolen and listed for sale on online hacking forums. The U.S. defense breach was made possible due to a simple error – the failure to change the default FTP password on a Netgear router. Cybersecurity firm Recorded Future found out about the documents being sold online, which include maintenance course e-books explaining how MQ-9 reaper...

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Microsoft Issues Patches for 54 Vulnerabilities; 17 Critical
Jul10

Microsoft Issues Patches for 54 Vulnerabilities; 17 Critical

This Patch Tuesday has seen Microsoft issue patches for 54 vulnerabilities, 27 of which could allow remote code exploitation. 17 of the flaws have been rated critical and 33 are rated important. Three of the vulnerabilities were disclosed before Microsoft released patches. The patches address bugs in 15 products. The majority of the critical flaws are scripting errors in Internet Explorer, including four memory corruption...

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