Daily Archives: September 30, 2016

Salesforce Aims To Block Microsoft's $26.2 Billion Acquisition of LinkedIn

By | September 30, 2016

Microsoft’s deliberate $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, introduced in June, might allow the agency to dam competitorsentry to LinkedIn’s information and world community of professionals, in accordance with rival Salesforce, which is urging European regulators to intently scrutinize the deal. While regulators inside the U.S., Canada and Brazil have already accredited the acquisition, authorities… Read More »

Four States Sue To Stop U.S. Government from Ceding Internet Control

By | September 30, 2016

Four statesArizona, Oklahoma, Nevada, and Texasare suing to cease america authorities from transferring administration of the Internet to a world physique on Saturday. A U.S. Department of Commerce contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, is about to expire Friday. ICANN, shaped in 1998, manages domains… Read More »

Man Who Leaked The Revenant Online Fined $1.1m

By | September 30, 2016

In December 2015, many so-called ‘screenercopies of the latest movement pictures leaked online. Among them a shut to fantastic copy of Alejandro G. ±Ã¡rritu’s ‘The Revenant’. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and slated for a Christmas day release, in a matter of hours the story vengeance clocked up tens of hundreds of illegal downloads. With such… Read More »

New Ethernet Tech Breaks Data Speed Limit

By | September 30, 2016

Enterprises will quickly have the flexibility to hurry their Ethernet networks by as a lot as 5 instances their current speeds with out having to interchange their current infrastructures as a consequence of of a mannequin new networking customary introduced this week. The standard, formally typically recognized as IEEE 802.3bz, defines 2.5 and 5 Gigabit… Read More »

J.J. Abrams Can’t Stop Copyright Lawsuit Against Star Trek Fan-Film

By | September 30, 2016

Earlier this 12 months Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios filed a lawsuit in the direction of the makers of a Star Trek impressed fan film, accusing them of copyright infringement. The dispute facilities throughout the well-received brief film Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar and the deliberate follow-up function film Axanar. Among utterly different things, the… Read More »

BkSoD by Ransomware: HDDCryptor Uses Commercial Tools to Encrypt Network Shares and Lock HDDs

By | September 30, 2016

While most ransomware we’ve seen only target specific file types or folders stored on local drives, removable media and network shares, we were able to uncover a ransomware family that does not discriminate: HDDCryptor. Detected as Ransom_HDDCRYPTOR.A, HDDCryptor not only targets resources in network shares such as drives, folders, files, printers, and serial ports via Server… Read More »

CVE-2016-6662 Advisory: Recent MySQL Code Execution/Privilege Escalation Zero-Day Vulnerability

By | September 30, 2016

Earlier this week, an independent researcher publicly disclosed a severe vulnerability in MySQL. This is a very popular open-source DBMS which is used by many organizations to manage their backend databases and websites. Proof of concept code was provided as part of the disclosure. This particular vulnerability was designated as CVE-2016-6662, one of two serious… Read More »

September Patch Tuesday: Browser, Exchange, Office Bugs Dominate

By | September 30, 2016

The second Tuesday of the month is here, which means one thingnew patches from Microsoft. Compared to recent months, September’s batch of patches is slightly larger with 14 bulletins in all, evenly split between Critical and Important ones. The seven Critical vulnerabilities allow for remote code execution by an attacker via multiple Microsoft… Read More »