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German government advises against using Kaspersky antivirus

Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security, BSI, is warning companies against using Kaspersky antivirus products due to threats made by Russia against the EU, NATO, and Germany. Kaspersky is a Moscow-based cybersecurity and antivirus provider founded in 1997, that has a long history of success, but also controversy over the company’s possible relationship with the Russian…

The latest Windows 10 and 11 update may break your VPN connection

Microsoft’s monthly update to Windows 10 and Windows 11, which came as part of the most recent Patch Tuesday, appears to be preventing the software’s built-in VPN tool from establishing a connection, effectively rendering it useless. Microsoft is yet to confirm the problem, which has already been shared multiple times on Reddit. Besides the Windows VPN, it seems…

Linux version of AvosLocker ransomware targets VMware ESXi servers

AvosLocker is the latest ransomware gang that has added support for encrypting Linux systems to its recent malware variants, specifically targeting VMware ESXi virtual machines. While we couldn’t find what targets were attacked using this AvosLocker ransomware Linux variant, BleepingComputer knows of at least one victim that got hit with a $1 million ransom demand.

Log4j software bug: CISA issues emergency directive to federal agencies

Casual computer users have probably never heard of this logging software, but it’s used across the entire internet. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued an emergency directive on Friday that ordered federal civilian executive branch agencies to address a major security flaw in widely used logging software that could be exploited by cybercriminals.

New Windows Trojan Steals Browser Credentials, Outlook Files

The newly discovered Python-based malware family targets the Outlook processes, and browser credentials, of Microsoft Windows victims. Researchers have discovered a new information-stealing trojan, which targets Microsoft Windows systems with an onslaught of data-exfiltration capabilities– from collecting browser credentials to targeting Outlook files. The trojan, called PyMicropsia (due to it being built with Python) has…

All the ways Microsoft Teams tracks you and how to stop it

Microsoft’s productivity scores have come under fire from privacy campaigners. Teams also collects a lot of data The rollout of new Microsoft 365 features to track productivity, which would monitor 73 pieces of “granular data” about workers, was meant to be a boon time for the technology company. But it quickly turned into a nightmare.…