Neowin News Feed for: Threat Neowin News Feed for: Threat en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Here is how Microsoft wants you to secure your organization against cyberattacks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In the wake of rising cyberattacks and threats, Microsoft has outlined a list of steps that organizations can take to harden their cybersecurity defenses against low-skilled malicious actors. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 12 Aug 2021 10:52:02 +0000 On-premises Exchange servers are under attack from a state-sponsored group <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has revealed that on-premises Exchange servers are under attack from a state-sponsored group operating from China and utilizing 0-day exploits. Exchange Online is safe from the threat. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:04:01 +0000 Kr00k could have allowed hackers to decrypt packets over Wi-Fi networks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Before being patched, the encryption vulnerability dubbed &#039;Kr00k&#039;, could have affected over a billion devices running Broadcom and Cyprus chipsets, including the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy lineup. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Wed, 26 Feb 2020 19:46:01 +0000 OpenAI won't release an AI model due to its ability to create fake news <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>OpenAI has developed a model that can produce realistic textual responses, however, the firm has opted not to release it due to its potentially malicious applications in fake news and impersonation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:50:01 +0000 Microsoft persuades customers to upgrade to Windows 10, citing increasing security threats <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has published a blog post detailing the threat mitigation techniques available in Windows 10, in order to persuade customers to upgrade to the latest version of the Windows operating system. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:46:02 +0000 Elon Musk: Zuckerberg's understanding of AI threat is limited <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the concerns of Elon Musk regarding the growing threat of AI, the SpaceX CEO has claimed that Zuckerberg&#039;s understanding of the subject is &quot;limited&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:02:01 +0000 Ransomware attacks hit all-time record high in April <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ransomware attacks in the United States have hit an unprecedented all-time high during the month of April, with a nearly 159% jump in attacks from March. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jett Goldsmith) Wed, 04 May 2016 22:28:01 +0000 Chrome makes Android a tiny bit safer thanks to Safe Browsing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Alphabet is bringing an important security tool to Android: Safe Browsing. Coming from desktop to mobile, Safe browsing will keep Chrome users safe from known malicious websites. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 08 Dec 2015 09:32:01 +0000 U.S. and China negotiate "arms deal" for cyberspace <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The U.S. and China are secretly negotiating what may be the world&#039;s first arms deal for cyberspace, establishing a formal ceasefire so that neither country can cripple the other during peacetime. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jett Goldsmith) Sat, 19 Sep 2015 20:12:01 +0000 FBI arrests man over online threats to kill police officers, after a tip-off from Google <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After a tip-off by the Google, the FBI has managed to locate and arrest a Colorado man with the screen-name &quot;Vets Hunting Cops&quot; for posting an online threat about killing police officers on YouTube. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jerry Grey) Thu, 25 Dec 2014 00:54:01 +0000 Sony hackers threaten physical action against movie theaters [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The hackers responsible for attacks against Sony Picture Studios are now threatening physical action against movie theaters planning on showing the soon-to-be released film known as &quot;The Interview&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Moxon) Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:28:01 +0000 Nokia was blackmailed many times over the years - and usually paid up <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/530577520Nokia.jpg" alt="" /></div>A former Nokia executive says that the company has been blackmailed numerous times, and frequently paid up, while further details have emerged on the multi-million euro ransom it paid in 2008. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:58:49 +0000 British MP receives image of knife-wielding masked man and other threats on Twitter <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/304690134twitter.jpg" alt="" /></div>After many women in the public eye have started to speak out against the abuse and threats that they receive on the internet a number of them have started to receive life threats from Twitter users. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:53:30 +0000 Emma Watson tops "Most Dangerous Celebrity" search listing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/479186829SNAG-0016.png" alt="" /></div>Emma Watson is best known for her role in the &quot;Harry Potter&quot; series of films; but now McAfee has found that she&#039;s (unwillingly) much more likely to lure unwitting interwebs surfers to download malware <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Mon, 10 Sep 2012 08:46:18 +0000 Microsoft no longer considers Linux a threat for desktops <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has officially taken Linux off its list of competitors to the Windows platform. Microsoft now only considers Apple and Google as legitimate threats to its operating system. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Fri, 12 Aug 2011 13:13:25 +0000 Mozilla Firefox targeted by scareware threat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/570109223logo-only.jpg" alt="" /></div>While some may believe they're invulnerable on their computer, a new threat has surfaced which specifically targets Mozilla's Firefox browser. Obviously computer threats have been a common problem since the dawn of the world wide... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Tue, 31 May 2011 19:45:27 +0000 Cuba launches Linux distro to combat Windows <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/143225960t.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Cuban government has launched its own Linux distribution, dubbed &quot;Nova&quot;, this week as it attempts to drive up the use of Linux in the country, and to lead the country away from what it... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Hopson) Fri, 13 Feb 2009 14:00:16 +0000 Mozilla Ups Firefox Bug Threat, Slates Fix for Feb. 5 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mozilla Corp. bumped up the threat ranking for an unpatched Firefox bug to &quot;high&quot; Tuesday, but promised a fix is coming in Version, now slated for release on Feb. 5. The company's head of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 01 Feb 2008 14:30:25 +0000 Man in the browser is new security threat to online banking <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hackers infecting PCs with malware that is only triggered when they access their bank accounts, is the latest threat to online banking, according to security software supplier F-Secure. Hackers are acting as a 'man in... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 27 Nov 2007 10:00:55 +0000 Photocopiers: The newest ID theft threat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Photocopiers are the newest threat to identity theft, a copier maker said today, because newer models equipped with hard drives record what's been duplicated. At tax time, when Americans photocopy tax returns, confidential information may... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 16 Mar 2007 21:37:43 +0000 Apple CFO: Vista No Threat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple's CFO says he doesn't view Microsoft's rival Vista operating system as a threat to the forthcoming Leopard version of the Mac OS, and said the company could receive a financial boost when Apple's next... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 07 Mar 2007 16:10:47 +0000 Internet-taught militants are new Singapore security threat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Minister for Home Affairs Wong Kan Seng said the government has investigated &quot;a few&quot; Singaporeans who have been influenced by radical Islamic ideas they read on the Internet. There are about 6,000 websites in cyberspace... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 03 Mar 2007 19:07:36 +0000 Financial World Warned Against Unconfirmed Cyber Threat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The U.S. government warned of a possible Internet attack on U.S. stock market and banking Web sites from a radical Muslim group, but officials said the threat was unconfirmed and seemed to pose no immediate... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 01 Dec 2006 15:43:03 +0000 McAfee Unveils Threat Center Portal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>McAfee today launched a jazzed-up Web site with a new online portal designed to help users research a wide range of security problems. Called the McAfee Threat Center, the portal was launched as part of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 11 Apr 2006 15:20:12 +0000 eBay Faces 'Buy It Now' Patent Threat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Online auction giant eBay is facing a rather serious patent dispute over one of its more popular functions. The so called 'buy it now' feature often seen on auctions allows users to end the auction... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 13 Mar 2006 17:48:15 +0000 Nintendo DS Virus Threat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We've recently been hearing about virus threads to Sony's PSP running a &quot;hacked&quot; 1.5 firmwire but it now seems Nintendo's DS could also be vulnerable. Like the PSP virus, the DS virus is a Trojan... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 12 Oct 2005 10:20:17 +0000 Real Reveals Real Apple Legal Threat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Real Networks has admitted its move to make tracks acquired through its US-only Rhapsody music service puts the company at risk of a legal suit by Apple. In the company's Securities and Exchange report on... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 10 Aug 2005 14:10:27 +0000 OS X on x86 - a threat to Microsoft? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The one thing that hasn't been discussed since Steve Jobs announced availability of Mac OS X for x86 as early as 2006 is -How does Microsoft perceive this transition? My first thoughts were... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 01 Jul 2005 09:14:38 +0000 Sober Worm Tops SophoLabs Threat List <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new variant of the pesky Sober worm led the top-10 list of viruses compiled by SophosLabs this May. The Sober-N worm, which was detected in early May, spread rapidly across about 40... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 01 Jun 2005 22:11:04 +0000 Metal Gear Solid triple threat from Konami <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>New internal studio Kojima Productions making Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, Metal Gear Acid 2, and Metal Gear Solid 4 for the PS3. Last night during Sony's pre-E3 press conference, it was... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 18 May 2005 15:58:47 +0000 Apple Decision a Threat to Journalists, Claims EFF <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A decision by a local California judge poses grave threats to First Amendment protections for journalists, said a group of major media organizations in response to the latest actions in Apple Computer Inc.'s suit involving... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 14 Apr 2005 14:27:33 +0000 Google Nukes Santy Worm, But Threat Remains <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A decision by Google Inc. to block certain search queries has helped thwart the spread of the Santy worm, but the public release of the worm's source code could lead to new attacks, security experts... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 22 Dec 2004 20:11:46 +0000 Microsoft Is No Threat To Google -- Yet <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If the new search's loads of glitches are fixed fast, it has huge potential. In the past decade, searching the Web has grown from an academic experiment to a multibillion-dollar business. Microsoft has... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 23 Nov 2004 02:13:38 +0000 Web Server Takedown Called Speech Threat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Devin Theriot-Orr, a member a feisty group of reporter-activists called Indymedia, was surprised when two FBI agents showed up at his Seattle law office, saying the visit was a &quot;courtesy call&quot; on behalf of Swiss... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 27 Oct 2004 13:52:48 +0000 The Threat Returns in X2 expansion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Expansion pack for the open-ended PC space simulation due in early 2005. First screens inside. German games publisher Deep Silver has announced an expansion pack for its PC space simulation X2: The... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 19 Aug 2004 18:40:12 +0000 Copyright bill poses threat to iPod's future <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Popular consumer electronics like Apple's iPod could be in trouble. A new bill that is being pushed would make operators of P2P networks liable for users' actions. The fun doesn't stop there, no... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 06 Jul 2004 16:45:40 +0000 GTA blamed for false bomb threat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Grand Theft Auto is in court again, although not - for once - as the defendant. Instead, this month an American man is claiming that the false &quot;bomb threat&quot; he is alleged to have shouted... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Marcel Klum) Thu, 27 May 2004 18:25:58 +0000 Apple board re-election threat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>US pension fund Calpers (The California Public Employees' Retirement System) has announced that it will withhold votes for the re-election of Apple's entire board of directors in protest at the company's failure to implement a... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 16 Apr 2004 14:53:54 +0000 Second Cisco WLAN Security Threat Exposed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Cisco faced its second serious WLAN security threat this week when a network and security analyst released a tool that attacks the company's proprietary Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol (LEAP) wireless authentication system. Joshua... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 12 Apr 2004 10:37:31 +0000 Sharing no threat to music industries <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you share files over p2p networks which are copyrighted, you are doing something illegal and wrong. However, the argument that it is damaging artists or record associations is growing ever thinner. A new study... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 30 Mar 2004 17:18:17 +0000