Lucian Constantin

Romania Correspondent

Lucian Constantin writes about information security, privacy, and data protection for the IDG News Service.

New ransomware Jaff demands $3,700 payments

Microsoft finally bans SHA-1 certificates in Internet Explorer, Edge

Microsoft finally bans SHA-1 certificates in Internet Explorer, Edge

All SHA-1 certificates that chain back to publicly trusted certificate authorities will be blocked, but enterprise and self-signed certificates won't be affected

Snake cyberespionage malware is ready to bite Mac users

Snake cyberespionage malware is ready to bite Mac users

One of the most sophisticated cyberespionage groups is readying its malware framework to attack macOS

Xen hypervisor faces third highly critical VM escape bug in 10 months

Xen hypervisor faces third highly critical VM escape bug in 10 months

The Xen paravirtualization mode is proving to be a constant source of serious vulnerabilities, allowing attackers to escape from virtual machines

Android patches critical flaws in media handling, hardware drivers

Android patches critical flaws in media handling, hardware drivers

The Android security bulletin for May covered fixes for over 100 vulnerabilities

Network management vulnerability exposes cable modems to hacking

Network management vulnerability exposes cable modems to hacking

SNMP authentication bypass flaw could be used to hijack hundreds of thousands of cable modems from around the world

Webroot deletes Windows files and causes serious problems for users

Webroot deletes Windows files and causes serious problems for users

The company's antivirus product erroneously flagged files in a Windows folder as malicious

Russian man receives longest-ever prison sentence in the US for hacking

Russian man receives longest-ever prison sentence in the US for hacking

The son of Russian parliament member Valery Seleznev was sentenced to 27 years in prison for cybercrime-related offences

Flaws let attackers hijack multiple Linksys router models

Flaws let attackers hijack multiple Linksys router models

Two dozen Linksys router models are exposed to attacks that could extract sensitive information from their configurations, cause them to become unresponsive and even completely take them over.

Oracle fixes Struts and Shadow Brokers exploits in huge patch release

Oracle fixes Struts and Shadow Brokers exploits in huge patch release

The quarterly Oracle patch update fixes a record 299 security vulnerabilities

Microsoft fixes 45 flaws, including three actively exploited vulnerabilities

Microsoft fixes 45 flaws, including three actively exploited vulnerabilities

Microsoft Patch Tuesday includes fixes for critical flaws in IE, Edge, Office, Windows, and .Net

DNS record will help prevent unauthorized SSL certificates

DNS record will help prevent unauthorized SSL certificates

Starting in September, certificate authorities will be required to honor a new DNS record that specifies who is authorized to issue certificates for a domain

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