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Detonating a bad rabbit: Windows Defender Antivirus and layered machine learning defenses

Windows Defender Antivirus uses a layered approach to protection: tiers of advanced automation and machine learning models evaluate files to reach a verdict on suspected malware. While Windows Defender AV detects a vast majority of new malware files at first sight, we always strive to further close the gap between malware release and detection.
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2017/12/11/detonating-a-bad-rabbit-windows-defender-antivirus-and-layered-machine-learning-defenses/
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Over the past few months, Tech Support scammers have been using the Spotify forums to inject their phone numbers into the first page of the Google & Bing search results. They do this by submitting a constant stream of spam posts to the Spotify forums, whose pages tend to rank well in Google.

While this behavior causes the Spotify forums to become harder to use for those who have valid questions, the bigger problem is that it allows tech support scammers to rank extremely well and trick unknowing callers into purchasing unnecessary services and software.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/tech-support-scammers-invade-spotify-forums-to-rank-in-search-engines/
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Bitcoin Mining Now Consuming More Electricity Than 159 Countries Including Ireland & Most Countries In Africa

https://powercompare.co.uk/bitcoin/
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According to the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan, Voits, 27, on Friday pleaded guilty to damaging a protected computer.

The Attorney General’s office says Voits used a classic phishing scheme laced with typosquatting. According to court records posted by The Register, in January 2017, Voits set up a phishing domain. It looks just like a legitimate county domain name for Washtenaw, except Voits swapped the final W for a double V.

Then, he called and emailed employees of Washtenaw County, claiming that he was “Daniel Greene” and that he needed help with court records. Over the phone, he pretended to be “T.L.” or “A.B.”, a county IT employee. The emails tried to entice employees into clicking on a hyperlink so they’d be whisked off to his malware-poisoned site, while the object of the phone calls was to get his victims to type that phishing site domain into their browsers so as to download an executable malware file.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/12/06/hacker-who-tried-to-free-inmate-early-may-soon-join-him-in-jail/
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A team of security researchers at the Kromtech Security Center has discovered a massive trove of personal data belonging to more than 31 million users of the popular virtual keyboard app, AI.type, accidentally leaked online for anyone to download without requiring any password.

https://thehackernews.com/2017/12/keyboard-data-breach.html
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Microsoft is ready to roll out a couple of big, coming Windows 10 features to Windows Insider testers. Here's more on Timeline and Sets.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-windows-10-testers-will-soon-see-timeline-sets-features/
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General Security Issues / Re: free malwarebytes
« Last post by Hoov on December 09, 2017, 09:09:27 PM »
https://www.malwarebytes.com/ Green Button marked Free Download. When you install it make sure to select the free version not the free trial.
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General Security Issues / free malwarebytes
« Last post by kitkat51 on December 09, 2017, 01:40:44 PM »
I accidentally deleted my free version of malwarebytes. Can someone please give me the right site to go to to get the free version Thank you :ty
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General Computer Issues / Re: Cannot Access Any Files on MicroSD Card
« Last post by Hoov on December 08, 2017, 03:05:45 PM »
Outstanding. Going forward remember to treat your SD cards just like a hard drive. Make sure to keep them backed up on some other media. Also, I would format those cards using the industry formatter. https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/
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