Shameless crooks fling Star Trek-themed ransomware at world

What is the world coming to? Obviously an off-shore exploit. No self-respecting US citizen – crook or not – would defile our national treasure Star Trek. To boldy go where no man has gone before. Hmmmm! Source: Shameless crooks fling Star Trek-themed ransomware at world • The Register Thanks to The Register

Source: Shameless crooks fling Star Trek-themed ransomware at world | The Cloud Is Huge 2.0

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Security researcher casually drops Adobe Reader, Windows critical vulnerability bomb

“A Google Project Zero researcher has revealed the existence of 15 vulnerabilities in the software, including critical issues and one exploit which may completely bypass all system defense.

Source: Security researcher casually drops Adobe Reader, Windows critical vulnerability bomb | ZDNet”

Vulnerability

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Hacking PayPal Account with Just a Click

Oh joy! Just what we need this holiday season.

My prediction is that this is another in a series of exploits that may extend well into Spring 2015.  And I don’t consider myself to be overly pessimistic about anything.  But fortunately we have a large number of concerned computer scientists and researchers who want to help make this better.  Hats off to Egyptian Yasser Ali for uncovering this one.

Hacking PayPal Account with Just a Click.

Thanks to Hacker News and Dr. Mike Scott