Microland recognized as ‘Finalist’ in the Microsoft 2021 Government Partner of the Year Awards | #microsoft | #hacking | #cybersecurity

BENGALURU, India, LONDON and ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Microland today announced it has been named a finalist (runner-up) in the Microsoft 2021 Government Partner of the Year Awards. The company was honored with this recognition among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and…

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Facebook Busts Shadowy Hacker Groups Targeting Palestinian Politicos | #computerhacking | #hacking

Facebook has uncovered two hacking groups targeting a range of officials on opposite sides of the political divide in Palestinian politics. On Wednesday, Facebook’s security team announced that it had disrupted a hacking effort linked to the Palestinian Authority-controlled intelligence agency, the Preventive Security Service (PSS), and a campaign targeting…

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A new ‘digital violence’ platform maps dozens of victims of NSO Group’s spyware – TechCrunch | #computerhacking | #hacking

For the first time, researchers have mapped all the known targets, including journalists, activists, and human rights defenders, whose phones were hacked by Pegasus, a spyware developed by NSO Group. Forensic Architecture, an academic unit at Goldsmiths, University of London that investigates human rights abuses, scoured dozens of reports from…

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What to Do Now That Those ‘PrintNightmare’ Windows Patches Didn’t Work [Updated] | #microsoft | #hacking | #cybersecurity

Photo: Diego Cervo (Shutterstock) Microsoft recently released emergency patches to fix a major zero-day security flaw in Windows’ Print Spooler code dubbed “PrintNightmare,” but they didn’t fix the problem. Security researchers discovered the vulnerability is still present on several versions of Windows even after the patch (via TechRadar), leaving users…

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Registry Explorer is the registry editor every Windows user needs | #microsoft | #hacking | #cybersecurity

Last week, a new open-source Registry Editor was released that puts Windows Regedit software to shame by supporting a host of advanced features, making editing the Registry easier than ever. The Windows Registry is a centralized, hierarchical database used by the operating system to store system settings, hardware configurations, and user preferences. …

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Microsoft PrintNightmare Hack Grants Windows Admin Privileges In Latest Security Facepalm | #microsoft | #hacking | #cybersecurity

Since the discovery of PrintNightmare, Delpy has been working to both investigate and exploit it for research purposes. Initially, he reported that he could achieve both remote code execution and local privilege escalation using PrintNightmare on a fully patched server with “Point & Print” enabled. Following that development, Delpy was…

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