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Security Software Programs / Re: Malwarebytes Updates
« Last post by Corrine on January 21, 2019, 11:03:16 PM »
Component Update 3.6.1 v1.0.527 released 21Jan2019:

This new package addresses a reported freeze on Windows 7 computers that related to Web Protection on multiple core processor configurations.
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Security Software Programs / Re: SpywareBlaster Updates
« Last post by ky331 on January 21, 2019, 05:12:27 PM »

SpywareBlaster database update 1/21/2019

14 NEW items (IE/ActiveX)

for a total of 17,975 items in database

After updating, be sure to enable all protection!
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Web News / DarkHydrus APT Uses Google Drive to Send Commands to RogueRobin Trojan
« Last post by Antus67 on January 21, 2019, 10:35:22 AM »
By Ionut Ilascu



New malicious campaigns attributed to DarkHydrus APT group show the adversary's use of a new variant of the RogueRobin Trojan and of Google Drive as an alternative command and control (C2) communication channel.

The group's latest activity was observed against targets in the Middle East, luring them with Excel documents laced with malicious VBA code (macro).

For security reasons, macros are disabled by default in the Microsoft Office suite, and they do not run unless the user enables the feature manually.

Full Article Here:https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/darkhydrus-apt-uses-google-drive-to-send-commands-to-roguerobin-trojan/
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Web News / Ex-Employee Hacks WPML WordPress Plugin Site and Spams Users
« Last post by Antus67 on January 20, 2019, 09:59:57 PM »
By Lawrence Abrams



Last night the web site for the WordPress Multilingual Plugin (WPML) WordPress plugin was hacked and users of the plugin started receiving receiving emails stating that the plugin is filled with vulnerabilities. According to WPML, this was caused by a ex-employee who left a backdoor in their site.

WPML is a plugin that allows you to add multilingual support to WordPress and according to their site is used by 600,000 users.

Full Article Here:https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ex-employee-hacks-wpml-wordpress-plugin-site-and-spams-users/
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Suggestions and Site Feedback / Re: "Web News" Section
« Last post by winchester73 on January 20, 2019, 09:10:36 PM »
I, for one, welcome new forum members.  Not all of us have time to go to all the other forums out there for security news.  For that matter, program updates are copy/pasted (Corrine smiles) everywhere.
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Java Not Showing In Programs
« Last post by Corrine on January 20, 2019, 08:38:43 PM »
As long as 8u202 works for your Mom 's game, it is fine.  Thanks for letting us know the problem is solved (and thank you for following my SecurityGarden blog!)
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Java Not Showing In Programs
« Last post by JazzPurr on January 20, 2019, 06:34:35 PM »
Whew! Mission complete!  :)

The file wasn't only moved. It was missing entirely. I downloaded Java (using the Java SE Runtime Environment 8u202 option instead of the 8u201; I hope that was right). Everything went off without a hitch.

Thanks for the help!
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Java Not Showing In Programs
« Last post by Corrine on January 20, 2019, 06:15:39 PM »
Hi, Scott.

You could start by searching your computer for javacpl.exe to see if it was accidentally moved from the folder.  If that doesn't help, download the appropriate offline version from here:  https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html.  You still need to watch for prechecked options when installing the offline version.

Let us know how you make out.
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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Java Not Showing In Programs
« Last post by JazzPurr on January 20, 2019, 02:28:23 PM »
Hello!

I used to have Java on my computer. Or I thought I did. My mom plays the Pogo games and they require Java, and she plays them without problem (usually). I would also get occasional notifications of updates -- or read about critical updates at Corrine's blog -- and download/install them without trouble.

Well, recently I noticed the critical Java update mentioned at Corrine's Security Garden site. So I went to do what I normally do in such cases: I click on the (Windows 7) start button, go to Control Panel, then Programs (as I recall -- it's been a while) and would see Java listed there somewhere. I would open that and have it check for updates and proceed from there.

But this time I couldn't find Java listed. Nor is it listed in the Programs list. Nor is it listed in my RevoUninstaller program.

Also, when I go to Start > All Programs > Java (folder) I see About Java, Check for Updates, Configure Java, Get Help, Visit Java.com. I click on Check for Updates and get the ol' "the item javacpl.exe shortcut that this refers to has been changed or move and won't work properly" box. ???

I don't recall ever uninstalling Java, since, as I say, my mother uses it (as far as I know) on her Pogo games. But why can't I find it anywhere in the programs list? How to I update it to keep from having a vulnerable version? How do I uninstall it -- if so desired -- in order to reinstall the most recent Windows 7 friendly version?

Any assistance would be most appreciated.  :-)

Scott
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Suggestions and Site Feedback / Re: "Web News" Section
« Last post by Forlorn on January 20, 2019, 12:17:53 PM »
It looked to me like this series of Web News posts were carbon copies of posts already made at another popular forum. This raises the question: Do we even need them here? Those looking for the OP's contributions can just go to the other forum.
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