SolarWinds issued a security advisory in December 2020 regarding recent cyberattacks on its Orion Platform of products and an FAQ page. Microsoft has also created a list of resources regarding this security incident.
If a decryption tool is not found, one option is to replace the hard drive and operating system and save the locked drive offline. A decryption tool may become available months later to free the data at that point.
Ring now requires that customers use two-factor authentication when when they log into their accounts. Instructions on how to set up Ring two-factor authentication may be found here.
The Ring app also has a new Control Center for customers to manage their privacy and security settings.
Avast announced that they have decided to end operations for its subsidiary data analytics company Jumpshot because of public concerns about user privacy. Avast’s free and paid antivirus software is used by millions of computer and mobile device users.
Microsoft reported a data security incident with some of its customer support data. The issue happened in December 2019 and Microsoft is in the process of contacting the affected users.
Convenience store chain Wawa has disclosed a data breach that occurred from March 2019 to December 2019. Malware was detected and then removed from its payment processing servers by their information security team. Payment information, including credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and cardholder names were included in this breach. Wawa is offering one year of identity theft protection for affected cardholders.
Microsoft has released updates to fix a security issue for Remote Desktop Services on Windows 10, 7, and 8.1, as well as Windows Server 2008 and 2012. Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro computers will be updated automatically as part of the standard Windows Update process.
Intel released information regarding a new set of CPU vulnerabilities called Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS). A list of affected Intel products may be found here.
Updates are available from major technology companies for this issue, including:
Docker became aware that a single Docker Hub database was unsecured on April 25th 2019. The security issue was resolved and Docker is continuing to investigate this matter. An estimated 190,000 accounts may have been affected and those passwords were reset and user tokens and access keys were revoked.
Google issued a security notice on its Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Titan Security Keys and is offering a free replacement for affected keys. A new key may be requested at google.com/replacemykey.