Sspq ransomware (Bonus: Decryption Steps) – virus

From 2-spyware.com

Sspq virus

Sspq file virus is a Windows computer infection that is usually downloaded through file-sharing platforms. When it’s executed, the ransomware immediately starts what it’s developed for – encrypting all personal files (databases, documents, pics, archives, etc.) on the machine. Only system files are not locked but heavily altered to establish persistence.

During the encryption, original filenames are appended with the .sspq extension, and thereby they’re rendered useless, i.e., inaccessible. However, victims of this cyber attack shouldn’t worry as the contents of the data are not altered. Thus after using a necessary decryption tool, it can be unlocked and used again.

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Tim Cook Claims Android has 47 Times the Amount of Malware as iOS

From ehackingnews.com

During a live chat, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that Android has more malware than iOS and that “sideloading” mobile software is not in the “best interests of users.” Sideloading apps entails manually downloading and installing software over the Internet rather than from an app store. Apple’s security and privacy would be ruined if it were compelled to enable side-loading programmes, as Android does, he stated on June 16 while speaking remotely at the VivaTech 2021 conference in Paris, France. 

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Improving university experiences with cloud technology

From itproportal.com

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The pandemic has impacted almost all sectors and industries, and the education sector is no exception to this. For many students, university is often an exciting chapter of their life as it’s typically the first time they’re living away from home, becoming more independent and meeting new people. Then came the pandemic and tables were turned, forcing students to socially distance on campus and universities to move learning online. It’s not surprising then, that with these abrupt changes, more than 80 percent of students reported that the pandemic impacted their education in a negative way, according to student support service, Studiosity and Red Brick Research. 

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WAF-A-MoLE: guided mutation-based fuzzer for ML-based Web Application Firewalls

From securityonline.info

guided mutation-based fuzzer for ML-based Web Application Firewalls, inspired by AFL and based on the FuzzingBook by Andreas Zeller et al.

Given an input SQL injection query, it tries to produce a semantic invariant query that is able to bypass the target WAF. You can use this tool for assessing the robustness of your product by letting WAF-A-MoLE explore the solution space to find dangerous “blind spots” left uncovered by the target classifier.

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Microsoft Linux repos suffer day-long outage, still recovering

From bleepingcomputer.com

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This week, Microsoft’s Linux package repositories suffered an hours-long outage, followed by performance issues spanning over a day.

Users relying on the packages.microsoft.com repository to pull Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, OpenSUSE, and Fedora received errors.

Microsoft engineers have acknowledged the issue and are working towards a resolution.

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Update‌ ‌Your Chrome Browser to Patch Yet Another 0-Day Exploit‌ed ‌in‌-the‌-Wild

From thehackernews.com

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Google has rolled out yet another update to Chrome browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux to fix four security vulnerabilities, including one zero-day flaw that’s being exploited in the wild.

Tracked as CVE-2021-30554, the high severity flaw concerns a use after free vulnerability in WebGL (aka Web Graphics Library), a JavaScript API for rendering interactive 2D and 3D graphics within the browser.

Successful exploitation of the flaw could mean corruption of valid data, leading to a crash, and even execution of unauthorized code or commands.

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