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Mother of All Breaches Exposes 773 Million Emails, 21 Million Password

17 Jan 2019

Posted by securitybreach in Security & Networking

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There’s no shortage of data breaches these days, but this one should make you sit up and pay attention. The newly discovered “Collection #1" is the largest public data breach by volume, with 772,904,991 unique emails and 21,222,975 unique passwords exposed.

The breach was first reported by Troy Hunt, the security researcher who runs the site Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), where you can check if your email has been compromised in a data breach. In his blog, Hunt says a large file of 12,000 separate files and 87GB of data had been uploaded to MEGA, a popular cloud service. The data was then posted to a popular hacking forum and appears to be an amalgamation of over 2,000 databases. The troubling thing is the databases contain “dehashed” passwords, which means the methods used to scramble those passwords into unreadable strings has been cracked, fully exposing the passwords.

https://gizmodo.com/...21-m-1831833456

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virus protection?? possibly...

16 Jan 2019

Sorry.   I'll delete it.

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Oracle Java™ Critical Security Updates Released

16 Jan 2019

Posted by Corrine in Security & Networking
Oracle released the scheduled critical security updates for its Java SE Runtime Environment software.  This Critical Patch Update contains 5 new security fixes for Oracle Java SE, all of which may be remotely exploitable without authentication.

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If Java is still installed on your computer, it is recommended that this update be applied as soon as possible due to the threat posed by a successful attack.
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Java SE 8u201 or 8u202

    Release Notes:
    8u201:  https://www.oracle.c...es-5209271.html
    8u202:  https://www.oracle.c...es-5209339.html

    Download:  https://www.oracle.c...oads/index.html

Java SE 11.0.2  (x64-bit only)

Note:  JDK only.

    Release Notes: http://www.oracle.co...es-4477557.html
    Download:  https://www.oracle.c...oads/index.html

UNcheck any pre-checked toolbar and/or software options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.  Preferably, see the instructions below on how to handle "Unwanted Extras".

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