Afternoon Dessert – 2023-01-13


Welcome to another Afternoon Dessert breakout:

Buggy Microsoft Defender ASR rule deletes Windows app shortcuts
Microsoft has addressed a false positive triggered by a buggy Microsoft Defender ASR rule that would delete application shortcuts from the desktop, the Start menu, and the taskbar and, in some cases, render existing shortcuts unusable as they couldn’t be used to launch the linked apps. […]
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NortonLifeLock warns that hackers breached Password Manager accounts
Gen Digital, formerly Symantec Corporation and NortonLifeLock, is sending data breach notifications to customers, informing them that hackers have successfully breached Norton Password Manager accounts in credential-stuffing attacks. […]
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Beware: Tainted VPNs Being Used to Spread EyeSpy Surveillanceware
Tainted VPN installers are being used to deliver a piece of surveillanceware dubbed EyeSpy as part of a malware campaign that started in May 2022.
It uses “components of SecondEye – a legitimate monitoring application – to spy on users of 20Speed VPN, an Iranian-based VPN service, via trojanized installers,” Bitdefender said in an analysis.
A majority of the infections are said to originate in
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S3 Ep117: The crypto crisis that wasn’t (and farewell forever to Win 7) [Audio + Text]
Tell us in the comments… What’s the REAL reason there was no Windows 9? (No theory too far-fetched!)
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