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TeamRed Security News Roundup - October 25, 2018

TeamRed Security News Roundup - October 25, 2018

President Trump's iPhone conversations were allegedly eavesdropped on by foreign agents.

US President's iPhone conversations listened to

President Donald Trump's iPhone was allegedly broken into by foreign spies.

The iPhone in question apparently does not have NSA clearance, and is used for private conversations.

Source: CNET

New Windows exploit announced on Twitter

The Microsoft Windows task scheduler has a new exploit.

The vulnerability could allow malicious actors with low privileges to elevate their permission levels to admin. This could potentially allow key files to be deleted.

Source: The Hacker News

Can organizations avoid paying after being hacked?

A small city called West Haven had to pay $2,000 to hackers who had taken over a key system.

While many say that organizations should never pay any ransoms to cyber criminals, is it practical for those who risk losing productivity for extended periods of time?

Source: Threat Post

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