Zoom makes 2FA available for all its users

Zoom now supports phone calls, text messages, and authentication apps as forms of two-factor authentication.

Zoom Brings Two-Factor Authentication to All Users

This marks the latest step Zoom has taken to improve user security as more employees work from home.

Firefox will add a new drive-by-download protection

Mozilla will add a new security feature to Firefox in October that will make it harder for malicious web pages to initiate automatic downloads and plant malware-laced files on a user's computer.

Only two days left to purchase 2-year TLS/SSL certificates

Web browser and operating system developers, such as Apple, Microsoft, Firefox, and Google, will no longer consider 2-year TLS/SSL certificates issued on or after September 1st to be valid.

Microsoft reprieves SHA-1 deprecation in Edge 85 security baseline

Microsoft has published a new security baseline for Microsoft Edge and one of the new rules is titled “Allow certificates signed using SHA-1 when issued by local trust anchors.”

Office 365 now opens attachments in a sandbox to prevent infections

Malicious Office documents are among the most common vectors exploited by threat actors to deploy malware such as ransomware, RATs, data-stealing trojans, and malware downloaders.

Malware can no longer disable Microsoft Defender via the Registry

Microsoft has removed the ability to disable Microsoft Defender and third-party security software via the Registry to prevent malware from tampering with protection settings.

Tor Project shares proposals to limit DDoS impact on Onion sites

These defense options would maintain both usability and security when applied, making it possible for servers hosting onion services to no longer crash when they are hit by a denial-of-service attack.

Chrome to Warn Users Completing Suspicious Forms

Chrome will warn users when they try to complete forms on secure (HTTPS) pages that are submitted insecurely. These forms, described as “mixed forms,” have been deemed by Google to be unsafe.

Microsoft's Control Flow Guard comes to Rust and LLVM compilers

CFG can secure the execution flow of an application's code to prevent malicious code (such as the result of memory bugs) from hijacking native "control flow" and make the app take unwanted actions.

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