The study released Monday by the security firm Emsisoft said ransomware attacks — which encrypt and disable computer systems while demanding a ransom — affected 113 federal, state and municipal governments, 560 health facilities and 1,681 schools, colleges and universities last year. “The attacks caused significant, and sometimes life-threatening, disruption: ambulances carrying emergency patients had…

Identified by IBM’s security researchers, the Webex flaws could allow attackers to join meetings as ghosts (without being seen by other participants), remain in the meeting as a ghost after being expelled, and access information on meeting attendees (names, email addresses and IP addresses). Tracked as CVE-2020-3419, the first of the issues impacts both Webex…

Google included a total of 32 security fixes in Chrome 81, which was finally promoted to the stable channel, after the current COVID-19 pandemic forced the Internet giant to delay stable releases and roll back some of the recently introduced protections in Chrome. Twenty-three of the patches fix vulnerabilities reported by external security researchers, including…