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Information security expert disappointed with Microsoft and published PoC code for vulnerability in Windows

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The exploitation of the vulnerability gives administrator rights on systems running Windows 10, Windows 11 and Windows Server.

A cybersecurity researcher has posted an exploit for the local privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2021-41379) in Windows Installer, the exploitation of which gives administrator rights on systems running Windows 10, Windows 11 and Windows Server.

Using this vulnerability, attackers with limited access to a compromised device can easily elevate their privileges and gain the ability to roam the victim’s network. The vulnerability affects all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 10, Windows 11, and Windows Server 2022.

As part of the November Tuesday patches, Microsoft has fixed a Windows Installer privilege escalation vulnerability. The vulnerability was discovered by cybersecurity researcher Abdelhamid Naseri, who discovered a bypass fix and a more powerful new privilege escalation vulnerability. Although Group Policy can be configured to prevent regular users from performing MSI installer operations, the new vulnerability bypasses this policy and will work anyway, Naseri said.

Naseri said he disclosed a vulnerability due to a decrease in payments from Microsoft under the Vulnerability Bounty Program. But Naseri is not alone in worrying about declining rewards. Other cybersecurity experts also complained to the new Microsoft policy.

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Young hacker who leaked GTA 6 material denies his guilt

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Young hacker who leaked GTA 6 material denies his guilt

The 17-year-old hacker, who was previously arrested in the UK on suspicion of hacking Rockstar Games and Uber, has pleaded not guilty. According to police, he appeared in court over the weekend, but refused to plead guilty to PC misuse. At the same time, he admitted that he violated the conditions of release on bail. Now he is being held in a juvenile detention center.

Young hacker who leaked GTA 6 material denies his guilt

According to investigators, the 17-year-old is part of the Lapsus$ hacker group and is behind the recent leak of videos and other details of the $2 billion GTA 6 game.

Earlier, a hacker under the nickname teapotuberhacker published an archive with video and source code from an early version of GTA 6, which has already gone viral. Take-Two tried to stop the spread of the leak, but it was only partially successful.

The hacker also said that it was he who attacked the Uber computer system, gaining access to correspondence, email addresses, and so on.

At the moment, the investigation is ongoing, so it is not yet clear how this story will end.

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Cloudflare introduces world’s first eSIM with better security than VPN

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Cloudflare introduces worlds first eSIM with better security than VPN

Cloudflare has introduced a new solution that may be suitable for smartphone and mobile Internet users. We are talking about an eSIM card called Zero Trust SIM. Its peculiarity is that it provides an increased level of security, reducing the risk of number substitution.

Cloudflare introduces world's first eSIM with better security than VPN

In technical terms, we are talking about the transfer of DNS requests through the Cloudflare gateway, which allows you to protect them from interception and spoofing. Also promised is a check of all intermediate nodes through which the device accesses the Internet.

According to Cloudflare CTO John Graham-Cumming, Zero Trust SIM technology can outperform VPNs and other security systems as it provides cell-level protection.

Zero Trust SIM will launch first in the US, where only a virtual card for iOS and Android will be available at first. When activated, it will bind to a specific device and allow you to protect it. Physical maps are also expected in the future.

The company is also launching Zero Trust for Mobile Operators, an affiliate program for telecom operators that will enable them to offer subscriptions to the services and tools of the Zero Trust platform. In addition, a similar project is expected for the Internet of Things.

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17-year-old hacker who allegedly leaked GTA 6 gameplay videos online arrested in UK

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17 year old hacker who allegedly leaked GTA 6 gameplay videos online

London police today announced the capture of a 17-year-old teenager suspected of cybercrime in Oxfordshire. At the moment, it is only reported that the arrested person is in custody.

17-year-old hacker who allegedly leaked GTA 6 gameplay videos online arrested in UK

The police declined to say what caused the arrest, but a number of facts indicate that this particular teenager, associated with the Lapsus$ hacker group, previously hacked into Uber, and recently posted screenshots and videos of GTA 6 gameplay on the Web.

In March, Bloomberg wrote that the person believed to be behind several major network hacks was a 16-year-old teenager whose home is in Oxfordshire. Uber wrote on its blog after the hack: “We believe this attacker (or attackers) is associated with a hacker group called Lapsus$, which is becoming more and more active.” A hacker who posted a GTA 6 video online claimed responsibility for the attack on Uber in forum posts.

Recall, yesterday it became known that the FBI joined the investigation into the hacking of Uber and the publication of GTA 6 materials online.

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