Archive | Security

Computer security has always been important, but the rise of the Internet and the global Internet community have made it more pressing than ever. New threats have emerged with the Internet, including phishing attacks that spread via email, computer worms that replicate over the Internet, a new bread of trojans that take over a computer to include it in a bot network that is used for malicious activities, and spam and viruses are all threats that Internet users encounter these days.

We cover security updates when they are released for major software including Microsoft Windows, plugins like Java or Adobe Flash, and web browsers like Google Chrome or Firefox. In addition, we are also reporting about services, online and offline, that help you protect your systems against security threats, and post tutorials that explain how to recover a system when it has been successfully attacked.

If you are a Dropbox customer, you may have received an email from the company informing you that it reset the password of the Dropbox account. The email offers little information about the why, only that it is a reaction of a security incident that took place in mid-2012. What this means is that user […]


trendmicro ransomware screen unlocker tool

Trend Micro Ransomware Screen Unlocker Tool is a free program for Microsoft Windows operating systems that helps you unlock the screen after ransomware attacks. As you may know, there are two general types of ransomware: those that lock the screen, and those that encrypt files. Screen lockers use various methods to block you from getting […]


veracrypt 1.18

VeraCrypt 1.18 was released yesterday by the development team for all supported operating systems. The new version of the encryption program fixes one vulnerability affecting the application and TrueCrypt, the encryption software it uses code from. VeraCrypt is one of several TrueCrypt alternatives that were published shortly after development on TrueCrypt ended under mysterious circumstances. […]


kaspersky anti-ransomware tool

Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business is a free security product by Kaspersky to block ransomware on Windows machines. Designed for businesses who don't run other Kaspersky software, it is available for anyone as a free download on the official site. Please note that you need to fill out a form on the site that asks […]


secure golden secure boot key

Secure Boot is a security standard that is part of UEFI designed to restrict what gets loaded during boot time of the device. Microsoft introduced the feature in Windows 8 back in 2011, and every client or server version of Windows supported it since then. Microsoft stated back then that it was up to the […]


fosshub classic shell infected

Some software programs on Fosshub, a free project hosting service, appear to be compromised and serve malware payloads . Fosshub is a popular file hosting service that software projects such as Classic Shell, qBittorrent, Audacity, MKVToolNix, and others use as their primary file download service. Basically, what these projects do is link either directly to […]


microsoft account leak

What would you say if I told you that an almost two decade old vulnerability in Windows may leak your Microsoft Account credentials when you visit a website, read an email, or use VPN over IPSec? A bug, that goes all the way back to Windows 95 is causing major issues on Windows 8 and […]


browserprint

Browserprint is a fork of the popular Panopticlick browser fingerprinting test that adds a number of new checks to the whole process. Browser fingerprinting refers to using identifiers revealed by the web browser itself or the user for tracking purposes. When a browser connects to a site on the Internet, information such as the operating […]


lastpass vulnerability

LastPass has a bunch of critical problems of which at least one allows attackers to compromise the password manager remotely according to Google researcher Tavis Ormandy. LastPass is one of the most popular online password management services on today's Internet. The service offers extensions for various browsers, mobile apps, and dedicated solutions for various operating […]


no more ransom

No More Ransom is an anti-ransomware help site by law enforcement and IT security companies to assist users in preventing, identifying, and decrypting ransomware threats. The website offers three core features: ransomware information, access to decryption tools, and a ransomware identification tool. If you know the name of the ransomware that infected a PC, you […]


keepass 2.21 screenshot

The European Union just announced that it will give the source code of the password manager KeePass and Apache Web Server a security audit. The idea to audit open source software came to live back in December 2014 when two members of the European Parliament suggested an audit for free software used by EU institutions. […]


ubuntu forums

Canonical announced today that it detected a security breach on the Ubuntu Forums site. The company has since then taken corrective actions and restored the forums service. According to the company, it became aware of the breach on July 14, 2016 after a member of the Ubuntu Forums Council informed the company that someone claimed […]


avast mobile security antivirus

Avast announced an agreement to acquire security rival AVG for $1.3 billion and $25 per outstanding share in an all cash offer earlier today. AVG's stock jumped up more than $6 today already to $24.80 after the announcement was released by both companies. The company reported gross income of $363.81 million and a net income […]


norton internet security

Symantec is the latest security company shamed by Google for having critical security vulnerabilities in business and consumer products. Google employee Tavis Ormandy discovered several critical vulnerabilities in Symantec programs that put users and businesses at risk. The vulnerabilities require no user interaction, affect the default configuration, and take advantage of the fact that the […]