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.

veracrypt 1.19

VeraCrypt 1.19 is the newest version of the popular open source data encryption program that many users switched to after TrueCrypt was discontinued back in 2014. The application is based on TrueCrypt code but has since then been updated regularly with new features, improvements and most notable security fixes. The VeraCrypt team fixed security vulnerabilities […]

keepass argon2

KeePass 2.35 is the next version of the popular password manager that will introduce a new version of the KDBX file format and security improvements among other things. KDBX is the file format that KeePass uses for information storage on the device. Version 4 of KDBX features improvements and new capabilities. KeePass will use the […]

password managers no storage

Password managers are one of the best options to manage account information. The two major flavors they come in are local storage and remote storage solutions which both offer advantages and disadvantages. Local storage solutions like KeePass or Enpass keep the encrypted password database file on the local system thus removing cloud storage and network […]

paypal gift card

PayPal is not only a dominating force when it comes to making online transactions between individuals and companies, it also branched of in other areas such as gift cards. You may visit the site PayPal Gifts to purchase gift cards for various popular online and offline services using a PayPal account. The service has a […]

avira pc cleaner

Avira PC Cleaner is an on-demand scanner that you may use to scan a Windows computer for infections, and remove malicious code that is found by the program. On-demand scanners are often called second-opinion scanners, as they may be run next to any installed antivirus solution. The main idea is to verify that resident security […]

mcafee getsusp

McAfee GetSusp is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices designed to sniff out malware that resident security solutions did not detect. The program is not new, it was last updated in 2013, but uses McAfee's Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) File Reputation database, to determine whether a file is suspicious. Word of warning: the program […]


Phishing is one of the biggest threats on the Internet. Attacks use it to gain access to login or financial information, or to scam users right away. With phishing being a thing for longer than a decade, one could assume that users are aware of the risks that clicking on links or attachments in emails, […]

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 […]