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Virustotal launches Android Sandbox Droidy

Google owned Virustotal announced the launch of the Android sandbox Droidy today which replaced the Android sandbox environment that the service used since 2013. Google acquired Virustotal in 2012 and the service […]

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VeraCrypt 1.22 encryption software update released

VeraCrypt 1.22 is a new version of the popular cross-platform encryption software that parent company Idrassi established as the primary unofficial successor of the encryption software TrueCrypt. TrueCrypt development ended under mysterious […]

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Interactive Malware Analysis Tool Any.Run launches

Any.Run, an interactive malware analysis tool based in Russia opened its doors to the public yesterday. A free community version is available at the time which allows anyone to register an account […]

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Malwarebytes 3.4.4 update released

Malwarebytes, maker of the security software of the same name, released Malwarebytes 3.4.4 for the Microsoft Windows operating system yesterday. The new version is the first stable release for Windows in 2018. […]

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Windows Firewall Control Tips

Windows Firewall Control is a standalone program for Microsoft Windows PCs that extends the functionality of the built-in Windows Firewall and improves manageability significantly. A free version is provided but you need […]

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Check your passwords against the Pwned Passwords database

Is a password that you use actively to protect an account secure? The question is difficult to answer as it depends on your definition of secure. Secure can mean, among other things, […]

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Adobe Flash 0-Day Vulnerability APSA18-01

Adobe released the security advisory¬†APSA18-01 for Flash Player that confirms a critical security vulnerability in Flash Player 28.0.0.137 and earlier. Flash Player 28.0.0.137 is the most recent version of the program which […]

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TrendMicro Ransom Buster: Windows ransomware protection

TrendMicro Ransom Buster is a standalone program for Microsoft Windows devices to protect data on the device against all forms of ransomware. TrendMicro states that Ransom Buster is free for a limited […]

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Find out if your browser is vulnerable to Spectre attacks

Web browsers are the main target for attacks targeting the recently disclosed Spectre vulnerability. For home systems, one could argue that web browsers are the major attack vector. Why? Because browsers connect […]

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VirusTotal Graph visualizes scans and shows IP connections

VirusTotal Graph is a new feature of the popular virus scanning service that visualizes the relationship between files, URLs, domains and IP addresses of analyzed data sets. Virustotal is a handy service […]

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Avast releases machine-code decompiler RetDec

Computer security heavyweight Avast released its machine-code decompiler RetDec as an open source tool to the public recently. The company worked on RetDec for seven years, and released the decompiler "to help […]

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HP releases Synaptics driver update that removes disabled keylogger

HP released updates for Synaptics touchpad drivers recently for HP notebooks that removes a disabled keylogger from the driver. Again, HP? A security researcher disclosed on GitHub that he discovered a keylogger […]

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Should you delete online accounts?

If you stop using an online account, should you delete that account or keep it? The question has no simple answer, as several factors play a role in the decision making process. […]

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AV Test's October 2017 ranking: surprise at the top

German independent IT security institute AV Test released its Windows home user antivirus ranking for October 2017 recently. The institute tests antivirus solutions regularly, and tests the protective capabilities, performance, and usability […]

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Find out if your Intel system is vulnerable to Intel Manageability Engine vulnerabilities

Intel published a security advisory yesterday detailing security vulnerabilities in the firmware of the company's Management Engine, Server Platform Services, and Trusted Execution Engine. A wide range of Intel processor families and […]

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Avast bundles CCleaner with Avast Free Antivirus

Avast acquired Piriform, the maker of CCleaner and other popular programs in July 2017. The Czech security company is known for its line of free and commercial security products for Windows and […]

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Disable Office DDEAUTO to mitigate attacks

There is a vulnerability in DDE in Office applications currently that is exploited actively in the wild. DDE, or Dynamic Data Exchange, is a feature of Microsoft Office that is designed to […]

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WiFi Key Reinstallation Attack breaks WPA2 encryption

Researchers have discovered a flaw in the Wi-Fi standard that attackers may use to eavesdrop on wireless network traffic even if WPA2 is used for protection. Key Reinstallation Attacks, or Krack Attacks, […]