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MDS Tool: find out if you are vulnerable to Microarchitectural Data Sampling Attacks (MDS)

MDS Tool is a free cross-platform security program for Windows and Linux devices that checks whether the system's hardware is vulnerable to Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) attacks. Intel disclosed a new group […]

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New mobile Phishing Method using fake address bar and scroll locking

Phishing, the attempt to steal important data such as login information, passwords, or credit card numbers from unsuspecting users, is still a major threat on today's Internet. Microsoft's Security Intelligence report saw […]

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Microsoft lost control over the Windows Tiles domain and someone took it

Microsoft introduced Tiles in the Windows Start Menu and Start page when it launched the Windows 8 operating system. Designed to add a dynamic note to the previously static program, service and […]

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Microsoft: phishing up, ransomware down in 2018

Microsoft published the company's Security Intelligence Report for the year 2018 recently; the security data analysis provides an insight into major threat types in 2018. In short: ransomware is on a decline, […]

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VeraCrypt 1.24 features massive improvements

VeraCrypt 1.24, the upcoming next version of the popular open source and cross-platform encryption software VeraCrypt, comes with a massive list of security and functionality improvements. The new version of the encryption […]

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MarioNET attack lets hackers control your browser, even after you leave the attack page

The rise of web technologies opened up new possibilities on the Internet. Browsers have become more powerful as new APIs landed and support for certain features was introduced. A new attack, called […]

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WinRAR has a critical security bug: here is the fix

WinRAR is a very popular software to create and extract archives on Windows and other supported operating systems. Part of its popularity comes from its support for different types of packing formats, […]

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Password Manager study highlights potential leak issues

What would the result be if you analyze how popular password managers protect sensitive information such as the master password or stored passwords; that's what Independent Security Evaluators tried to find out […]

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Change your password day needs a counterpart

February 1 is change your password day; while not official, many tech sites advertise the day to their readers. Users are asked to change passwords on that day to improve security. While […]

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Malwarebytes update fixes freeze issue on Windows 7 PCs

Malwarebytes released an update for the company's security software for Windows -- named Malwarebytes -- that fixes an issue that caused the system to freeze (hang) entirely in certain situations on Windows […]

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Check all KeePass passwords against the Have I Been Pwned database locally

The following tutorial walks you through the steps of integrating password security checks in the KeePass password manager. The checks use the latest Have I Been Pwned database of leaked passwords and […]

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Up to 100 million Quora accounts affected by data breach

The question and answer community Quora confirmed today that up to 100 million accounts of users were compromised in a data breach. It noticed on Friday that "some user data was compromised […]

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Dell resets customer passwords after security incident

Dell confirmed in a press release published on November 28, 2018 that it detected and blocked unauthorized activity on its company network. According to the press release, hackers were after Dell customer […]

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Microsoft Security Advisory Adv180029 for Sennheiser software

Microsoft published a security advisory today under ADV180029  -- Inadvertently Disclosed Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing -- that warns users and administrators about two Sennheiser software programs that may have introduced vulnerabilities […]

Malwarebytes Last in latest AV-Test Antivirus Test

German IT security institute AV-Test published the results of its latest antivirus study for Windows today. The organization evaluated 19 different security products on machines running Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system over […]

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How do you spot a phishing site on today's Internet?

Phishing has been around for a very long time on the Internet; it refers to certain techniques that criminals use to steal passwords, credit card information, Social Security Numbers, and other valuable […]

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Avast 18.8 is the last version for Windows XP and Vista

Security giant Avast Software published version 18.8 of its consumer-oriented security products for Windows recently. The company, which acquired AVG back in 2016 and Piriform, maker of CCleaner in 2017,  released Avast […]

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Results of Bitwarden security audit published

Bitwarden hired the German security company Cure 53 to audit the security of Bitwarden software and technologies used by the password management service. Bitwarden is a popular choice when it comes to […]