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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 […]

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Microsoft Security Advisory for self-encrypting drives

Microsoft published the security advisory¬†ADV180028, Guidance for configuring BitLocker to enforce software encryption, yesterday. The advisory is a response to the research paper¬†Self-encrypting deception: weaknesses in the encryption of solid state drives […]

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Browser history sniffing is still a thing

A team of Stanford and UC San Diego researchers published the research paper Browser history re:visited recently in which four new, and working, browsing history sniffing attacks are revealed to the public. […]

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VirusTotal Enterprise launches with new and improved features

VirusTotal, which is part of Alphabet's cybersecurity company Chronicle, announced the release of VirusTotal Enterprise on September 27, 2018. VirusTotal was previously available as a free and premium service. The free service […]

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VeraCrypt encryption software review

VeraCrypt is an encryption software that is a fork of the discontinued TrueCrypt encryption software. It can best be described as a continuation of TrueCrypt that supports all features that TrueCrypt supported […]

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WhatsApp backups are not encrypted

WhatsApp backups created by the built-in backup option of the messaging client on Android are not encrypted when they are stored on Google Drive. WhatsApp users on Android can enable the application's […]

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How to change the default KeePass password options

KeePass is an open source password manager for the Windows operating system (and other operating systems thanks to ports) that ticks all the right boxes for me. While I can understand the […]

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The "Your Password" Email extortion scam

If you have received an email with the subject line "Your password" followed by a password that you used in the past or are still using, you may wonder whether the allegations […]

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Bitdefender Antivirus Free vs. Antivirus Plus

Bitdefender is a highly respected security company that refreshes its lineup of security solutions each year (just like any other antivirus company out there). Company products are usually top of the class […]

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Here we go again: Spectre 1.1 and 1.2 vulnerabilities discovered

Anyone still keeping track of all the Spectre-based vulnerabilities that were revealed to the public in 2018? We published numerous articles on the topic already, and there is certainly some fatigue involved […]

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Lesson learned? Most used memory cards contain data when sold

A recent study conducted by researchers of the University of Hertfordshire about the implications of selling used memory cards revealed that about two-thirds still contain data from previous owners. The researchers bought […]

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Tech Support Scammers exploit downloads trick again

Tech support scammers exploit a known issue once again that throws a massive number of downloads at browsers to freeze them according to a report on Bleeping Computer. The exploit affects Google […]

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Restore files that were encrypted by Thanatos malware

Thanatos is a ransomware variant that has been distributed using malware campaigns over the past few months. Attack vectors include distribution through chat rooms on the Discord chat platform but also through […]

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Google launches VirusTotal Monitor

Google announced the new paid VirusTotal service VirusTotal Monitor today designed to provide customers with daily reports for files uploaded to the service. One of the core goals of VirusTotal Monitor is […]

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Malwarebytes' acquisition of Windows Firewall Control maker Binisoft

Security firm Malwarebytes announced last month on May 24, 2018, that it acquired the privately held Romanian company Binisoft, best know for its Windows Firewall Control security product. Windows Firewall Control is […]

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A look at Malwarebytes 3.5.1

I have to admit that I did not really use Malwarebytes all that much anymore on my Windows machines after the release of version 3.0 of the application. Core reasons were super […]

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Here comes the next Spectre vulnerability (Spectre V4 CPU)

If you thought that you are done patching your devices against Meltdown or Spectre exploits, you might want to reconsider. Patches for some hardware configurations and operating systems were released by Microsoft, […]

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Test Windows Defender Antivirus (or other security software)

Windows Defender Antivirus is the default security application for devices running Microsoft's Windows operating system. Like Windows Firewall, it may not offer the best protection or functionality, but it is there to […]