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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 […]

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Spectre Next Generation vulnerabilities affect Intel processors

Intel is facing another wave of reported security issues that affect the company's processors. The vulnerabilities, called Spectre Next Generation or Spectre NG, have not been disclosed publicly yet. A report on […]

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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 […]