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How to enable Ransomware Protection in Windows Defender and add custom folders to it

Windows Defender has been gaining a foothold steadily for the past few years. But there is one flaw in the antivirus that ships with Windows 10. The option for Ransomware Protection is […]

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About Security Intelligence Updates for Microsoft Defender

If you administrate systems protected by Windows Defender, the default antivirus solution that is included in Windows, you may have noticed that Windows Update downloaded a definitions update called Security Intelligence Update […]

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Buttercup is an open source password manager for Windows, macOS, Linux, Firefox and Chrome

There is no shortage in supply when it comes to password managers, but not all of them are open source. Buttercup is a free password manager, which is open source and offers […]

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Avast Free Antivirus - An overview of its pros and cons

I installed Avast Free Antivirus on my laptop a few weeks ago, and here is an overview of its features. Why isn't this a review? Well, in my opinion an antivirus review […]

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Confusion about a recently disclosed vulnerability in VLC Media Player

Reports started to emerge on the Internet about a critical security vulnerability in the popular multimedia player VLC Media Player. Update: VideoLAN confirmed that the issue was not a security issue in […]

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Malwarebytes fixes Windows Defender deactivation bug in Windows 10 1903

Malwarebytes users who upgraded machines to Windows 10 version 1903 may have noticed that Windows Defender got deactivated after the upgrade automatically. Malwarebytes is a popular security solution for Windows that played […]

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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 […]