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ccleaner 2nd payload

CCleaner Malware second payload discovered

A new report by Cisco's Talos Group suggests that the CCleaner hack was more sophisticated than initially thought. The researchers found evidence of a second payload during their analysis of the malware […]

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CCleaner 5.35 released with new digital signature

Piriform, the company behind the highly successful Windows cleaning software CCleaner, released version 5.35 of the application on September 20th, 2017. The new version was signed with a brand new digital signature, […]

CCleaner compromised: better check your PC

Piriform, makers of the popular file cleaner CCleaner, confirmed on Monday 18th, 2017 that hackers managed to attack the company's computer network successfully. The hackers compromised two versions of the CCleaner in […]

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Dr.Web LiveDisk: free emergency system repair

Dr.Web LiveDisk is a free tool for system administrators and users alike to restore non-booting Windows computer systems. The program has been designed specifically for situations where malware attacks, or the disinfection, […]

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Kaspersky Free Antivirus worldwide roll out begins

Kaspersky announced the worldwide rollout of Kaspersky Free, a free limited version of Kaspersky Internet Security, yesterday. We reviewed the initial version of Kaspersky Free back in 2016 when Kaspersky began to […]

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Bitdefender 2018 changes

Bitdefender released a refresh of the company's Bitdefender product line yesterday that improves it in several key security areas. Bitdefender Total Security 2018, Bitdefender Internet Security 2018 and Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2018 […]

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Bitdefender Home Scanner review

Bitdefender Home Scanner is a free program by security company Bitdefender that scans devices on local networks for security issues. The need for security has expanded with Internet of Things being a […]

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Kaspersky VirusDesk: online file and link scanner

Kaspersky VirusDesk is a free service by Russian security firm Kaspersky that enables you to scan files or links for viruses and other threats. While most computer users would probably agree that […]

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A look at 1Password's Travel Mode

AgileBits, makers of the 1Password password manager, introduced a new Travel Mode feature in recent versions of the program for paying customers. This new mode hides password vaults when you enable it, […]

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Your HP device might have a keylogger installed

Fresh from Switzerland comes a report from security firm modzero AG about a keylogger in audio drivers of certain HP devices. The keylogger is built-into the driver, records all keystrokes made by […]

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Detect and Mitigate Intel AMT vulnerability

A recently disclosed vulnerability in Intel products using Intel Active Management Technology, Intel Small Business Technology, and Intel Standard Manageability gives attackers remote access to the manageability features supported by these products. […]

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Portrait Display service makes millions of HP, Fujitsu and Philips notebooks vulnerable

Security researchers at Sec Consult discovered a vulnerability in Portrait Display, a software used by OEMs such as HP and Fujitsu on millions of notebooks. Portrait Display SDK Service is used by […]

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Punycode Phishing Attack fools even die-hard Internet veterans

There are only a handful of rules that you need to know to counter any phishing attack that you may be exposed to on the Internet, right? Check the web address and […]

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Are you identifiable by extensions, logins and your browser?

Are you identifiable is a new web service that answers whether Internet sites may identify you based on your extensions, logins, and web browser. Online privacy is a hot topic, and making […]

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Avira Prime: first look at Avira's new premium service

Avira Prime is a new subscription-based service by security company Avira that can best be described as a cross-platform all-in-one service. First, the basics: Avira Prime is available for 9.95 € per […]

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Malwarebytes releases another beta to fix Malwarebytes 3 issues

Security company Malwarebytes has released another beta version for its flagship product Malwarebytes 3 to fix long-standing issues in the program. Malwarebytes 3, a new product born out of the ashes of […]

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Full Last Pass 4.1.42 exploit discovered

Tavis Ormandy, a prolific member of Google's Project Zero initiative, revealed that he discovered a new security issue in LastPass 4.1.42 (and maybe earlier). Ormandy revealed that he discovered an exploit, but […]

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Pwn2Own 2017: Windows, Ubuntu, Edge, Safari, Firefox exploited

The tenth anniversary of the Pwn2Own gathering of hackers, Pwn2Own 2017, saw eleven teams attempt to exploit products across four categories. The products that teams were allowed to target this year included […]