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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 […]

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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 transferred to 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 […]