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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 […]

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Security issues found in nine password managers for Android (LastPass, Dashlane..)

Security researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute found severe security issues in nine password managers for Android that they analyzed as part of their research. Password managers are a popular option when it […]

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CloudBleed: check if you visited sites affected by CloudFlare's security issue

CloudBleed is the unofficial name for a security issue discovered on February 17th, 2017 that affected CloudFlare's reverse proxies. CloudFlare is a large provider that is used by more than 5.5 million […]

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Google discloses Edge and IE vulnerability

Google disclosed a security vulnerability in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer yesterday that Microsoft failed to patch up until now. This is the second vulnerability that Google disclosed this mean. Last week, […]

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Google discloses another unpatched Windows vulnerability

Google Project Zero member Mateusz Jurczyk disclosed a gdi32.dll vulnerability in the Windows operating system to Microsoft on November 16, 2016. The report itself is quite technical and it would go too […]

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Researchers develop cross-browser fingerprinting technique

Researchers have developed a cross-browser fingerprinting technique that uses operating system and hardware level features. Fingerprinting has been limited for the most part to individual web browsers in the past. If a […]