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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 […]

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SMB Zero-Day affects Windows 8, 10 and Server

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) published a vulnerability note yesterday about a new zero-day vulnerability affecting Microsoft Windows 8, 10 and Server editions. It reads: Microsoft Windows contains a […]

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Malwarebytes 3.0.6 with stability and performance improvements

Malwarebytes 3.0.6 is the latest version of the popular security program for Windows that is available as a free and premium version. The company, also called Malwarebytes, released version 3.0 of the […]

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Web Security: add rel=noopener to external links

Don't touch my tabs! (rel=noopener) is a Firefox add-on that adds rel="noopener" to external links on sites open in Firefox automatically. Noopener_by_default is a userscript that does the same for links. Did […]

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Beware: new sophisticated Gmail phishing attacks

Researchers have discovered a new phishing attack that is currently underway that is targeting Google Gmail accounts in a sophisticated way. What's interesting about this specific attack is that it uses a […]

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WhatsApp Security: make this change right now!

Security researchers found a backdoor in the popular messaging application WhatsApp recently that could allow WhatsApp to intercept and read user messages. Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp, claims that it is impossible […]

Microsoft: Windows 10 Bitlocker is slower, but also better

If you encrypt the hard drive of a computer running Windows 7, and then on the same computer running Windows 10, you will notice that the encryption process is faster on Windows […]

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Browser Autofill data may be phished

Most modern web browsers support comfortable features like auto-filling forms on sites using data that you have entered in the past. Instead of having to enter your name, email address or street […]

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RanSim: Test ransomware attacks on your Windows PC

Ransim is a ransomware simulator for Windows that simulates attacks of ten ransomware families against the computer system. Ransomware is without doubt a relatively new threat category that has gained some prominence […]

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Netgear releases first final firmware updates for router security issue

Netgear has released the first batch of production firmware fixes for company routers affected by a serious security vulnerability. Cert issued a warning on December 9, 2016 that several Netgear routers are […]

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Avira Password Manager review

Avira Password Manager is a new security product by German company Avira which is probably best known for its antivirus offerings. The password manager niche is crowded, and if you want to […]

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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Standalone information

Malwarebytes 3.0, released a couple of days ago, marks a big jump from the company's previous policy of releasing individual security tools. Instead of offering Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware as individual […]

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Password Use Study: massive reuse of passwords

A recent password use study by the German Hasso-Plattner-Institute of roughly 1 billion user accounts concluded that 20% of users were reusing passwords. Additionally, 27% of users used password that were nearly […]

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Malwarebytes 3.0: new all-in-one protection

Malwarebytes 3.0 is a new product by Malwarebytes, makers of security software that unifies the company's main security products in a single program. Home users had the choice between three different products […]