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HP releases Synaptics driver update that removes disabled keylogger

HP released updates for Synaptics touchpad drivers recently for HP notebooks that removes a disabled keylogger from the driver. Again, HP? A security researcher disclosed on GitHub that he discovered a keylogger […]

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Should you delete online accounts?

If you stop using an online account, should you delete that account or keep it? The question has no simple answer, as several factors play a role in the decision making process. […]

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AV Test's October 2017 ranking: surprise at the top

German independent IT security institute AV Test released its Windows home user antivirus ranking for October 2017 recently. The institute tests antivirus solutions regularly, and tests the protective capabilities, performance, and usability […]

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Find out if your Intel system is vulnerable to Intel Manageability Engine vulnerabilities

Intel published a security advisory yesterday detailing security vulnerabilities in the firmware of the company's Management Engine, Server Platform Services, and Trusted Execution Engine. A wide range of Intel processor families and […]

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Avast bundles CCleaner with Avast Free Antivirus

Avast acquired Piriform, the maker of CCleaner and other popular programs in July 2017. The Czech security company is known for its line of free and commercial security products for Windows and […]

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Disable Office DDEAUTO to mitigate attacks

There is a vulnerability in DDE in Office applications currently that is exploited actively in the wild. DDE, or Dynamic Data Exchange, is a feature of Microsoft Office that is designed to […]

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WiFi Key Reinstallation Attack breaks WPA2 encryption

Researchers have discovered a flaw in the Wi-Fi standard that attackers may use to eavesdrop on wireless network traffic even if WPA2 is used for protection. Key Reinstallation Attacks, or Krack Attacks, […]

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Google: Microsoft's focus on Windows 10 puts Windows 7 and 8 users at risk

Microsoft's focus on Windows 10 in regards to security puts users who run devices with older but still supported versions of Windows at risk according to Google Project Zero researcher Mateusz Jurczyk. […]

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Analyze files with Payload Security

Payload Security is an online service that analyzes files in virtual environments to determine whether they are potentially malicious in nature. It can best be describes as a free analysis environment on […]

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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, […]