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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 […]

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Flash tops the Exploit Kits Chart in 2016 again

If you needed another reason not to use Flash anymore, a new security report by Recorded Future may convince you to consider this at the very least. The company analyzed 141 exploits […]

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BitLocker bypass on Windows 10 through upgrades

A security researcher discovered a new issue in Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that allows attackers to gain access to BitLocker encrypted data. A post on the Win-Fu blog highlights the method. […]

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Microsoft: Windows 10 makes EMET unnecessary. Study: Nope

Microsoft plans to discontinue support for its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit in July 2018, and won't release a new version of EMET either. This makes EMET 5.51 the last release version of […]

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Malwarebytes releases Telecrypt ransomware Decrypter

Malwarebytes Telecrypt Decryptor is a free program for devices running Microsoft Windows to decrypt files that are encrypted by the ransomware Telecrypt. Telecrypt is a rather troubling piece of ransomware that is […]

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KeePass audit: no critical security vulnerabilities found

We reported back in June 2016 that KeePass, a popular password manager, was getting a security audit by the European Commission's EU Free and Open Source Software Auditing project (EU-FOSSA). EU-FOSSA is […]

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Deterministic password manager Issues

If you read password managers that don't store passwords here on Ghacks, you know already what deterministic or stateless password managers are. Broken down to the basics, these password managers don't store […]

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Your browsing history may have been sold already

Add-on companies are selling the browsing history of millions of users to third-parties according to a report that aired on German national TV. Reporters of Panorama managed to gain access to a […]

MBRFilter protects the Master Boot Record against manipulation

MBRFilter is a new open source software for Windows devices designed to protect the Master Boot Record against manipulation. The Master Boot Record holds information about how partitions and file systems are […]

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Malwarebytes acquires AdwCleaner

Malwarebytes, makers of the popular Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit, Anti-Ransomware and other security tools, announced on October 19, 2016 that it has acquired AdwCleaner, a program for Windows designed to clean adware from […]

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VeraCrypt 1.19 fixes security vulnerabilities

VeraCrypt 1.19 is the newest version of the popular open source data encryption program that many users switched to after TrueCrypt was discontinued back in 2014. The application is based on TrueCrypt […]