Security

Security is one of the most significant considerations when owning any technology, as you can lose data and finance if not careful. You’ll find articles here that cover various apps and options, threats to browser and device security, and some tips.

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0Patch publishes micropatch to address Windows Font Parsing vulnerability

Microsoft published an advisory about a new font parsing vulnerability in Windows on March 23, 2020. The company rated the vulnerability as critical and said that it was aware of limited targeted […]

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Critical font parsing issue in Windows revealed (fix inside)

Microsoft published an advisory yesterday concerning a recently detected font parsing issue that affects all supported versions of the company's Windows operating system (including Windows 7). The issue is rated critical, the […]

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Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2020 update brings a new interface design and dark mode

Emsisoft Emergency Kit has been my go-to secondary scanner for a few years now. I make it a habit to scan each and every program that I download once with the scanner […]

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Avast shuts down Jumpshot

Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek announced today on the official Avast blog that the company will shut down Jumpshot, a subsidiary which sold data provided by Avast products to third-party companies. Avast, best […]

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Antivirus for Windows 7: support continues

All antivirus solutions remain supported on Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system after Microsoft ended support for it on January 14, 2020. The Windows 7 operating system has a large usage base even […]

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Avast is in hot water again: subsidiary sells browsing data

The past couple of months have not been good for Avast. The company faced a wave of criticism ever since some of its business practices came to light. Wladimir Palant kicked it […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2020 overview (end of Windows 7 support edition)

Welcome to the first Microsoft Patch Day overview of 2020 and the last Patch Day for the company's Windows 7 operating system (as well as for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server […]

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Kaspersky replaces Free Antivirus with Security Cloud Free

Internet users who try to download the free antivirus solution Kaspersky Free Antivirus from the Russian security company are redirected to the Kaspersky Security Cloud Free download page instead. The Russian company […]

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ScreenWings can block malicious programs from taking screenshots

ScreenWings can block malicious programs from taking screenshots

We have talked about quite a few screenshot tools here, the most recent of which is Free Shooter. Let's take a look at a freeware anti-screenshot tool, ScreenWings. First of all, we […]

KpRm is a post-disinfection program that can find and delete malware removal tools and their remnant files

KpRm is a post-disinfection program that can find and delete malware removal tools and their remnant files

Manually deleting file and folder leftover by an uninstallation, is quite the chore.  I have used various uninstaller tools in the past to clean the remnants to keep systems clean and tidy. […]

How to determine if a Google Chrome extension is safe or not

How to determine if a Google Chrome extension is safe

When it comes to online security, you can never be too careful; this guide isn't about antivirus programs, firewalls or VPNs though, as it is about Chrome extensions. Just because an extension […]

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Malwarebytes 4.0 for Windows launches

Malwarebytes released Malwarebytes 4.0, a new version of the company's security program, for Microsoft Windows systems on November 4, 2019. The new version of the program includes the company's new Katana Engine, […]

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Microsoft releases emergency Internet Explorer security update

Microsoft released an out-of-band emergency security update for Internet Explorer on September 23, 2019 for all supported versions of Windows. The emergency update is only available on the Microsoft Update Catalog website […]

WinOTP Authenticator is an open-source alternative for WinAuth

WinOTP Authenticator is an open-source alternative for WinAuth

Some days ago, we told you about Authenticator, an open-source 2-step verification app for iOS. The app generates codes for two-factor authentication use. Many web services support 2FA to add another layer […]

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KeePass 2.43 Password Manager released

A new version of the password manager KeePass was released on September 10, 2019. KeePass Password Safe 2.43 is an update for the 2.x version of the password manager that introduces new […]

Authenticator is an open-source 2-step verification app for iOS

Authenticator is an open-source 2-step verification app for iOS

When it comes to iOS, open-source apps are something of a rarity but that doesn't mean they don't exist. If you're looking for an alternative for Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, LastPass Authenticator, […]

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Microsoft: 2-factor authentication blocks 99.9% of account attacks effectively

What is the best protection against attacks on accounts? Microsoft believes that it is 2-factor authentication, and the company has stats to back it up. Microsoft says that 2-factor authentication, sometimes also […]

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First Look at Malwarebytes 4

Malwarebytes, maker of the security application Malwarebytes, released the first beta version of the upcoming major release Malwarebytes 4 to the public. Anyone may download and install the beta version. Existing users […]

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How to enable Ransomware Protection in Windows Defender and add custom folders to it

Windows Defender has been gaining a foothold steadily for the past few years. But there is one flaw in the antivirus that ships with Windows 10. The option for Ransomware Protection is […]

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About Security Intelligence Updates for Microsoft Defender

If you administrate systems protected by Windows Defender, the default antivirus solution that is included in Windows, you may have noticed that Windows Update downloaded a definitions update called Security Intelligence Update […]

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Buttercup is an open source password manager for Windows, macOS, Linux, Firefox and Chrome

There is no shortage in supply when it comes to password managers, but not all of them are open source. Buttercup is a free password manager, which is open source and offers […]

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Avast Free Antivirus - An overview of its pros and cons

I installed Avast Free Antivirus on my laptop a few weeks ago, and here is an overview of its features. Why isn't this a review? Well, in my opinion an antivirus review […]

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Confusion about a recently disclosed vulnerability in VLC Media Player

Reports started to emerge on the Internet about a critical security vulnerability in the popular multimedia player VLC Media Player. Update: VideoLAN confirmed that the issue was not a security issue in […]

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Malwarebytes fixes Windows Defender deactivation bug in Windows 10 1903

Malwarebytes users who upgraded machines to Windows 10 version 1903 may have noticed that Windows Defender got deactivated after the upgrade automatically. Malwarebytes is a popular security solution for Windows that played […]

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MDS Tool: find out if you are vulnerable to Microarchitectural Data Sampling Attacks (MDS)

MDS Tool is a free cross-platform security program for Windows and Linux devices that checks whether the system's hardware is vulnerable to Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) attacks. Intel disclosed a new group […]

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New mobile Phishing Method using fake address bar and scroll locking

Phishing, the attempt to steal important data such as login information, passwords, or credit card numbers from unsuspecting users, is still a major threat on today's Internet. Microsoft's Security Intelligence report saw […]

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Microsoft lost control over the Windows Tiles domain and someone took it

Microsoft introduced Tiles in the Windows Start Menu and Start page when it launched the Windows 8 operating system. Designed to add a dynamic note to the previously static program, service and […]

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Microsoft: phishing up, ransomware down in 2018

Microsoft published the company's Security Intelligence Report for the year 2018 recently; the security data analysis provides an insight into major threat types in 2018. In short: ransomware is on a decline, […]

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VeraCrypt 1.24 features massive improvements

VeraCrypt 1.24, the upcoming next version of the popular open source and cross-platform encryption software VeraCrypt, comes with a massive list of security and functionality improvements. The new version of the encryption […]

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MarioNET attack lets hackers control your browser, even after you leave the attack page

The rise of web technologies opened up new possibilities on the Internet. Browsers have become more powerful as new APIs landed and support for certain features was introduced. A new attack, called […]

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WinRAR has a critical security bug: here is the fix

WinRAR is a very popular software to create and extract archives on Windows and other supported operating systems. Part of its popularity comes from its support for different types of packing formats, […]

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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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