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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KeePass 2.48 update includes an upgraded password database file format

The developer of the password manager KeePass released an update to KeePass 2.48 recently. The new version of the versatile includes a new version of the password database file format that KeePass […]

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PicPick 5.1.5 update fixes a vulnerability in the screenshot software

The developers of the screenshot software PicPick have released an update that fixes a security vulnerability in the application. I reviewed PicPick twice here on this site already and concluded that it […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates March 2021 overview

Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates on the Marc 2021 Patch Day for all supported versions of Windows and other company products. This guide provides system administrators and home users with […]

Migrating from LastPass to an alternative password manager

Migrating from LastPass to an alternative password manager? KeePass vs Bitwarden, which one will you choose?

LastPass recently announced that it will be limiting cloud-access to one-device per user, so if you were using it to sync your passwords to your phone and computer, you won't be able […]

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Favicons may be used to track users

Security researchers of the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered a new method to track Internet users that is persistent across sessions, even if users clear cookies and the browsing cache. […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2021 overview

Today is the first patch day of the year 2021. Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for the company's Windows operating system and other company products such as Microsoft Office. In […]

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Password Manager KeePass 2.47 has been released

A new version of the versatile password manager KeePass is now available. KeePass 2.47 introduces new features, improvements and fixes, and is already available as a download from the developer site. You […]

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Windows 10 microcode updates to fix new Intel CPU security issues

Microsoft has released a number of new Intel microcode updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system that address recently discovered security flaws in Intel processors. Microcode updates are released by Intel […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates November 2020 overview

Microsoft has released security updates for all support client and server versions of Windows as well as other company products such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer. Our November 2020 […]

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Time to remove Nano Adblocker and Defender from your browsers (except Firefox)

When Nano Defender was launched in 2019, it quickly became a go-to extension to bypass anti-adblocking mechanisms on Internet sites. It used code from uBlock Origin, one of the most prominent content […]

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E-Book Manager Calibre 5.0 has been released

The developers of the e-book manager Calibre have released Calibre 5.0, more precisely Calibre 5.0.1, for all supported platforms on September 25, 2020. The new version is the first major upgrade after […]

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CCleaner 5.71 with new privacy opt-out for offers

CCleaner has had its fair share of controversies surrounding privacy and functionality in the past couple of years. While there is no data available on the impact of these issues on the […]

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Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office explained

Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office is a new security feature designed to load untrusted Office documents, e.g. an Excel spreadsheet downloaded from the Internet, in an isolated environment to keep the […]

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Microsoft releases KB4558130 and KB4497165 to fix Intel CPU security issues

Microsoft has released two security updates for the company's Windows 10 and Windows Server operating systems to address security flaws found in many Intel processors. The updates address issues related to the […]

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Check whether your PC is infected with the Emotet malware

The malware Emotet was detected for the first time in 2014. Back then, it was designed as a banking trojan to steal sensitive information. The malware evolved over time and added more […]

How to use Sandboxie for downloading and recovering content

Sandboxie's Source Code has been released

Sophos, the company that acquired the Sandboxie sandboxing software and technology from Invincea in 2017, has released the source code of the application to the public. Sandboxie, which was created by Ronan […]

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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 […]

Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2020 Update

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 […]

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 […]

How to enable Ransomware Protection

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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