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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Microsoft Defender Preview is now available on Windows 10 and 11

Microsoft is prepping a new security app for Windows 10 and 11. This is the Microsoft Defender Preview, let's see what it does. First things first, the app doesn't replace the default […]

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Your device's GPU may be used for fingerprinting purposes

Researchers from universities in Israel, Australia and France have discovered a device identification technique that is based entirely on GPU fingerprinting. Fingerprinting in the computing world refers to the identification of devices […]

Moonbounce is a persistent malware that can survive drive formats and OS reinstalls

Moonbounce is a persistent malware that can survive drive formats and OS reinstalls

A new malware has been making the headlines over the past few days. The rootkit, that has been identified as Moonbounce, is a persistent malware that can survive drive formats and OS […]

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Microsoft says Powerdir vulnerability in macOS could have given attackers access to user data

The Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team has revealed that it discovered a security vulnerability in macOS Monterey. This is the 2nd time the Redmond company discovered a security issue in macOS, after […]

Avira Crypto

Avira is adding a crypto miner to its products as well

Et Tu, Avira? Ashwin reported last week that Norton was adding a new component, called Norton Crypto, to its security products. Norton Crypto is a crypto currency miner that will run when […]

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KeePass 2.50 speeds up key derivation functions significantly

The developer of the password manager KeePass released KeePass 2.50 to the stable channel. The new version of the  program speeds up key derivation functions significantly. The new version of KeePass 2 […]

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LastPass: some users report compromised accounts

Some users of the LastPass password manager revealed this week that they have received emails from LastPass stating that logins to their accounts using the account's master password were blocked. The first […]

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Bitdefender Free will be retired on December 31, 2021

Bitdefender Free, a free security solution by Bitdefender, will be retired on December 31, 2021. Customers who use Bitdefender Free will receive support for Bitdefender Free until June 30,2022. Downloads are already […]


0Patch has a patch for Windows "InstallerFileTakeOver" 0-day vulnerability, Microsoft has none

There is a 0-day vulnerability for Windows, called InstallerFileTakeOver, which Microsoft has yet to address. The vulnerability was discovered by Abdelhamid Naceri, a security researcher, who discovered two other 0-day vulnerabilities in […]

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Unpatched Windows vulnerability allows attackers to gain admin rights

Security researcher Abdelhamid Naceri published a public exploit on GitHub yesterday that allows anyone to gain administrative rights on Windows devices using an unpatched exploit. The exploit works on all supported client […]

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New Microsoft Authenticator features for organizations

Microsoft announced four new features for the company's Microsoft Authenticator application for organizations. The new security features improve Microsoft Authenticator's capabilities in several meaningful ways. Two feature additions improve the sign-in experience. […]

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Intel confirms two local security issues that affect many Intel processor generations

Intel published two security advisories for many of the company's processor generations this week. The vulnerabilities have received a severity rating of high, the second-highest after critical. Good news is that the […]

Samsung September 2021 security update

What’s new with the Samsung September 2021 security update?

Samsung started rolling out the security update to most of their Galaxy devices from August 30. Google used to be the leader when it came to bringing out updates to their Android […]

Germany is pushing phone makers to offer at least 7 years of updates

Germany is pushing phone makers to offer at least 7 years of updates

The European Commission recently proposed an extension to the support cycle of Android and iOS devices. They've requested a minimum period of five years of updates. Germany's Federal Government is now pushing […]

Google issues another security threat warning - fourth time in two months

Google issues another security threat warning - fourth time in two months

Google Chrome has more than 2 billion users worldwide. This does make the browser a significant target of hackers and other cybercriminals, and unfortunately, the security features aren’t always enough to keep […]

Samsung Internet 15 browser

Samsung Internet 15 browser officially released with more security features than ever

Most Android users end up using the default Chrome internet browser. However, it is good to know that many more browsers in the Play Store are also good to use, and some […]

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Microsoft suggests once again to disable the Print Spooler to protect against new 0-day vulnerability

Several Windows printing related vulnerabilities have been discovered, disclosed and resolved in recent time. Microsoft released an emergency update in July to address a vulnerability dubbed PrintNightmare. This week, Microsoft disclosed yet […]

Google is improving privacy by allowing users to lock Chrome Incognito tabs

Google is improving privacy by allowing users to lock Chrome Incognito tabs

Changes have been spotted in the Chromium Gerrit code repository, which points to improvements being made to improve browsing privacy. A new flag in Chrome Canary 94 points to new features that […]

Google Meet updates safety features

Google Meet updates safety features, allows adding more co-hosts and more

Google Meet is rolling out a few new features intended to improve the safety and security of the platform. Among these features is the ability to add up to 25 co-hosts to […]

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NortonLifeLock and Avast Merger would create a new cyber security behemoth

Avast could soon become part of NortonLifeLock, provided that the shareholders of both companies and regulators approve the deal. The company announced plans for a mixed cash and stock merger on August […]

Google is working on keeping kids safer online with a new image policy

Google is working on keeping kids safer online with a new image policy

Google has announced a new policy set to be released within the next few weeks to give minors more control over their digital footprint. This new policy will make it possible for […]

The Android August Security Patch is Available for Pixel Phones

Android August security patch is available for Pixel phones

A new month just cannot start without a Google Security Update. Google started rolling out the security patch to Samsung phones at the end of July already, although the August update only […]

Chromebook's Safety Check

Chromebook's Safety Check - check passwords, extensions and security

For many years, Chrome has been one of the safest and most efficient browsers across multiple devices and OS, most popularly Android. The success of the browser also led to the creation […]

Security updates for Samsung devices this August

Samsung remains the king of updates as it releases its latest security update for August a couple of days before we flip over the calendar. This release was also just in time […]

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Malwarebytes 4.4.4 adds RDP Brute Force Protection among other things

Our last look at the security software Malwarebytes dates back to 2019 when Malwarebytes 4.0 was released. The release had its fair share of issues that included incompatibilities with other programs, high […]

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Custom browser protocol handlers may be used for fingerprinting

When you install certain applications on your desktop systems, so-called custom protocol handlers may be added. These are used to launch the application in question, e.g. to initiate a Skype call or […]


FragAttacks: vulnerabilities that affect Wi-Fi devices

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef discovered several security vulnerabilities that affect most Wi-Fi devices. The collection of attacks, called FragAttacks, which stands for fragmentation and aggregation attacks, requires that that attacker is within […]

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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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