Category: security

“Meltdown” and “Spectre”: Every modern processor has unfixable security flaws

“Meltdown” and “Spectre”: Every modern processor has unfixable security flaws

| January 12, 2018

Windows, Linux, and macOS have all received security patches that significantly alter how the operating systems handle virtual memory in order to protect against a hitherto undisclosed flaw. This is more than a little notable; it has been clear that Microsoft and the Linux kernel developers have been informed of some non-public security issue and have been […]

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Microsoft Adding Artificial-Intelligence Based Advanced Antivirus to Windows 10

Microsoft Adding Artificial-Intelligence Based Advanced Antivirus to Windows 10

| June 28, 2017

Microsoft is making every effort to make its Windows operating system more secure and advanced than ever before by beefing up its security practices and hardening it against hackers and cyber attacks in its next release. With the launch of its Windows 10 Creator Update (also known as RedStone 3), which is expected to release […]

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Don't be snared by new Win10 tech-support scams

Don’t be snared by new Win10 tech-support scams

| September 15, 2016

Online scammers are now targeting those who recently upgraded to Win10, via fake — but highly sophisticated — Windows support sites. Some of these scam sites appear to be authentic Microsoft offerings, complete with the word “Microsoft” or “Windows” in their names, and with layouts, colors, typefaces, and logos that are similar to official sites. […]

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The Rise of the Interactive Tech Support Scam

The Rise of the Interactive Tech Support Scam

| April 27, 2016

As many of you know, unscrupulous tech support companies have been displaying online advertisements that try to scam visitors into thinking that their computer has a serious problem. This is done to trick the visitor into calling the listed support number so they can scare them into buying unnecessary services. Recently I have seen new scams […]

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Your AntiVirus is Dead

Your AntiVirus is Dead

| May 9, 2014

This hardly comes as news for anyone in the security industry who’s been paying attention over the past few years, but I’m writing about it because this is a great example of how the cybercrime underground responds to — and in some cases surpasses — innovations put in place by the good guys. About 15 years […]

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Why Telegram has become the hottest messaging app in the world

Why Telegram has become the hottest messaging app in the world

| February 26, 2014

When WhatsApp went down for four hours this weekend, nearly 5 million people signed up for messaging service Telegram. The app skyrocketed to the top of the App Store charts, and is now the top free app in 46 countries from Germany to Ecuador. In the US and several other countries, the app is no. 1 in the social networking category, ahead of […]

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Security failings in home routers exposed

Security failings in home routers exposed

| February 26, 2014

Serious security failings in home routers are getting more attention from both attackers and researchers. In recent weeks, attacks have been mounted on Linksys and Asus routers via loopholes that thieves could exploit. In Poland, reports suggest one gang has successfully adjusted router settings in a bid to steal cash. A separate study found many […]

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