Microsoft Exec Blames WannaCry Ransomware on NSA Vulnerability Hoarding Program

Microsoft Exec Blames WannaCry Ransomware on NSA Vulnerability Hoarding Program

| May 15, 2017

Microsoft’s Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith has penned a blog post today, accusing the NSA of stockpiling exploits, failing to protect its hacking tools, and indirectly causing the WannaCry ransomware outbreak. Smith is asking for a collective action between software vendors, cyber-security researchers, and governments across the world, “to take a different approach and adhere […]

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Webroot 'mistakenly' flags Windows as Malware and Facebook as Phishing site

Webroot ‘mistakenly’ flags Windows as Malware and Facebook as Phishing site

| April 25, 2017

Popular antivirus service Webroot mistakenly flagged core Windows system files as malicious and even started temporarily removing some of the legit files, trashing user computers around the world. The havoc caused after the company released a bad update on April 24, which was pulled after approximately 15 minutes. But that still hasn’t stopped some PCs […]

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Unofficial Windows 10 Creators Update Changelog

Unofficial Windows 10 Creators Update Changelog

| April 8, 2017

Microsoft is set to launch the Windows 10 Creators Update next week, on Tuesday, on April 11, at which time we’ll have all the official details about the company’s next major Windows 10 version. In the meantime, Microsoft has published a list of data the Creators Update (CU) will collect from users, and has started […]

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Verizon to pre-install a 'Spyware' app on its Android phones to collect user data

Verizon to pre-install a ‘Spyware’ app on its Android phones to collect user data

| March 30, 2017

If the death of online privacy rules wasn’t enough for Internet Service Providers and advertisers to celebrate, Verizon has planned to pre-install spyware on customers’ Android devices in order to collect their personal data. The telecom giant has partnered with Evie Launcher to bring a new application called ‘AppFlash‘ — a universal search bar that […]

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Wikileaks Reveals How CIA was Hacking your Iphones and MacBooks

Wikileaks Reveals How CIA was Hacking your Iphones and MacBooks

| March 29, 2017

As part of its “Vault 7” series, Wikileaks — the popular whistle-blowing platform — has just released another batch of classified documents focused on exploits and hacking techniques the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) designed to target Apple MacOS and iOS devices. Dubbed “Dark Matter,” the leak uncovers macOS vulnerabilities and attack vectors developed by a […]

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Websites Can Now Track Across Multiple Browsers

Websites Can Now Track Across Multiple Browsers

| February 21, 2017

You might be aware of websites, banks, retailers, and advertisers tracking your online activities using different Web “fingerprinting” techniques even in incognito/private mode, but now sites can track you anywhere online — even if you switch browsers. A team of researchers has recently developed a cross-browser fingerprinting technique — the first reliable technique to accurately […]

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Office Depot Accused of Running a Real-World Tech Support Scam

Office Depot Accused of Running a Real-World Tech Support Scam

| November 21, 2016

Office Depot employees have been selling unnecessary tech repair services after telling customers that their laptops and computers were infected with malware, reporters from Seattle TV station KIRO 7 said this week after being tipped off by a former employee. The whistleblower told KIRO 7 reporters that Office Depot employees were forced by internal procedures […]

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