Posts under Security category

Virobot Ransomware with Botnet spreading via Microsoft Outlook

Despite efforts to sniff it out, Spams continue to live. Microsoft Outlook supports some features that help to slow it down. Still, this menace continues to grow and expand its reach furthermore. The new Virobot ransomware-botnet is a case in […]

New vulnerability allows hackers to access your computer when in Sleep mode

F-Secure has recently discovered and reported a new vulnerability for Windows as well as Mac OS based laptops. This vulnerability will allow hackers to steal encryption keys and other sensitive data when your computer is in Sleep mode. And there is no […]

Windows Defender consistently achieving high scores in independent AV tests

Advances in technology have enabled security researchers to build intelligent security software to protect the modern workplace. Microsoft too ensures that its customers have control over their devices and experiences from the latest threats. Its unified endpoint security platform, Windows […]

Microsoft

Local privilege escalation vulnerability found in Windows Task Scheduler

A recent finding published by CERT  (Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University) in its Vulnerability Notes Database highlights a worrying situation. The report suggests the Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler contains a vulnerability in the handling of ALPC that can allow […]

Antivirus

Google Chrome reporting Bitdefender Total Security is incompatible

As a measure to curb instances of crashing and abrupt closing of the browser, Google Chrome has rolled out a feature that alerts users about ‘Incompatible applications’. The same feature is now evoking a strong response from users as it lists […]

Avast Online Security is a brand new extension for Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge has been showing a steady growth in gaining extensions. Currently, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers have been leading to having most extensions. Microsoft is really behind these after Microsoft introduced the support for extensions with the release […]

Windows Defender AV

Windows Defender AV has once again achieved 100% Protection scores

Any Windows user, facing challenges in the online world can receive quick emergency assistance from Windows Defender AV. The product offers flawless protection and its experts offer help against any real threat confronting security programs on the Internet. A recent […]

Norton Safe Web for Microsoft Edge

Norton Safe Web extension for Microsoft Edge released

Windows 10 is already up in the game with all the latest and greatest security features yet. But people tend to not trust these first-party measures from Microsoft. Windows Defender comes inbuilt with Windows 10 and protects the users with […]

download bomb exploit

Download Bomb strikes again, Microsoft Edge Browser deemed safe

Last year Google had addressed a deadly exploit that could be carried on its Chrome browser. The “Download bomb” exploit was mostly used by tech scammers to make sure that users will fall prey to their trap. Sadly this issue […]

False positives

VirusTotal Monitor launched to mitigate the false positives

Antivirus software is considered to be efficient when it produces minimum false positives. In fact, it is the most important feature that an antivirus program must possess. False positives are nothing but the virus scan results which wrongly indicate that […]

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook flaw let hackers steal your Windows password

A vulnerability has been detected in Microsoft Outlook that risks users credentials being hacked by attackers. Discovered by Will Dormann of the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC), the vulnerability allows hackers to steal user’s Windows password just by having the target […]

Google bars cryptocurrency mining Chrome extensions

Google has banned all Chrome extensions manufactured to mine cryptocurrency from its Chrome web store with immediate effect. The company said that there has been a rise in the malicious extensions being registered on the Chrome store. These banned browser […]

Meltdown Patch Fix

Microsoft releases patch to fix the patch that fixed the Meltdown flaw

A few months ago, computer systems worldwide were detected vulnerable to attacks named Meltdown and Spectre. All the companies like Microsoft and Intel issued patches for their devices and fix this vulnerability. Maybe because of this rush, Microsoft issued a […]

Intel-Skylake-CPU

BranchScope is the latest vulnerability for CPUs made by Intel

A team of researchers from College of William & Mary, University of California Riverside, Carnegie Mellon University of Qatar and Binghamton University demoed a new attack named BranchScope that Intel CPUs are vulnerable to. They demoed this vulnerability to the CPUs […]

Windows Defender

Windows Defender features demo site launched

Microsoft has launched a demo site demonstrating Windows defender features that allow users to test Windows Defender capabilities in real time. The demo site contains several Antivirus protection tests with built-in demonstration files and steps for users to test. Test […]

McAfee acquires TunnelBear, a leading consumer VPN company

TunnelBear is known for its products like the TunnelBear VPN and the recently launched TunnelBear password manager. The latest news is that McAfee has closed the acquisition of TunnelBear and with this, the former is aiming to enhance its Advanced […]