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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 […]

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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 […]

Windows Analytics will make your PC more secure now

Recently we reported about Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities that were really terrifying as they took advantage of an architecture based flaw in different processors. These vulnerabilities were present in the chip no matter what architecture, generation, brand or platform based […]

Annabelle is a dud Ransomware

In the past couple of years, we have seen a range of Ransomware making rounds on the internet. Strangely enough, this also included a Ransomware that faked encrypting files and pulled a bluff. While the intent of most ransomware is […]

uTorrent bug allows attackers to control your computer remotely

uTorrent is arguably the most popular BitTorrent client. The app allows users to connect to a peer-to-peer network and download/share files. In a recent turn of events, it is discovered that two versions of uTorrent are found susceptible to attacks. […]

Artificial intelligence

How Windows Defender’s Artificial Intelligence stopped the malware outbreak

Ever imagined that a new malware attack stopped in its tracks by Artificial Intelligence? This possibility is brought to life by Microsoft with its antivirus, Windows Defender. According to a blog on Microsoft Secure, Windows Defender AV’s layered machine learning […]

Security

Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 get Windows Defender ATP support

Microsoft has been striving hard to make the Windows 10 as safe and secure as possible. With the cyberthreats looming large it only makes sense for Microsoft to take the initiative and help people stay safe and secure. Windows Defender […]

Smominru Monero Mining botnet

Monero Mining Botnet stealing Millions in Global Fraud

With the current fluctuations in the Cryptocurrency markets you would be forgiven for thinking that all of the currencies are on a downward spiral, but there are a few that are bucking the trend. Bitcoin rivals such as Monero and […]

Google moves VirusTotal to a new company named Chronicle

Alphabet, the parent company of internet search giant Google has taken the decision to move its company VirusTotal to become part of new venture Chronicle. The new company is set to focus on cybersecurity and it has moved VirusTotal to […]

Browser Login Managers are being exploited by Cyber Criminals

Internet users have been exposed to vulnerabilities in browser login managers for over 11 years. It has allowed your saved login data to be extracted by unscrupulous people, to be used for whatever they wish. It follows other revelations in […]

crypto currency mining protection in opera

Opera 50 comes with Anti-Cryptocurrency Mining feature

Opera 50 will come with a useful Anti-Cryptocurrency Mining feature named NoCoin. The feature, as the name suggests prevents Cryptojacking. While the latest build Opera 50 comes with some other good features like extended VR360 support for Chromecast and Oculus […]

NVIDIA

NVIDIA to end support for 32-bit operating system drivers

NVIDIA has announced that it will soon end support for 32 bit operating systems. The company said that after the release of the Version 390 of its graphics card driver, it will no longer release drivers for 32-bit operating systems […]

Windows Hello spoofed by a paper printout

Facial Recognition technology is gaining a lot of traction lately. It all begun with Microsoft introducing the Windows Hello followed by the recent debut of Face ID by Apple on the iPhone X. The first time I used a facial […]