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Report says Microsoft Office is the top target for attackers

According to the latest report from Kaspersky. Microsoft Office products are the number one target for hackers. As part of the presentation, Kaspersky said that around 70 percent of the attacks in Q4 2018 were directed towards Microsoft Office products. […]

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CryptoPokemon ransomware decryption tool released

Ransomware is the new generation computer virus. It can completely lock down Windows 10 computer pretty much known to everybody. One of the recent strain of ransomware is CryptoPokemon. It encrypts your files and demands a payment of 0.02 Bitcoin […]

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ASUS software updates allowed hackers to install backdoors on their machines

Security researchers from Kaspersky have found that ASUS was unknowingly installing a malicious backdoor on its customer’s computers. Operation ShadowHammer is a newly discovered supply chain attack that leveraged ASUS Live Update software. The malicious file was passed as legit […]

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Microsoft Defender ATP investigation uncovers a privilege escalation flaw

Microsoft has achieved a considerable level of progress in avoiding the exploitation of its native kernel components. However, the problem continues to loom large as attackers have started targeting third-party kernel drivers. This new domain has thus become an important […]

Microsoft Defender ATP now available for macOS

Microsoft has lately been working on building its business of services more than on platforms and products. Their whole motivation here is to adapt to the changing world and bring their capabilities and expand their user base to users who […]

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BigBobRoss ransomware decrypter tools released by Emsisoft & Avast

Emsisoft & Avast have released BigBobRoss ransomware decrypter tools. Just like many lesser viruses and malware, the BigBobRoss ransomware was a silent criminal. Its sheen was hidden behind the more notorious ransomware like Matrix, Wannacry, etc. The problem here was […]

Ransomware encounters have declined significantly, says Microsoft

Microsoft has published the latest Security Intelligence Report. This report is published every year and offers an insight into the security threats and how they have been affecting the stakeholders. This year’s report is comforting as it talks about the […]

Microsoft announces Azure Sentinel and Threat Experts

With the power of their Azure cloud services, Microsoft is aiming to build a great secured platform for the businesses based on the cloud. Today, Microsoft announced two new security offerings which are powered by their cloud services – Microsoft […]

8 Cryptojacking apps removed from the Microsoft Store

Are Windows 10 apps safe? Are apps safe simply because they are on the Microsoft Store? Well, cybersecurity firm Symantec has reported that eight apps on the Microsoft Store were engaged in Cryptojacking. Cryptojacking is the malicious practice of using […]

55% of PCs are using outdated applications, says Avast

Avast warned the world about a security threat that needs more attention than people expected. The Avast 2019 PC Trends Report by the digital security giant reveals that over 55% of personal computers in the world are using outdated applications, […]

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PyLocky Decryptor Tool is now available for download

PyLocky is relatively new ransomware written in Python, which is responsible for encrypting all the files on the victim’s computer and then ask for a ransom to let the user access their encrypted data by decrypting them. Till date, the victims […]

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WannaCry ransomware is dormant on thousands of computers

The latest reports on WannaCry ransomware suggests the malware continues to remain a potent threat. Even after a year of its outbreak, WannaCry ransomware has not been eradicated completely. It is currently dormant and therefore, still has the potential to […]

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Windows Defender ATP now offers protection for USB and removable devices

When it comes to threats and data protection involving removable devices, Microsoft seems to have a solution in the name – Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). The company says that Windows Advanced ATP now offers complete protection for USB […]

Quora’s 100 million users personal data compromised in attack

The folks at Quora had a big scare recently when it was revealed that some of its user’s data were compromised in an attack. Apparently, the attack took place last Friday, and what the attackers walked away with is quite […]

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Dell & Dunkin Donuts websites face cybersecurity incidents

In two separate cybersecurity incidents, involving Dell and Dunkin’ Donuts, it was revealed that customers’ information might have been stolen by hackers. Dell.com faces cybersecurity incident Dell, the American multinational computer technology company, came out with a release on its website […]

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Multi-million dollar online ad fraud operation 3ve disrupted

The internet is a great place to be on an everyday basis, but it can also be an unsafe space, and that’s an issue that won’t go away anytime soon. Here’s the thing, a major online advertisement fraud operation known […]

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Official VLC Player site is dangerous says Bing

Bing, the Microsoft search engine warns us that the official VLC Player site is suspicious. Bing suggests choosing another result and also offers a link to the ‘Bing Site Safety Report’ wherein you can check the details. VLC web page […]

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Best antivirus software for Windows Home User: 2018

Protecting your computer from viruses and malware is very important if you want to keep your files and personal data safe from hackers. The question is, then, which antivirus software is best for Windows 10? AVTest has released the findings of […]

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Solid State Drives that support hardware encryption may not be that safe

Solid State Drives (SSD) are the future, and they’ll one day replace Hard Disk Drives (HDD) as the default hardware for storing files on computers. Now, some of these SSDs support hardware encryption, but there’s a problem. Vulnerabilities in hardware […]

Google is shutting down Google+ due to security concerns

Google is making a lot of big changes where security is concerned, and we have to say, it’s going to break a lot of hearts in the coming 10 months. It should be interesting to see how folks respond as […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]