This free ransomware decryption tool just got a handy update

January 20, 2020

Via: ZDnet

A free decryption tool for a form of ransomware which has plaguing victims 2017 has just been updated with additional capabilities to make it more effective at returning encrypted files – without the need to give into the demands of […]

Microsoft touts new cell-connected, ARM-based Windows 10 PCs for the education market

January 16, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft plans to showcase new and refreshed Windows 10 PCs aimed at the education market during next week’s Bett UK education conference. In addition to announcing a partnership with T-Mobile that will provide select U.S. school districts with 4G LTE […]

Mozilla releases patch for a severe vulnerability in Firefox that’s being actively exploited

January 9, 2020

If you’re using Firefox as your go-to web browser, you might want to update it as soon as possible. Earlier today, Mozilla rushed out version 72.0.1 (and ESR 68.4.1) to fix a vulnerability that is actively being exploited in the […]

Application Software, Software Category, Software Security

The best password managers

January 24, 2020

Via: TechSpot

In today’s digital age, hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their efforts to gain access to your accounts and data. Aside from breaching databases and exploiting software vulnerabilities, another attack vector is your weak password. Basic digital self-defense requires you […]

Mobile Apps

US mobile app subscription revenue jumped 21% in 2019 to $4.6B across the top 100 apps

January 23, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Outside of in-app purchases in mobile games, subscription revenue from non-game apps helped to boost 2019’s mobile consumer spend — a figure that reached $120 billion globally last year, according to a recent report by App Annie. Now, new data […]

Application Software, Mobile Apps, Software Category, Software Security

Google finds security flaws in Apple’s web browser

January 23, 2020

Via: TechRadar

Multiple security flaws in Apple’s Safari browser have been discovered by Google researchers according to a new report from the Financial Times. The flaws were found in Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature that is designed to protect users from cross-site […]

Operating systems, Software Category, System Software, Windows

Microsoft Patch Alert: January 2020 patches look relatively benign

January 23, 2020

Via: Computerworld

The big patching problems this month fell at the feet of admins who had to deal with an unholy mess of pressing exposures: Fixing the holes in Microsoft’s RD Gateway (CVE-2020-0610; see Susan Bradley’s Patch Watch, paywalled); dealing with Server […]