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Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

The Windows 10 security guide: How to safeguard your business

May 15, 2019

Via: ZDnet

It is tempting to think that the process of securing a Windows 10 device can be reduced to a simple checklist. Install some security software, adjust a few settings, hold a training session or two, and you can move on […]


Software Security

Linux vs. Zombieload

May 14, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Zombieload sounds like a bad horror adult film, but it’s actually the latest class of Intel processors security vulnerabilities. Discovered by researchers, attackers can use Zombieload to steal data being used inside a CPU. OH, BOY. The researchers have shown […]


Software Security

Botched software update breaks Dutch police ankle monitors

May 13, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

WHILE LAST YEAR’S Windows 10 update that ate through users files was pretty bad PR, Microsoft can at least definitely say, hand on heart, that no convicts were accidentally released as a result. That might seem like a low bar […]


Software Category, Software Security, System Software

New Intel firmware boot verification bypass enables low-level backdoors

May 10, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Researchers have found a new way to defeat the boot verification process for some Intel-based systems, but the technique can also impact other platforms and can be used to compromise machines in a stealthy and persistent way. Researchers Peter Bosch […]


Software Category, Software Security, System Software

Nvidia Warns Windows Gamers on GPU Driver Flaws

May 10, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Graphics chipmaker Nvidia has issued three patches for high-severity vulnerabilities in its GPU display driver, which could lead to information disclosure, escalation of privileges and denial of service (DoS) in impacted Windows gaming devices. Nvidia’s graphics driver for Windows is […]


Application Software, Software Category, Software Security

Private Internet Access VPN review

May 9, 2019

Via: PC Advisor

When we last had a good look at Private Internet Access (PIA) in 2017, it was an impressive service which was somewhat let down by its unfriendly interface in Windows. That’s all been sorted now, and the service itself remains […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Windows 10 is a step closer to never needing passwords

May 9, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Microsoft’s vision of a passwordless future is one step closer to becoming a reality now that the company has gained official FIDO2 certification for Windows 10’s biometric authentication system, Windows Hello. The certification is for the Windows 10 May 2019 […]


Software Security

Google Patches Critical Remote Code-Execution Flaws in Android

May 8, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Google patched four remote code-execution (RCE) flaws as part of its May Android Security Bulletin. Three of the critical bugs are tied to the System portion of the Android platform architecture, responsible for core apps such as the dialer, email […]


Software Security

Google Touts Android Q’s New Security Update Process and Better Privacy Controls for Apps

May 8, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Google’s said its next-generation mobile operating system, Android Q, revamps the way it delivers direct over-the-air updates and will bolster individual app privacy controls. Google detailed Android Q (10.0) at the Google I/O 2019 developer conference on Tuesday. There it […]


Software Security

Mozilla announces ban on Firefox extensions containing obfuscated code

May 2, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Mozilla announced plans today to ban Firefox extensions from its Add-ons portal if the extension contains obfuscated code. The ban will enter into effect on June 10, at which point Mozilla plans to remove all Firefox extensions that don’t meet […]