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Kaspersky Antivirus flaw leaves millions open to online hack

August 16, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Customers using Kaspersky Antivirus to protect their devices may have had their online activity tracked without their permission, experts have warned. Millions of Kaspersky users may have had their browsing monitored for several years, a new report has said, with […]


Application Software, Software Category, Software Security

Windows Users at Risk From High-Severity Intel Software Flaw

August 14, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Intel is warning of a high-severity vulnerability existing in its software that identifies the specification of Intel processors in Windows systems. The flaw could have an array of malicious impacts on affected systems, such as opening systems up to information […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Vulnerability in Microsoft CTF protocol goes back to Windows XP

August 13, 2019

Via: ZDnet

CTF, a little-known Microsoft protocol used by all Windows operating system versions since Windows XP, is insecure and can be exploited with ease. According to Tavis Ormandy, a security researcher with Google’s Project Zero elite security team and the one […]


Operating systems, Others, Software Security

Android phones come with pre-installed malware

August 13, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Google has made significant headway when it comes to removing malware from the Play Store but a recent Black Hat presentation from a Google Project Zero researcher has shined light on the fact that many devices ship with malicious apps […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Privilege escalation flaws uncovered in more than 40 Windows drivers

August 12, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

That’s according to specialists at cybersecurity firm Eclypsium, which claim that the faulty drivers are responsible for powering devices by some of the world’s biggest electronics companies and BIOS makers – including Intel, Toshiba, Huawei and Asus. All versions of […]


Software Security

Windows Defender ranked one of the best antivirus solutions

August 12, 2019

Via: TechSpot

In the German independent research institute’s May/June 2019 ‘best antivirus software for Windows Home Users’ report, Windows Defender is one of four products to receive perfect 6 out of 6 scores in the protection, performance, and usability categories. Windows Defender […]


Application Software, Software Category, Software Security

Group dating app found leaking location data, conversations, photos and more

August 9, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Security researchers recently found a vulnerability in group dating app 3Fun that exposed near real time location data on all of its 1.5 million users. The lax security was discovered by Pen Test Partners but it didn’t end there. The […]


Application Software, Software Category, Software Security

Robocall blocking apps caught sending your private data without permission

August 9, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Robocall-blocking apps promise to rid your life of spoofed and spam phone calls. But are they as trustworthy as they claim to be? One security researcher said many of these apps can violate your privacy as soon as they are […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Know your Edge Chromium security options

August 7, 2019

Via: CSO Online

For those of you still using Windows 7, there’s a new browser on the block that you’ll need to start planning to deploy — and it’s not Edge. Well, it is an Edge browser, but not the Edge browser you […]


Software Security

5 Tips for Securing Windows Server 2016 On-Prem or in the Cloud

August 6, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Security in the cloud is just as vital as security in on-premises environments. Hardening a system is a way to protect it by limiting potential weaknesses that make systems vulnerable to cyber attacks. There are hundreds of recommendations that need […]