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You can now log in to Windows devices using Yubico’s security keys

October 18, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Yubico’s keys are already used to protect Gmail, Dropbox, password managers and more, and can also be used to log into Mac and Linux machines. After six months of testing, the firm has now released a stable version of the […]


Application Software, Software Category, Software Security

Top Linux antivirus software

October 16, 2019

Via: CSO Online

The last several years have seen a startling increase in malware that targets Linux. Some estimates suggest that Linux malware account for more than a third of the known attacks. In 2019, for example, new Linux-specific attacks included the Silex […]


Software Security

How to secure Microsoft-based election, campaign systems

October 16, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Attackers aren’t waiting until next year to attack the technology used in the election process. For example, attackers from Iran reportedly attempted to break into user accounts associated with the Republican party. While Microsoft didn’t say which campaign was attacked, […]


Software Security

Microsoft Defender ‘Tamper Protection’ reaches general availability

October 14, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of a new Microsoft Defender antivirus feature named Tamper Protection. This new feature works by blocking malware from disabling Microsoft Defender (formerly Windows Defender) features behind the user’s back. According to Microsoft, with Tamper […]


Software Security

6 top OSINT tools: Find sensitive public info before hackers do

October 14, 2019

Via: CSO Online

During the 1980s, the military and intelligence services began to shift some of their information-gathering activities away from covert activities like trying to read an adversary’s mail or tapping their phones to discover hidden secrets. Instead, effort was put into […]


Software Security

Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls

October 8, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Microsoft is following Apple and Google’s lead with today’s launch of per-app and per-game time limits in its parental control software. Already, the company allows parents to limit screen time across Windows 10, Xbox One and Android via the Microsoft […]


Software Security

Critical Microsoft Remote Desktop Flaw Fixed in Security Update

October 8, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft released patches for nine critical vulnerabilities as part of its October Patch Tuesday security update, including one for a Remote Desktop bug that could allow a remote attacker to execute code on victims’ machines. Overall, Microsoft issued fixes for […]


Mobile Apps, Software Security

Google, Xiaomi, and Huawei devices affected by zero-day flaw that unlocks root access

October 4, 2019

Via: The Next Web

Researchers at Google’s security group Project Zero have found an active vulnerability in Android that affects several popular devices including the Pixel 2, Huawei P20 Pro, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. A post from the security group suggests it found […]


Software Security

Microsoft: MFA bypass attacks are so rare we don’t have good statistics on them

October 4, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Attacks on Microsoft user accounts that are capable of bypassing multi-factor authentication (MFA) protections are so rare that the Redmond-based company doesn’t even have stats for them. “Compared to password attacks, attacks which target non-password authenticators are extremely rare,” said […]


Application Software, Software Category, Software Security

Google adds password “checkup” into Web account password manager

October 2, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Back in February, Google introduced a Chrome extension called Password Checkup—a plug-in that tapped into Google’s collection of account breach data and warned users of exposed passwords. Now, Google has directly integrated Password Checkup into its password manager, allowing users […]