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Open source security software Snort gets a major upgrade

January 20, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Popular open source intrusion detection and prevention system Snort has received a major upgrade, featuring several new features including the ability to run across multiple environments and operating systems. Snort 3, which analyzes network traffic in real-time to detect and […]


Application Software, Software Category, Software Security

Google Chrome 88’s new features to make your passwords more secure

January 20, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Google is rolling out new features to the Chrome 88 browser that will allow users to enjoy safer password protection. The new feature allows users to check, identify, and fix weak passwords in one place. Users can have greater control […]


Mobile Apps, Software Security

5 alternatives to using WhatsApp in 2021

January 14, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Have the recent privacy issues with WhatsApp convinced you it’s time to find a new messaging app? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this article we’re going to review what the heck is going on here. Then […]


Software Security

Windows 10X will feature clever anti-theft protection to deter thieves

January 14, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Microsoft is adding a new anti-theft feature to Windows 10X, which will stop people from resetting a stolen device and reusing it. With anti-theft protection turned on, you will need to enter in your PIN or Microsoft Account password to […]


Software Security

Hackers used 4 zero-days to infect Windows and Android devices

January 13, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Google researchers have detailed a sophisticated hacking operation that exploited vulnerabilities in Chrome and Windows to install malware on Android and Windows devices. Some of the exploits were zero-days, meaning they targeted vulnerabilities that at the time were unknown to […]


Application Software, Software Category, Software Security

Adobe Fixes 7 Critical Flaws, Blocks Flash Player Content

January 12, 2021

Via: Threat Post

Adobe Systems has patched seven critical vulnerabilities, which impact Windows, macOS and Linux users. The impact of the serious flaws range from arbitrary code execution to sensitive information disclosure. The software company’s regularly scheduled Tuesday security updates impact a slew […]


Mobile Apps, Software Security

These are the secure chat apps to download now that Facebook ruined WhatsApp

January 12, 2021

Via: BGR

Facebook will soon start collecting user data from WhatsApp users, and this time around, there’s no way to opt out of the feature. The company informed all of its customers a few days ago about the upcoming privacy policy change. […]


Application Software, Software Category, Software Security

The first Patch Tuesday of ’21; time to delay updates

January 11, 2021

Via: Computerworld

It’s Patch Tuesday time — that exciting second Tuesday of each month when we turn towards Redmond, WA, hoping for quality updates — and my advice is to not install updates tomorrow. To be fair, the vast majority of Microsoft […]


Software Security

Bugs in Firefox, Chrome, Edge Allow Remote System Hijacking

January 8, 2021

Via: Threat Post

Makers of the Chrome, Firefox and Edge browsers are urging users to patch critical vulnerabilities that if exploited allow hackers to hijack systems running the software. The Mozilla Firefox vulnerability (CVE-2020-16044) is separate from a bug reported in Google’s browser […]


Software Category, Software Security, System Software

Adversarial attacks are a ticking time bomb, but no one cares

January 8, 2021

Via: The Next Web

If you’ve been following news about artificial intelligence, you’ve probably heard of or seen modified images of pandas and turtles and stop signs that look ordinary to the human eye but cause AI systems to behave erratically. Known as adversarial […]