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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 […]


Mobile Apps

Facebook’s Android app is getting a dark mode

August 13, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Jane Manchun Wong, who has leaked numerous unreleased features from the likes of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in the past, was again the first to discover Facebook’s testing of a dark mode. Wong notes in her blog that Facebook’s new […]


Application Software, Software Category

With Microsoft dumping MS Office, consider LibreOffice for your next PC office suite

August 13, 2019

Via: ZDnet

I’ve long been a fan of the open-source LibreOffice suite. It works well, it’s free, and it does everything I’ve ever needed an office suite to do. The latest edition, LibreOffice 6.3, is better than ever. It may also be […]


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 […]


Application Software, Development Software, Software Category

Polarity raises $8.1M for its AI software that constantly analyzes employee screens and highlights key info

August 12, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Reference docs and spreadsheets seemingly make the world go ’round, but what if employees could just close those tabs for good without losing that knowledge? One startup is taking on that complicated challenge. Predictably, the solution is quite complicated as […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 Pro vs Windows 10 Home: All the differences explained

August 12, 2019

Via: TechRadar

When you count all the different ways Windows 10 will be available, there are actually ten editions: Windows 10 Home, Pro, Pro for Workstations, Enterprise, Enterprise LTSC, Education, Pro Education, Windows 10 in S mode, IOT and Team, leaving you […]


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 […]


Operating systems, Others

Huawei’s Android hopes dashed yet again by Trump

August 9, 2019

Via: BGR

During remarks at Huawei’s Developer Conference that kicked off on Friday, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer division Richard Yu promised that the company can “immediately” switch to HarmonyOS, the new smartphone operating system it unveiled Friday, from Android whenever it […]


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 […]