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Hackers Targeting People Seeking Coronavirus Information On Health Sites

Some people just want to watch the world burn. That seems to be the reason behind the recent attacks on the US Health and Human Services Department website, which serves as a clearinghouse for information relating to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the virus has spread, more and more people have been heading to the HHS.gov website ...

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Another Week Another New Ransomware To Be Concerned About

There's a new strain of ransomware to put on your radar. This latest one was discovered by researchers working from SentinelLabs and it has been dubbed Nefilim. Based on the initial research, it seems to share significant portions of its code base with an older strain, Nemty 2.5. The two key differences between the two strains are as ...

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Over 1 Billion Android Devices No Longer Get Security Updates

According to the latest statistics, there are more than 2.5 billion Android devices in use around the world. That's a lot of devices by any reckoning. According to statistics gathered by Consumer Watchdog Which?, more than a billion of those devices are no longer receiving security updates. That is scary. That puts an awful lot of ...

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Paradise Ransomware Using Internet Query Files To Deliver Payload

The Paradise ransomware is like a bad penny; it just keeps turning up. The strain first appeared back in 2017, when it was spread far and wide via phishing emails. Then it seemed to fall out of favor for a while, and now, it's back again. Even worse, it's back with a new trick up its ...

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Malware Is Targeting Cookies On Android Devices To Gain Access

There's a new malware threat to be aware of, called "CookieThief," which is an apt name that describes what the malware does. Honestly though, the Hackers missed the mark here. "CookieMonster" would have been a much better name option. In any case, it's part of a growing new collection of malware strains that is able to ...

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Intel Graphics Get Update To Address Security Issues

If you have a personal computer that uses Intel technology, you're not going to want to miss the update released in March's Patch Tuesday. The latest update addresses a total of 27 vulnerabilities. Ten of them rated as high severity flaws that impact Intel's Graphics Drivers for Windows. Also impacted is the Smart Sound Technology integrated ...

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Google Chrome Guest Mode Is Great For Shared Computers

Google has recently rolled out a small but important change to its Chrome browser for Windows, Linux and macOS users. The most recent update adds a 'Default to Guest mode' to the browser that can be enabled via Enterprise policy or a simple command-line switch. When the new feature is enabled, any time a browser session ...

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Certain RAM Modules Continue To Have Security Vulnerabilities

Remember the Rowhammer vulnerability that made headlines around the world last year? 2019 saw all sorts of unusual threats, so if you're struggling to recall the details of that one in particular, here's a quick review: Any time a modern RAM card handles data, it is saved in memory cells that are arranged in a grid pattern ...

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Recent Data Breach Affects Some Walgreens Mobile App Users

Are you a Walgreens customer? Do you make use of the company's mobile app, available for both Android and iOS devices? If so, be advised that the company recently disclosed a serious flaw in the app that inadvertently leaked both Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Personal Health Information (PHI). The information was in the form of ...

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The Web Browser Wars Have A Clear Winner In 2020

It's notoriously difficult to get reliable statistics on web browser usage. While there are sites that purport to track such things such as StatCounter and NetMarketShare, the numbers coming from these sources have proved to be problematic and unreliable. Enter the US Government's Digital Analytics Program (DAP, for short). While it doesn't reveal anything about browser ...

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