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Update Windows 10 Immediately If You Haven’t Updated Since March

When was the last time you applied a Windows 10 security patch? If you haven't patched since March 10th, it would be an excellent idea to do so as quickly as possible. Recently, the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a dire warning concerning a newly discovered security flaw. The flaw is known ...

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New Chromium Based Edge Browser Update From Windows 10

Microsoft has been talking for months about their new Edge browser based on Chromium technology. Users will finally be able to see it in action as of the KB4559309 Windows 10 update, which will replace the legacy Edge browser with the company's latest offering. It should be noted that previous Windows 10 releases did include the ...

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This New Malware Is Hitting Exchange Servers To Steal Info

In late 2019, a new strain of malware called "Valak" was detected. In the six months that followed its initial discovery in the wild, more than 30 variants of the code were detected. Initially, Valak was classified as a simple loading program. As various groups have tinkered with the code, it has morphed into a much more ...

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Storage Cleanup Tools In Windows 10 Getting Added Feature

For more than 20 years, "Disk Cleanup" has been a feature in every Windows Build. It's a quick, easy way to free up hard disk space by getting rid of unneeded system and temporary files. In the October 2018 release of Windows 10, Microsoft added a checkbox that allowed users to also delete the contents of ...

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Only 33 Percent Of People Change Password After Data Breach

A new study was published by researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University's Security and Privacy Institute and was presented at the 2020 IEEE Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection. The study has grim news for IT Security Professionals. The key finding in the report is that only about one third of users will change their passwords after ...

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Password Text Export Feature Coming To Firefox

Mozilla's Firefox browser, like most modern browsers, has a built-in password management feature that allows you to save passwords for sites you log into on a regular basis. Since the browser stores the information, that's one less thing you have to remember. That allows you the convenience of one click access to the sites you ...

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A List Of Devices That Will Support The iOS 14 Update

By the time you read these words, Apple will likely be previewing iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 at the all-virtual WWDC 2020. While the latest version of Apple's OS will no doubt be packed with features you'll love, unfortunately, it may not be compatible with some older iPhones and iPads. That could mean you'll have to ...

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Major Security Flaw Found In Some Cisco Routers

Recently, Cisco disclosed the existence of four serious security flaws in their routers that use iOS and iOS XE software. One of the four, CVE-2020-3227 is rated at a severity of 9.8 out of 10. It allows a remote attacker without credentials to execute commands to the operating software without proper authorization, which in turn, allows ...

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Lawsuit Claims Google Private Browsing Isn’t Really Private

Google is in hot water with a complaint filed to the District Court of Northern California. The complaint alleges that the tech giant tracks users' browsing data and a variety of other identifying information via Google Ad Manager, Google Analytics, and a variety of other applications. It tracks data even when users are accessing the web ...

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PonyFinal Is Another New Ransomware To Watch Out For

Microsoft recently issued a security advisory about a new strain of ransomware that's been cropping up with increasing frequency in India, Iran and the US. Called PonyFinal, one of the things that differentiates this strain from the pack is that it's deployed in what the company describes as human-operated ransomware attacks. Most of the ransomware attacks we ...

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