Microsoft is on the receiving end of new criticism after reporter Brad Chacos spotted a new type of ad pestering Windows 10 users and attempting to promote Edge when users set up Chrome as their default browser.
Wow..lots of annoying little ransomware variants. Many of which will probably never make it too far into distribution. The biggest news is the release of new Cerber versions that now helpfully tell us the version number in the ransom note. Also for those older computer users, we have some ransomware created using batch files.
When it comes to ransomware, we are seeing the oddest variants being released. This is no exception with a batch file ransomware discovered by Avast malware analyst Jakub Kroustek that runs within the Windows command prompt.
Despite saying "EMET has serious limits," Microsoft announced yesterday plans to extend EMET support past the original EOL (End Of Life) date on January 27, 2017 to July 31, 2018.
Researchers have come across a new malware variant, currently in development, that likes to bombard victims with countless of popup ads, and kill their CPU by opening countless processes.
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A series of benchmark tests performed by NSS Labs, a US-based independent network, and security testing organization, reveals that Microsoft Edge detects malware and phishing attacks much better than both Google Chrome and Firefox, despite losing over 40 million of users in the last month.
Canonical announced yesterday the availability of Ubuntu Core 16, a slimmed down version of the Ubuntu operating system that wants to be the de-facto OS for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which currently have a bad reputation when it comes to delivering security updates, something at which Ubuntu is a lot better.
Security researchers have come across a series of Minecraft money adders that promise to give users free in-game coins, but end up stealing their credentials.
US authorities have arrested Jonathan Powell, 29, of Phoenix, Arizona, for hacking over 1,000 email accounts for at least two US universities and attempting to hack email accounts for 75 other universities across the country.
Today Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14959 for PC and Mobile to Insiders on the fast ring. This release adds the Mobile build to the Unified Update Platform and adds display scaling to virtual machines. Other than that, though, this release is mostly bug fixes and improvements.
Researchers from Vanderbilt University have discovered that they can use a combination of common metals found in scrapyards and every household to create fully-working batteries that provide decent voltage and last through thousands of recharging cycles.
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Google has banned WoSign, a Chinese company that provides SSL/TLS certificates to support HTTPS traffic, after both Apple and Mozilla took similar steps in the past month.
Tech support scammers have weaponized a Chrome bug that has been reported in July 2014, but which Google engineers have yet to fix. This bug allows the scammers to freeze your browser and potentially Windows.
Mozilla has announced last week it was removing support for the Battery Status API, a feature that allows websites to detect the status of the user's battery level
The Bitcoin project is retiring the "Alert" feature for showing informational messages and warnings to Bitcoin users and is citing security concerns as the main reason.
An open letter on the back page of The New York Times is a good way to sabotage your competitor's product launch. This was the strategy that Slack chose today when Microsoft announced in front of an audience in New York a new product called Microsoft Teams.