This week users of Avast's antivirus product have reported Internet problems after performing an upgrade of a product. If users also have Malwarebytes installed, reports are coming in that Avast is causing conflicts with that program as well.
No matter how hard Microsoft tries to modernize Skype 8, many users just want Skype Classic (Skype 7) back. Skype Classic may not have a modern interface or a simplistic feel, but users are concerned that Microsoft is just sacrificing functionality over form in Skype 8.
Even the ransomware developers seem to be taking a last minute summer vacation as it was only small variants released, with a few being in development. I am hoping this is just a continual decline in new ransomware, but we will not know for sure until we start moving into September.
This week a new CryptoJoker ransomware variant was discovered called CryptoNar that has infected victims. The good news, is that a free decryptor was quickly released so that these victims can get their files back for free.
Philips evaluated one of its products and discovered that it was vulnerable to nine different security bugs, one of them of critical severity.
CCleaner 5.46 was released yesterday and aims to fix all of the problems that led to the fiasco with the previous release of CCleaner 5.45. With this release, Piriform has added settings that allow you to actually disable their background monitoring process and to disable the sending of anonymous usage statistics.
According to a report, Amazon will soon publish an Alexa UWP app in the Microsoft Store to expand the reach of its digital assistant. Assuming all goes according to plan, Amazon will announce the UWP Alexa app for Windows 10 later this year.
Today, Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Build 17751 to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. This Redstone 5 release does not include any new features, but instead focuses on fixing any bugs or crashes so that it is ready for public release in October.
Today, at the IFA tech conference in Berlin, Microsoft showcased a new lineup of Windows 10 laptops as well as confirmed the name of their next Windows 10 feature update coming out this fall. This next update, which was called the Redstone 5 development branch, is officially called Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
A new academic study shows that a regular smartphone can act as a sonar system and steal sensitive information based on the victim's finger movement on the screen.
If you are concerned about the lack of privacy on the Internet, then NordVPN may be something that will interest you. With this 3 year deal, you can get NordVPN for $2.75/month, which comes out to a 77% discount.
Microsoft is rolling out a new batch of cumulative updates for Windows 10 this morning with non-security improvements and fixes. The systems running Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) are receiving the new patch with general bug fixes.
Following weeks of Twitter dispute, Bitfi finally admits what people in the security industry thought from the first moment they heard about the "unhackable" hardware wallet: probably not.
In new spear-phishing campaigns observed this month, the Cobalt hacking group targeted banks in Russia and Romania with emails containing two payloads pointing to two different command and control servers.
Microsoft says that the firmware update is available for all Surface Pro (2017) devices including the model 1796 and 1807. According to the official changelog, the update has improved the LTE stability.
Mozilla has announced that upcoming versions of Firefox will block all cross-site tracking, slow tracking scripts, and malicious miner and fingerprinting scripts by default. These new features will be rolled out over the coming months as part of three new initiatives.
Microsoft announced that you can now setup a Google Federation in Azure Active Directory so that Gmail users can seamlessly be invited to an organization's shared files and applications.
Last month, Google announced their Titan Security Key - a FIDO based security key that allows you to easily perform 2-step verification with compatible devices, browsers, and sites. While previously only available to Google Cloud users, Google has now made the key available to U.S. customers for $50 through the Google Play Store.
A new family of spyware for Android grabbed the attention of security researchers through its unusual set of features and their original implementation.