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New Security Vulnerabilities Found In Intel Processors

Remember the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities discovered early last year?  Well, hold onto your hat, because they've got company. Recently, researchers discovered a new class of side-channel vulnerabilities in Intel processors that impact every modern chipset...

Hackers Using WhatsApp To Install Malware On Phones

If you're among the masses of people using WhatsApp, for either Android or iOS, be advised that the Israeli hacking consortium known as the NSO Group may have installed spyware on the device you use WhatsApp on. A massive security flaw identified as CVE-2019-3568 has...

Microsoft Seeks To Replace Text Passwords With Biometrics

For almost as long as computers have existed, various companies have promised that passwords would eventually be a thing of the past. Over the years, a variety of different technologies have been introduced that promised to kill the humble and ubiquitous password. ...

New Ransomware Looks Like An Anti-Virus Installation

Dharma is a highly successful ransomware strain. It recently has been made even more successful by a change in the way the hackers controlling it are deploying it. The first part of their latest campaign remains unchanged.  They rely on well-crafted phishing emails to...

This Ransomware Was Inspired By The Matrix Movie

There's a new threat in the world of ransomware to be aware of, known as MegaCortex. Based on its design, it seems clear that the malware's authors drew inspiration from the movie, 'The Matrix.' It first made an appearance near the start of the year but it wasn't...

Amazon Sellers Dealing With Increased Hacking And Fraud

Amazon has a problem. If you're an Amazon shopper, that means you have a problem. The company recently revealed that more than a hundred sellers using the company's platform were victims of what the company is describing as an "extensive fraud operation." Only a few...

Chrome Will Offer More Ways To Control Web Tracking

Google announced a pair of important security features of upcoming versions of its Chrome browser at this year's I/O Developer Conference. Both changes are designed with the same goal in mind: To give users some additional tools to block or at least mitigate the...

Some Dell Systems Are At Risk Of New Hacks

Do you use Dell equipment at home or in your office? If so, then the recent discovery made by independent security researcher Bill Demirkapi should give you pause. Recently, Mr. Demrikapi discovered a flaw in the company's SupportAssist utility that comes...

Security Is Now A Concern For Open Source Software

This year's Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report analyzed the anonymized data of more than 1,200 commercial codebases from 2018. According to the report, managing open source risk continues to pose a significant challenge for industry. The Synopsys...

Are You Wiring Money or Withdrawing Cash?

Are You Wiring Money or Withdrawing Cash? You Could Be Falling for One of These Common Scams! IRS Imposters. Someone pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service demands payment for back taxes. The IRS never calls people. Arrested Relative. You are told a...

Stolen Personal And Medical Information Was Found Online

Jeremiah Fowler, a researcher with Security Discovery recently found an unprotected Elasticsearch databased owned by a company called SkyMed on the internet.  According to his findings the database was configured such that it was open and visible to any browser. This...

Google Giving More Flexibility To Private Data Removal

Tech giant Google recently unveiled the next step in its plan to put more power in the hands of users when it comes to their own data.  The most recent change involves the introduction of a new auto-delete feature tied to your Google account. It will allow you to set...

Scammers Now Use Google Ads To Steal Information

There's a new scam afoot that involves using Google Ads. We're frankly surprised that it's working, but apparently, it's drawing some unsuspecting customers in. It appears to be an organized campaign. The unknown scam artists are creating ads with phrases like:...

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