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PayPal Wins Patent to Prevent Crypto Ransomware Attacks

According to a document from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published on April 16, PayPal, the giant in the digital payment industry has won a cybersecurity patent to protect users from crypto ransomware. Nowadays, crypto ransomware attacks are rampant and have become increasingly frequent with devastating effects. This form of malware can […]

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Published on April 20, 2019

Chrome, Safari, Edge and Opera Will No Longer Allow Users to Disable Hyperlink Auditing

Privacy and online tracking have been a huge problem and major concern for many users. You may still think that the browser developers would give you the option to disable anything that could affect your privacy. However, when it comes to hyperlink auditing, things seem to be going in the reverse direction because the latest […]

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Published on April 9, 2019

Fake “Seed Files” Loaded with WinRAR Vulnerability Brought New Ransomware

Recently, a new piece of ransomware “CRYPTED!” spread through pornographic websites was discovered. The virus is disguised as a “seed file”, using the latest WinRAR remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2018-20250 to issue a ransomware attack, hiding on porn forum to lure users to download and unzip. According to statistics, hundreds of computers have been attacked […]

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Published on April 8, 2019

Pwn2Own Hacking Contest Identified 9 Vulnerabilities within Firefox and Edge

During the recent Pwn2Own hacking contest, multiple major browsers like Edge, Safari and Firefox fell to white hat hackers. Nine security vulnerabilities of Firefox and Edge have been exposed. Three teams had exploited the vulnerabilities and won about $270,000 USD as prize. “They were able to execute code at SYSTEM level just by using Firefox […]

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Published on March 26, 2019

RSAC2019: Biometric-Based Authentication Becomes Popular

At the RSAC2019 conference, the need for security improvement in identity management of enterprises has prompted biometric-based authentication to become many participants’ focus. Enterprises are currently facing more and more phishing attacks. Using weak passwords or default passwords are the main reason of this situation. According to the Verizon Data Breach Survey, weak passwords have […]

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Published on March 14, 2019

CEOs of Marriott, Equifax apologize to lawmakers after data breaches

Equifax and Marriott executives are slated to appear before the Senate on Thursday (March 7) to discuss what lessons the two companies have learned from some of the largest data breaches to hit corporate America.

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Published on March 8, 2019

A New Zero-day Vulnerability Hits Google Chrome

Experts from the security firm EdgeSpot have discovered a new zero-day vulnerability affecting Google Chrome web browser. The vulnerability allows attackers to steal data from users who opened PDF files inside Chrome’s built-in PDF viewer.

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Published on March 6, 2019

Facebook Shuts Down Onavo VPN App Following Privacy Scandal

Facebook has announced that it will be shutting down its Onavo VPN app that was spying on its users.

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Published on February 28, 2019

Google’s new Chrome Extension Password Checkup Checks For Already Compromised Passwords

Google just released an awesome security tool which is available for all Chrome browser users. This new Chrome extension called Password Checkup that will automatically check if your passwords have been exposed in a data breach. Once installed, the extension checks any login details you use – Google says “most” US sites are supported – […]

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Published on February 26, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with the UK official who wants to regulate Facebook

Jeremy Wright, the UK secretary for digital, culture, media and sport, has flown out to the US with digital minister Margot James to discuss the Government’s plans to regulate the industry and internet safety with tech chiefs including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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Published on February 21, 2019
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