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More Microsoft Exchange zero-days exploited in the wild

October 3, 2022

Via: Techradar

Two more zero-day vulnerabilities found in different versions of Microsoft Exchange Server are being exploited in the wild, the company has confirmed. According to recent customer guidance that Microsoft released for reported zero days, a server-side request forgery (SSRF) flaw, […]


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Cloudflare wants to get rid of CAPTCHAs for good

September 29, 2022

Via: Techradar

Leading CDN provider Cloudflare has released Turnstile, a free alternative to the “terrible user experience” currently offered by CAPTCHA services used by websites to verify authentic users online. Announcing Turnstile in a blog post(opens in new tab), the company claimed […]


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Chrome update will soon help you stop making a huge security mistake

July 26, 2022

Via: Techradar

Making sure you have strong passwords has been common security advice for some time, but Google Chrome is now looking to go a step further with its latest update. The browser is reportedly working on a new feature which will […]


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Some schools are restricting Google Chrome usage over security concerns

July 25, 2022

Via: Techradar

Several schools and other educational organizations are having to restrict usage of Google’s software, including its Chrome browser and Chrome OS offerings over security and privacy fears. The Dutch Ministry of Education has ordered the country’s education industry to implement […]


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Open source job security through recessions

July 11, 2022

Via: Info World

Are we in a recession? The answer seems to be “definitely maybe,” with the Wall Street Journal reporting that “if the U.S. is in a recession, it’s a very strange one” because while economic output has been falling, the job […]


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5 steps to help you recover after identity theft

June 17, 2022

Via: Techradar

ID fraud occurs quickly and almost always without warning. It can take months to recover from normal circumstances, so knowing what is required to expedite the process is essential. If your identity has been stolen and your financial life is […]


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A new Windows Search zero-day is giving Microsoft another security headache

June 2, 2022

Via: Techradar

When used in synergy, two recently discovered Windows flaws allow threat actors to run malware on a target endpoint(opens in new tab), researchers have found. The two flaws are a Windows Search zero-day, and a Microsoft Office OLEObject flaw. Through […]


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What is SSH access? Everything you need to know

May 31, 2022

Via: Techradar

SSH (Secure Shell) is a network protocol that enables secure communication between two devices, often used to access remote servers as well as to transfer files or execute commands. SSH was originally developed by Tatu Ylonen in 1995 to replace […]


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Windows 11 update fail breaks some antivirus apps

May 27, 2022

Via: Techradar

The latest Windows 11 update breaks some important parts of some Trend Micro’s antivirus and security products, the company has advised. This relates to a number of Trend Micro’s business security solutions, and the damage is caused by the optional […]


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Why a password manager could be your next vital security tool to keep you safe online

May 16, 2022

Via: Techradar

When it comes to staying safe online, there are a wide range of tools available, but a password manager might be one of the most useful. It’s a sad fact that the scale of online threats has never been greater, […]


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U.S Cybersecurity Agency Lists 2021’s Top 15 Most Exploited Software Vulnerabilities

April 27, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Log4Shell, ProxyShell, ProxyLogon, ZeroLogon, and flaws in Zoho ManageEngine AD SelfService Plus, Atlassian Confluence, and VMware vSphere Client emerged as some of the top exploited security vulnerabilities in 2021. That’s according to a “Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities” report released by […]


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Microsoft Defender error is giving Google Chrome users a serious fright

April 21, 2022

Via: Techradar

Several recent Google Chrome updates have been flagged as potentially harmful by Microsoft’s in-built antivirus and endpoint protection service, reports have claimed. A number of Windows system admin reports have shown that Microsoft Defender for Endpoint has been tagging browser […]


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Online Safety Bill: Collaborating to make the internet safer for all

April 7, 2022

Via: Computer Weekly

The Online Safety Bill is a landmark piece of legislation designed to lay down in law a set of rules about how online platforms should behave to better protect their customers and users. It aims to prevent the spread of […]


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New Windows 11 security feature requires a clean install

April 6, 2022

Via: TechSpot

When enabled, Smart App Control uses AI and Microsoft’s cloud knowledge base to check every app that runs, blocking anything unsigned, unfamiliar, or known to be malicious. There is no whitelist, so blocked apps will only get through if their […]


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Emergency Google Chrome update fixes nasty security bug

February 15, 2022

Via: Techradar

Google has issued a fix for a high-severity zero-day vulnerability in its Chrome browser which it claims is being abused in the wild. “Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2022-0609 exists in the wild,” the company’s security […]


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7 ways to improve your privacy in 2022

January 3, 2022

Via: Mashable

Big results don’t always require a big effort. Maintaining your online and offline privacy can seem like a Herculean, or even Sisyphean, task. Never-before-heard-of companies with vaguely menacing names regularly brag about infringing upon it, and each day seems to […]


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What app developers need to do now to fight Log4j exploits

December 27, 2021

Via: Info World

Earlier this month, security researchers uncovered a series of major vulnerabilities in the Log4j Java software that is used in tens of thousands of web applications. The code is widely used across consumer and enterprise systems, in everything from Minecraft, […]


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Integrate security into CI/CD with the Trivy scanner

December 7, 2021

Via: Info World

Attacks on cloud-native infrastructures are on the rise. Research over a six-month period in 2021 shows a 26% increase in attacks on container environments over the previous six months. Malicious actors are targeting the auto-build process, packing the payloads, using […]


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Data breaches are almost the norm for many businesses these days

November 11, 2021

Via: Techradar

A global survey of app security managers has revealed that a majority (91%) of the respondents had experienced security breaches in the last year as a direct result of a vulnerable application. Compiled by cybersecurity specialists Checkmarx, the report shares […]


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Microsoft sounds the alarm over new wave of password spraying attacks

November 1, 2021

Via: Techradar

Cybersecurity experts at Microsoft have warned against an increase in password spray attacks against cloud administrator accounts as well as high-profile identities such as C-level executives. Password spraying is a type of brute force attack where the attackers use commonly […]