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Does HTTPS ensure your privacy online?

Earlier this year, Google announced that from now on, in addition to green icons in the address bar on sites with HTTPS, the Chrome browser will label sites that use regular HTTP, as non secure.  The news is not remarkable in itself, as this is not Google's first step in pushing the HTTPS standard, the [...]

By | 2018-04-27T13:13:14+00:00 April 27th, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Does HTTPS ensure your privacy online?

Microsoft lists all data it collects from Windows 10 users.

Ever since its release, Microsoft has been fighting a never ending battle about Windows 10, data collection, and privacy. Starting today, Microsoft is updating its privacy statement and will be publishing information about exactly what data they collect, or at least what they are admitting to. “For the first time, we have published a complete [...]

By | 2018-04-27T13:02:24+00:00 April 25th, 2018|IT News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Microsoft lists all data it collects from Windows 10 users.

Intel: Some processors will no longer be protected.

If you have kept up with any IT news in the past year you may have seen that the beginning of this year, some Intel processors where found to have severe vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to steal user data that is processed thru the processor. Immediately representatives of Intel said that they will work on "patches", [...]

By | 2018-04-25T10:13:07+00:00 April 25th, 2018|IT news and stories, IT Security|Comments Off on Intel: Some processors will no longer be protected.

Zero day exploit compromises all versions of Internet Explorer

Some APT-group are actively exploiting a new zero-day vulnerability in the code of the core of Internet Explorer.  Attacks recorded a slew of data from the attack, as reported by the blog that initially discovered the attack.   The problem, which experts describe as a double kill attack, affects all the latest versions of Internet [...]

By | 2018-04-23T15:48:02+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Zero day exploit compromises all versions of Internet Explorer

Hackers move upstream and target corporate supply lines

As security measures get more advanced, so to do the attacks trying to penetrate them.  And security experts are seeing a trend of hackers moving upstream, using large business supply chains against themselves.  The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) -- the cybersecurity arm of GCHQ -- and the National Crime Agency (NCA) have jointly produced [...]

By | 2018-04-17T11:46:47+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Hardware News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Hackers move upstream and target corporate supply lines

New Malware in Word documents can trick antivirus programs

Security researchers recorded a new malicious campaign using a program to steal passwords distributed through attachments in Microsoft Word documents. According to researchers, this new wave of attacks is aimed primarily at the financial and information services sector in the United States.The peculiarity of this campaign is that a macro is not required to activate [...]

By | 2018-04-10T17:11:46+00:00 April 10th, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on New Malware in Word documents can trick antivirus programs

Facebook admits to also reading Messenger texts

Facebook, as I’m sure you've seen somewhere as your online now, has been having a really bad couple of days, and it looks like the storm isn't anywhere near over.  Two bits of news came out today, that Facebook browses the links and images that users send to each other in the Facebook Messenger application, [...]

By | 2018-04-06T16:11:22+00:00 April 6th, 2018|IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on Facebook admits to also reading Messenger texts

Remote desktop issues? Windows could be to blame

In mid-March 2018, it became known that there is a dangerous vulnerability in the CredSSP protocol (CVE-2018-0886), a protocol used to keep communications secure during a remote desktop session. Although as long as you follow Microsoft's insistence to update constantly, you should be ok. However is is important to note that the bug detected by [...]

By | 2018-03-27T18:59:14+00:00 March 27th, 2018|IT News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Remote desktop issues? Windows could be to blame

HP caught with keyloggers in drivers

While the popular media are discussing the epidemic of yet another ransomware attack or breach of financial information from large institutions.  In more narrow professional circles, a quieter, but even more interesting, story is being developed and discovered. I'm talking about a scandal with a driver that's been standard in over 2 dozen HP laptops [...]

By | 2018-03-23T15:50:51+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on HP caught with keyloggers in drivers

Hackers use advertising algorithms to better tailor phishing sites

Hackers have a new trick up their sleeve, given the cacophony of data spewed out by users and collected by innumerable analytics agencies, malware is becoming able to track packets in this data, thus morphing into a more sophisticated and believable form of malware more capable of exploiting end users.   If you are trying [...]

By | 2018-03-22T14:20:11+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Hackers use advertising algorithms to better tailor phishing sites