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If you receive a message from any of your Facebook Friends asking for urgent help to recover their Facebook account, since they’ve added you as one of their ‘Trusted Contacts‘—just don’t blindly believe it. Researchers from AccessNow have detected a new Facebook phishing scam that can even trick an experienced user into falling victim to…

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This week we published a security alert about two critical vulnerabilities found in Microsoft when the company released its monthly security updates. The most important story of this week was the one about the Australian Defence Force being hacked and top secret technical information being stolen from an Australian defence contractor. Here are some of the other…

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Two critical Microsoft vulnerabilities have been recently detected and could be easily exploited by attackers to gain access to users’ systems and devices. During its monthly October 2017 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released its security updates for multiple vulnerabilities found and managed to patch 62 security flaws that affected the Windows OS, the Office package, Skype for…

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What software do you need to protect your computer? We’ve identified two programs that keep your computer safe from anything untoward. The first is Defenx Security Suite. It includes antivirus and anti-spyware protection, a firewall, and an intelligent anti-spam feature that learns how to identify which emails you don’t want to receive in your inbox, automatically…

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Ransomware is one of the fastest-growing concerns among IT professionals, according to recent surveys. Even after several years of escalation, ransomware continues its growth by just about every metric. This week, three new studies show how ransomware continues to grow around the globe, proving to be one of the fastest-growing problems that cybersecurity practitioners face…

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HACKERS COMPROMISED CCleaner, an application distributed by firm Avast that allows users to perform routine maintenance on their system, in order to deliver malware to unsuspecting victims. Security Researchers from Cisco Talos said that for a period of time – between 15 August and September 12 of this year – CCleaner version 5.33 had contained a multi-stage…

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An extremely relentless harmful star included a backdoor to a WordPress plugin called Display Widgets that Set Up backdoors on potentially 200,000 internet sites since June 21. The hacker utilized the open-source Display Widgets plugin, which lets customers manage exactly how their WordPress plugins appear on their sites, as the delivery device for the backdoor….

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Microsoft has released a large batch of security updates to patch a total of 81 CVE-listed vulnerabilities, on all supported versions of Windows and other MS products, as part of its September Patch Tuesday The latest security update addresses 27 critical and 54 important vulnerabilities in severity, of which 38 vulnerabilities are impacting Windows, 39 could…

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Microsoft has been changing its privacy settings in Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update to give its users more controls over their data. Microsoft addressed some privacy concerns in the Windows 10 Creators Update in April with simplified data collection levels—Security, Basic, Enhanced, and Full—and eventually revealed its data collection practices. Now, it is making another privacy-related…