New Updates For Office 365 Will Include Phishing Protection

Are you an Office 365 user? If so, be aware that Microsoft is adding some powerful new protections to the software suite, designed to make you safer. Hackers commonly target Office 365 users with a type of attack known as “Consent Phishing.” That basically means that the hacker in question will use a variety of […]

Microsoft Testing User Based Windows Setup For Performance Optimization

What do you primarily use your PC for? It’s a more important question than you might think, because different use cases for your PC require it to be configured in different ways to optimize your user experience. Until now, that’s something that each individual user has attended to, making tweaks as necessary to the core […]

Microsoft And HP Partnering For Better Laptop Battery Health

Do you own a newer HP laptop? If so, do you make use of the HP Battery Health Manager? If you don’t know what that is, then the answer to the second question is probably no, but you’re about to find out what it is. Windows has partnered with HP, and has released an update […]

Kraken Malware Uses Microsoft Windows Error Reporting To Exploit System

Hackers are relentless when it comes to testing the boundaries of software for potential weaknesses to exploit. It seems that an unknown group of hackers has found a new one.  Based on what researchers at Malwarebytes are seeing, a group of hackers has developed a new fileless attack technique designed to abuse Microsoft’s WER (Windows […]

New HEH Botnet Malware Can Destroy Devices It Attacks

Security researchers at Netlab have recently reported on their discovery of a terrifying new botnet on the web. Dubbed HEH, this botnet is a different sort of threat. Unlike most others, this one is not designed to launch DDOS attacks or install malicious code. Its purpose is much simpler, and it only does two things. […]

Update Windows Display Drivers Soon For Security Fix

If you’ve got an NVIDIA graphics card in your PC, and odds are pretty good that you do, be aware that the company recently released a security update. It patches a number of high severity vulnerabilities in the Windows GPU display driver that could allow a hacker to gain complete control over your system via […]

Solid State Drives Get Health Monitoring In Windows 10 Update

Do you have a solid state drive (SSD) inside your PC? An increasing percentage of newer models are including them, taking advantage of their better speeds, relative to HDDs. Unfortunately, a recent Microsoft Windows 10 update wasn’t very kind to SSD owners, and caused SSDs to defrag much more frequently than is recommended, which had […]

Software Crack Sites Are Being Used To Distribute Ransomware

Hackers have long used the lure of software cracks to infect unsuspecting users, but recently, a new group is making waves and finding significant success in using the Exorcist 2.0 ransomware to lock a user’s files and extort them. It’s a nasty combination. The user thinks he’s getting a free unlock for some piece of […]