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New Love Letter Email Could Load Malware On Your PC 

Here’s some disturbing news:  Hackers around the world are actively trying to exploit Valentine’s Day. This is according to new research from the Emerging Treats team at the security firm ProofPoint.  The team has detected a massive new mal-spam campaign they’ve dubbed “The Love Letter Campaign.”   Relying on basic social techniques, this campaign uses […]

Malware Drains Your Computer’s Resources Without Your Knowledge

Cryptominers are among the most common type of malware in the wild today, based on the latest research by digital security company Check Point.  While there are dozens of variants deployed by hackers, the cryptojacker “Coinhive” is the malware of choice this year.  Once installed on a computer, it works in the background siphoning off […]

New Firefox Release Disables Adobe Flash Support

Are you a Firefox user?  If so, be advised that in Mozilla’s next release, Firefox 69, the company will be disabling support for the beleaguered Adobe Flash plugin. The change has been on the radar for quite some time, so it should not come as a surprise to anyone.  It’s part of a systematic plan […]

New Ransomware Encrypts Data And Steals Payment Info

There’s a new strain of ransomware being deployed with increasing frequency.  Believe it or not, it’s even more dangerous than the strains we’ve seen in recent months. Unlike other types of ransomware, this one not only encrypts your files and demands payment (which is bad enough) but it also attempts to steal your credit card […]

Windows 10 May Soon Provide Option To Pause Updates

Recent Windows 10 updates have been giving the company’s user base heartburn lately, with their tendency to delete files and cause at least as many problems as they solve.  If you’re among the frustrated ranks, good news is on the horizon. The company is currently readying an update that will allow you to pause the […]

Passport And Credit Card Numbers Stolen In Marriott Hack

Recently, Marriott Hotels informed the world that they had been the victims of a massive data breach.  As it turns out, the breach was even more serious than was initially reported. As the company has learned more from the ongoing investigation into the matter, they’ve been doing an admirable job at keeping the public updated, […]

Page Caches May Be Vulnerable To Attack

There’s a new side channel attack to worry about. This one is after the target system’s OS page cache, where a variety of sensitive data that has been accessed by the device’s owner is stored for rapid retrieval.  Perhaps the worst and most ominous aspect of this newly identified threat is the fact that it’s […]

High Quality Photos May Affect Facial Recognition On Some Phones

One of the exciting new features offered by the latest smartphones is facial recognition, which allows users to unlock their devices simply by looking at them.  On paper, it’s a great feature and incredibly convenient, but there’s a problem. The issue was uncovered by a non-profit group called the Dutch Consumentenbond, which tested more than […]

Flaws In Several Adobe Products Could Let Attackers In 

Two new critical flaws have been discovered in Adobe Acrobat and Reader that require your urgent attention. In fact, the flaws were rated as so severe that the company broke with its tradition of releasing security updates around the middle of the month in coordination with Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday”. They released an update sooner this […]

Adware Continues To Be A Major Issue On Android Devices 

Google has been busy in recent weeks.  They’ve removed a staggering 85 apps from their Play Store when they discovered that they were pushing highly aggressive adware to the users who downloaded them. The apps the company removed were wearing a number of disguises, passing themselves off as everything from games, to remote control simulators, […]