Month: December 2018

Chrome is working on an update to stop browser history and back button hijacking Google engineers have a new feature under development that aims to curb back button hijacking in Chrome. Currently, the hijacking happens when a shady website is visited by accident. The website pushes visitors forward onto an ad page or pop-up. When […]

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Microsoft’s emergency patch is causing problems for some Lenovo users Microsoft recently issued an emergency patch for Internet Explorer. The patch was intended to fix an undisclosed zero-day vulnerability in the web browser. The problem affected Internet Explorer versions 9 to 11 across multiple versions of Windows. Unfortunately, on Lenovo laptops that have less than […]

Two-factor authentication doesn’t stop hackers from phishing Gmail and Yahoo info   A new Amnesty International report has been released that gives insight on how some hackers break into Gmail and Yahoo accounts, even those accounts with two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled. 2FA is an added layer of authentication added on to some accounts in an […]

Up to 6.8 million users public and private photos on Facebook potentially exposed.   Facebook posted a blog on December 14, 2018 with the intention of notifying their developer ecosystem of a photo API bug. The bug may have affected people who used Facebook Login and granted permission to third-party apps to access their photos. […]

ESET has discovered 21 new malware families affecting Linux   Linux is a more secure operating system than Windows, but even Linux is not immune to malware. Of course, over time, the number of malware families targeting Linux has grown. While the number of Linux attacks still isn’t anywhere near the amount of malware attacks […]

Real-time captions are now an option on Skype   Microsoft has launched a fantastic new feature for Skype: real-time captions! Even if you don’t need them, captions come in handy for a number of reasons. Launched on the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the new feature allows Skype to use voice recognition […]

Several programs are once again being negatively affected by the Windows 10 Oct 2018 update   Once again, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is plagued with strange problems. Currently, it’s been noted that the update has the ability to break the seek bar in Windows Media Player. Microsoft has promised to fix the bug, […]

Nearly half of all phishing sites now display the padlock   In the past, it was advised to check the address bar of websites to make sure they had a padlock. The common understanding was that the padlock meant those sites were legitimate and secure. Unfortunately, new research is showing that 49% of all phishing […]

For the second week in a row, Microsoft’s MFA service suffered an outage   On November 19th, Microsoft experienced a 14 hour service interruption as they experienced a problem with their multi-factor authentication (MFA) service that mostly affected their customers in Europe. Another Microsoft MFA outage recently impacted a large number of customers. Most of […]