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Thousands of 2015 15” MacBook Pros have been recalled due to batteries overheating   Apple launched a voluntary recall and replacement program for older generation 15-inc MacBook Pro units with Retina Displaying due to a fire safety risk. The unit’s battery may overheat and catch on fire. Affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 […]

Millions of devices vulnerable because of a pre-installed software issue   Due to a component in SupportAssist software, millions of PCs could be hijacked remotely. The issue affects Dell and other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). SupportAssist comes pre-installed on Dell PCs. This is considered a high-severity vulnerability and stems from a component in SupportAssist, which […]

Privacy and performance arrive with Firefox 67   Firefox 67 has hit the scene with some fantastic new features and a focus on performance and privacy. In terms of performance, Mozilla states that Instagram, Amazon, and Google searches now execute between 40% and 80% faster. That’s because they have set the browser to deprioritize least […]

Windows 10 has FIDO2 certification for Windows Hello Yogesh Mehta, Microsoft’s Group Manager leading the Crypto, Identity & Authentication PM team in the Azure Core OS organization made an announcement confirming that, with the release of the forthcoming Windows 10 May update, Windows Hello will become a fully FIDO2 certified authenticator. The FIDO (Fast Identity […]

NVIDIA issued an important security patch NVIDIA has issued a security update that fixes three high- and medium-severity security issues in the NVIDIA GPU Display Driver that can cause a number of problems with code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, or information disclosure on vulnerable Windows machines. If hackers were to exploit the […]

Oversupply is leading to a drop in PC component prices   TrendForce recently released research stating that the price-per-GB on 512GB SSDs is estimated to fall below $0.1 US, which means it will hit its lowest price on record. The reason for the low prices is due to oversupply. As the NAND flash industry this […]

Microsoft has begun rolling out an option for controlling feature updates   Microsoft has finally begun to implement a new option for controlling feature updates that could bring an end to surprise Windows 10 updates. This new ‘Download and install now’ feature should help Windows 10 users avoid accepting a feature update unintentionally. Typically, a […]

PCs that use USB storage or SD cards may have disrupted Windows update   Users that are using USB storage devices and/or SD cards will need to remove them prior to the May 2019 Windows 10 update, as Microsoft has stated that they’ll block the update from running on devices with those elements connected. Microsoft […]

Even if you don’t use Internet Explorer, hackers may be able to steal your data   A newly discovered Windows security flaw could allow hackers to use Internet Explorer to steal your data, even if you never open Internet Explorer and use it. Hackers are taking advantage of a vulnerability using .MHT files, the same […]

Compromised WordPress and Joomla websites are being hacked to deliver ransomware and malware   Websites built on both WordPress and Joomla, two of the most popular content management systems used in publishing, are being used to deliver ransomware and other malware to visitors by hackers. The hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in themes, plug-ins and extensions […]