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Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Microsoft pauses Edge release Microsoft announced that they are pausing the rollout of Edge v81. They cited the ongoing “global circumstances” surrounding the coronavirus outbreak as to why they’ve decided to pause the rollout. Software updates, including the new Edge release, usually require security reviews and compatibility testing to ensure […]

Windows April 2020 update features lots of improvements Windows 10 will be receiving a major update this April. This update, known as version 2004 or 20H1, will be a more significant upgrade than the November 2019 update. One of the features of this update is the option for a cloud download to reinstall Windows. Resetting […]

The U.S. Government is urging users to update Chrome 80 for their own security Google’s newest version of Chrome, Chrome 80, offers numerous high-rated security flaw fixes. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has been encouraging all Google Chrome users to update to version 80.0.3987.122. With this version, no less than 56 high-rated vulnerability […]

One of the most destructive malware botnets can now spread to nearby Wi-Fi networks Emotet malware has proven itself to be a top threat. This malware has a sophisticated code base and regularly evolving methods aimed at tricking targets into clicking on malicious links. From emptying consumers’ bank accounts to installing other types of malware, […]

Microsoft promises updates will take less than 90 seconds with Windows 10X Windows has reengineered their special variant of Windows 10, Windows 10X, in order to install and update the operating system a lot faster than possible with the Windows 10 standard OS. This reengineered OS is designed to be used on new dual-screen devices. […]

Microsoft has added non-removable ads to its calendar and mail apps In November of 2018, Microsoft experimented with the idea of placing small banner ads in the Windows 10 Mail and Calendar UWP app for Windows 10. They must have been pleased with the outcome of their experiment, because now those non-removable ads are back […]

Intel CPUs released since 2013 are impacted by Zombieload v2 In May of this year, the Zombieload vulnerability, which affects older Intel CPUs, was disclosed to the public. Zombieload now has a second variant that also works against more recent Intel processors. This means that Cascade Lake, Intel’s latest line of high-end CPUs, is also […]

A zero-day vulnerability gives attackers full control of Android phones At least 18 different phone models are vulnerable to a zero-day vulnerability in Google’s Android mobile operating system that’s being exploited by attackers. At this time there has been reported evidence that the vulnerability is being actively exploited by exploit developer NSO Group or one […]

Over 200 million devices vulnerable to remote takeover The operating system that may be controlling everything from elevators, medical equipment, and other mission-critical systems is vulnerable to attacks that give attackers complete control of the device. Researchers found that it accounts for about 200 million internet-connected devices. Researchers with security firm Armis identified 11 vulnerabilities […]

New data spells out the alarming trend of using outdated software Running an unsupported or near end-of-life operating system increases security risks. Despite that fact, new research from Kaspersky has revealed that many businesses and consumers are still using Windows 7. Some users have yet to even upgrade past Windows XP! Researchers from Kaspersky analyzed […]