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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 […]

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 […]