Windows Update cause issues with printing for Internet Explorer users (0)
Posted at 22 June 2017 17:29 CEST

Several Windows Updates that Microsoft released this month can cause issues with printing in Internet Explorer. The updates patched critical vulnerabilities that, in the worst case, could allow an attacker to execute random code on the computer.


Facebook tests feature that prevents copying of profile picture (0)
Posted at 22 June 2017 17:17 CEST

Facebook is currently testing a feature in India that should make it harder to make copies of profile pictures of users of the social network. The ‘profile picture guard’ has to be manually enabled and should make sure that profile pictures can’t be easily downloaded and shared on Facebook.


Encrypted email provider ProtonMail now offers free VPN service (0)
Posted at 21 June 2017 23:56 CEST

The free encrypted email provider ProtonMail has launched a free VPN service that, according to the company, allows users to browse the web without being tracked, bypass online censorship blocks, and also increases security by passing all internet traffic through a strongly encrypted tunnel.


Microsoft: Creators Update can automatically disable incompatible antivirus software (0)
Posted at 21 June 2017 17:56 CEST

On some Windows 10 PCs the antivirus software is temporarily disabled when the user installs the Creators Update, Microsoft writes in a blog. However, only antivirus applications that are incompatible with the large Windows 10 update are affected.


Android 8.0 codename (oc-dev) very likely to be oatmeal cookie (0)
Posted at 21 June 2017 17:16 CEST

Several references in the Android source code give a strong indication that Android 8.0 will be very likely codenamed ‘oatmeal cookie’. In the source code we found references to ‘oc-dev’ which is in line with former branch names used by Google.


Firefox Focus for Android released: fast simple browser designed for privacy with built-in ad blocker (0)
Posted at 20 June 2017 17:52 CEST

Mozilla has released Firefox Focus for Android, a fast, simple browser designed to protect privacy and with a built-in adblocker. Last year the Firefox Focus browser was already launched for Apple’s iOS.


Korean webhosting company pays $1 million to recover files from ransomware attack (0)
Posted at 20 June 2017 17:36 CEST

The Korean hosting company Nayana has decided to pay a ransom of $1 million after being infected by the Erebus ransomware, that targets Linux servers. The malware encrypted 153 servers and 3,400 business websites, according to Japanese antivirus vendor Trend Micro.


U.S. company VinPower Digital claims to be resurrecting Optiarc CD/DVD burner brand (0)
Posted at 19 June 2017 18:49 CEST

The company VinPower Digital has announced the Optiarc 5290S DVD burner with DVD+R DL overburn feature. The company, mainly into the professional duplicator business, claims to be resurrecting the Optiarc brand. Optiarc was a joint venture of Sony and NEC that manufactured optical disc drives until 2013.


CERT/CC warns for security issue with Samsung Magician SSD software (0)
Posted at 19 June 2017 18:10 CEST

The CERT Coordination Centre (CERT/CC) of the Carnegie Mellon University warns for a vulnerability in Samsung’s Magician software that makes it possible, in certain cases, to utilize it to infect computers with malware. Samsung Magician is a tool to manage, test and update Samsung SSDs.


Microsoft reveals Modern Keyboard with ‘hidden’ fingerprint sensor (0)
Posted at 16 June 2017 18:20 CEST

Microsoft has revealed a new keyboard called ‘Modern Keyboard’ that features a fingerprint scanner that can be used to login with Windows Hello. The keyboard can work over bluetooth or with a wire.


Microsoft now finally offers its Office suite from the Windows Store (0)
Posted at 16 June 2017 17:09 CEST

Microsoft will start to offer its Office suite in the Windows Store. It’s likely the move comes due to the release of Windows 10 S, a stripped down version of the operating system that only allows installing software from the Windows Store.


Google announces new free file and photo cloud backup tool (0)
Posted at 15 June 2017 17:58 CEST

Google today announced that it will launch a tool called “Backup and Sync” by the end of this month. The application, targeted at regular consumers, can be used to backup files and photos to Google’s servers. Users can set which folders need to be backuped to Google’s servers.


Microsoft patches critical Windows vulnerability with emergency patch for Windows XP (0)
Posted at 14 June 2017 18:02 CEST

Microsoft yesterday released a Windows update that patches a vulnerability that could be used for attacks similar to the WannaCry ransomware outbreak. Even the no longer supported Windows XP receives the update.


Microsoft removes browser modifying malware from 2 million Windows computers (0)
Posted at 14 June 2017 17:48 CEST

Microsoft has removed the Xiazai malware from more than 2 million computers since October 2015, the software giant today announced. The company also blocked 30,000 installations of the malware per month, on average. Xiazai is therefore an active threat that deserves additional attention, according to Microsoft.


Adobe fixes critical vulnerabilities in Flash and Shockwave Player (0)
Posted at 13 June 2017 17:39 CEST

Adobe has patched several vulnerabilities in its Flash and Shockwave Player that in the the worst case allow an attacker to take full control over the computer. There are no indications the vulnerabilities have been actively attacked before the updates were released, according to Adobe.


Third Ultra HD Blu-ray movie copy appears on torrent sites – this time ‘Inferno’ (0)
Posted at 12 June 2017 17:54 CEST

After copies of the Ultra HD Blu-ray version of the ‘Smurfs 2’ and ‘Patriots Day’ appeared online, now also a copy of the movie ‘Inferno’ has made its way on torrent sites. The Ultra HD Blu-ray copy is again released by a group that calls themselves ‘Terminal’.


Security researchers discover ransomware for Apple computers on Tor network (0)
Posted at 12 June 2017 17:30 CEST

While we’ve mainly seen ransomware developed for Windows, Mac users aren’t safe from such kind of malware as well. Security researchers of Fortinet have found ransomware for Apple’s operating system called MacRansom.


Microsoft acquires Israeli security firm that uses AI to mitigate security threats (0)
Posted at 08 June 2017 21:30 CEST

Microsoft has acquired Israeli security firm Hexadite, the software giant today announced. Hexadite develops software that uses artificial intelligence to automate responses to cyber attacks.


Linux malware installs crypto currency mining software on Raspberry Pi’s (0)
Posted at 08 June 2017 17:29 CEST

Researchers from Russian antivirus vendor Dr. Web have found a new type of Linux malware that infects Raspberry Pi computers. The malware is called Linux.MulDrop.14. and it’s actively distributed since May this year.


‘Microsoft working on Windows 10 version specifically designed for high-end PCs’ (0)
Posted at 07 June 2017 16:50 CEST

Microsoft is reportedly working on a Windows 10 Pro version that is optimized for workstations. The OS should be able to run on PCs with 4 CPUs and features Microsoft’s ReFS file system.


Netflix in 4K / Ultra HD now also possible on cheap Apollo Lake Celerons (0)
Posted at 07 June 2017 14:47 CEST

The German website Heise.de reports that it’s possible to stream Netflix content in Ultra HD, on Windows 10, with cheaper ‘Apollo Lake’ CPUs. Previously the more expensive 7th ‘Kaby Lake’ CPUs were the only option to stream Ultra HD Netflix content on PCs.


Again, a pirated Ultra HD Blu-ray movie copy appears on torrent sites (0)
Posted at 06 June 2017 18:02 CEST

The Ultra HD Blu-ray version of the movie ‘Patriots Days’ has appeared on torrent sites. It’s the second direct copy of an Ultra HD Blu-ray movie that has been released on the internet.


Kaspersky files antitrust complaint against Microsoft for Windows Defender (0)
Posted at 06 June 2017 17:28 CEST

Antivirus vendor Kaspersky has filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission against Microsoft. The Russian company argues that Microsoft abuses its dominant position on the market for operating systems, to favor its own Windows Defender.


Report: Ad blockers most popular amongst laptop users (0)
Posted at 05 June 2017 19:18 CEST

Adblockers are most popular with laptop users, according to research performed by GlobalWebIndex and commissioned by Adblock Plus. GlobalWebIndex surveyed 1,011 users in the United States.


Apple and Amazon are joining Foxconn’s bid on Toshiba’s NAND memory division (0)
Posted at 05 June 2017 19:02 CEST

Apple and Amazon are both providing financial backing to Foxconn in a bid on Toshiba’s NAND memory division, according to Foxconn’s founder and chairman Terry Gou in an interview with the Japanese newspaper Nikkei.


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