Users complain about audio issues after Windows 10 October 2018 update (update: added fix) (0)
Posted at 15 October 2018 10:27 CEST

A new issue with the Windows 10 October 2018 is now making the rounds on the internet. Windows 10 users complain that audio no longer works correctly on their system after they’ve installed the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. It’s the second issue with the update in a short period.

Cybercriminals hide cryptominer in legitimate Adobe Flash Player installer (0)
Posted at 12 October 2018 23:54 CEST

Cybercriminals target Adobe Flash Player for years already. Usually vulnerabilities in the software are exploited to install malware on the victim’s computers. Sometimes malware is also disguised as a fake Flash Player update. This week, security researchers discovered an attack that combines installation of a legitimate Flash Player update with the installation of a cryptominer. […]

Security researcher finds Edge browser security issue that allows launching external applications (0)
Posted at 12 October 2018 17:14 CEST

A security researcher has found a way to start applications on Windows from the Microsoft Edge browser with a fairly simple script. The researcher has made a proof-of-concept available, which means exploits are usually not far away. Microsoft patched the issue in an update that was part of this week’s Patch Tuesday.

Microsoft shares 60,000 patents with consortium to protect open-source software (0)
Posted at 11 October 2018 23:50 CEST

Microsoft has become a member of the Open Invention Network, a consortium of companies that share patents to protect open-source software, like Linux, against patent claims. Interestingly, Microsoft filed patent claims against Linux and Android in the past. One of Microsoft’s CEO’s, Steve Ballmer, also once called open-source a cancer.

Microsoft silently increases price of Windows 10 Home (0)
Posted at 11 October 2018 17:33 CEST

Microsoft has silently raised the price of Windows 10 Home on the official Microsoft Store. The full version of Windows 10 is now available for $139, where the operating system could previously be purchased for $119. The price increase is the first since the introduction of Windows 10.

Microsoft patches 50 vulnerabilities including actively attacked Windows leak (0)
Posted at 10 October 2018 23:25 CEST

Microsoft has patched 50 vulnerabilities during yesterday’s Patch Tuesday. Amongst the issues is a so-called zero-day vulnerability in Windows that has been actively attacked before a patch was available. The zero-day allowed an attacker with access to the system to elevate his privileges and Microsoft has classified its severity as ‘important’.

Microsoft finds and fixes culprit of folder deletion issue in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (0)
Posted at 10 October 2018 16:25 CEST

Microsoft has made the Windows 10 October 2018 Update available again. The software giant decided to withdraw the update last week after users reported they lost files and folders after installing the update. Microsoft now reports it has found and fixed the culprit.

Mozilla resolves vulnerabilities after security audit of update system (0)
Posted at 09 October 2018 23:25 CEST

Mozilla has fixed several security issues in the update system of Firefox, after an external security audit. The Firefox update system should be secure to prevent that users receive malicious updated through man-in-the-middle attacks or hacked update servers.

Advertorial: Tips to Make Your Bedroom More Stunning With Wall Pics (0)
Posted at 09 October 2018 14:36 CEST

After a long and full day of activities, you need to relax and the best place to feel comfortable is in your bedroom. Whether big or small, your bedroom is your special place where you shed all your worries of the day and try to regain your energy back for the next day. Therefore we have some tips to make your bedroom more relaxing.

Facebook bypasses browser’s anti-tracking and privacy-protecting measures (0)
Posted at 09 October 2018 14:28 CEST

Facebook offers advertisers and publishers a new option to to track data advertisement performance and collect analytics on browsers that block tracking cookies. To protect the privacy of its users, Apple has decided to block third-party cookies in Safari. Mozilla plans to do the same in Firefox. Only cookies from the actually visited, primary domain will then be accepted.

Microsoft claims it can recover files lost after installing Windows 10 October 2018 Update (0)
Posted at 08 October 2018 23:42 CEST

Microsoft is able to recover files deleted during the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, according to Microsoft’s engineering leader of the Windows Insider Program. The software giant pulled the large Windows 10 update several days ago after reports of deleted files and folders.

Delhi police arrests 24 fraudsters for Microsoft tech support scams (0)
Posted at 08 October 2018 17:26 CEST

Indian authorities have searched 10 call centers in the city of Delhi after they received evidence from Microsoft that the call centers were involved in so-called “tech support scams”. In total 24 people, including owners and team leaders were arrested and accused of fraud.

Microsoft withdraws Windows 10 October 2018 Update after deleted files (0)
Posted at 06 October 2018 18:14 CEST

Microsoft has stopped rolling out the latest large Windows 10 update to all users. The reason are reports from several users that discovered that some of their files and folders were deleted after the update. We reported about the issue two days ago.

Netflix consumes up to 40% of all internet traffic in Americas at peak times (0)
Posted at 05 October 2018 23:56 CEST

Almost 60% of all global internet traffic is generated by video streaming. Netflix is responsible for the largest share, according to the biannual Global Internet Phenomena Report of the Canadian network supplier Sandvine. Netflix alone accounts for nearly 15% of the global internet traffic.

Advertorial: Top 3 Resources for CompTIA A+ & Network+ Certification Exams (0)
Posted at 05 October 2018 20:44 CEST

CompTIA is a well-known provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications across the globe. It helps thousands of candidates build their career in the world of IT, along with that, it provides trainings for them. Offering a number of certifications at any taste, this company is a significant figure in the IT, as it influence this rapidly-changing field, making people constantly update their skills.

Apple can lock MacBook Pro and iMac Pro after repair by third-party (0)
Posted at 05 October 2018 16:08 CEST

Apple uses new software to validate MacBook Pro and iMac Pro repairs. For specific repairs, the devices need to pass Apple diagnostics. If the software is not used, or the device doesn’t pass the diagnostics process, the result will be an inoperative system. 

Facebook extends account and data removal grace period to 30 days (0)
Posted at 04 October 2018 23:55 CEST

Facebook has extended the waiting time for users who want to delete their account. Previously users had to wait 14 days before their account on the social network was removed. Facebook has now extended this deadline to 30 days.

Serious bug in Windows 10 October 2018 Update wipes entire Documents folder (0)
Posted at 04 October 2018 16:34 CEST

Two days ago, Microsoft started to roll-out the Windows 10 October 2018 Update and it didn’t take long before the first complaints about bugs were posted on the internet. One of the bugs is a serious issue for affected users. They lost their entire “Documents” folder after the update.

Amazon announces Fire TV Stick 4K with new Alexa Voice Remote (0)
Posted at 03 October 2018 23:42 CEST

Amazon today announced the Fire TV Stick 4K, which is, according to the online retail giant, the most powerful streaming stick currently available. The stick is the successor of the Fire TV Stick from 2017 and is the first of its kind that supports Ultra HD/4K video, Dolby Atmos 3D sound and all major HDR standards, being Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10 and HDR10+

Chip makers suffer from low QLC 3D NAND yield rates (0)
Posted at 03 October 2018 17:42 CEST

NAND memory chip manufacturers suffer from low yields in the production of QLC 3D NAND. They are struggling to improve yields to over 50% which could have a negative effect on the NAND market for the first half of next year.

Google adds new advertisement format to Youtube (0)
Posted at 02 October 2018 23:52 CEST

Google has announced a new type of advertisements on Youtube during Advertising Week in New York. The advertisements not only shows the advertised product of service, but also allows users to  directly purchase them without leaving the video streaming service.

VideoLAN community develops own open-source royalty free AV1 codec (0)
Posted at 02 October 2018 18:12 CEST

The VideoLAN, VLC and FFmpeg communities have created their own cross-platform, royalty free and open source AV1 codec, called Dav1d. Their implementation is reportedly better than the reference implementation that was developed for research, together with writing the AV1 specification. AV1 should be 20% better than HEVC.

Bittorrent protocol extension goes blockchain, allows seeders to earn Tron-tokens (0)
Posted at 01 October 2018 23:56 CEST

Bittorrent today revealed more details about its Project Atlas which should combine the peer-to-peer Bittorrent network with the Tron blockchain. Project Atlas should make it possible to pay seeders with Tron for extras like an in increase download speed or keeping the file available for a longer time.

100,000+ routers from brands like D-Link and TP-link affected by DNS change attack (0)
Posted at 01 October 2018 17:11 CEST

Cybercriminals have silently changed the DNS server of more than 100,000 routers around the world. By changing the DNS, the criminals are able to redirect all internet traffic of victims through their servers. This allows them to e.g. serve phishing sites to obtain sensitive data or steal money from online banking accounts. Affected routers include brands like D-Link, MikroTik, TP-Link, Huawei and SpeedTouch.

‘83% of the home and office routers vulnerable to cyberattacks’ (0)
Posted at 28 September 2018 23:25 CEST

The majority of households in the United States uses a insecure router that is vulnerable to cyber attacks. Researchers tested routers from Asus, AVM, Belkin, Cerio, D-Link, Linksys TrendNet, NetGear, Sierra Wireless, TP-Link, Yamaha and Zyxel and found that 83% of the routers contained serious security issues.