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AMD Quietly Patched Security Gaps in Radeons

Frozen, 25 January 2020, 23:52

Radeon owners should update their graphics card drivers as soon as possible. AMD Adrenalin 20.1.1, although not mentioned in the manufacturer's list of changes, addresses four major security gaps.

Millions of Microsoft's Customer Data Records Leaked

Conrad Hazi, 23 January 2020, 14:34

The end of 2019 must have been really unpleasant for Microsoft. It turned out that due to a security error in the database, more than 250 million records with user information were publicly available. The gap was patched up immediately after detection.

Microsoft Fixes Dangerous Gap in Windows 10, Detected by NSA

Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2020, 13:49

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has detected a dangerous security gap in Windows 10 and Windows Server. The exploit made it possible for PCs to be infected a virus and have sensitive data stolen. Microsoft has already eliminated the threat with an appropriate patch.

Christmas Trojan - Hackers Invite to a Party

Laty, 17 December 2019, 12:07

Trojan Emotet is one of the most active Trojans on the web right now. This time it started sending emails inviting users to a Christmas party.

Windows 7 Support Ends - Another Reminder of System's Imminent Death

Czarus, 11 December 2019, 13:14

Microsoft's support for Windows 7 is coming to an end. This is best known to the owners of this system, who have been receiving relevant messages since April. However, this is not the end, because another, this time full screen, notification will soon appear on PCs still running the „Seven”.

New Problem for Intel - Zombieload Vulnerability in Cascade Lake CPU

Bart Swiatek, 13 November 2019, 10:29

Researchers working for several European organisations and universities have revealed another variant of the Zombieload gap. An attack using it enables one to steal information after several dozen seconds of contact with the computer. Vulnerability to this type of hack was detected in Intel processors (also new units from the Cascade Lake line).

Microsoft Invents an Alternative to Discs and Hard Drives

Laty, 07 November 2019, 13:33

We are probably witnessing the start of a new era of data storing. The engineers from the „Silica” project in cooperation with Warner Bros. managed to write a copy of „Superman” from 1978 on a quartz glass tile. Interestingly, the tile is extremely durable, and its size is only 75 x 75 and 2 mm thick.

AI Will Recognize When You're Nervous

Laty, 23 October 2019, 14:07

Year by year, we are witnessing an ever-increasing development of artificial intelligence. This time a Japanese IT corporation, Fujitsu, decided to improve the recognition of human faces by machines. The new technology will allow AI to notice subtle changes in facial expressions, so that it will be able to determine our emotions.

Avast and NordVPN Attacked by Hackers

Laty, 22 October 2019, 12:49

Hackers broke into the internal network of Avast antivirus software and NordVPN, a web anonymity application. Both companies claim that the users are not at risk.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Has a Bug That Enables Anyone to Unlock the Phone

Laty, 18 October 2019, 12:37

Samsung has confirmed that anyone can now unlock Samsung Galaxy S10 using their fingerprint. The bug occurs when the smartphone is inserted into a double-sided rubber case available on eBay.

Not Just Windows 7 - Microsoft Ends Support for Office 2010

Laty, 17 October 2019, 14:04

Each Microsoft product has a specific support cycle during which the company implements new features, fixes errors, and ensures user safety. For Office 2010 this support will end on October 13, 2020.

End of Windows 7 Support is Nigh; OS is Targeted by Hackers

Bart Swiatek, 16 October 2019, 11:50

According to Webroot experts' analysis, Windows 7 is becoming a target for hackers more than twice as often as the latest version of Microsoft's operating system.

EU Report Warns Against 5G Devices From „Hostile Suppliers”

Bart Swiatek, 11 October 2019, 19:30

The recently published „EU coordinated risk assessment of the cybersecurity of 5G networks” report summarises the most important risks associated with the implementation of the new communication standard. One of the issues raised is the danger of entrusting the development of infrastructure to a single company, which may be under the influence of an external state.

FIFA User Data Leak; EA Struggles to Contain the Problem

Bart Swiatek, 04 October 2019, 12:06

Problems with the FIFA Global Series gameplay registration system that launched yesterday led to a serious leak of user data. The registration website has been taken offline. Electronic Arts is in the process of analyzing the situation.

Amazon's Sidewalk Network Can Track Millions of People

Bart Swiatek, 02 October 2019, 09:57

The recently announced new connectivity standard called Sidewalk can enable Amazon to track millions of users of its mobile devices. This also applies to people who do not intend to use the network created by the company.

Malware Found in 25 Photo Processing Apps For Android

Milosz Szubert, 27 September 2019, 11:49

Cyber security company Symantec, has announced that 25 applications for editing photos for Android include malware. If you have any of them, remove it immediately.

Cybercriminals Who Have Extorted Over $10 Million Were Arrested

Bart Swiatek, 23 September 2019, 11:39

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested two cybercriminals from Las Vegas and New York. Suspects tricked around 7,500 people, from whom they cheated more than $10 million in total.

New iOS 13 on iPhones Warns You Not to Use Facebook

Barth Faryna, 17 September 2019, 13:32

The iOS 13 system, which is due to be launched this week, offers many new measures to protect users' privacy. One of them is to notify people when applications try to secretly spy without their consent. People who downloaded early versions of the software are warned about Facebook.

HackerOne - Organization That Enables Hackers Earn Millions of Dollars

Barth Faryna, 09 September 2019, 18:32

HackerOne is an organization that brings together hackers from all over the world to keep them busy. Thanks to the cooperation with the company, many of them have already earned dizzying sums, sometimes exceeding one million dollars. All is takes is will and a lot of skill.

Facebook: 419 Million User Phone numbers Leaked

Barth Faryna, 06 September 2019, 22:03

Facebook's got another big flop. A total of 419 million Facebook user phone numbers were found on a server, which could be accessed by almost anyone because it was not even password-protected.

Highly-popular Android App Contained Dangerous Virus

Bart Swiatek, 29 August 2019, 18:46

CamScanner - Phone PDF Creator app has been containing a dangerous virus that installs other harmful files on your phone. The effects of atheTrojan can be very serious. The program has already been removed from Google Play Store, but in the past, it was very popular - it was downloaded over 100 million times.

Fake Version of Top VPN Website Spreads Malware

Barth Faryna, 21 August 2019, 17:54

VPN is a service used by more and more users who are concerned about their safety in the web. Ironically, one of the largest sites of that type has been copied and is used to distribute malware through original client.

KNOB - Serious Security Gap Detected in Bluetooth

Conrad Hazi, 18 August 2019, 16:07

Bluetooth SIG Engineers recently published a note concerning a serious bug in the specification of the Bluetooth standard. It describes an exploit called KNOB that enables attacks on almost any Bluetooth Classic-compatible device and data interception.

20-years Old Security Gap Discovered in Windows

Conrad Hazi, 15 August 2019, 15:54

Tavis Ormandy, a member of the Google Project Zero group, discovered a security vulnerability in the Windows family of systems that allows to escalate user privileges all the way to SYSTEM level. As it turns out, its origins go back to Windows XP.

AMD, Nvidia and Intel Drivers Susceptible to Dangerous Attacks

Barth Faryna, 12 August 2019, 22:59

Eclypsium has been involved in online threat research for years. Their latest report, Screwed Drivers, shows something disturbing. According to its content, more than 40 drivers from at least 20 leading manufacturers are vulnerable to attacks.

Windows Defender is One of the Best Antivirus Software in the World

Paul Wozniak, 12 August 2019, 15:41

According to independent tests, Windows Defender is one of the best antivirus software in the world. In the test it obtained excellent results and blocked all samples of malware.

SWAPGS - New Vulnerability Detected in Intel Processors

Bart Swiatek, 08 August 2019, 17:57

BitDefender experts have found another CPU security gap, dubbed as SWAPGS. The problem is likely to be limited to Intel CPUs of Ivy Bridge generation or later, although some researchers suggest that AMD products may also be susceptible to the exploit.

Privacy: Google Gives an Ultimatum to Devs of Chrome Extensions

Bart Swiatek, 26 July 2019, 12:09

Google has decided to change the policy for Chrome browser extensions. Add-ons will only be able to request user data that is necessary for their operation. The changes will enter into force in October. Extensions that are not adapted to the new requirements will disappear from the Chrome Web Store.

VLC Player Has a Security Gap? The Devs Deny

Conrad Hazi, 24 July 2019, 17:33

Some time ago, an error was discovered in VLC Player that would allow to freeze the application or even execute remote scripts using properly crafted video files. The creators deny and claim that the error cannot be reproduced.

Malware Called „Agent Smith” Infects Over 25 Million Android Devices

Barth Faryna, 12 July 2019, 17:31

Check Point Researchers warn of a new threat for Android users. Malware called „Agent Smith” is very clever and has infected more than 25 million devices worldwide.

LoudMiner Turns PCs With Illegal Software into Cryptocurrency Mines

Bart Swiatek, 21 June 2019, 13:44

ESET cyber security experts discovered a new virus that secretly mines cryptocurrencies on an infected computer. The software is called LoudMiner and is extremely clever.

Samsung Warned Against Viruses on Smart TV and Quickly Regretted it

Arkadiusz Dziermanski, 18 June 2019, 11:42

Today's TVs have similar or even the same operating systems as smartphones and computers. As a result, they not only offer a number of different functions, but are also susceptible to viruses. Samsung wanted to show how to protect itself from them, but quickly regretted its decision.

Intel CPU Performance Drops After Fixing MDS Vulnerability

Bart Swiatek, 22 May 2019, 11:15

Phoronix editors tested the performance of processors after installing updates to fix security vulnerabilities detected so far, including the recently released MDS exploits. The results are not satisfactory.

Dangerous Security Gaps Detected in Nvidia Drivers

Conrad Hazi, 13 May 2019, 12:42

Nvidia has published information about serious security vulnerabilities detected in drivers for its graphics cards. Issues arise with GeForce, Quadro, and Tesla GPU software. A quick driver update is recommended.

Facebook Illicitly Processed User E-mail Data

ElMundo, 19 April 2019, 12:42

Facebook user data managing gets another black eye – this time, a representatives of the service admitted that the service used data obtained from e-mail accounts of about 1.5 million users without the consent of individual persons.

Security Gap in WPA3 Protocol Can Be Hacked for $125

Frozen, 17 April 2019, 13:14

A security gap was detected in Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) wireless protocol, which enables hackers to easily crack users' password. The method is quick and cheap - launching an attack using it costs $125.

Critical Vulnerability Detected in Windows 7 and 10

Conrad Hazi, 15 April 2019, 23:51

As it turns out, Internet Explorer 11 still has some security gaps left to surprize us.

Facebook Stored Unencrypted User Passwords

Frozen, 22 March 2019, 22:17

Passwords of hundreds of millions of Facebook users were stored on company servers in unencrypted form since at least seven years, reports KrebsOnSecurity.

AMD CPUs Non-susceptible to Spoiler Exploit

Bart Swiatek, 18 March 2019, 16:31

AMD informed that its CPUs are resistant to the recently-discovered dangerous exploit known as Spoiler, which makes it possible to steal sensitive data from the CPU's cache.

Security Gap in Chrome, Google Suggest Immediate Update

Bart Swiatek, 08 March 2019, 23:01

Google programmers have pointed out a new security vulnerability in Chrome. It is recommended to update the browser as soon as possible and restart the app.

Epic Games Store Lacks Even Most Basic Account Security Measures

Christian Pieniazek, 05 March 2019, 22:38

Registering an account on Epic Games Store is as easy as pie – the user isn't even obliged to verify the email address they've provided.

The largest stolen data dump ever discovered

Frozen, 18 January 2019, 23:38

The file containing data of almost 773 million e-mail addresses was available to the public on a popular hosting service. The information came from attacks on thousands of different websites.

End of dangerous challenges on YouTube

Milosz Szubert, 18 January 2019, 02:31

YouTube declared war on dangerous "pranks" and challenges. People who publish them are in danger of being banned on the popular video provider. This happened under the influence of events connected with the so-called "Bird Box Challenge".

Microsoft tests new Windows 10 login procedures

Christian Pieniazek, 04 January 2019, 12:16

In the near future, instead of a password, Windows 10 will require you to show your finger or face.

Tightened safety measures during gamescom. No cosplayer weapons

Jakub Mirowski, 03 August 2016, 13:22

Two weeks before gamescom, the organizers have announced tightened security measures – body search of all attendants, including media, and ban on weapon replicas.