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Kaspersky Antivirus Injected Unique ID That Allowed Tracking Its Users Online

A security flaw in Kaspersky antivirus leaves millions of users exposed to online hack A security journalist Ronald Eikenberg at German computer magazine C’T revealed that a flaw in Kaspersky antivirus software allowed third parties to spy on its millions of users for years – even in the browser’s Incognito […]

Latest cumulative update for Windows 10 fail to install, causes random restarts

Some users facing installation and reboot issues after latest Windows 10 Patch Tuesday Microsoft released the KB4512508 update for those on the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1809) as part of this month’s Patch Tuesday on August 13th. However, several users on a Reddit thread and on a Microsoft community forum reported that the update […]

Facebook paid third-party contractors to listen to your audio chats

Facebook paid contractors to listen to users’ voice messages without their knowledge Facebook Inc. reportedly paid “hundreds of outside contractors” to sneakily transcribe users’ audio clips without their knowledge, reports Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg said the contractors working on the project were neither told where the […]

These iPhone Lightning Cable Can Hijack Your Computer

Legit-looking modified lightning cables can be used to access Apple devices remotely A security researcher has created a modified Apple Lightning cables that could potentially allow an attacker to remotely access your Mac computers. The inventor of the cable, only known as _MG_ on Twitter, demonstrated the Apple USB Lightning cable […]

KDE Linux Desktops are vulnerable to hack just by downloading Malicious files

Researcher discloses an unpatched KDE vulnerability that can run malicious code on a user’s system A security researcher has published a proof-of-concept (POC) code on Twitter for a zero-day vulnerability in the KDE software framework that is yet to be fixed. The security expert, Dominik Penner aka “@zer0pwn” who discovered […]

Russian hackers are using IOT devices to compromise corporate networks, warns Microsoft

Microsoft detected Russian hackers targeting VoIP phones, printers, and video decoders to breach secure networks Russian state-sponsored hackers are using vulnerable office internet of things (IoT) devices to breach enterprise or corporate networks, Microsoft announced on Monday. The OS maker stated that the Russian hacking group known as Strontium (also […]

GitHub sued over role in Capital One data breach

GitHub accused of aiding Capital One data breach; lawsuit filed We had recently reported how Capital One, one of the largest banks and one of the largest credit card issuers in the U.S., was involved in a massive data breach where more than 100 million of the company’s customer accounts […]

Chinese Vlogger’s Real Face Revealed After Face Filter Glitch

Smartphones these days pack good quality cameras and the ability to add face filters can be considered as an icing on the cake. Using a filter you can customize your face as per your preference like changing the size of your eyes, making your color look more fairer, or removing […]

GitHub Restricting Access For Developers In US Sanctioned Countries

GitHub starts blocking developers in countries like Crimea and Iran, which are under US trade sanctions Microsoft-owned GitHub, the largest source-code repository in the world, is “restricting” users from countries that are facing US-imposed trade sanctions from using its online services. The countries affected are Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, […]