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Microsoft’s latest patch crashes antivirus programs of Sophos, Avira, Avast, McAfee

Microsoft’s recent security update affecting anti-malware software from Sophos, Avira, Avast, McAfee Microsoft’s recently released April 9 monthly rollup update is causing compatibility issues with anti-malware software from Sophos, Avira, ArcaBit, Avast, and McAfee. The antivirus titles that are affected are Sophos Endpoint and Sophos Enterprise Console, Avira antivirus software, ArcaBit […]

Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability Allow Hackers To Take Complete Control Over PC

Microsoft patch zero-day vulnerability discovered by Kaspersky Labs Microsoft last week released a patch for a Windows zero-day vulnerability that could allow hackers to take full control over a targeted device. Kaspersky Lab researchers, Vasily Berdnikov and Boris Larin, who discovered the zero-day vulnerability last month reported the vulnerability to […]

Facebook admits storing “millions” of Instagram passwords in plain text

Facebook exposed “millions” of Instagram passwords in plain text In yet another shocking admission by Facebook, the company said that not “tens of thousands” but “millions” of Instagram users were actually affected by the password leak that happened last month. Back then, Facebook had announced in a blog post dated […]

New vulnerabilities in WPA3 Protocol allow hackers to steal Wi-Fi password

Dragonblood vulnerabilities discovered in Wi-Fi WPA3 protocol Last year, Wi-Fi Alliance had released the next-gen WPA3 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 3) with several security improvements over WPA2 after the KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack) exploit that affected almost every Wi-Fi supported device. WPA3 was introduced to protect against brute-force dictionary attacks on […]

Amazon staffs are listening to your conversations with Alexa

Thousands of Amazon’s employees are listening to audio clips of Alexa conversations E-commerce leader, Amazon is using its employees to listen to recordings from Alexa-enabled Echo smart speakers in order to improve Alexa’s speech recognition technology, reports Bloomberg, citing seven former employees who worked in Amazon’s voice review program. The […]

Exodus Android spyware discovered in Apple’s iOS platform

Android version of Exodus malware finds its way to iOS devices Researchers at cybersecurity firm Lookout recently discovered an iOS version of a powerful mobile phone spyware tool that is aimed at targeting iPhone users. Last month, researchers from a non-profit security organization, ‘Security Without Borders’, had reported the discovery of […]

Hackers hiding malware in ‘Games of Thrones’ latest episodes, reports security firm

Cybercriminals using latest ‘Games of Thrones’ season to distribute malware The final season of the hugely popular fantasy series, Games of Thrones (GoT) is set to premiere on April 14. Fans of Games of Thrones have been eagerly waiting for the eight-episode eighth season of the series to be aired […]

150 million Xiaomi smartphones has pre-installed app that put it at security risk

Security researcher finds pre-installed apps on 150 million Xiaomi phones vulnerable to attacks Check Point researcher Slava Makkaveev discovered a vulnerability that comes as a part of Xiaomi’s pre-installed security and non-removable app ‘Guard Provider’, which ironically is meant to protect the phone from malware. “This vulnerability discovered in Xiaomi’s […]

Data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users found on Amazon cloud servers

Hundreds of millions of Facebook user data exposed on Amazon public servers In yet another security breach, millions of Facebook records were left exposed on the publicly accessible Amazon’s cloud servers. Researchers at UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm, found two separate sets of Facebook user data posted publicly on Amazon’s cloud […]

Facebook asking new users for their email passwords for using the site

Facebook caught asking some new users for passwords to their email accounts Some new Facebook users were taken aback when they were greeted with a page asking them to hand over the passwords to their personal email accounts as part of the signing-up process. The issue was first noticed by […]