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Microsoft fixes two zero-days with Patch Tuesday release

February 16, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft on Tuesday released 73 updates in its monthly Patch Tuesday release, addressing issues in Microsoft Exchange Server and Adobe and two zero-day flaws being actively exploited in Microsoft Outlook (CVE-2024-21410) and Microsoft Exchange (CVE-2024-21413). Including the recent reports that […]


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Apple is ramping up its fight against malware

February 13, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Ensuring platform security is hard, but when a company the stature of Apple begins to ramp up protection of its ecosystem, every IT decision maker should pay attention. Unfortunately, this is precisely what’s happening: Apple is now updating fundamental protection […]


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What a future without browser cookies looks like

February 7, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Most online users have experienced it. You do an online search for healthcare purposes, travel information, or something to buy and soon you’re being bombarded with emails and targeted online ads for everything related to your search. That’s because browser […]


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Italian watchdog says ChatGPT breached data privacy norms

January 30, 2024

Via: Computerworld

In fresh troubles for OpenAI, Italian watchdog Garante said the company’s generative AI platform ChatGPT has breached data privacy norms set by the EU. Garante, which reportedly has a history of holding proactive assessments, investigates whether different companies and their […]


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Russia hacks Microsoft: It’s worse than you think

January 29, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Another day, another hack of Microsoft technology. Ho-hum, you might think, this has happened before and will happen again — as surely as the sun rises in the morning and sets at night. This time is different. Because this time […]


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Millions of iPhones and MacBooks have this security flaw, and there’s nothing you can do

January 17, 2024

Via: BGR

Virtually every electronic device is capable of being hacked, including Apple’s. To that point, Trail of Bits recently discovered a new attack through a GPU security flaw. Even though it seems Apple has addressed this issue in some iPhone and […]


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For Patch Tuesday, 48 updates, no zero-day flaws

January 12, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft has eased us into the new new year with just 48 updates for the Windows, Office and .NET platforms. There were no zero-days for January, and no reports of publicly exposed vulnerabilities or exploited security issues. Developers of complex, […]


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Most sophisticated iPhone attack ever used a hidden hardware feature to backdoor iOS

December 28, 2023

Via: BGR

Apple users rarely see malware notifications like the ones that keep popping up on Android, including apps that Google has to ban. But just because iPhone security is better doesn’t mean hackers have given up. A few years ago, we […]


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Google banned 13 infected Android apps, so delete them from your phone

December 27, 2023

Via: BGR

For what will hopefully be the last time in 2023, we have a few more malicious Android apps to warn you about. The McAfee Mobile Research Team recently uncovered 25 apps infected with Xamalicious malware, several of which were distributed […]


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For December, an exceptionally light Patch Tuesday

December 15, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Over the past year, we’ve seen Microsoft make radical improvements in its browser stability and significant positive changes to its Windows update communication and telemetry strategies. And this month’s Patch Tuesday release brings with it an incredibly light set of […]


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Apple secures WebKit as global ransomware attacks surge

December 1, 2023

Via: Computerworld

If nothing else, Apple’s most recent emergency security update should be considered proof of an increasingly tense security environment. Enterprises must understand that while Apple maintains a pretty solid ecosystem — certainly at present the most secure, even according to […]


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Critical zero-day flaws in Windows, Office mean it’s time to patch

November 17, 2023

Via: Computerworld

We are now in the third decade of Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday releases, which deliver fewer critical updates to browsers and Windows platforms — and much more reliable updates to Microsoft Office — than in the early days of patching. […]


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Apple reveals technical details behind how iMessage Contact Key Verification works

October 27, 2023

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple launched a new iMessage security feature yesterday in beta called Contact Key Verification. We learned the basics of how it works yesterday but now Apple has published technical details of how the next-level iMessage security feature operates – including […]


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Android’s new biometric spec for ‘strong security’ is anything but

October 24, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Google has released new biometrics specs for Android devices, with the top-level “strong security” option requiring only “a spoof and imposter acceptance rate not higher than 7%.” But most biometrics specialists say that for something to be considered “high security,” […]


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Are you looking forward to the new age of mobile app insecurity?

October 5, 2023

Via: Computerworld

A contact recently told me that Apple handles thousands of inquiries from people who have forgotten or misplaced their Apple ID logins every day. That’s probably why Apple recently made it easier to access your Apple ID using any known […]


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Uninstall these two Android apps right now

August 31, 2023

Via: BGR

If you downloaded either of these Android apps, delete them now. The two fake messaging apps were designed to look just like Telegram and Signal. However, Google has removed them from the Android Play Store, citing them as malicious apps […]


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Patch Tuesday: Microsoft rolls out 90 updates for Windows, Office

August 11, 2023

Via: Computerworld

With its August Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft pushed out 90 updates for the Windows and Office platforms. The latest fixes include another update for Microsoft Exchange (along with with a warning about failed updates to Exchange Server 2016 and 2019) […]


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Has Microsoft cut security corners once too often?

August 7, 2023

Via: Computerworld

As Microsoft revealed tidbits of its post-mortem investigation into a Chinese attack against US government agencies via Microsoft, two details stand out: the company violated its own policy and did not store security keys within a Hardware Security Module (HSM) […]


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Apple toughens up app security with API control

July 28, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Apple is at war with device fingerprinting — the use of fragments of unique device-specific information to track users online. This fall, it will put in place yet another important limitation to prevent unauthorized use of this kind of tech. […]


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Apple: Proposed UK law is a ‘serious, direct threat’ to security, privacy

July 21, 2023

Via: Computerworld

New UK government surveillance laws are so over-reaching that tech companies can’t possibly meet all of their requirements, according to Apple, which argues the measures will make the online world far less safe. Apple, WhatsApp, Meta all threaten to quit […]