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Google Chrome to Display Warnings for Weak Passwords

Google Chrome continues to be the world’s number one browser, and according to third-party stats, it’s running on over 70 percent of the desktop computers out there.   In other words, more than 7 in 10 users installed Google Chrome on their PCs, despite the operating system actually coming with a different browser. And that says a lot about how...

The Best New Antivirus for Android

The days when antivirus solutions were only required on Windows are long gone, as pretty much any operating system out there is now being targeted by malicious actors out there. Android obviously makes no exception, and it’s not just because you can install applications from outside the Google Play Store using the stand-alone APK installers, but...

Adobe Flash Player Receives Final Update, to Be Killed Off on December 31

Adobe has officially released the last update for Flash Player, with the company warning that its software would be pulled on December 31. The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, as Adobe originally announced its plans to retire Flash Player back in 2017. Browser makers and other developers have thus been preparing for this moment for at least...

Canon Reveals Security Breach, Very Sensitive Data Exposed

Canon has officially acknowledged a security incident that took place in August, explaining that a ransomware infection reached its network and very sensitive data was exposed. Canon says the unauthorized activity happened between July 20 and August 6, so hackers had access to data stored on the company’s servers for some two weeks. The firm says...

FBI Issues Warning of Hackers Spoofing Its Internet Domain

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, or the FBI, has issued a warning about a series of spoofed domains that are being used by cybercriminals in an attempt to steal user information. Spoofed domains typically look like real domains, only that malicious actors turn to a very simple trick: they change one letter, the Internet domain, or add more words...

Google Announces Major Google Chrome Extensions Privacy Update

Extensions have become an essential part of the experience with modern browsers, and Google Chrome is the living proof in this regard. The Chrome Web Store has grown so much it’s now one of the first go-to places for those who installed Google Chrome, and the living proof in this regard is the number of downloads that some of the most popular extensions...

Antivirus Software Flagging Dell Drivers as Malware

A number of security products for Windows are flagging a bunch of new Dell printer drivers as malware and obviously blocking their installation. While in theory one antivirus solution warning of a potential malware infection in a driver isn’t something concerning given that false positives happen occasionally, this time there are over 20 security...

Microsoft Issues Security Warning on SMS Multi-Factor Authentication

While multi-factor authentication, or MFA, has become an essential part of the security arsenal belonging to every single Internet user out there, there are parts of it that need to be abandoned. And these are SMS and voice MFA, Microsoft warns, as they are based on publicly switched telephone networks, or PSTN, which can easily be abused to expose...

Google Will Alert Android Users of Security Bugs on Non-Pixel Phones

Google will begin warning users of non-Pixel Android phones of security vulnerabilities as part of the Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative (APVI). Specifically launched to deal with security issues that are found on devices launched by other Android OEMs, this program is considered a new protection layer that lands on Google’s vast mobile ecosystem...

WhatsApp Is Getting a Super-Useful Security Feature

WhatsApp was, is, and will most likely continue to be the number one messaging app on mobile platforms, including here both iOS and Android. The Facebook-owned company, however, knows that the competition in this market is getting fiercer, so it’s working on several important updates that would soon go live for everyone. Including a new web authentication...

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