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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...

The Best Antivirus for Android

While many still believe that it’s enough to always download apps from the Google Play Store to remain protected on an Android drive, security experts still recommend the installation of a dedicated software solution that can detect malware and malicious apps. And just like it happens on Windows, finding that one security product for Android that...

University of Utah Pays Hackers Half a Million Dollars After Ransomware Attack

The University of Utah has become the latest victim of ransomware attacks, with hackers eventually getting paid nearly half a million dollars not to release sensitive information on the Internet. While no specifics have been shared on the type of ransomware that was used for the attack, the university confirmed that the infection affected .02% of...

Elon Musk Finally Confirms the iPhone App Update That Everybody Wants

You wouldn’t normally expect a mobile app like Tesla’s to miss essential security functionality but here we are still unable to configure two-factor authentication in the official Tesla app on the iPhone. As weird as that may sound, Tesla somehow forgot to implement 2FA in its iPhone app, despite the fact that this is pretty much the easiest way...

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