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 Macs Being Attacked by Windows Malware

Macs Being Attacked by Windows Malware

Look out, Mac users! Your machines are under attack -- from Windows malware.Researchers from Trend Micro yesterday (Feb. 11) said in a blog posting that they'd found an active strain of Mac malware th...

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Google's New Chrome Extension Finds Your Hacked Passwords

Google's New Chrome Extension Finds Your Hacked Passwords

Google has just rolled out a new Chrome browser extension that warns you if a username-password combination has been compromised in a data breach. Called Password Checkup, the extension is availa...

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Apple Keeps Malware Info from Antivirus Firms: Researcher

Apple Keeps Malware Info from Antivirus Firms: Researcher

Is Apple keeping crucial information about malware attacks hidden from antivirus firms? One prominent security researcher thinks it might be.Patrick Wardle, about whose discoveries we've written many ...

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Still Using Internet Explorer? Patch Windows Now

Still Using Internet Explorer? Patch Windows Now

Microsoft quietly pushed out an out-of-band (read: emergency) update to Internet Explorer today to thwart attacks that could let malicious websites install malware on Windows PCs."An attacker could ho...

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Is Windows 10 Stealing Your Data? Well, It's Complicated

Is Windows 10 Stealing Your Data? Well, It's Complicated

Is Microsoft spying on Windows 10 users who don't want to be spied on? Some Reddit users think so, but there may be an innocent, if confusing, explanation.Credit: Thaneree Deepul/ShutterstockThe April...

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Apple iPad Pro 12.9-Inch $50 Off, Now $949

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-Inch $50 Off, Now $949

Apple's 12.9-inch new iPad Pro is on sale for the first time ever on Amazon, marked down $50 to $949. That's a better deal than what you'll find in Apple's own Black Friday sale, where the 12.9-inch P...

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Scary New Intel Flaw Could Slow Down the Internet

Scary New Intel Flaw Could Slow Down the Internet

In a masterpiece of coordinated disclosure, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat and a group of academic researchers yesterday (Aug. 14) simultaneously notified the world of three more serious Intel CPU flaws th...

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How Cortana Helps the Bad Guys Hack Your PC

How Cortana Helps the Bad Guys Hack Your PC

LAS VEGAS — At least five major security flaws involving Microsoft's Cortana personal-assistant software have been discovered in the past few months, Israeli security researchers told the Black Hat se...

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Windows 10 Browser Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Your Passwords

Windows 10 Browser Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Your Passwords

Patch your Windows 10 installation if you haven't lately — there's a serious Edge browser flaw that could let a remote attacker steal passwords and other sensitive personal information from your compu...

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Intel Vows Meltdown, Spectre Hardware Fixes This Year

Intel Vows Meltdown, Spectre Hardware Fixes This Year

Intel will put hardware fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws on the next generation of its chips, CEO Brian Krzanich said in an Intel blog posting yesterday (March 15)."We have redesigned...

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Microsoft Leaves Edge Flaw Unpatched Until Next Month

Microsoft Leaves Edge Flaw Unpatched Until Next Month

Google has revealed details about a pretty serious flaw in Microsoft's Edge web browser, but Microsoft won't be able to fix the problem until the middle of March.The flaw lets attackers bypass an Edge...

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New Mac Malware Hijacks Web Connections: What to Do

New Mac Malware Hijacks Web Connections: What to Do

"2018 is barely two weeks old, and already it looks like we've got new piece of macOS malware! Hooray :)"That's how Apple-focused security researcher Patrick Wardle opened a blog post yesterday (Jan. ...

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