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Critical vulnerabilities found in Chrome, Edge, and Firefox
Critical vulnerabilities found in Chrome, Edge, and Firefox
Major web browser vulnerabilities have been discovered this week. The two separate security problems are found in Firefox and Chromium that ...... 08 Jan 2021
New exploit in Chrome for Android abuses your trust in the address bar
New exploit in Chrome for Android abuses your trust in the address bar
Google's Chrome is considered to be among the safest browsers for a good reason. Google has spent copious amount of time providing users with ...... 29 Apr 2019
Q&A site Quora hacked: 100 million accounts compromised
Q&A site Quora hacked: 100 million accounts compromised
One of the largest Q&A website in the world, Quora, has been hacked. The company has released a statement saying that an unauthorized entry ...... 04 Dec 2018
uTorrent has a dangerous security flaw
uTorrent has a dangerous security flaw
Hackers could direct computer's traffic to different source by spoofing the DNS resolution. 22 Feb 2018 - 3 comments
CCleaner disaster: It was a targeted espionage attempt against major tech firms
CCleaner disaster: It was a targeted espionage attempt against major tech firms
As the details of the CCleaner malware fiasco unfold, it has become clear that the hack wasn't just sophisticated, but a targeted espionage attempt. 22 Sep 2017 - 5 comments
Piriform: CCleaner malware disaster was caused by a hacker
Piriform: CCleaner malware disaster was caused by a hacker
CCleaner distributed malware with its official download for several weeks before it was noticed by security experts. Company who found the malware calls the hack that made it possible a very sophisticated one. 19 Sep 2017 - 1 comment
Samsung's new Rewards Program might net you $200,000
Samsung's new Rewards Program might net you $200,000
Samsung has launched a new rewards program which is aimed at mobile users, and especially hackers among them. The new Mobile Security Rewards ...... 07 Sep 2017 - 2 comments
US Govt: Uninstall Apple QuickTime
US Govt: Uninstall Apple QuickTime
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned Windows PC owners that they should uninstall Apple's QuickTime, after major vulnerabilities were found in the software. 15 Apr 2016 - 6 comments
Google, Samsung, LG others promise monthly Android security updates
Google, Samsung, LG others promise monthly Android security updates
Following the terrifying, headline grabbing Stagefright bug, manufacturers are quickly moving to secure their devices. 09 Aug 2015 - 1 comment
'New' Internet Explorer zero-day has been exploited for three months
'New' Internet Explorer zero-day has been exploited for three months
Reports are coming in this week that Microsoft's Internet Explorer zero-day (CVE-2013-3893), which remains unpatched, has been exploited for at least three months now. 01 Oct 2013 - 2 comments
Major spy agencies have banned use of Lenovo PCs due to backdoor vulnerabilites
Major spy agencies have banned use of Lenovo PCs due to backdoor vulnerabilites
UK, U.S., Canadian, New Zealand and Australian spy agencies have all banned using Lenovo PCs due to remote access vulnerabilities that were found during security testing. 28 Jul 2013 - 6 comments
Apple blocks Java 7 plug-in in Mac OS X after exploit discovered
Apple blocks Java 7 plug-in in Mac OS X after exploit discovered
A huge security exploit was discovered for Java versions 4 through 7 earlier this week, prompting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ...... 12 Jan 2013 - 3 comments
     

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