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Several Chrome & Firefox Extensions Behind Massive Data Leak

Thinking about adding a new Chrome or Firefox extension? Well, you may want to reconsider after hearing all about the latest data leak which affected 45 companies, including SpaceX, Amazon, Apple, and Skype. Sam Jidali, the cybersecurity researcher who identified the threat said that the malicious extension kept on working …

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How to Fix the Boot Loop Issue in Windows 10 20H1

It seems that we have one new reason to look forward to spring – Microsoft just announced the 20H1 mega upgrade for Windows 10. The upcoming version has a very long list of features and tweaks. Now, if you’re part of the Windows Insiders circle, you can get a sneak …

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Google Purges Spyware Apps from Play Store

Earlier this week, Google announced that it had removed seven apps from its Play Store. The apps, which were seemingly made by the same Russian developer, were legally used to spy on users. Called stalkerware, the apps would have allowed the user to call up someone’s voice log, view SMSs …

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Sideloading Gains Popularity Among Malware Distributors

And because the endless wave of spyware was not enough, we now have one more thing to worry about: sideloading Android apps. For those unfamiliar with the term, sideloading means getting an app (i.e., Netflix, Evernote, OneNote) from sources other than the official websites. Sure, there’s no difference between the …

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Fake PC Games Used to Spread Malware, Kaspersky Report Reveals

Gamers, beware! A new security report from Kaspersky Labs reveals that over 900,000 users have been tricked into downloading malware which was disguised into legit video games. Moreover, these malicious files were hosted on the very same platform alongside legit products. I some instances, the hackers would trick the user …

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Firefox Drops F-Bomb on Zero-Day JavaScript-Triggering Vulnerability

Earlier this week, Firefox announced that an emergency patch had been released for what appeared to be a JavaScript-triggering vulnerability. According to Philip Martin, Coinbase’s head of cybersecurity, the flaw, which shall remain nameless henceforth, initially targeted Coinbase, a secure platform for buying and selling cryptocurrencies like Ethereum or the …

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The Name’s Smith. Agent Smith of the Adware Company

Cybersecurity company Check Point recently revealed that second-generation adware is on the rampage. Over 25 million users worldwide have been affected so far by “Agent Smith,” a malicious agent that modifies and reinstalls legitimate applications such as Flipkart, Opera Mini, and WhatsApp. Check Point pinpointed the infection to 9Apps, a …

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Three years Later Logitech Dongle Vulnerability Still Unpatched

Back in 2016, The Verge’s Sean Hollister flagged a zero-day vulnerability to Logitech. According to Hollister, due to a factory defect, Logitech’s wireless dongle is susceptible to takeover attacks. Apparently, the vulnerability has yet to be patched, despite cybersecurity experts warning the company about the consequences. Hollister pointed out that …

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Microsoft Pushes May 1903 Windows 10 Update by Removing Three Blocks

After many attempts and tweaks, Microsoft announced that Window 10’s 1903 build is finally ready for deployment. Earlier this week, the Windows Release Health Dashboard announced that the May build is fully functional and can be safely downloaded. According to Microsoft, the developers had to remove three blocks to stabilize …

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Apple Clamps Down Walkie-Talkie App due to Eavesdropping Bug

On Wednesday, Apple announced that its Walkie-Talkie application would be closed down until further notice. The tech giant revealed that the measure was taken after an undisclosed user flagged down a bug which potentially allowed a hacker to listen in on a conversation. Apple added that the fix is still …

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