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If you own a device, or a hardware component, manufactured by ASUS, Toshiba, Intel, NVIDIA, Huawei, or other 15 other vendors listed below, you’re probably screwed. A team of security researchers has discovered high-risk security vulnerabilities in more than 40 drivers from at least 20 different vendors that could allow attackers to gain most privileged …

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Whatsapp has recently patched a severe vulnerability that was being exploited by attackers to remotely install surveillance malware on a few “selected” smartphones by simply calling the targeted phone numbers over Whatsapp audio call. Discovered, weaponized and then sold by the Israeli company NSO Group that produces the most advanced mobile spyware on the planet, …

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If you are thinking that Facebook is sitting quietly after being forced to remove its Onavo VPN app from Apple’s App Store, then you are mistaken. It turns out that Facebook is paying teenagers around $20 a month to use its VPN app that aggressively monitors their smartphone and web activity and then sends it …

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Security researchers from Google have publicly disclosed an extremely serious security flaw in the first Fortnite installer for Android that could allow other apps installed on the targeted devices to manipulate installation process and load malware, instead of the Fortnite APK. Earlier this month, Epic Games announced not to make its insanely popular game ‘Fortnite …

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Security researchers have been warning of a few newly detected variants of python-based adware that are being distributed in the wild not only to inject ads but also found installing malicious browser extensions and hidden cryptocurrency miner into victims’ computers. Dubbed PBot, or PythonBot, the adware was first uncovered more than a year ago, but …

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Don’t install Intel’s patches for Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities. Intel on Monday warned that you should stop deploying its current versions of Spectre/Meltdown patches, which Linux creator Linus Torvalds calls ‘complete and utter garbage.’ Spectre and Meltdown are security vulnerabilities disclosed by researchers earlier this month in many processors from Intel, ARM and AMD …

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You should be extra careful when opening files in MS Office. When the world is still dealing with the threat of ‘unpatched’ Microsoft Office’s built-in DDE feature, researchers have uncovered a serious issue with another Office component that could allow attackers to remotely install malware on targeted computers. The vulnerability is a memory-corruption issue that …

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Image: iStockphoto/SergeyNivens Microsoft Office users beware: A new exploit is using fake versions of Office files—like Word documents—to install malware on a victim’s computer. The attack was first detailed in a report from McAfee, which also offered steps that business users could take to protect themselves. According to the report, the attacks started in January …

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Image: Jack Wallen Your data is precious. Getting that data in the wrong hands is not. To that end, administrators go to great lengths to secure said data. Some purchase costly third-party software and some cobble together their own solution. If you happen to run the Linux platform, you can easily install an outstanding encryption …