Security

Microsoft patches 'PrintNightmare' flaw in Windows

Microsoft on Wednesday urged users of Windows-powered computers to install a freshly released patch to thwart hackers trying to take advantage of a potentially serious flaw in the operating system.

Security

Russian hackers of SolarWinds back on the attack

The state-backed Russian group behind a massive hacking campaign revealed last year has re-emerged with a series of attacks on government agencies, think tanks, consultants and other organizations, according to officials ...

Security

Data crunching consequences of SolarWinds cyberattack

Thousands of companies and institutions across the globe have to check if they have been hacked via security software from Texan firm SolarWinds at the heart of a cyberattack on several US government agencies.

Internet

FTC says Zoom misled users on its security for meetings

Federal regulators are requiring Zoom to strengthen its security in a proposed settlement of allegations that the video conferencing service misled users about its level of security for meetings.

Software

Why people delay software updates, despite the risks

In May 2017, around a quarter of a million computers around the world running Microsoft Windows were attacked and infected with malware that would later be named "WannaCry." Victims found their computers locked and unusable, ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Google enables use of Android phones as a physical security key

Google has announced that it has made software updates to Chrome and Android that make it possible to use an Android phone (7+) as a physical security key. In their announcement, Google once again claimed that using physical ...

Security

Why installing software updates makes us WannaCry

The global ransomware attack called "WannaCry," which began last week and continues today, could have been avoided, or at least made much less serious, if people (and companies) kept their computer software up to date. The ...

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