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Microsoft’s latest patch fixes critical Windows security issues

Every month, Microsoft releases a large number of fixes and improvements for Windows. The latest August patch includes fixes for 48 vulnerabilities, with more than half listed as critical. If you’re a Windows user and your desktop is due for a software update, here are the essentials you need to know. Windows Search Microsoft discovered […]

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Microsoft released security updates for all versions of Windows

Windows is the most widely used operating system in the world, and for this reason it is also the most frequently targeted platform for hackers. In an attempt to shut down cyber criminals before they can exploit vulnerabilities, Microsoft recently rolled out a new security patch that fixes several known bugs for all versions of […]

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Critical Windows security updates from Microsoft

Earlier this month, Microsoft released a patch that includes several security enhancements and addresses 48 vulnerabilities for all supported versions of Windows. If you’re not in the habit of installing security patches when they come out, now’s a good time to start. Let’s take a look at August’s updates and the issues they address. Windows […]

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New Locky ransomware: what you need to know

In 2016, the Locky ransomware infected millions of users with a Microsoft Word file. It was eventually contained, and cyber security firms have since created protections to detect and block previous Locky variants. However, a similar malware is currently spreading worldwide and has so far infected tens of thousands of computers. Quick facts According to […]

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Locky-type ransomware is attacking systems

A new, Locky-type ransomware is currently infecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide. It uses the same code from the 2016 version to encrypt users’ files and it looks poised to cause another massive cyber emergency. Here’s everything we know so far. Quick facts According to a threat intelligence report, the email-based ransomware attacks started […]

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Beware of a new Locky-type ransomware

Disguising itself as an invoice proved to be an effective approach for the original Locky ransomware, which infected millions of users in 2016. Although it was mostly defeated, hackers are currently using a similar approach to spreading a new type of malware. In 2017, a new Locky ransomware is poised to duplicate the success of […]

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Mac malware goes undetected for years

When new malware surfaces, many people often assume that it’s designed to attack Windows computers. However, Mac malware has been growing in popularity. Earlier this year, security researchers unearthed a new strain of spyware that may have been silently monitoring Mac computers for years. Fruitfly spyware The spyware, known as Fruitfly, was first discovered in […]

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Fruitfly spyware targets Mac computers

Contrary to popular belief, Macs do get hacked. Although it doesn’t happen as frequently as it does on Windows PCs, Macs have been infected by worms, Trojan horses, and other forms of malware in the past decade. Recently, security researchers discovered a new spyware that has flown under the radar for several years. Fruitfly spyware […]

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Spyware has been infecting Macs for years

While Macs have a reputation for being more secure than Windows PCs, they are far from immune. Over the past decade, a piece of malware designed to spy on its victims’ computers has remained unnoticed until quite recently. What’s worse is that security experts are still unsure about how the malware gets into Mac computers. […]

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5 ways to protect your IoT devices

Just a few years ago, smart appliances seemed like novelty products for rich business owners. Now, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a viable solution for putting your business ahead of the curve. But whether it’s a smart fridge or a surveillance camera that connects to your phone, IoT devices should be treated and […]

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