custom protocol handlers fingerprinting

Custom browser protocol handlers may be used for fingerprinting

When you install certain applications on your desktop systems, so-called custom protocol handlers may be added. These are used to launch the application in question, e.g. to initiate a Skype call or […]

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FragAttacks: vulnerabilities that affect Wi-Fi devices

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef discovered several security vulnerabilities that affect most Wi-Fi devices. The collection of attacks, called FragAttacks, which stands for fragmentation and aggregation attacks, requires that that attacker is within […]

keepass 2.48

KeePass 2.48 update includes an upgraded password database file format

The developer of the password manager KeePass released an update to KeePass 2.48 recently. The new version of the versatile includes a new version of the password database file format that KeePass […]

picpick 5.1.5 security update

PicPick 5.1.5 update fixes a vulnerability in the screenshot software

The developers of the screenshot software PicPick have released an update that fixes a security vulnerability in the application. I reviewed PicPick twice here on this site already and concluded that it […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates March 2021 overview

Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates on the Marc 2021 Patch Day for all supported versions of Windows and other company products. This guide provides system administrators and home users with […]

Migrating from LastPass to an alternative password manager

Migrating from LastPass to an alternative password manager? KeePass vs Bitwarden, which one will you choose?

LastPass recently announced that it will be limiting cloud-access to one-device per user, so if you were using it to sync your passwords to your phone and computer, you won't be able […]

favicon attack

Favicons may be used to track users

Security researchers of the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered a new method to track Internet users that is persistent across sessions, even if users clear cookies and the browsing cache. […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2021 overview

Today is the first patch day of the year 2021. Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for the company's Windows operating system and other company products such as Microsoft Office. In […]

keepass 2.47 password manager

Password Manager KeePass 2.47 has been released

A new version of the versatile password manager KeePass is now available. KeePass 2.47 introduces new features, improvements and fixes, and is already available as a download from the developer site. You […]

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Windows 10 microcode updates to fix new Intel CPU security issues

Microsoft has released a number of new Intel microcode updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system that address recently discovered security flaws in Intel processors. Microcode updates are released by Intel […]

microsoft windows november 2020 security updates

Microsoft Windows Security Updates November 2020 overview

Microsoft has released security updates for all support client and server versions of Windows as well as other company products such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer. Our November 2020 […]

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Time to remove Nano Adblocker and Defender from your browsers (except Firefox)

When Nano Defender was launched in 2019, it quickly became a go-to extension to bypass anti-adblocking mechanisms on Internet sites. It used code from uBlock Origin, one of the most prominent content […]

calibre 5.0

E-Book Manager Calibre 5.0 has been released

The developers of the e-book manager Calibre have released Calibre 5.0, more precisely Calibre 5.0.1, for all supported platforms on September 25, 2020. The new version is the first major upgrade after […]

ccleaner privacy opt-out

CCleaner 5.71 with new privacy opt-out for offers

CCleaner has had its fair share of controversies surrounding privacy and functionality in the past couple of years. While there is no data available on the impact of these issues on the […]

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Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office explained

Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office is a new security feature designed to load untrusted Office documents, e.g. an Excel spreadsheet downloaded from the Internet, in an isolated environment to keep the […]

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Microsoft releases KB4558130 and KB4497165 to fix Intel CPU security issues

Microsoft has released two security updates for the company's Windows 10 and Windows Server operating systems to address security flaws found in many Intel processors. The updates address issues related to the […]

emotcheck emotet scan

Check whether your PC is infected with the Emotet malware

The malware Emotet was detected for the first time in 2014. Back then, it was designed as a banking trojan to steal sensitive information. The malware evolved over time and added more […]

How to use Sandboxie for downloading and recovering content

Sandboxie's Source Code has been released

Sophos, the company that acquired the Sandboxie sandboxing software and technology from Invincea in 2017, has released the source code of the application to the public. Sandboxie, which was created by Ronan […]