New Google Chrome version fixes actively exploited zero-day bug

New Google Chrome version fixes actively exploited zero-day bug

Google has released Chrome 86.0.4240.111 today, October 20th, 2020, to the Stable desktop channel to address five security vulnerabilities, one of them an actively exploited zero-day bug. “Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2020-15999 exists in the wild,” the Google Chrome 86.0.4240.111 announcement reads. This version is rolling out to the entire userbase during the next days/weeks. Windows, […]

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The most common malicious email attachments infecting Windows

The most common malicious email attachments infecting Windows

To stay safe online, everyone needs to recognize malicious attachments that are commonly used in phishing emails to distribute malware. When distributing malware, threat actors create spam campaigns that pretend to be invoices, invites, payment information, shipping information, eFaxes, voicemails, and more. Included in these emails are malicious Word and Excel attachments, or links to […]

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New ransomware vaccine kills programs wiping Windows shadow volumes

New ransomware vaccine kills programs wiping Windows shadow volumes

A new ransomware vaccine program has been created that terminates processes that try to delete volume shadow copies using Microsoft’s vssadmin.exe program, Every day, Windows will create backups of your system and data files and store them in Shadow Volume Copy snapshots. These snapshots can then be used to recover files if they are mistakenly changed […]

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Microsoft pulls SQL Server 2019 update due to snapshot issues

Microsoft pulls SQL Server 2019 update due to snapshot issues

Microsoft pulled the Cumulative Update package 7 (CU7) for SQL Server 2019 released on September 2 after confirming a known reliability issue impacting customers who used the database snapshot feature. KB4570012 was removed from the Microsoft Download Center, the Microsoft Update Catalog, and Linux repositories, with the download links now directing users to KB4563110, the previous cumulative update, released on […]

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NHS Covid-19 app exceeds 10 million downloads, but has teething troubles

NHS Covid-19 app exceeds 10 million downloads, but has teething troubles

Launched some four months after it was originally promised, the UK’s contact-tracing app is proving hugely popular with the English and Welsh public, even though technical difficulties have emerged, one showing diverging testing acknowledgement capability for users between the two countries. Launched some four months after it was originally promised, the UK’s contact-tracing app is […]

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Hands-on with Windows 10’s new modern disk management tool

Hands-on with Windows 10’s new modern disk management tool

Windows 10’s modern disk management tool is Microsoft’s latest effort to migrate legacy tools into modern versions found in the Settings app. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced a new disk management tool that it calls a “modern” take on Windows 10’s “snap-in” disk management tool. Since at least Windows 95, users have had access to the diskmgmt.msc […]

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The Windows XP source code was allegedly leaked online

The Windows XP source code was allegedly leaked online

The source code for Windows XP SP1 and other versions of the operating system was allegedly leaked online today. The leaker claims to have spent the last two months compiling a collection of leaked Microsoft source code. This 43GB collection was then released today as a torrent on the 4chan forum . Included in this torrent is the alleged source code […]

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