Entries by Ankur Agarwal

Email encryption flaws can expose Apple Mail, Outlook, and Thunderbird messages

Ahead of a full release of details on May 15, European researchers and the EFFare providing an early warning that messages encoded with PGP/GPG and S/MIME are vulnerable to a set of serious security vulnerabilities — an issue impacting over 20 email clients. As there are “currently no reliable fixes for the vulnerability,” the researchers are advising users to … Read more...

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Microsoft AC power cord recall for original Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and certain Surface Pro 3 devices

Microsoft AC power cord recall for original Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and certain Surface Pro 3 devices.

Get details and answers to common questions about the Microsoft Surface Pro AC power cord recall. Learn how to order a free replacement part if your Surface Pro power cord is affected.

How to request a power cord replacement

If your Surface … Read more...

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Apple faces class action lawsuit over failing MacBook butterfly keyboards

Apple’s polarizing butterfly keyboard design is now causing the company some legal issues. A new class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple, alleging that the company knew about the reliability issues of the design before launch, yet released it anyway…

As outlined by AppleInsider, the lawsuit was filed in the Northern District Court of California and includes both

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Windows critical flaw: This security bug is under attack right now, says Microsoft

Microsoft patches two flaws that are already under attack, among the 67 bugs in May’s Patch Tuesday update.

Video: Microsoft’s reverse engineering unveils secrets of FinFisher government spyware

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday update addresses a critical flaw in the Windows VBScript engine that attackers are using to compromise Windows machines through Internet Explorer.

The patch follows an alarm by researchers at … Read more...

Firefox 60 lands: It’s world’s first browser to give you password-free logins, says Mozilla

Firefox becomes first browser to support the Web Authentication API, taking the world closer to no-password logins.

Video: How Mozilla plans to win back Firefox users.

Mozilla has released Firefox 60 with support for a new option to sign in to websites without using a password.

That’s thanks to an emerging W3C standard called Web Authentication or WebAuthn, which … Read more...

Two-factor authentication hackable

Two-factor authentication may not be the panacea of securing access to online accounts that many believe it is as KnowBe4’s Kevin Mitnick shows how easily this defensive measure can be spoofed.

Mitnick, KnowBe4’s chief hacking officer, has put together a video showing how a phishing email containing a bit of code capable of swiping login information placed into a login … Read more...