Microsoft’s killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, flags legit PCs as ‘Not genuine’

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Windows sysadmins wake up on Wednesday with an almighty Patch Tuesday headache.

Some Windows 7 admins are feeling the pain of Microsoft’s latest updates in this week’s Patch Tuesday releases.

Thankfully for Microsoft, hardworking admins continue to spot bugs that it didn’t detect during pre-release testing. 

This time they’ve found that its January security updates are bricking Windows 7 devices … Read more...

Iranian hackers suspected in worldwide DNS hijacking campaign

Mysterious group hijacks DNS records to reshape and hijack a company’s internal traffic to steal login credentials.

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US cybersecurity firm FireEye has uncovered an extremely sophisticated hacking campaign during which a suspected Iranian group redirected traffic from companies all over their globe through their own malicious servers, recording company credentials for future attacks.

Affected organizations include telecoms, ISPs, internet … Read more...

In 2019 Here’s How To Stop And Block Robocalls, Spam, And Unknown Calls On iPhone, Android

Robocalls are at epidemic levels. Here are some ways to get a handle on them in the new year. And one way to stop them cold.

Scammers have gotten craftier, but the scams are the same. They pretend to be global tech companies, big banks, or the IRS.  They’re all after your money and all are a colossal waste of your … Read more...

Microsoft Is Making It Harder To Mess With Windows 10’s Built-in Antivirus

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In the Spring of 2019, Microsoft will be releasing another big update for Windows 10. You can expect a long list of tweaks and a few brand new features. One of those new features will help keep your computer malware-free.

The Surface Pro 6 is on display during a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York.

That new … Read more...

A new Google Chrome attack can freeze your Windows 10 device

A new exploit has been discovered in Google Chrome that can potentially freeze Windows 10 devices completely. The new bug is being used in a tech support scam that freezes Windows 10 and then tells the user that their device is infected by a virus.

The newly discovered bug uses Javascript code to create a loop and which makes it impossible … Read more...

Here’s what Facebook knows about you

New report says Facebook gave other companies access to users’ private messages without their consent

The New York Times reported that Facebook gave some companies more extensive access to users’ personal data than it has previously revealed, allegedly allowing firms to read private messages or see the names of users’ friends without consent. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

Ask privacy advocate and … Read more...