Microsoft has detailed the several layers of security in its Edge browser that reduce the chances of malicious exploits by attackers, stating that it will continue to strengthen the Edge sandbox.
For the past five years, Google has been very transparent about state-sponsored attacks. The firm has issued clear warning to its users when these occur and has now again reiterated its stance.
A group of hackers are threatening to wipe millions of iPhones, including iCloud accounts, unless Apple pays a ransom before April 7. They are demanding $75,000 worth of Bitcoins to settle the issue.
At the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest, Microsoft Edge emerged as the least secure browser after being hacked at least five times. On the other hand, Google Chrome arose unscathed.
A tech support scam program called Event Monitor was recently discovered. It displays a bogus "Your PC is at risk" message every time a Windows app crashes, flashing a number to call fake technicians.
A new ransomware variant that uses Star Trek references has been discovered. Called "Kirk," the malware asks for payments to be made in Moneros. Once paid, it will launch a decryptor called "Spock."
A series of prominent Twitter accounts, including Amnesty, Unicef and the BBC, started throwing insults at Germany and the Netherlands and promoting Turkish propaganda thanks to a security breach.
The DoJ is looking to indict four people who were allegedly involved in at least one of the attacks that left hundreds of millions of Yahoo user accounts exposed. Three of them are living in Russia.
After skipping last month's security patches, Microsoft has now finally caught up with the release of the latest updates. Included, are 18 total security fixes, nine of which are deemed critical.
Despite issuing a cumulative update today, which is Windows 10 Mobile 14393.953, Microsoft still hasn't fixed the security issue that leaves your photos exposed to anyone that picks up your phone.
In Firefox 55, due to be released in August, websites will have to be using HTTPS to request geolocation data from a users' browser. Chrome implemented the feature in the first half of 2016.
The Microsoft Security team has put out a list of the updates coming to Windows Defender ATP in the Creators Update. The new features will help keep enterprises more secure, more efficiently.
It appears that Google is finally killing off CAPTCHA in text and the checkbox saying "I'm not a robot" for legitimate users, instead using "a broad range of cues that distinguish humans from bots".
Check Point Security has detected an outbreak of malware that came pre-installed on more than 30 Android devices. While many are out to steal information, traces of ransomware were also found.
After initial silence on the issue, Google has now put out a statement regarding the alleged CIA exploits exposed by WikiLeaks. Google says many of the issues in Chrome and Android have been fixed.
Researchers have discovered a critical issue in the popular web application framework and patched it a couple of days ago. But since then the number of attacks targeting it have gone up dramatically.
Nest has added a welcome new security feature across its apps with the introduction of two-factor authentication, saying it will make things "a whole lot harder" for hackers trying to gain access.
In an effort towards protecting macOS from malicious websites and downloads, Google is improving its Safe Browsing initiative in Chrome browser, blocking potentially dangerous content.
The upcoming Creators Update to Windows 10 is expected to include an optional feature disabling the installation of x86 apps unless they are downloaded from the Windows Store for improved security.
Google has publicly revealed yet another unfixed vulnerability in Microsoft's products. This time, the flaw affects Edge and IE, causing the browsers to crash along with arbitrary code execution.
TCL unveiled its new BlackBerry-branded Android handset, and we got some hands-on time at the launch event. The high-end handset has a physical QWERTY keyboard, and promises "unparalleled security".
Utilizing the massive amounts of computing power at its disposal, Google has manage to successfully generate the first cryptographic hash collision of SHA-1, further advocating its deprecation.
A new piece of ransomware designed for macOS computers has recently been discovered. It is acquired through torrent sites, and pretends to be a license patcher for popular software.
According to cybersecurity firm ESET, rogue Pornhub apps have been seen out in the wild, silently infecting users' devices with ransomware. A demand of $100 is ordered, to be able to settle the issue.
In a recent report by ESET, it was found that Android ransomware attacks have grown significantly in just a year. 'Police' ransomware has been found to be effective in scaring victims into paying up.
A pop-up message appearing in the Google Chrome browser has recently been spotted, tricking users into downloading an alleged font pack. However, it was detected to be carrying malware.
A malware operator named Sergey Vovnenko was recently sentenced to 41 months in prison after managing a malware botnet that was able to infect computers, whose data were stolen and sold online.
A German government agency is telling parents they should dispose of, or destroy, a smart toy that connects to the internet, because it's easily hackable and could be used to spy on their children.
Yahoo explained that the source code it uses to generate cookies was stolen, enabling "state-sponsored" parties to gain access to users' accounts through the use of "forged cookies".
A new Android malware has been discovered, which cloaks itself as a Flash player update. If a user falls for it, more malicious software will be downloaded, which will spy on unsuspecting users.
Thousands of British teenagers are to be given cyber security training with the aim of tackling the 200 daily cyber attacks against the government. The course includes work experience opportunities.
Microsoft has touted Windows 10 and Surface devices' security enhancements for enterprise users, claiming its latest operating system to be the "most secure" version of Windows.
As part of new 'mobile retail solution', HP has released its latest accessory in the form of a barcode scanning attachment for its Elite x3 smartphone, supporting a number of barcode types.
To be able to combat tech support scammers, a programmer has utilized bots which answer the fraudulent calls. This, according to him, is his major initiative to shut down Windows scammers for good.
Security researchers are warning of widespread attacks on numerous institutions with a highly sophisticated type of malware that's almost impossible to detect because it doesn't use files.
Google has announced the February Security Patch Level OTA update for supported devices, the update contains a fix for a "Remote Execution" vulnerability, as well as bunch of others.
The maintainers of the privacy-oriented OS, Tails, have announced that with the release of Tails 3.0, computers with 32-bit processors will no longer be supported. Tails 3.0 is due June 13, 2017.
Robert O'Callahan, a former Mozilla employee, has vehemently criticized antivirus software vendors for not following standard security practices while singling out Windows Defender as an exception.
An investigation into an Acer data breach last year found that the company's website "contained numerous vulnerabilities" and that sensitive customer data was "not protected for almost a full year".
As the number of attempted cyberattacks has risen from 20,000 to around 700,000 a week in the last three years, Microsoft is spending huge sums on its cybersecurity efforts - and plans to spend more.
Microsoft has beefed up its Advanced Threat Protection offering for Office 365 with two new features aimed at protecting users from falling prey to malicious links and attachments sent via email.
In an ongoing legal battle, the government had asked Microsoft to hand-over emails stored outside the country for a narcotics case, but the company has won an appeal, for now.
Verizon's planned Yahoo acquisition has been delayed for several months, while the SEC has opened an investigation over whether Yahoo failed to promptly disclose details of two massive data breaches.
Researchers from Lancaster University, Northwest University in China, and the University of Bath have found that Android's screen patterns aren't as safe as they seem to be, not even complex ones.
The company's security engineers detailed some of the protocols designed to keep Android users safe. The company explained how it keeps a close eye on devices and apps even when they're infected.
A new phishing scam was seen targeting a US financial services provider, delivering an innocent-looking Word file. However, it contains malware that could leak sensitive data to cybercriminals.
With Windows 7 approaching the end of extended support in three years, Microsoft is once again encouraging enterprise users to upgrade to Windows 10, touting security features and enhancements.
Microsoft has shone a spotlight on Windows Hello partner devices with the company noting that there were over 100 unique devices and accessories available during the 2016 holiday season.
Yesterday's Patch Tuesday saw numerous bug fixes and additions to many of Microsoft's operating systems. However, breaking with tradition, Microsoft released a very small number of security fixes.
Microsoft has included a new security feature with build 15002. Dynamic Lock, internally referred to as 'Windows Goodbye,' is a neat option to keep your system safe while you're gone.