Microsoft's latest Sysmon version 14.0 can be used to block or prevent malicious and other dangerous files from opening. This is thanks to a new event type addition to the Sysinternals utility.
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VideoLAN's president and lead developer has claimed that Indian internet service providers are restricting customers from downloading VLC media player from the official website for unknown reasons.
Google has announced a series of steps to stop the spread of disinformation by state-sponsored Russian media outlets on its platforms. Its services continue to remain available in Russia.
Following the block on third-parties to easily switch the default browser in Windows 11, Microsoft has now publicly admitted that its implementation is actually a "fix" for "improper redirection".
As part of its monthly update, Twitter is bringing the ability to soft-block a user on its Progressive Web App. This allows users to remove an account from following them, without blocking them.
The feature, tested with a small group of users since September, has been released to all web users today. The safety-focused feature will curb abuse and harassment on the platform.
Russia's digital regulator, Roskomnadzor, has said that it's banning ProtonMail after it asked for help tracking users behind bomb threats and not getting a response; ProtonMail said it wasn't asked.
Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled the country's ban on Wikipedia is a violation of free expression. ISPs that serve the country have now started to lift the ban on the website.
The Russian regulator, Roskomnadzor, has announced that it is willing to reconsider the block against Telegram in Russia, but only if Telegram meets its terms. Telegram seems unlikely to comply.
Reports claim that the Bangladeshi government has blocked mobile internet in some regions after protests against the killing of two students in a road accident turned violent, with over 100 injured.
Since the start of the year, the bitcoin hash rate has boomed by 155%. Hash rate charts indicate the amount of computing power mining bitcoin, which makes us ask: why are so many mining it now?
Russia has blocked Telegram after the messaging firm decided not to hand over encryption keys to the FSB. Telegram developers will make back-end changes in order to keep the app working.
Google has launched its new 3D objects discovery service, Poly. The site acts as a place to upload 3D objects while allowing other people to come and reuse them in their own AR and VR projects.
A federal court ruling in Virginia has found that a politician contravened a constituent's freedom of speech rights when she blocked him from commenting or sending her messages on her Facebook page.
A GitHub user has devised a method to re-activate updates on Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs on new generation processors. He modified two functions that determine if a processor is still supported.
It appears that Microsoft has started blocking updates to some new PCs running older versions of Windows including Windows 7 and 8.1 in an effort to encourage users to upgrade to its latest OS.
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".
Adult video website Brazzers has now been banned in Russia, after a recent decision by a district court. The porn site was found to have a 'negative influence on the human psyche.'
In what seems to be an effort towards suppressing child pornography, the Philippine government has now banned access to legitimate adult websites like Pornhub and xvideos.
South Carolina lawmakers have tabled a draft amendment that would see new computers blocked from accessing pornography. But there's a caveat; you'll be able pay $20 to unblock the whole filthy web.
Microsoft has detailed how it plans to prevent sites using SHA-1 certificates from loading on Edge and Internet Explorer 11 starting next year. The hashing function was deemed insecure in 2005.
As a move towards helping its customers stay secure, Vodafone UK will now automatically block fraudulent calls right from the source, so the potential victim won't have to deal with it anymore.
Erricson has filed not one, but seven patent related lawsuits against the Cupertino tech giant in a U.S. court, and is asking the International Trade Comission to block iPhone sales in the U.S.
As the battle between Internet service providers and their customers who want to view adult content on the web rages on, TalkTalk has become the latest UK ISP to filter such material by default.
Marriott hotels has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $600,000 to the FCC as well as cease their unlawful actions in response to an investigation claiming that they illegally blocked guests' WiFi.
YouTube confirms that, "in a matter of days", it will remove videos from its site from artists such as Adele and Arctic Monkeys who haven't agreed to its terms for its new music subscription service.
Officials in Iraq have reportedly blocked access to all social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, in an attempt to hinder Jihadist militants who are slowly moving towards Baghdad.
Following suit with other nations as of late, China has moved to block almost every single Google service, including Gmail, Google's search engine, and Google images.
Just a few weeks after Iran banned WhatsApp, calling Mark Zuckerberg - CEO of Facebook, which is acquiring the company - an "American Zionist", an Iranian court has now ordered a ban on Instagram.
As the UK prepares for porn to be blocked by default on all ISPs, user data shows that 8.5% of all UK web activity is based around adult content - more than the US, but not as much as Germany.
Following yesterdays news on blocking porn through ISP filters for UK citizens, anti-piracy group FACT has won a court order to block two more torrent sites, citing "mass access to infringing content"
The UK High Court strikes back: Following last years ruling that The Pirate Bay and its known addresses must be blocked by all major ISPs, the Court has now added three other sites to the ruling.
If you live in India and visit file sharing websites, you may be out of luck: It is being reported that India is now blocking sites such as Megaupload, Putlocker, and Rapidshare. When a user...
If the title sounds frightening, fret not - this new patent from Apple isn't a complete net loss of consumer conveniences. This patent, which was published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office last...
Mozilla has seen some shocking statistics regarding the ever-growing internet phone application, Skype. When Skype is installed, it also will include an extension for Firefox to help integrate some features into web pages. This is...
Blackberry has been forced to start blocking pornographic websites in Indonesia or possibly see its lucrative trading license retracted. The Canadian company was given until this Friday to comply. Indonesian users who try to access...
Dropbox, a popular cloud storage service, has been blocked by China this week. According to several users on the Dropbox forums, the block began on Monday with no explanation from the Chinese government. Despite having 298...
Verizon has taken bold steps over the last 72 hours to block the popular photo sharing website, 4chan.org. Verizon has confirmed to 4chan that they are intentionally blocking the website but did not state...
Schools across Kent began a comprehensive blocking of Sparklebox.co.uk, a popular school resource, in late 2009. Last week the owner of Sparklebox was revealed to be a former teacher who faked his own death...
Children's charities in the UK have expressed what they call "serious concerns" that some Internet service providers have still not blocked websites showing child sex abuse. The British government asked ISPs to block child porn,...