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Google Rolls Out New Chrome Security Feature to Combat Microsoft

The internet can be a marvelous thing that gives us access to all the world’s information. However, it also gives us access to all the world’s malware. Every browser maker has implemented tougher security in recent years, but Google and Microsoft are particularly intent on competing with each other. In the latest volley, Google has rolled out a major new enterprise security feature in Chrome called site isolation. It’s a stronger version of the browser’s existing sandboxing feature. Starting in Chrome v63,…

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6 inventive approaches for better password security

    A strong password helps keep your information – and money – secure. When your passwords are weak, you put yourself at risk for identity theft, credit/debit card fraud and a whole slew of other un-fun consequences. We’ve all heard the basics about creating a good password: make it long, use a combination of letters, numbers and symbols, and avoid anything that could easily be associated with you. “Person-on-the-street interviews showed that people aren’t taking active steps to help…

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Android Security Update Fixes 108 Flaws This July

Earlier this week Google released a new and unusually large security update to its mobile operating system Android for July. In fact, vulnerabilities are so many – 108 that required a patch to be released on two levels. The first part of the “patch” fix vulnerabilities on Android as a breakthrough in the component Mediaserver, which can be exploits via email, MMS or browsing using a specially created media files. Another vulnerability affects OpenSSL and BoringSSL and again can be…

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Google Bringing HTTPS to all Blogspot Domain Blogs

Google wants to make your blog more secure with automatic switch to HTTPS for all blogspot domains. So far this feature was available to Google bloggers optional, but now each domain will be automatically updated to HTTPS, says the official Google blog. As part of this launch, we’re removing the HTTPS Availability setting. Even if you did not previously turn on this setting, your blogs will have an HTTPS version enabled. The new feature is HTTPS Redirect and it will…

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Facebook's Tor Site with 1 Million Users in a Month

Significantly increased the number of users who prefer to be more anonymous in the largest social network in the world. At present, according to the company itself, on Facebook each month one million people using the secure browser Tor. This is an increase of almost 100 percent over the last ten months. In June 2015 about 525,000 people take advantage of Tor, to access Facebook by using Tor Browser, but in April this year for the first time the number…

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Viber 6.0 is now Secured, with End

Viber announced that it has introduced encryption end to end for all OS versions – for Mac, PC, iOS and Android. Once you download the latest update, version 6.0, every voice and video call, text message, video and photo sharing and group chat will be encrypted. We take our users’ security and privacy very seriously, and it’s critical to us that they feel confident and protected when using Viber “We take our users’ security and privacy very seriously, and it’s…

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Free VPN is Now built into Opera Browser Download Here

Virtual private network (VPN) are popular with privacy, but often they are paid. Now Opera web browser get free and unlimited VPN. “Now, you don’t have to download VPN extensions or pay for VPN subscriptions to access blocked websites and to shield your browsing when on public Wi-Fi.” the company said in a blog post. Internet traffic using a VPN pass through servers in different countries, making it more difficult to track by governments and hackers. Opera statistics from Global…

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How Facebook was Hacked, and Backdoor Script was Discovered

Even a tech giant like Facebook is not immune to significant security breaches. At the site devco.re was published data showing that someone has installed a backdoor in one of the corporate servers of Facebook in an attempt to gain information about employees. Although it is not clear how successful was this course of hackers. There were two periods that the system was obviously operated by the hacker, one in the beginning of July and one in mid-September Thanks to…

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Canadian Police obtained Master Key to Decode BlackBerry Messenger

BlackBerry has made a name thanks to the high level of security on their devices, but the new discovery is about to seriously question the reputation of the company. It turns out that the Canadian police for years owned master encryption key, which allows it to intercept and decode sent through the service BlackBerry Messenger messages Vice News reported. As Vice writes: “And if the global key is still sitting on a server in the RCMP’s headquarters, the potential consequences…

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Latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) Released

Microsoft announced their latest report Security Intelligence Report, which covers the second half of 2015, and its results give cause for some concern. According to the company 20.8% of all PCs running on Windows, have been subject to some form of software attack. For the first time the report includes such techniques as attempts at unauthorized access to cloud services like Office 365, for example. Microsoft software detects suspicious login attempts in the accounts based on their origin and length…

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How often do you disconnect from your devices?

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend in the United States, which means Monday is a holiday, and for many people out there they don’t have to go back to work until Tuesday. Having an extended break makes it a little easier for mini vacations, allowing folks to “get away from it all,” or simply just go experience something new and exciting away from home for a little while. I’ve seen quite a few of my friends announce that they’re headed…

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Windows Security Flaw Lets Hackers Install Malicious Apps

Microsoft introduced the AppLocker feature in Windows 7, providing company administrators with the ability to whitelist and blacklist apps, ensuring that risk-laden apps are kept of the enterprise’s networks. A researcher has however discovered a flaw in Windows AppLocker that lets hackers bypass the protection, and install any app they want. Discovered by security researcher Casey Smith, the flaw allows hackers to use the Regsvr32.eve to install the app, by directing it to a hosted file or script. The app…