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Sir Tim Berners-Lee publishes plan to save the web from ‘digital dystopia’

byJohn E DunnWeb inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee is so worried his 30-year-old creation is turning into a “digital dystopia” that he’s proposed a Contract for the Web to rescue it from a headlong plunge into a moral abyss.It’s not an original worry – Berners-Lee has publicly fretted about the web’s direction many times in recent years – and it’s not
Publish At:2019-11-26 12:35 | Read:319 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Google Microsoft Privacy Twitter Contract for the W

DNS-over-HTTPS is coming to Windows 10

byJohn E DunnFor fans of DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) privacy, it must feel like a dam of resistance is starting to break.Mozilla Firefox and Cloudflare were the earliest adopters of this controversial new way to make DNS queries private by encrypting them, followed not long after by the weight of Google, which embedded DoH into Chrome as a non-default setting.This
Publish At:2019-11-21 12:35 | Read:159 | Comments:0 | Tags:Firefox Google Google Chrome Microsoft Privacy Web Browsers

Microsoft November 2019 Patch Tuesday Reveals 74 Patches Before Major Windows Update

Following the relatively light list from last month, November proved to be a much more eventful month for Microsoft users. The November Patch Tuesday holds more fixes with a total of 74 patches, 13 of which were classified as Critical patches for remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities. The remaining majority were rated as Important and included patches
Publish At:2019-11-13 02:35 | Read:281 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vulnerabilities Microsoft Patch Tuesday

[SANS ISC] Microsoft Apps Diverted from Their Main Use

I published the following diary on isc.sans.edu: “Microsoft Apps Diverted from Their Main Use“: This week, the CERT.eu organized its yearly conference in Brussels. Across many interesting presentations, one of them covered what they called the “cat’n’mouse” game that Blue and Red teams are playing continuously. When the Blue team h
Publish At:2019-11-12 03:20 | Read:229 | Comments:0 | Tags:SANS Internet Storm Center Security Microsoft Office SANS IS

Microsoft lets Xbox users censor what messages they see

byDanny BradburyXbox gamers: fed up with seeing profanity in messages from other gamers? Microsoft has you covered. It’s about to roll out a new feature that will hide the language you don’t want to see.Microsoft has spent years trying to train Xbox gamers to play nicely, with a code of conduct and a set of community standards. However, there wil
Publish At:2019-10-16 05:50 | Read:178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft content filter gamers Message Safety online abuse

Should User Passwords Expire? Microsoft Ends its Policy

<p><img src="https://info.phishlabs.com/hs-fs/hubfs/password.jpg?width=300&amp;name=password.jpg" alt="password" width="300" style="width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;">If you have ever worked for an organization that uses Microsoft-based systems, there is a high likelihood that your IT or security team has implemented a po
Publish At:2019-09-19 22:40 | Read:243 | Comments:0 | Tags:Policy Microsoft Password

Safari, Chrome, Firefox: Which is the most private browser for Mac?

Everyone needs a web browser, and while Safari comes pre-installed on Macs, many people choose to use a different browser. You may want to do this for compatibility reasons—there may be sites or services you use that Safari doesn't handle correctly—or because you use a different browser at work; if you want to be able to sync bookmarks and history from your
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:500 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Brave browser browsers Chrome Chrome Brow

Is Safari the most private browser for iPhone and iPad?

If there's one app that just about everyone uses on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, it's a web browser. You use your browser to get information, to shop, and for entertainment. iOS devices come with Apple's Safari browser pre-installed, but you can use a different browser if you wish. Unfortunately, on iOS you can't set a different browser as the default,
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:428 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software & Apps Brave browser browsers Chrome Chrome Browser

Everyone is listening! – Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 98

The Intego Mac Podcast episode 98 is now available!There's a recurring theme in security and privacy news lately, and that is the fact that everyone is listening. If you use Alexa, OK Google, or Siri, the companies behind these services listen to some of your requests (and sometimes when you don't explicitly ask their devices anything). This week we share ne
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:295 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Alexa clickjacking Facebook Micr

Adobe, Microsoft Plug Critical Security Holes

Adobe and Microsoft both on Tuesday released patches to plug critical security vulnerabilities in their products. Microsoft’s patch bundles fix close to 80 separate security problems in various versions of its Windows operating system and related software — including two vulnerabilities that already are being exploited in active attacks. Adobe
Publish At:2017-09-30 15:56 | Read:2566 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other adobe adobe flash player Ivanti microsoft Patch Tuesda

Crooks hacked Microsoft servers to mine Monero, they earned $63K in 3 months

Experts from security firm ESET discovered cyber criminals exploiting Microsoft Servers to mine Monero and already earned $63,000 in 3 Months. Mining cryptocurrencies is a profitable business, but it is also expensive because it needs significant investment in computing power. Crooks are using malicious code that steals computing resources of victims’
Publish At:2017-09-29 12:55 | Read:3236 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking botnet crypto currency Mic

Bashware attack, how to run Linux malware on Windows systems

Experts found a new alarming method dubbed Bashware attack that allows attackers to silently run malware to bypass even the most common security solutions, The new Windows 10 feature Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) that implements the Linux bash terminal in Microsoft operating system could be exploited by malware to run undetected. The feature was recently
Publish At:2017-09-13 09:25 | Read:2785 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Malware Bashware Linux on Windows Micr

Microsoft confirmed it won’t fix kernel issue that could be exploited to evade antivirus

A design flaw within the Windows kernel could be exploited by attackers to evade antivirus and stop them from recognizing malware. A design flaw within the Windows kernel is the root cause for antivirus stopping from recognizing malware, and the bad news is that Microsoft won’t fix it because the tech giant doesn’t consider it as a security issue
Publish At:2017-09-09 05:30 | Read:29755 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking kernel Microsoft PsSetLoadImageNotifyR

ShadowBrokers are back demanding nearly $4m and offering 2 dumps per month

The dreaded hacking group ShadowBrokers posted a new message, promising to deliver two data dumps a month as part its monthly dumps. The notorious group ShadowBrokers is back with announcing new interesting changes to their Dump Service. The hackers published a new message on the Steemit platform announcing new changed to their service. “Missing theshadowbro
Publish At:2017-09-06 21:45 | Read:3169 | Comments:773 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Cybercrime Equation group malware

How Just Opening A Malicious PowerPoint File Could Compromise Your PC

A few months back we reported how opening a simple MS Word file could compromise your computer using a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Office.The Microsoft Office remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2017-0199) resided in the Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) interface for which a patch was issued in April this year, but threa
Publish At:2017-08-14 18:50 | Read:3579 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Attack hacking news Malware Microsoft office Microsoft

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