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Thunderbird 102 released with highly anticipated features, bug fixes

Mozilla has announced the release of Thunderbird 102, highlighting it as a 'serious upgrade,' bringing new features that the community has been requesting for a while now, like refreshed GUI, viewing options, data portability enhancements, and performance upgrades.Thunderbird is one of the world's most popular free and open-source email clients, wi
Publish At:2022-06-29 13:45 | Read:234 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software Security

New Firefox privacy feature strips URLs of tracking parameters

Mozilla Firefox 102 was released today with a new privacy feature that strips parameters from URLs that are used to track you around the web.Numerous companies, including Facebook, Marketo, Olytics, and HubSpot, utilize custom URL query parameters to track clicks on links.For example, Facebook appends a fbclid query parameter to outbound links to track click
Publish At:2022-06-28 17:55 | Read:275 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Software

Privacy-focused Brave Search grew by 5,000% in a year

Brave Search, the browser developer's privacy-centric Internet search engine, is celebrating its first anniversary after surpassing 2.5 billion queries and seeing almost 5,000% growth in a year.To celebrate this success, Brave Software announced that Brave Search is finally exiting its beta phase and will become the default search engine for all users of the
Publish At:2022-06-22 12:54 | Read:311 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software

7-zip now supports Windows ‘Mark-of-the-Web’ security feature

7-zip has finally added support for the long-requested 'Mark-of-the-Web' Windows security feature, providing better protection from malicious downloaded files.When you download documents and executables from the web, Windows adds a special 'Zone.Id' alternate data stream to the file called the Mark-of-the-Web (MoTW).This identifier tells Windows an
Publish At:2022-06-21 18:52 | Read:196 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Security Software security

Microsoft: Windows update to permanently disable Internet Explorer

Microsoft confirmed today that a future Windows update will permanently disable the Internet Explorer web browser on users' systems.This was revealed on Wednesday, June 15, the day Internet Explorer has finally reached its end of life for the Windows 10 semi-annual channel (SAC) servicing option.As BleepingComputer previously reported, the now-retired w
Publish At:2022-06-15 14:54 | Read:253 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

Windows 10 KB5014699 and KB5014692 updates released

Microsoft has released the Windows 10 KB5014699 and KB5014692 cumulative updates for versions 21H2, version 21H1, version 20H2, and 1809 to fix security vulnerabilities and resolve bugs.The update has been published for Windows 10 21H2, Windows 10 21H1, and Windows 10 20H2. Unfortunately, this update is unavailable for Windows 10 1909 or Windows 10 2004, whi
Publish At:2022-06-14 14:54 | Read:364 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

Telegram to soon launch its premium plan at $4.99 per month

Telegram is one of the best cross-platform messaging apps and it is regularly updated with new features. The privacy-focused social media platform is now working on a new subscription-based project dubbed "Telegram Premium".Unlike Meta-owned social media platforms, Telegram is entirely free. The messenger app has not been officially monetized, though th
Publish At:2022-06-07 23:01 | Read:348 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Software

Microsoft: The new Windows 11 features from Build 2022

During the Build 2022 developer conference, Microsoft announced a number of new features for Windows 11, including an improved Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) and more.Microsoft is upgrading the Android OS within the subsystem to Android 12L and adding support for advanced networking, so your mobile apps can easily communicate with devices outside the vi
Publish At:2022-05-28 18:51 | Read:359 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

Sophos antivirus driver caused BSODs after Windows KB5013943 update

Sophos has released a fix for a known issue triggering blue screens of death (aka BSODs) on Windows 11 systems running Sophos Home antivirus software after installing the KB5013943 update."Customers on Windows 11 running Sophos Home may encounter a BSOD/Stop error after installing Windows Update KB5013943 and restarting their machines," the cyberse
Publish At:2022-05-16 14:53 | Read:636 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software Microsoft Virus

What's new and improved in Windows 11 22H2, coming soon

Windows 11 version 22H2 aka Sun Valley 2 is set to launch later this year. Unlike the original Windows 11 release, it won't be a massive update with radical design changes.Instead, Sun Valley 2 will be similar to Windows 10 Anniversary Update, so you can expect minor improvements and a few new features.The version 22H2 will contain a number of improvements a
Publish At:2022-05-15 18:51 | Read:523 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

Google Chrome updates failing on Android devices in Russia

A growing number of Android Google Chrome users in Russia are reporting errors when attempting to install the latest update for the web browser.The number of complaints is increasing every day but so far, the cause of the problem remains unknown and is still unsolved.According to Russian news outlets and numerous user comments on the Play Store, the iss
Publish At:2022-05-13 10:55 | Read:1066 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Software android

Windows 10 KB5013942 and KB5013945 updates released

Microsoft has released Windows 10 KB5013945 and KB5013942 cumulative updates for versions 21H2, version 21H1, version 20H2, and 1909 to fix security vulnerabilities and resolve bugs.The update has been published for November 2021 Update, May 2021 Update, and October 2020 Update. Unfortunately, this update is not available for May 2020 Update (versi
Publish At:2022-05-10 14:52 | Read:443 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

SheetJS ditches npm registry over 2FA requirement and 'legal matters'

In a surprising move, the popular open source project, SheetJS aka "xlsx," has dropped support for the npm registry.Downloaded about 1.4 million times weekly on npm, SheetJS is relied upon by NodeJS developers looking to craft and parse Excel spreadsheets using nothing but JavaScript.The project's maintainer suggests that the decision to pull out o
Publish At:2022-05-06 06:48 | Read:979 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software Legal Technology

Hands on with Microsoft Edge's new built-in VPN feature

Microsoft is working on a built-in VPN functionality for the Edge browser called 'Edge Secure Network', but there's a catch - it is not a proper replacement for your VPN.Edge's Secure Network is powered by Cloudflare - one of the most trusted DNS hosts in the industry - and it aims to protect your device and sensitive data as you browse. The feature is
Publish At:2022-04-28 22:56 | Read:836 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

Number of publicly exposed database instances hits new record

Security researchers have noticed an increase in the number of exposed databases, with 308,000 identified in 2021. The growth continued quarter over quarter, peaking in the first months of this year.In the first quarter of 2022, the amount of exposed databases peaked to 91,200 instances, researchers at threat intelligence and research company Group
Publish At:2022-04-27 06:48 | Read:1497 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Cloud Software

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