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Support for Windows 7 is nearing the end [source: microsoft]

After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is coming to an end on January 14, 2020. We know change can be difficult, so we are here to help you with recommendations for what to do next and to answer questions about end of support. For more, click here.

NASA’s Poor Cybersecurity is Operational Threat [source: infosecurity-magazine]

Government inspectors have uncovered serious deficiencies in NASA’s information security program which they claim could threaten operations. The findings come from the latest Office of the Inspector General (OIG) review of the space agency for fiscal year 2018, under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA). The OIG tested the...

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Windows 10 closes in on Microsoft’s 1 billion device goal [source: theverge]

Windows 10 is now running on 800 million devices worldwide, Microsoft has announced. The figure includes not only traditional laptop and desktop PCs, but also hybrids like the Surface Pro, consoles like the Xbox One X, and any phones that are still running the end-of-life Windows 10 Mobile, which will finally stop receiving security...

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Owning the Smart Home with Logitech Harmony Hub [source: medium]

Logitech’s Harmony hub is a popular smart home device which enables communication with and control of all network connected devices in your house. It has an install base of millions of users across the globe and supports 270,000 devices from 6,000 brands. Tenable recently released critical, undisclosed vulnerabilities that allow an attacker remote...

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The web just took a big step toward a password-free future [source: theverge]

Today, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) approved WebAuthn, a new authentication standard that aims to replace the password as a way of securing your online accounts. First announced last year, WebAuthn (which stands for Web Authentication) is already supported by most browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari. Its publication as an official web...

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New Google Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability Found [source: thehackernews]

You must update your Google Chrome immediately to the latest version of the web browsing application. Security researcher Clement Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group discovered and reported a high severity vulnerability in Chrome late last month that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code and take full control of the...

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Serious code-execution vulnerability in WinRAR [source: 360totalsecurity]

A security vulnerability was discovered recently in WinRAR, affecting over 500 millions of users worldwide. Due to the flaw residing in UNACEV2.dll code base that WinRAR uses to extract files from archives packed with the ACE format, hackers can not only bypass the access control to gain high system privileges,...

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Windows 10 Update – Performance Fix for Spectre Bug[bleepingcomputer]

Microsoft has released the Windows 10 KB4482887 cumulative update for build 1809 that includes numerous fixes including Retpoline Spectre mitigation, a fix for an annoying Action Center bug, and numerous other bug fixes. This update is available to all Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809) users and can be installed through Windows Update....

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40% of malicious URLs were found on good domains [source: helpnetsecurity]

While tried-and-true attack methods are still going strong, new threats emerge daily, and new vectors are being tested by cybercriminals, according to the 2019 Webroot Threat Report. 40 percent of malicious URLs were found on good domains. Legitimate websites are frequently compromised to host malicious content. To protect users, cybersecurity solutions need URL-level...

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