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Websites are constantly tracking you — but Firefox has a fix

Firefox continues to bring improvements to its privacy protection, this time adding a feature that helps you avoid being tracked by various websites.
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Hackers just launched the largest HTTPS DDoS attack in history

The largest ​​HTTPS distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in history materialized last week, Cloudflare, which specializes in DDoS mitigation, confirmed.
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Hackers can now take over your computer through Microsoft Word

A new vulnerability in Microsoft Office could potentially allow an attacker to take control of your computer even if you didn't open any files.
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Notorious ransomware gang Conti shuts down, but not for good

The well-known ransomware gang, Conti, has officially decided to shut down. However, the key members of the group aren't done with cybercrime.
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Websites may be logging your email and password without you knowing

A new study reveals that up to 3% of the world's top websites collect your inputs before you ever submit them. This includes emails and passwords.
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Ransomware gangs are evolving in new and dangerous ways

While digital technology is growing at a rapid pace, ransomware gangs and their methods continue to develop at an aggressive rate as well.
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Microsoft reveals new secret weapon against cybercrime

Microsoft has announced a new cyber security-based initiative that will allow companies to tap into the tech giant’s in-house security services and personnel.
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This researcher just beat ransomware gangs at their own game

A security researcher has discovered key flaws pertaining to popular ransomware and malware, which could lead to groups rethinking their entire approach.
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Researchers find new vulnerability with Apple Silicon chips

Researchers discovered a new vulnerability that could leak data to an attacker. Fortunately, it's pretty benign for now.
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Cloudflare just stopped one of the largest DDoS attacks ever

Cloudflare managed to mitigate a massive 15.3 million request-per-second DDoS attack. It was one of the largest such attacks ever recorded.
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Homeland Security bug bounty reveals huge number of flaws

Participants of Homeland Security's first-ever bug bounty program, named Hack DHS, confirmed that they found a worrying amount of security bugs.
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Destructive hacking group REvil could be back from the dead

Ransomware gang REvil was unceremoniously shut down in 2021, but the group’s website is back up and running, suggesting the hackers could be back in action.
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Chinese hackers use VLC media player to launch cyberattacks

According to a recent report, a famous Chinese hacker group was able to combine VLC Media Player with a dangerous exploit, deploying malware to users.
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The dark web’s biggest marketplace just got taken down

The dark web just got a little less darker: The biggest dark web marketplace in the world, Hydra, has been taken offline.
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Victims of latest massive LAPSUS$ hack include Facebook, DHL

Hacking group LAPSUS$ has revealed its latest target: Globant, an IT and software development company whose clientele include the likes of tech giant Facebook.
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Not even your PC’s power supply is safe from hackers

Hackers have managed to find a way to successfully gain access to uninterruptable power supply (UPS) computer systems, according to a report from CISA.
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Microsoft has a warning about working in the metaverse

In a blog post, Microsoft talks about the risk of working in the metaverse and the steps that can be taken to secure it
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What is email spoofing?

Attempts at online theft often start with a phishing scheme -- and phishing attempts often rely on email spoofing. Here's how spoofing works and how to spot it.
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Google makes important Workspace change to prevent phishing

Google changes the way email notifications work when you collaborate in Workspace apps to prevent phishing attacks.
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Hackers stole top-secret GPU details — then Nvidia hit back

After a cyberattack that took Nvidia’s systems offline, the hacking group behind the breach has revealed it has acquired over 1TB of data from the tech giant.
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Unprecedented cyberattack takes Nvidia offline for two days

The culprit behind a recent cyberattack on U.S. chip-maker Nvidia is still at large. The breach took Nvidia's systems offline for two days.
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This MacOS Trojan stealthily lifts your data, says Microsoft

Microsoft has exposed a Mac trojan known as UpdateAgent that can stealthily lift your data.
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Researchers say your GPU could expose private info online

As if online privacy was not difficult enough to achieve, a team of researchers has now found that users can be tracked just by analyzing their graphics cards.
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Microsoft stopped the largest DDoS attack ever reported

Microsoft mitigated a DDoS attack on an Azure server in Asia with a throughput of 3.47 Tbps, making it one of the largest attacks in history.

Apple paid a student $100,000 for successfully hacking a Mac

Apple has just paid over $100,000 to a curious student who attempted to hack the camera on a Mac -- and succeeded. He shared the process in a blog post.
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Cloudflare reports a massive 175% increase in DDoS attacks

Cloudflare has just released a report detailing DDoS attacks from the last quarter of 2021. The last half of the year saw a massive increase in ransom attacks.
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The best free VPN for 2022

Getting the protection of a VPN doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are many free options that will keep your data safe while helping your budget.
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Update your Mac now to fix vulnerability that gives full access to spying apps

Microsoft is warning of a new Mac vulnerability that could allow attackers to secretly hijack apps and spy on you.
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Now’s your chance to get McAfee Total Protection for up to $100 off

Get up to $100 off McAfee's Total Protection suite. Antivirus protects your devices, a VPN secures your privacy, and identity protection covers the rest.
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Norton has a crypto miner for PCs that can’t be easily uninstalled

Norton recently launched its new Crypto feature, allowing users to mine Ethereum while their PC is idle, but it’s already drawing ire from regular users.
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Are you using one of these passwords? If so, it’s time for a change

NordPass has revealed the most common passwords used in 2021, confirming that “123456” remains the most popular password for the second year in a row.
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The smart home hacking scene in Scream is possible, but you’re probably OK

Smart home hacking is possible but very, very unlikely. There are some steps you can take to stay safe.
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Hackers just stole personal data from millions of Acer customers

Acer has suffered from a second disastrous data breach in 2021. A group of hackers breached Acer's servers and stole over 60 gigabytes of user data.
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Update your AMD Ryzen drivers now to avoid password leaks

A report from a cybersecurity firm exposed a critical security flaw in all AMD Ryzen chipsets. Here's how to protect yourself.