Samsung Suggests Regularly Scanning Smart TVs for Malware

Samsung Support USA’s Twitter account recently posted a video tutorial on how to scan your Smart TV for malware and viruses. In the tweet, it mentions that users should be doing this “every few weeks” to prevent malware. The proposal astonished digital security authorities, who said the average user would probably not go through this

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Internet Explorer Bug Threatens Windows Users.

Almost four years after its younger sibling, Microsoft Edge, was born, security researchers keep finding troublesome security bugs in Internet Explorer. The most recent bug found is a proof of concept published by John Page (aka hyp3rlinx), a security researcher. The flaw takes advantage of a weakness in the way the browser deals with MHTML

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Cloudflare Claims New VPN Will Be Faster

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, can help keep your web bound data away from cyber-criminals. VPN services will send your internet traffic, such as emails and browsing, through special servers that make it seem like you are only accessing from those servers. VPN services can help users in other countries to access blocked sites by

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Cyber Attack Leads to Twenty-Four Million Dollar Loss

Norsk Hydro, a Norwegian aluminum company that employs over 30,000 people, has been hit by malware just last week. They said they are slowly bringing affected systems back online, but this incident will still cost the company about 300 million Norwegian Kroners, or twenty-four million US Dollars in damages. Most of those misfortunes had been

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Apple Owes $31M to Qualcomm for Patent Infringement

Qualcomm has just recently won a legal dispute against Apple. A jury in San Diego has determined that Apple owes Qualcomm roughly $31M for infringing three patents that deal with battery-life. The patent apparently involved technologies that Apple had used in their iPhones. Qualcomm had asked to be paid up to $1.41 per iPhone that

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Windows 10 Will Uninstall Bad Updates

Windows 10 seems to be learning how to avoid problematic updates. A recently published page on the Microsoft support site describes what Windows will do in the event of a recent update causing a boot failure. First, Windows will uninstall the recently updated software and roll-back to a configuration that has worked before. It will

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Zero-Day Vulnerability affects Chrome and Windows 7

Security analysts at Google and Microsoft have watched assailants utilizing a mix of a fixed Chrome weakness and an unpatched Windows 7 vulnerability. The declaration of the issue comes as a major aspect of their vulnerability disclosure policy. Both the Windows bug and Chrome bug deal with accessing memory that should not be accessed by the

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NSA releases cyber-security software to open source.

The National Security Agency (NSA) creates software that can be used for hacking and testing vulnerabilities. Most, if not all, of this software is kept secret and only used by the NSA. However, during a conference on Tuesday, the agency presented their program, Ghidra, which they have decided to make open-source. Ghidra is a reverse

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Vulnerability Leaves Cisco Routers Exposed.

Cisco has issued a security alert, warning users of a very serious attack concerning three models of devices. It has been given a 9.8/10 on the severity rating scale. The weakness can be tracked on Cisco’s website here. This attack can be used over the internet and bypasses administrator authentication. This means anyone can break

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