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Critical Chrome Update

Google has issued an emergency security update for all Chrome users as it confirms that attackers are already exploiting a high severity vulnerability – CVE-2022-1096All Chrome users – over 3.2 billion – should make sure their browsers are updated as quickly as possible.How to apply the Google Chrome security patch:Head for the Help|About option in […]

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Data Backup Privacy Security

New Version of Ransomware tries to delete files and render the system unusable.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/everyone-loses-this-new-ransomware-threatens-to-wipe-windows-pcs-if-its-victims-dont-pay-up/ LokiLocker, a relatively new form of ransomware, uses the standard extortion-through-encryption racket but also incorporates disk-wiper functionality. Double extortion became a hit last year, when ransomware gangs started stealing files before encrypting them to threaten victims with a sensitive data leak if they didn’t pay up.  BlackBerry Threat Intelligence is now warning that LokiLock, […]

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Privacy Proton Security

Proton Apps Pass Penetration Tests

Security experts declare all Proton apps secure after they pass their pen tests At Proton, transparency is one of our core principles. Simply put, people cannot make informed decisions without knowing how their data is secured, which is why we have made all our apps open source. This “security through transparency” approach means our apps […]

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Privacy Security

As The Invasion of Ukraine continues, Russian Citizens Have Turned to VPN’s

As the invasion of Ukraine continues, Russian citizens have turned to virtual private networks — boosting demand for the software by 27x — to circumvent the government’s blocks on social media and news sites critical of the war. Robert LemosContributing WriterMarch 16, 2022 Russian citizens seeking to continue using social media sites and accessing international […]

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Privacy Security

Why using a private browser matters

Author: Startpage It’s not an exaggeration, your browser and search engine shape your experience of the internet. One-click and you’re making a choice on speed, features, privacy, and more. That’s right, you have a choice on what browser you use. Here’s a guide on what to consider when choosing a browser. Choose wisely! What is […]

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Security

Shutterfly is dealing with a ransomware attack

Dec 27, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP American photography company Shutterfly has experienced a ransomware attack on parts of its networks, the company confirmed in a statement late Sunday night. “We engaged third-party cybersecurity experts, informed law enforcement, and have been working around the clock to address the incident,” the company said in a statement shared with […]