The EFAIL vulnerability – why it’s OK to keep on using email

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

This week’s bug of the month is the trendily-named EFAIL. Like many groovy bugs these days, it’s both a BWAIN (bug with an impressive name) and a BWIVOL (bug with its very own logo, shown in the image at the top of this article). The name is a pun of sorts on ...

Microsoft claims to make Chrome safer with new extension

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Chrome already provides effective protection against malicious sites: go somewhere with a poor reputation and you'll get a big, scary red screen telling you that you're about to do something unwise. But Microsoft believes it can do a better job than Google, and it has released a Chrome plugin, Windows Defender ...

Rogue extensions that hijack Chrome & Firefox are near impossible to remove

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

As discovered by Malwarebytes researcher Pieter Arntz, a new pair of extensions plaguing Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox can hijack the browsers in order to push technical support scams at you and potentially even spy on your browsing activities. Called "Tiempo en colombia en vivo" on the Chrome Web Store, the ...

A flaw in Intel AMT can leave your laptop exposed to attackers

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Following on the heels of the revelations of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities plaguing decades of Intel's processors, a new flaw in the Active Management Technology (AMT) has left Intel in even more hot water among the cybersecurity community. The new flaw targets laptops, especially those powered by Intel's enterprise-focused vPro ...

Every modern processor has unfixable security flaws

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Windows, Linux, and macOS have all received security patches that significantly alter how the operating systems handle virtual memory in order to protect against a hitherto undisclosed flaw. This is more than a little notable; it's been clear that Microsoft and the Linux kernel developers have been informed of some ...