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The Great Suspender Suspended

Chrome is the world’s most recommended browser and many browsers, including Microsoft’s is based from it. However, Chrome can be a memory hog, until The Great Suspender came along that suspends unused tabs by removing their resources until needed. It has become quite popular racking up over two million Chrome users who no longer have to close the…
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Even the Dead Are Not Safe from Ransomware

There’s no end to what malicious actors would resort to in order to infiltrate their targets. Even the dead are not safe and their accounts can be used to compromise target organizations. This was discovered thanks to a Sophos Rapid Response case study The abrupt passing of staff members result in unexpected shifts in workflow due to a…
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Windows NTFS Bug Squashed by Third Party

For those who are unaware, there has been an ancient lingering bug within the Microsoft Windows NTFS file system wherein a user’s hard disk can be corrupted just by running a one-line command. Users, tech-savvy enough with throw-away systems can try it, while ordinary users can be targeted by malicious actors with too much free time. While…
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Phishing the Big Fish

When fishing, you of course go for the big fish. The bigger, the better. Same goes for phishing. You go for the executives, not the rank and file, because the execs have the resources, the connections and the bigger bank accounts. However, when fishing, you never know what you’re going to get, unless you’re familiar with the waters…
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Almost 2 Million Pixlr Users Compromised

The main advantage of online solutions is that they can solve problems for users who don’t want to be trapped in any particular platform whether it’s Windows, Apple, Linux and especially Chromebooks. These solutions include PDF editing and compression, documents and even image editing almost the same caliber as Adobe Photoshop. Of course these…
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77 Million Nitro PDF Records Compromised

Last October 2020, Nitro Software disclosed that it fell victim to a “low priority security incident”, and that no user data was compromised. However, fast-forward to today, that was not the case. A hacker has just leaked a database containing 77 million user accounts of the Nitro PDF service, free for other threat actors to utilize in their…
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Backdoors to the Home

Fresh from the Zyxel hardcoding fiasco, here’s another report regarding hardcoded vulnerabilities involving network devices where over 20 backdoor accounts have been found in in FiberHome FTTH ONT (Fiber-to-the-Home Optical Network Terminal) routers deployed to homes in South America and Southeast Asia. A security…
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