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Posted on Jun 19 2014 07:27 AM by xper in Security
Microsoft was forced to patch its malware detector this week after it discovered a bug that allowed attackers to disable the protection with an email attachment. Hackers could have created files designed to disrupt the malware scanner and sent them thr...
Posted on Jun 19 2014 07:13 AM by xper in Internet
Facebook's website went down temporarily on Thursday, showing an error screen when users attempted to log on to the social network. "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can," read the error message, which was...
Posted on May 21 2014 09:48 AM by xper in Security
eBay Inc. said beginning later today it will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. After conducting extensive tests on its netwo...
Posted on May 07 2014 06:02 AM by xper in Security
The latest beta version of the Google Chrome Web browser includes potential URL protection that could make it harder for phishing schemes to take advantage of users. The Google Chrome team is experimenting with improved URLs that could provide better p...
Posted on May 05 2014 04:59 AM by LostInSpace2012 in Software
I know you love XP and I know you're tired of wringing your hands every time Microsoft releases a new operating system version, knowing that you're about to spend a bundle on upgrades and new licenses. Well, thanks to the brilliant minds at 2X Softwar...
Posted on May 03 2014 12:12 AM by xper in Windows
Microsoft, after officially retiring Windows XP back in April, has decided in its infinite wisdom to issue a patch for the Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability that affected all versions of IE across Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8. While this might s...
Posted on Apr 29 2014 02:42 PM by xper in Frontpage
Adblock Plus today announced it is finally dropping support for Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7. As a result, the next version of Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer will no longer install unless the Windows computer has at least IE8. ...
Posted on Apr 29 2014 02:00 PM by xper in Software
Mozilla officially released Firefox 29 today, providing users with the first major overhaul of the open-source browser's user interface since Firefox 4 was released in March 2011. The interface overhaul has been developed under the code name "Au...
Posted on Apr 29 2014 03:52 AM by xper in Software
The company loosens restrictions on Skype's group video calling feature, enabling multiple Mac and Xbox users to chat simultaneously. Microsoft has set group video calling on Skype free, allowing users to conduct virtual face-to-face chats without payi...
Posted on Apr 29 2014 03:45 AM by xper in Software
Even when a fix is developed for the latest IE threat, Windows XP users won't get it. That's a good reason for them to upgrade their OS. A new vulnerability reported by Microsoft that allows an attacker to install malware and then execute it while bypa...