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Updated Mozilla has provided an update to Firefox version 118.0.1 to close a vulnerability that is already being used to attack Chrome users. An update is also available for Firefox ESR 115.3. News A new media encoder exploit could affect everything from Chrome to Skype to Nvidia drivers. News A security vulnerability originally classified as a Chrome bug is much more serious than thought. Numerous applications are probably affected, many of which have not yet received a security update.
News On Patch Tuesday in September, Microsoft eliminated a total of 59 security vulnerabilities. Among them are five vulnerabilities that Microsoft classifies as critical. News Adobe provides security updates for three product groups in September that eliminate a total of five vulnerabilities, some of which are critical. Attackers are already exploiting a vulnerability in the PDF tools. News Chrome's upgraded Safe Browsing feature has nearly instant alerts for dangerous sites, But Google is downplaying the privacy issues. Feature Free VPN services are tempting, but often turn out to be an airline act. Seven good reasons why you should keep your hands off free VPNs. News The FBI's 'Operation Duck Hunt' took over the Qakbot botnet and used it to deliver a tool that uninstalled it from hundreds of thousands of PCs. News Not only was personal information for 2.6 million accounts scraped from Duolingo’s servers, but the API that allowed it is still publicly accessible. News The newest security checks in the popular browser will scan for extensions that have been abandoned or flagged. Updated There is a serious security flaw in billions of Intel CPUs that can let attackers steal confidential data like passwords and encryption keys. Firmware updates can fix it, but at a potential significant performance loss. Feature Sick of LastPass' frequent security breaches and product changes? The act of taking your LastPass-stored passwords elsewhere is a mega-headache. News Not sure if the message, email, link or social media post you’ve received is a scam? The AI-powered Norton Genie is designed to help. News A new system trains itself on the sound of individual keystrokes, and can record your typing even over Zoom. News Check Point has published a recent list of the brands that are exploited for phishing. Deal Norton 360 Deluxe is the best AV we've tested, and you can get it for dirt cheap with this special offer from the PCWorld Software Store. News New SEC rules require companies to be much faster in sharing when hacks are discovered—and clearer about cybersecurity practices overall. News Malware is found in over 100 drivers for Windows, despite valid signatures. Microsoft reacts and suspends the licences of many developers. Feature What does antivirus software do, and how does it work? Here's what you need to know about essential tools for keeping you safe online and beyond.
News "TeamsPhisher" can be used to slip messages and attachments past basic Teams security.