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27 Feb/12

The Top 3 Essential Computer Security Tips

The Top 3 Essential Computer Security Tips

When you write down all the computer security tips that come to your mind, you probably end up with a long list. If you analyze that list then, you may realize that most of these tips can be broken down into categories. This guide concentrates on what most users can agree on when it comes to security.This guide won’t look at additional means of protecting a PC, encryption for instance in the form of HTTPS or virtual private networks, making sure that your wireless router is using...

27 Feb/12

Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0. Beta Released

Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0. Beta Released

Making sure your system and the software running on it is up to date is one of the things that you need to do to protect it from malicious attacks and malware. And while updating works more or less automatic when it comes to the Windows operating system, the same cannot be said for software that is running on it. Windows 7 and previous Microsoft Windows systems do not include options to scan for and install third party software updates.This changes only slightly with the release of Windows...

25 Feb/12

Avast Free Antivirus 7 Final Released

Avast Free Antivirus 7 Final Released

Avast on Thursday has released the final versions of their 2012 security lineup. Avast Free Antivirus 7, Pro Antivirus 7 and Internet Security 7 are now available at the official site and in-software updates. The new version ships less than three weeks after the beginning of the official beta test which we have covered earlier this month here on Ghacks.The company has added two new features to the security software, and improved several existing ones. Avast has moved the virus definition...


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22 Feb/12

HiJackThis is now Open Source

HiJackThis is now Open Source

HijackThis back in the days was a sophisticated tool to scan a Windows system for traces of malicious software. Unlike conventional antivirus software which relied on signature databases and heuristics to identify malware, HijackThis concentrated on listing items in known malware locations. Included here were the computer’s startup locations and important Registry keys, which were all listed after a short scan in the program interface.The program displayed all entries it found in...

22 Feb/12

Is it Time to Dump the Internet and Start Again?

Is it Time to Dump the Internet and Start Again?

This week, Google was found out to have been bypassing privacy settings in both Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari web browsers, as Martin reported here.  In a statement on their blog, the Corporate Vice-President of IE blogged “IE blocks third-party cookies unless the site presents a P3P Compact Policy Statement indicating how the site will use the cookie and that the site’s use does not include tracking the user. Google’s P3P policy causes Internet...

22 Feb/12

Is it Time to Dump the Internet and Start Again?

Is it Time to Dump the Internet and Start Again?

This week, Google was found out to have been bypassing privacy settings in both Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari web browsers, as Martin reported here.  In a statement on their blog, the Corporate Vice-President of IE blogged “IE blocks third-party cookies unless the site presents a P3P Compact Policy Statement indicating how the site will use the cookie and that the site’s use does not include tracking the user. Google’s P3P policy causes Internet...

21 Feb/12

YouTube Search History Now With Disable Option

YouTube Search History Now With Disable Option

The popular video hosting site YouTube up until now kept a log of all of the videos that you watched on the site while logged in to your YouTube or Google account. YouTube knows about all the videos that you watched on the site while logged in to the account. The feature’s name could cause some confusion on its own, as it has little to do with searches on the site. Thus, viewing history would be more appropriate.While it was possible to remove individual video or the complete list...

20 Feb/12

Websites Can See If You Are Logged Into A Social Networking Site

Websites Can See If You Are Logged Into A Social Networking Site

Can websites find out if you are logged into Facebook, Twitter or Google+? That’s what Tom Anthony wanted to find out. If third party websites could, it could be used for different purposes, from user tracking to optimizing the websites services for the networks the user is logged in.Facebook for instance provides an API for that that developers can use to find out if users who are connecting to their website are currently logged into the social networking site.For Twitter and Google+,...

8 Feb/11

Microsoft Security Bulletin Overview February 2011

Microsoft Security Bulletin Overview February 2011

Microsoft has just enabled downloads for today’s security patches on Windows Update. Today’s Patch Day brings 12 security bulletins that fix vulnerabilities of various severity affecting the Microsoft Windows operating system, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. Three of the vulnerabilities have a maximum severity rating of critical, the highest possible rating. The remaining 11 have a maximum severity rating of imporant. Windows users can check for the updates by...

29 Gen/11

Windows 0-Day Vulnerability Workaround

Windows 0-Day Vulnerability Workaround

A new 0-day vulnerability has been confirmed yesterday. The vulnerability affects all client and server versions of Microsoft Windows up to and including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Security Advisory 2501696 reveals that the “vulnerability exists due to the way MHTML interprets MIME-formatted requests for content blocks within a document” and that it “could allow an attacker to cause a victim to run malicious scripts when visiting various Web sites, resulting...