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19 Mar/12

VLC Media Player 2.0.1 Released, Feature and Security Update

VLC Media Player 2.0.1 Released, Feature and Security Update

If you have been on the official VLC website in the past 12 hours or so, you may have noticed that an update was posted for the popular VLC media player. The update brings the version of the player to 2.0.1, and while it is already available for download at the official project website, it has not yet been picked up by the player’s internal update checker. Update notifications are likely being rolled out gradually, which means that while VLC users may receive update notifications...

18 Mar/12

What Is BitDefender QuickScan

What Is BitDefender QuickScan

With threats and attacks becoming more versatile by each year, come new security tools that protect users from these threats. In the past one or two years, many security companies have started to utilize the cloud for their purposes, for instance by keeping a large portion of a software’s database in the cloud for better and faster updating.BitDefender QuickScan is a free online service by BitDefender for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer web browsers....

16 Mar/12

Hotspot Shield 2.5 Free VPN Software

Hotspot Shield 2.5 Free VPN Software

The popular free VPN (virtual private network) software Hotspot Shield has just received an update to Hotspot Shield 2.5 which comes with an impressive set of new features. Hotspot Shield lets you connect to a secure network with the click of a button to improve online security. Once you are connected to the Hotspot Shield network, it acts as a proxy for all your Internet connections. Websites that you visit, servers that you connect to, and people that you communicate with will only see...




13 Mar/12

Microsoft Security Bulletins For March 2012 Released

Microsoft Security Bulletins For March 2012 Released

Microsoft has made available the security patches for March 2012. The patches are already being distributed via Windows Update, but at the time of writing not at Microsoft’s Download Center. A total of six security bulletins have been released, of which one has received the highest severity rating of critical. Four of the remaining updates received a severity rating of important, and one a moderate rating.The bulletins address vulnerabilities and issues in Microsoft Windows operating...

12 Mar/12

CloudFogger, Secure File Storage In The Cloud

CloudFogger, Secure File Storage In The Cloud

Services like Dropbox, Microsoft SkyDrive or Spideroak make life more comfortable by offering file synchronization and sharing options that would otherwise be more difficulty to configure. With the move to the cloud, come security considerations. What if the service that you store your data on gets hacked, or a third party manages to get access to the files? If you do not protect your data, it could get stolen by hackers or accessed by third parties.If you do not want to risk that, you...

6 Mar/12

Adobe Releases Flash Player Security Update to 11.1.102.63

Adobe Releases Flash Player Security Update to 11.1.102.63

Adobe today has published an update for Flash Player that brings the current version of the product to 11.1.102.63 on the desktop, and version 11.1.111.7 on Android devices. Adobe classifies the update as a priority 2 update that fixes several critical security vulnerabilities that have been discovered earlier in the product. Priority 2 is the second highest priority rating, and critical the highest severity rating.[A priority 2] update resolves vulnerabilities in a product that has historically...

5 Mar/12

Kaspersky Releases KIS Technology Preview For Windows 8

Kaspersky Releases KIS Technology Preview For Windows 8

2012 is a special year for security software companies like Kaspersky, as they not only have to deliver their yearly updates to their customer base, but also make sure that their products are compatible with Microsoft’s soon to be released operating system Windows 8.Kaspersky today has released a technology preview of Kasperksy Internet Security 2013 that has been specifically designed for Microsoft’s new operating system. Beta users should not confuse the release with the previously...

4 Mar/12

20+ Programs That You Should Run Regularly On Your PC

20+ Programs That You Should Run Regularly On Your PC

Many PC users do not think about maintenance as long as their system is running as intended. The issue here is that they might be able to resolve future issues, or mitigate them at least, if they would run a set of tools regularly on their PC. The following guide looks at some of the recommended programs – my recommendations – that should be run regularly on a PC. Not all are maintenance related though, you also find security and privacy programs in the list for instance.1....

29 Feb/12

Security Analyzer, System Security Assessment Tool

Security Analyzer, System Security Assessment Tool

Security Analyzer is a free program for the Windows operating system to assess the system’s security status. The application works in some regards identical to Microsoft’s Action Center control panel applet. Unlike Microsoft’s built-in tool, it provides additional information and options to see if the system is protected properly.The program runs a quick scan once you start it on your system. The information gathered from the scan are displayed in the program interface,...

28 Feb/12

Bypass Internet Censorship and Restrictions With Ultrasurf

Bypass Internet Censorship and Restrictions With Ultrasurf

If you ever have been to a country where Internet is heavily censored, you might have noticed that you cannot load some of the websites that you use to go to. Your only option in this case is to use a proxy or virtual private network to connect to the site.Ultrasurf for Windows has been designed to circumvent Internet censorship. Once you have unpacked the program on your system you can start it right away to start using it immediately. The portable nature makes it ideal for situation where...

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...

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

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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...

29 Gen/11

Windows 0-Day Vulnerability Workaround

Windows 0-Day Vulnerability Workaround

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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...