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Avira is adding a crypto miner to its products as well

2022-01-10 By admin

Et Tu, Avira? Ashwin reported last week that Norton was adding a new component, called Norton Crypto, to its security products. Norton Crypto is a crypto currency miner that will run when the system is detected as idle. It appears that Avira is doing the same. source: Avira Avira Crypto is a crypto mining component […]

KeePass 2.50 speeds up key derivation functions significantly

2022-01-10 By admin

The developer of the password manager KeePass released KeePass 2.50 to the stable channel. The new version of the  program speeds up key derivation functions significantly. The new version of KeePass 2 comes days after the release of KeePass 1.40, which featured similar performance improvements among other changes. Any KeePass 2 installation or portable copy […]

LastPass: some users report compromised accounts

2021-12-29 By admin

Some users of the LastPass password manager revealed this week that they have received emails from LastPass stating that logins to their accounts using the account’s master password were blocked. The first of these reports was published on Hacker News. The emails that are sent out by LastPass state that LastPass blocked a login attempt. […]

Bitdefender Free will be retired on December 31, 2021

2021-12-10 By admin

Bitdefender Free, a free security solution by Bitdefender, will be retired on December 31, 2021. Customers who use Bitdefender Free will receive support for Bitdefender Free until June 30,2022. Downloads are already removed from the Bitdefender website, and customers find listings for the company’s commercial products on the page instead.  Downloads hosted elsewhere on the […]

How to disable the Microsoft Office 2021 Start Screen

2021-12-10 By admin

When you load a Microsoft Office 2021 application, its Start Screen is displayed by default. The Start Screen displays available templates and the last documents you worked with while using the application. Office 2021 users who prefer to start in a blank file, e.g. a Word document or Excel spreadsheet, can disable the Start Screen […]

0Patch has a patch for Windows “InstallerFileTakeOver” 0-day vulnerability, Microsoft has none

2021-12-03 By admin

There is a 0-day vulnerability for Windows, called InstallerFileTakeOver, which Microsoft has yet to address. The vulnerability was discovered by Abdelhamid Naceri, a security researcher, who discovered two other 0-day vulnerabilities in Windows this year already. We mentioned the vulnerability in late November 2021 already here on this site. The issue was unpatched back then […]