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Hackers steal millions of Authy 2FA phone numbers

2024-07-04 By admin

Malicious actors have managed to steal more than 33 million phone numbers used by users of the two-factor authentication service Authy. ADVERTISEMENT Authy is a popular security application to manage authentication codes for apps and online services. These add to the security of sign-ins, as the codes need to be entered in a second stage […]

With Kaspersky banned in the US, what should customers do?

2024-06-21 By admin

The United States are banning Kaspersky products. Starting July 20, Kaspersky is no longer allowed to sell its products to new customers. Software updates remain available until September 29, 2024. ADVERTISEMENT Customers who use Kaspersky products in the United States need to find different security solutions, as Kaspersky products will not be updated after September […]

Lost Files on Mac External Drive? Here’s How to Recover Them

2024-05-22 By admin

Data loss from Mac external drives is a common and often frustrating experience. Whether it’s due to accidental deletion, formatting errors, drive corruption, or system crashes, losing valuable documents can disrupt your work and personal life. A reliable data recovery solution is essential to mitigate these disruptions and restore lost files quickly and effectively. ADVERTISEMENT […]

VMware Workstation Pro 17 and Fusion Pro 13 are now free for personal use

2024-05-16 By admin

Broadcom has announced that it is making its desktop hypervisor products free for home users. VMware Fusion Pro 13 and Workstation Pro 17 are now free for personal use. ADVERTISEMENT In case you didn’t know, Broadcom acquired VMware in a staggering $69 Billion deal in November 2023. Now that the two apps are free to […]

How long does it take to crack a password in 2024?

2024-05-09 By admin

Password cracking tools improve all the time. With AI entering the game, the time to brute force passwords has been reduced significantly already and continues to be reduced. ADVERTISEMENT Password guidelines and rules have not changed all that much for users in the past ten or so years, however. Pick unique and strong, which means […]

TunnelVision attack against VPNs breaks anonymity and bypasses encryption

2024-05-07 By admin

Researchers from Leviathan Security have discovered a new vulnerability that affects virtual private networks (VPNs) on most platforms. ADVERTISEMENT VPNs serve multiple purposes. They encrypt all traffic when connected to a VPN server to prevent eavesdropping and tampering. VPNs furthermore help users stay anonymous, as the VPNs IP address is revealed to websites and services. […]

Bitwarden launches standalone Bitwarden Authenticator app

2024-05-02 By admin

Bitwarden has released a first public version of Bitwarden Authenticator, a two-factor authentication app for Android and iOS. ADVERTISEMENT The app generates codes for services, which are then required to sign to accounts. This second step of authentication improves account security. Attackers would need access to the username and password, and the time-based code to […]

Bitwarden launches passkeys support in mobile apps for Android and iOS

2024-04-26 By admin

Users of the password management solution Bitwarden are one step closer to full passkeys support. ADVERTISEMENT The organization launched new beta apps for Android and iOS earlier this month that introduced limited passkeys support. Good to know: Passkeys is a new authentication standard. It uses generated keys instead of passwords for authentication. These are considered […]

Microsoft publishes new Registry security mitigation for Intel processors (Spectre)

2024-04-15 By admin

About six years ago, vulnerabilities were discovered that affected most Intel and AMD processors. The vulnerabilities, Spectre and Meltdown, can be exploited to read sensitive data from attacked computer systems. ADVERTISEMENT Intel released an update for one of the Spectre variants, disclosed officially on March 8, 2022. Microsoft implemented mitigations in client and server versions […]