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Ransomware Study 2022: attacks are up, ransom payments are increasing

2022-05-02 By admin

Ransomware attacks are increasing and getting more complex, according to the State of Ransomware 2022 report, which cybersecurity firm Sophos published. Companies are getting better at restoring data after attacks, but ransom payments have increased by 4.8 times when compared to the 2020 average. Sophos commissioned the research agency Vanson Bourne to conduct an independent […]

Ransomware payments are marginal when compared to the overall costs

2022-04-28 By admin

Ransomware payments by organizations made up about a seventh of the overall costs of ransomware attacks in 2020 according to a new study by Check Point Research and Kovrr. While ransom payments make up about a seventh of the total costs for the attacked organizations, expenses such as response and restoration expenses, legal fees, or […]

WinfrGUI: easy to use Windows file recovery application

2022-04-26 By admin

WinfrGUI is a free program to recover files on Windows PCs. The program is easy to use and runs under Windows 10 and 11 only at the time of writing. The file systems NTFS, FAT, exFAT and ReFS are supported. Download and installation of the file recovery tool is quick and straightforward. It is based […]

Bitwarden Password Manager can now generate unique usernames

2022-04-26 By admin

While many people use password managers for the convenience of remembering a single login, the master password, the primary advantage that such programs offer, is that they provide an easy way to create unique passwords. Bitwarden is taking it to the next level, the open source password manager now has an option to generate unique […]

Phishing Attacks grew by 29% in 2021 overall. Smishing is on the rise

2022-04-24 By admin

Phishing attacks have grown by 29% in 2021 when compared to 2020 according to an analysis by Zscaler’s ThreatLabz research team. The researchers analyzed data from over 200 billion daily transactions and 150 million daily blocked attacks, and released the findings in the 2022 ThreatLabz Phishing Report. The report, which is available here for download […]

Microsoft Defender’s protective capabilities suffer offline

2022-04-22 By admin

Microsoft Defender, the default security solutions on modern versions of the Windows operating system, has been doing well in recent antivirus tests of independent organizations such as AV-Comparatives. In 2019, it was revealed that Windows Defender had a market share of more than 50% already on Windows. The most recent test by AV-Comparatives confirm the […]

Millions of Lenovo devices affected by BIOS vulnerability

2022-04-20 By admin

Millions of Lenovo notebooks are affected by a serious BIOS vulnerability. Lenovo informed its customers about the vulnerability on its support website this week. The company released firmware updates for some of the affected devices already and plans to release the remaining updates in early May. Lenovo reveals on the website that several of its […]

Microsoft Office 2013 support ends on April 11, 2023

2022-04-19 By admin

Microsoft Office 2013 will reach its end of servicing on April 11, 2023. The standalone Office suite won’t receive security updates anymore after the end of support date. Customers who run Office 2013 on their devices may continue using the product as its core functionality will work just like before the end of support date. […]

Workaround for security issue in 7-Zip until it is fixed

2022-04-18 By admin

Recent versions of the open source archiver 7-Zip have a vulnerability that has not been fixed yet. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability allows privilege escalation and the execution of commands; it appears that the issue can be exploited locally only. Filed under CVE-2022-29072, the vulnerability is using the included 7-Zip Help file, 7-zip.chm, for the […]

Muting videoconferencing apps may not prevent them from listening

2022-04-17 By admin

Videoconferencing solutions have seen a huge boost since 2020. Workers and students started to work or learn from home, and communicated with others using videoconferencing services. Videoconferencing relies on camera and microphone access, and it appears that the built-in controls to mute the microphone are not always preventing apps from listening and sending data. Sometimes, […]