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2015: The most prolific year for OS X malware ever

2015 is a year that will be remembered and pinned for later reference by Apple's software and security engineers. This, is the most prolific year for OS X Malware in history.

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Windows users often forget to patch their Apple programs

A survey of applications installed on Windows computers found many people don't run up-to-date versions of Apple programs.

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Did Microsoft shove Windows 10 down people’s throats?

That’s what users are saying, shoved down their throats, with many users still having issues with the unwanted Windows 10 OS.

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Is Apple's security honeymoon on OS X ending?

Apple scored unforgettable hits against Microsoft with its Mac vs. PC ads, which anthropomorphized Windows as a sneezing, miserable office worker.

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Experts warn users to quickly apply Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates

Security experts weigh in on Microsoft Patch Tuesday with advice about which updates are most urgent and what you need to know to protect yourself against exploits.

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Strange Windows update creates confusion, panic

On Wednesday, Windows users – both home and enterprise – started sharing details on a strange update delivered by Microsoft. The update itself used a string of random characters in the description, along with resource URLs using a...

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Microsoft patches yet another Hacking Team zero-day exploit

Microsoft fixed a previously unreported vulnerability discovered in the cache of files leaked from Italian surveillance company Hacking Team in July.

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Researcher to FireEye: If you're not paying, I'm not talking

On Sunday, Kristian Erik Hermansen disclosed an unauthorized file disclosure vulnerability in FireEye's core product. The zero-day disclosure quickly generated public attention, as did the discussion around three other vulnerabilities...

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Researcher discloses zero-day vulnerability in FireEye

On Sunday, Kristian Erik Hermansen disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in FireEye's core product, which if exploited, results in unauthorized file disclosure. As proof, he also posted a brief example of how to trigger the vulnerability...

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Researchers discover new keychain vulnerability in OSX

Antoine Vincent Jebara and Raja Rahbani, the co-founder and lead engineer of MyKi – an identity management company in Beirut - have discovered a vulnerability in Apple's password management system (Keychain), which if exploited,...

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Is Windows 10 the end of privacy as we know it?

Some are freaking out over Windows 10 privacy settings but Microsoft is not "Big Brother" and the features and services that make Windows 10 great require some tradeoffs of privacy for functionality.

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Microsoft drops emergency patch for Internet Explorer

On Tuesday, Microsoft released a patch for all supported versions of Internet Explorer, including Windows 10. The patch addresses a memory corruption vulnerability, one that is actively being exploited by criminals.

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Key things to consider before you switch to Windows 10

Microsoft has started pushing Windows 10 updates, as the newest operating system officially launched last month. However, the latest and greatest might not be the best fit for some organizations, and there are some things that need to...

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When will we actually be able to say ‘hello’ to Windows Hello?

Windows 10 comes with Windows Hello authentication to provide better security, but few users have the hardware required to log in using facial recognition, iris scanning, or fingerprint scanning.

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Newest RIG exploit kit driven by malicious advertising

Earlier this year, a disgruntled reseller leaked the source code for version 2.0 of the RIG exploit kit. Since then, the RIG's author has released a new version, which was recently discovered by researchers from Trustwave. The latest...

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How to get the most out of Windows 10 enterprise security features

Although the return of the Start menu and putting the focus back on the desktop are moves calculated to help Windows 10 appeal to business users, the security improvements may be a more strategic reason for considering an upgrade. But...

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Xen patches new virtual-machine escape vulnerability

A new vulnerability in emulation code used by the Xen virtualization software can allow attackers to bypass the critical security barrier between virtual machines and the host operating systems they run on.

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Researchers disclose four unpatched vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer

Security researchers published limited details about four unpatched vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer because Microsoft has not moved quickly enough to fix them. The flaws could potentially be exploited to execute malicious code on...

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Microsoft releases out-of-band patch for all versions of Windows

Microsoft released an out-of-band patch on Monday, which fixes a problem in the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library that if exploited could lead to remote code execution (RCE). All supported versions of the Windows operating system...

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Security Short Take: Microsoft gets vague on Windows 10 updates

Windows users who upgrade to Windows 10 take note: You're not going to know much about the automatic security updates Microsoft serves up.

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