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Microsoft discloses security breach of customer support database

In a blog post today, the OS maker said that an internal customer support database that was storing anonymized user analytics was accidentally exposed online without proper protections between Dec.The database was spotted and reported to Microsoft by Bob Diachenko, a security researcher with Security Discovery.

Microsoft releases critical Windows 10 security update – which doesn’t work

Numerous users have taken to Reddit (and also Microsoft’s community forum), to complain that update KB4528760, which is supposed to patch PCs with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and Windows 10 November 2019 Update installed, is failing to install, and instead displaying unhelpful error messages.How to protect Windows 10 from viruses for freeThe best antivirus software in 2020Sick of Windows?

ZoneAlarm Extreme Security review: Good protection in need of an overhaul

That couldn’t be more true for our review candidate today, Check Point’s ZoneAlarm Extreme Security.When you start ZoneAlarm Extreme Security the first thing you’ll notice is that it looks a little fuzzy.

6 security settings to change in Windows 10, because the defaults aren't enough

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Securing your new Windows 10 machine (or one you've recently upgraded, now that support for Windows 7 has ended) doesn't have to be complicated.Here's how to get Windows 10 for freeCreate your save pointThe first thing you should do with a new Windows 10 machine is enable a system restore.

Windows 10 security bug leaves your PC vulnerable to attack: here's how to patch it

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Microsoft has released an urgent patch for Windows after the US National Security Agency (NSA) discovered a critical bug in the operating system.As part of its regular Patch Tuesday, the company issued a fix for the CVE-2020-0601 vulnerability and the NSA says that anyone running Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 is "strongly encouraged" to install the patch.

Windows 7 is dead: How to stay as safe as possible after the security updates stop

Sticking with Windows 7 is not an optionSeriously: Switch away from Windows 7 by whatever means necessary.But if you need to bide some time before making a switch, here’s how to keep Windows 7 as safe as possible.

Samsung's T7 Touch portable SSD blends blazing-fast speeds with fingerprint security

The Samsung T7 Touch, successor to the T3 and T5 portable SSDs, improves speeds and offers security via an integrated fingerprint reader.By



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Samsung announced its new T7 Touch portable SSD at CES 2020 on Wednesday.

These are the top security threats we could see in 2020

As the war between criminals and security experts rumbles on, you can stay ahead of the biggest risks, as Bitdefender reveals its top predictions for the security world in 2020.More threats, wider impactStaying safe online used to be simple, as there were only a handful of threats that could be blocked by effective protection.

Van security tips: how to keep your van and its ntents safe

As a result of all this, van security should be a top priority for anybody with a commercial vehicle as part of their business.Most modern vans offer a good range of security features, but pay attention and check the van you're looking at has the right kit as standard.

Windows Security review: There are better options, but not for the 'price'

Overall, Windows Security has a good set of options for security, from antivirus scans and ransomware all the way down to parental controls.Performance IDG

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VPN connections could be hacked due to Linux security flaw

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A new vulnerability that could allow potential attackers to hijack VPN connections on affected NIX devices and inject arbitrary data payloads into IPv4 and Ipv6 TCP streams has been discovered by security researchers.The researchers disclosed the security flaw they detected, tracked as CVE-2019-14899, to Linux distro makers, the Linux kernel security team and to others that are impacted including systemd, Google, Apple, OpenVPN and WireGuard.

Windows 10 updates are being blocked by security tools

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The latest Windows 10 update is being blocked by some of the most popular security software offerings around today.The Windows 10 November 2019 Update, as well as the May 2019 Update, have been blocked from being installed by users of older versions of Avast and AVG, according to multiple users.

Roboform Everywhere review: Solid password security

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One of the earliest password managers, Roboform Everywhere doesn’t quite have the cachet that its longevity would suggest.Note: This review is part of our best password managers roundup.

iOS 13.2 tips: Check these security and privacy settings today

Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode (or Touch ID & Passcode on older iPhones), enter your existing passcode, and then tap on Passcode Options to get a set of options.Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode (or Touch ID & Passcode on older iPhones), enter your existing passcode, and scroll down to Erase Data.

Keeper review: Security is the greatest strength of this password manager

While the popular password manager has made some welcome user-friendly updates, the integrity of your login credentials is still its top priority.By



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Keeper has always emphasized security, more than some other password managers.

6 simple security changes all Windows 10 users need to make

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Securing your new Windows 10 machine doesn't have to be complicated.Create your save pointThe first thing you should do with a new Windows 10 machine is enable a system restore.

Pixel 4 introduces a security feature that finally brings Android phones up to the iPhone's level

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With the blink of an eye, Google's Pixel 4 (and Pixel 4 XL) accomplished something that no other significant Android phone-maker has.Now that a secure version exists in Android phones, face unlock will be the killer feature every Android user will want.

Swann's new security cameras undercut Ring prices - and with enhanced features

The best cheap home security camera this monthThe best home security systems of 2019Need a pet camera?Check out these pooch-friendly gadgetsAlongside the new security cameras, Swann has launched Swann Security, a "full integrated ecosystem that encompasses both wired and wireless security solutions", according to the company.

Windows security might be about to get a huge upgrade

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Microsoft has announced that a new Microsoft Defender antivirus feature called Tamper Protection is now generally available.The new feature works by preventing malware and other third-party apps from disabling Microsoft Defender (formerly Windows Defender) features without a user's knowledge.

Windows out-of-band update: Microsoft's mandatory security patch is for all versions

Managing Windows 10 updates will always be a struggle for Microsoft
Microsoft is overhauling how it delivers Windows 10 updates.Initially, Microsoft only released the out-of-band patch for CVE-2019-1367 on the Microsoft Update Catalog, which users needed to manually download.