Monthly Archives: January 2017

Firefox 51 Patches Flaws, Introduces New HTTP Warning

By Eduard Kovacs on January 25, 2017   Mozilla released Firefox 51 this week and in addition to patches for several critical vulnerabilities, the latest version of the popular web browser introduces a new security feature designed to warn users when they access a login page that does not have a secure connection. Firefox 51…
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Windows 10 versus Windows 7: Whose numbers do you trust?

Are users really in love with Windows 7? Or are they clinging to old habits as Windows 10 rolls out? Three popular data sources offer very different answers. Regardless of which one you choose, take that data with a heaping helping of salt.  ByEd Bott | January 25, 2017 Long-term shifts in the installed base…
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Don’t use Android pattern lock to protect secrets, researchers warn

Researchers show how an attacker can crack your Android pattern lock from a distance and that complex patterns are the easiest to identify.   ByLiam Tung | January 24, 2017 Simple Android pattern locks proved more resistant to the researchers' methods than more complex ones. Image: CNET     Researchers have demonstrated an attack that can…
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Is your company too small to be hit by ransomware? Don’t believe it

While many say ransomware is a serious threat, others believe they're too small to be targeted. They're wrong.  ByDanny Palmer | January 24, 2017   Your business is never too small to be hit by ransomware. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto     Ransomware could potentially lead to the downfall of a small to medium-sized organization, but…
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