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After Windows 10 upgrade, do these seven things immediately

You've just upgraded to the most recent version of Windows 10. Before you get back to work, use this checklist to ensure that your privacy and security settings are correct and that you've cut annoyances to a bare minimum.     By Ed Bott September 12, 2018       Full version upgrades to a Windows PC…
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In latest Windows test builds, Microsoft discourages alternate browsers

In a new test build for an upcoming Windows 10 feature update, Microsoft appears to be testing a warning dialog box that will discourage users from installing third-party browsers. The feedback has been less than kind.     By Ed Bott September 14, 2018     Update 13-Sept: I can confirm that this feature will not be…
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Kelihos botnet operator jailed for account theft, ID trading in the Dark Web

Prosecutors say the man lived comfortably by selling stolen credentials harvested through the botnet's activities.   By Charlie Osborne September 13, 2018     A Russian man has pleaded guilty for running the Kelihos botnet which was used to facilitate a massive spam and credential-harvesting operation worldwide. On Wednesday, US law enforcement said that Peter Yuryevich Levashov,…
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Ransomware campaign targets businesses with fake invoice message

Locky ransomware was once of the most prolific forms of ransomware - a new 'PyLocky' ransomware campaign by attempting to piggyback on its past success.     By Danny Palmer | September 10, 2018      A concentrated spam campaign pushing ransomware is targeting businesses in Europe and the U. S. encrypting files and demanding victims pay a…
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New Windows 10 preview updates sign-in screen

New look for sign-in screen arrives, and Microsoft also updates Android app branding.     By Liam Tung | September 13, 2018 - Microsoft's Your Phone Companion app for Android    Microsoft       Microsoft's latest Windows 10 preview, for the version coming after the October 2018 Update, changes the look of the sign-in page and also shows…
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Jaxx wallet phishing campaign aimed to steal user cryptocurrency

Phishing emails and poisoned search results may have allowed the spread of the cryptocurrency-stealing scam.     By Charlie Osborne September 13, 2018       The official Jaxx cryptocurrency wallet has become embroiled at the center of an elaborate phishing scheme designed to drain user wallets. The legitimate Jaxx Liberty domain is located at jaxx .io.…
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Kernel exploit discovered in macOS Webroot SecureAnywhere antivirus software

The severe memory corruption flaw permitted attackers to execute malware at the kernel level.     By Charlie Osborne  September 13, 2018       A severe vulnerability discovered in the Webroot SecureAnywhere antivirus software allows attacks to take place at the kernel level. On Thursday, researchers from the Trustwave SpiderLabs team revealed the flaw, which impacts…
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Google to tech-support scammers: We’re about to get even tougher on your ads

A new verification system for all tech-support advertisers aims to block scammers.     By Liam Tung | September 12, 2018     Google is rolling out a new verification system to combat a rise in misleading ads from third-party technical-support services. Google announced it will implement new restrictions on all tech-support ads after the Wall Street Journal…
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