Category: Security

Microsoft Security Scanner

Microsoft has just released a new stand-alone security scanner. This tool is NOT a proactive security tool, but rather it can be used to perform a deep system scan for known viruses and malware. If your system is acting strange it is a good idea to download this utility and perform a full system scan. …

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The Dangers of on-line file hosting sites.

A group of researchers set out to determine just how “private” files uploaded to File Hosting Services are. They discovered that it was quite simple to create scripts to act as web crawlers to explore these sites and return a list of lies that can be downloaded. When someone uploads a file it is assigned …

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Microsoft to release emergency patch on Monday

Microsoft has announced that it will release a fix for a widely-reported zero-day vulnerability in the how all current Windows versions handle shortcut (*.lnk) files. Microsoft had previously announced details about the vulnerability and released a temporary workaround that erases shortcut icons and replaces them with blank white icons. This out-of-band fix will be released …

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