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Warning: Critical WinRAR Flaw Affects All Versions Released In Last 19 Years

Warning: Critical WinRAR Flaw Affects All Versions Released In Last 19 Years
February 21, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Beware Windows users... a new dangerous remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in the WinRAR software, affecting hundred...

Researcher Discloses New Zero-Day Affecting All Versions of Windows

Researcher Discloses New Zero-Day Affecting All Versions of Windows
September 21, 2018Mohit Kumar
A security researcher has publicly disclosed an unpatched zero-day vulnerability in all supported versions of Microsoft Windows operating...

Warning: Your Windows PC Can Get Hacked by Just Visiting a Site

Warning: Your Windows PC Can Get Hacked by Just Visiting a Site
April 10, 2018Mohit Kumar
Can you get hacked just by clicking on a malicious link or opening a website? — YES . Microsoft has just released its April month's...

Microsoft's Meltdown Patch Made Windows 7 PCs More Insecure

Microsoft's Meltdown Patch Made Windows 7 PCs More Insecure
March 29, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Meltdown CPU vulnerability was bad, and Microsoft somehow made the flaw even worse on its Windows 7, allowing any unprivileged, user-leve...

AngelFire: CIA Malware Infects System Boot Sector to Hack Windows PCs

AngelFire: CIA Malware Infects System Boot Sector to Hack Windows PCs
August 31, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A team of hackers at the CIA, the Central Intelligence Agency, allegedly used a Windows hacking tool against its targets to gain persiste...

New GhostHook Attack Bypasses Windows 10 PatchGuard Protections

New GhostHook Attack Bypasses Windows 10 PatchGuard Protections
June 23, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Vulnerabilities discovered in Microsoft PatchGuard kernel protection could allow hackers to plant rootkits on computers running the comp...

Brutal Kangaroo: CIA-developed Malware for Hacking Air-Gapped Networks Covertly

Brutal Kangaroo: CIA-developed Malware for Hacking Air-Gapped Networks Covertly
June 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
WikiLeaks has published a new batch of the ongoing Vault 7 leak , this time detailing a tool suite – which is being used by the CIA for M...

This CIA Tool Hacks Windows Computers Silently Over the Network

This CIA Tool Hacks Windows Computers Silently Over the Network
June 02, 2017Mohit Kumar
WikiLeaks has published a new batch of the ongoing Vault 7 leak , this time detailing an alleged CIA project that allowed the agency to turn...

Beware! Hackers Can Steal Your Windows Password Remotely Using Chrome

Beware! Hackers Can Steal Your Windows Password Remotely Using Chrome
May 17, 2017Mohit Kumar
A security researcher has discovered a serious vulnerability in the default configuration of the latest version of Google's Chrome ru...

Weeks Before WannaCry, Cryptocurrency Mining Botnet Was Using Windows SMB Exploit

Weeks Before WannaCry, Cryptocurrency Mining Botnet Was Using Windows SMB Exploit
May 16, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A security researcher has just discovered a stealthy cryptocurrency-mining malware that was also using Windows SMB vulnerability at leas...

Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch For Critical RCE in Windows Malware Scanner

Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch For Critical RCE in Windows Malware Scanner
May 09, 2017Mohit Kumar
Microsoft's own antivirus software made Windows 7, 8.1, RT and 10 computers, as well as Windows Server 2016 more vulnerable. Micros...

Google 0-Day Hunters Find 'Crazy Bad' Windows RCE Flaw

Google 0-Day Hunters Find 'Crazy Bad' Windows RCE Flaw
May 08, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Update (Monday, May 08, 2017):  Microsoft has released an emergency security update to patch below-reported crazy bad remote code executi...

Microsoft Finally Releases Security Patches For Publicly-Disclosed Critical Flaws

Microsoft Finally Releases Security Patches For Publicly-Disclosed Critical Flaws
March 15, 2017Mohit Kumar
After last month's postponement, Microsoft's Patch Tuesday is back with a massive release of fixes that includes patches for sec...

This $5 Device Can Hack your Password-Protected Computers in Just One Minute

This $5 Device Can Hack your Password-Protected Computers in Just One Minute
November 16, 2016Swati Khandelwal
You need to be more careful next time while leaving your computer unattended at your office, as it cost hackers just $5 and only 30 sec...

This Code Injection Technique can Potentially Attack All Versions of Windows

This Code Injection Technique can Potentially Attack All Versions of Windows
October 28, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Guess what? If you own a Windows PC, which is fully-patched, attackers can still hack your computer. Isn't that scary? Well, defini...

Microsoft releases Emergency Patch Update for all versions of Windows

Microsoft releases Emergency Patch Update for all versions of Windows
July 21, 2015Mohit Kumar
In the wake of a critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability in all supported versions of its operating system platform, Microsoft has ...

18-year-old Unpatched Vulnerability Affects All Versions of Microsoft Windows

18-year-old Unpatched Vulnerability Affects All Versions of Microsoft Windows
April 14, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have unearthed a serious security flaw in all supported versions of Windows that could let hackers steal users' cr...
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