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Avast update quarantines vital DLL

A recent update to Avast antivirus cause a critical DLL to be quarantined for some users.

Google goes after Chrome extentions with ad injectors

A recent study showed  extensions that perform ad replacement/injection replacing legitimate ads on web pages.  Google has new policies to help prevent this.

Safari Updates

Apple has released critical updates for Safari.  If you use it, you should patch.

No More Microsoft Patch Tuesday

New policy changes coming with Windows 10 may get rid of Patch Tuesday.

iFixit tears down the Apple Watch

You get to see the innards of the latest Apple device.

OS X Yosemite still vulnerable to rootpipe exploit

The vulnerability that Apple patched is still exploitable according to a security researcher.

Google will require sites to be “mobile friendly” to maintain search rankings

You site needs to be mobile friendly or you will be penalized in Google’s search results.

A look into modern spyware

If you’ve ever wondered why “crapware” exists.

Microsoft to put MS services into Cyanogen

The open source OS Cyanogen for Android devices will soon contain Microsoft’s Bing, OneNote, Skype, etc.

Google Chrome to block old NPAPI based plugins including Java

Google’s Chrome will begin blocking Java with version 42 (you still can re-enable it) and totally prevent it from functioning in version 45 (September 2015).   We’re going to assume that Oracle will update the Java plugin.

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