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Microsoft’s new browser, Edge

Microsoft will be making it’s next browser much safer by removing ActiveX and BHOs.

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.

OS X Yosemite still vulnerable to rootpipe exploit

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

A look into modern spyware

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

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.

Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has released critical patches for Windows and Office.  All users (including Macs) should check for updates.  Adobe has also released patches for Flash Players.

Changing PC background image w/stolen password leads to felony charges.

A 14 year old with a glanced password gets jail time.

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