Edge Chrome browser – adds capability to block unwanted app extensions

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https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/02/28/edge-blocks-unwanted-apps.aspx The new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser is getting the ability to block potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), Microsoft announced on Thursday.  Microsoft’s PUA blocking service will be available in the Edge browser, starting with version 80.0.338.0. The service is part of Windows Defender SmartScreen, a Web site reputation-checking service in Windows 10, which needs to be turned […]

National Consumer Protection Week — March 1–7

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/02/28/national-consumer-protection-week National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is March 1–7. This annual event encourages individuals and businesses to learn about their consumer rights and how to keep themselves secure. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its NCPW partners provide free resources to protect consumers from fraud, scams, and identity theft. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency […]

Malware – OSTap uses RDP based ActiveX to infect with TrickBot

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Some of the RDP exposures recently patched by Microsoft in recent months during “Patch Tuesday” — are important as a technical defense against new innovated malware attacks https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-use-windows-10-rdp-activex-control-to-run-trickbot-dropper/ A group of hackers is using the remote desktop ActiveX control in Word documents to automatically execute on Windows 10 a malware downloader called Ostap that was […]


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