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Folksam data breach leaks info of 1M Swedes to Google, Facebook, more

Folksam, one of the largest insurance companies in Sweden, today disclosed a data breach affecting around 1 million Swedes after sharing customers' personal info with multiple technology giants.

Microsoft releases update to remove Adobe Flash from Windows

Microsoft has released the KB4577586 update to remove Adobe Flash from Windows and prevents it from being installed again.

Watch out for Emotet malware's new 'Windows Update' attachment

The Emotet botnet has begun to use a new malicious attachment that pretends to be a message from Windows Update telling you to upgrade Microsoft Word.

Microsoft October 2020 Patch Tuesday fixes 87 security bugs

Today is Microsoft's October 2020 Patch Tuesday, and your Windows administrators will be pulling their hair out as they install new updates and try to fix bugs that pop up.

Microsoft Edge will soon allow users to disable the 'reveal password' option

Last year, Microsoft added support revealing passwords to help users verify them. The company is now working on an option that will allow Microsoft Edge users to disable the password reveal option.

Microsoft Edge is getting a built-in password generator

In the latest version of Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary, you can use a feature called "suggest strong passwords" to quickly generate passwords. Here's how.

Microsoft Warns of Cyberattacks on Trump, Biden Election Campaigns

Just months before the U.S. presidential election, hackers from Russia, China and Iran are ramping up phishing and malware attacks against campaign staffers.

Microsoft Releases September 2020 Security Patches For 129 Flaws

As part of this month's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft today released a fresh batch of security updates to fix a total of 129 newly discovered security vulnerabilities

Custom Windows 10 themes can be used to steal users' credentials

A new finding by a security researcher suggests that specially crafted Windows 10 themes files can be used to redirect users to an authentication-required site to steal their Microsoft credentials.

Microsoft builds deepfakes detection tool to combat election disinformation

Microsoft has created a deepfakes detection tool and technology to assure/confirm the authenticity of images and videos.

Microsoft Edge 86 update beefs up compromised password alerts

A new Microsoft Edge Dev channel update is ready for testing. This week, Microsoft has added a bunch of new options to various menus while also beefing up its alerts for when it detects compromised passwords.

Office 365 now opens attachments in a sandbox to prevent infections

Microsoft today announced the launch of Application Guard for Office in public preview to protect enterprise users from threats using malicious attachments as an attack vector.

Microsoft Reveals New Innocent Ways Windows Users Can Get Hacked

Play an audio or video file, read a PDF, browse a website, receive an email message: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Reveals A Few Innocent Ways to Get Hacked. No worries thought, all you need to do is click on Start Menu | Settings | Security and Update, and install available updates.

Microsoft August 2020 Patch Tuesday fixes 2 zero-days, 120 flaws

With the release of the August 2020 Patch Tuesday security updates, Microsoft has released one Servicing Stack Update for Windows 10 advisory and fixes for 120 vulnerabilities in Microsoft products. 17 are classified as Critical, and 103 are classified as Important.

Ex-NSA Hacker Finds a Way to Hack Mac Users Via Microsoft Office

A security researcher who specializes in MacOS found a way to hack users who would double click on a Microsoft Office file, with no need for any other interaction.

Microsoft now detects CCleaner as a Potentially Unwanted Application

Microsoft is now detecting the popular CCleaner Windows optimization and Registry cleaner program as a potentially unwanted application (PUA) in Microsoft Defender.

Microsoft's Family Safety app now generally available

Microsoft's Family Safety app announced earlier this year has exited preview and is now live for Android and iOS users. The Android app is available today, and the iOS version should be live soon.

Office 365 adds new features to help identify malicious spam

Microsoft is planning to provide more info on spam emails detected as malicious by the Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) filtering stack and allow organizations to export their list of the top targeted users by phishing attacks.

Restarting your PC could help reduce the risk of a security issue

Microsoft is working on a resolution for an issue that causes Windows Defender Application Guard and Windows Sandbox to fail to open. For now, the issue can be mitigated by restarting your device.

Microsoft Edge now blocks abusive notifications to reduce web spam

Websites increasingly ask to send notifications about their new contents and notifications are also abused for advertisements or web scams. To address this webspam mess, Microsoft Edge 84 introduces a new notification request experience called quiet notification requests.

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