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For the second time in two weeks developers of the popular LastPass password manager are working to fix a serious vulnerability that could allow malicious websites to steal user passwords or infect computers with malware. Like the LastPass flaws patched last week, the new issue was discovered and reported to LastPass by Tavis Ormandy, a researcher with Google’s Project Zero team.

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Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security users are familiar with Anti-Banner, a handy component that blocks annoying ads on websites and in software interfaces. Ad-blockers are really useful nowadays. Using them lets you open websites faster, makes webpages more readable, and stops data-gathering tools from spying on you.

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Intel Security has released a tool that allows users to check if their computer’s low-level system firmware has been modified and contains unauthorized code. The release comes after CIA documents leaked Tuesday revealed that the agency has developed EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) rootkits for Apple’s Macbooks. A rootkit is a malicious program that runs with […]

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Computer users who have been affected by the Dharma ransomware and have held onto their encrypted files can now restore them for free. Researchers have created decryption tools for this ransomware strain after someone recently leaked the decryption keys. Dharma first appeared in November and is based on an older ransomware program known as Crysis. […]

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