Last week I told you about bug fixes announced by Android as part of its May security bulletin. Well, over the weekend Samsung began releasing fixes for 27 vulnerabilities. Twenty-one of those are labeled as high severity. Handsets affected are the S9, Note 8 and S8 phones. Make sure you get them installed. Those of […]
Late last week, the team over at WineHQ announced the release of version 3.8, containing bug fixes alongside a few feature enhancements.
Masquerading as a systemd package, it has been revealed that malware is hiding in plain sight over at the Ubuntu Snap Store. Know your sources and always be cautious when installing third party application. This is true, regardless of the operating system.
Linux kernel 4.17 release candidate 5 has officially landed. It is mostly packed with driver updates.
Here is a bit of good news for Android users: presented at Google I/O 2018, Google may start forcing hardware manufacturers to push security updates on a more regular basis.
Attention PGP and S/MIME users: new vulnerabilities revealed which require immediate updates. Those who are immediately affected are the ones relying on such decryption tools for e-mail communication.
The Ontario Provincial Police is warning the public to be vigilant as part of Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Reading the contents of an e-mail should be safe if you have the latest security patches, but e-mail attachments can be harmful, police said.
Phishing scams can trick you into opening attachments or giving up personal information.
They appear to be e-mails from trusted people, organizations or companies, but they’re often the gateway to identity theft by automatically installing malware, viruses, worms and trojans.
“When it comes to e-mail attachments, you should exercise extreme caution and assume the worst,” said Supt. Paul Beesley, director of the OPP’s Behavioural, Forensic and Electronic Services, in a media release. “Don’t actually download or run an attachment unless you have a good reason to do so. If you’re not expecting an attachment, treat it with healthy suspicion.”
Sometimes attachments are disguised as letters of reference, resumes or information requests that can infiltrate and affect businesses.
Also known as “spearphishing campaigns,” corporations and governments have been targeted through e-mail attachments to take advantage of previously unknown security vulnerabilities.