The Japanese Government Decided to Fight the Use of … Floppy Disks

As it turns out, more than 1,900 administrative procedures in Japan still require the use of floppy disks. Now, the newly appointed head of Japan’s Ministry of Digital Reform, Taro Kono, has decided to declare “war” on floppy disks and other forms of obsolete media and move the submission process online. Let me remind you… Continue reading The Japanese Government Decided to Fight the Use of … Floppy Disks

Genshin Impact Game’s Anti-Cheat Driver Is Used to Disable Antiviruses

Trend Micro experts have discovered that hackers are abusing the system anti-cheat driver of the popular game Genshin Impact to disable anti-virus software during ransomware attacks. Mhypro2.sys gives access to the memory of any process and kernel, and is also able to terminate processes with the highest privileges. Let me remind you that we also… Continue reading Genshin Impact Game’s Anti-Cheat Driver Is Used to Disable Antiviruses

Janet Jackson Song Killed Hard Drives on Old Laptops

Microsoft specialist Raymond Chen shared an interesting story from the Windows XP era on the blog: the music video for Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation” negatively affects some 5400 rpm hard drives, causing their malfunction. Let me remind you that we also talked about a curios fact when it turned out that: Cellmate men’s chastity belts… Continue reading Janet Jackson Song Killed Hard Drives on Old Laptops

Critical Bug in Google Titan M Chip Netted Researchers $75,000

Quarkslab researchers published details of a critical bug they found in the Google Titan M chip earlier this year. Let me remind you that the Titan M, released in 2018, is a SoC (system-on-a-chip) designed exclusively for processing sensitive data and processes, such as Verified Boot, disk encryption, lock screen protection, secure transactions and much… Continue reading Critical Bug in Google Titan M Chip Netted Researchers $75,000

Microsoft fixes DogWalk bug as part of Patch Tuesday

Microsoft fixed more than 120 vulnerabilities this month, including the DogWalk bug, as part of the traditional “Update Tuesday”. Indeed, one of the most serious issues in the package was the DogWalk zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2022-34713, CVSS score 7.8), which leads to arbitrary code remote execution and is already under attack. In total, 121 vulnerabilities were… Continue reading Microsoft fixes DogWalk bug as part of Patch Tuesday

Antivirus scanner and anti-malware. What is the difference?

Antivirus, anti-malware software, antivirus scanner… There are so many terms, and all of them look so similar, but they’re different. It is easy to confuse the user who does not have any information about all these things. Thus, it is important to clear out these things in easy words. From a certain point of view,… Continue reading Antivirus scanner and anti-malware. What is the difference?

Effective virus protection in 2022: Hints & Advices

Effective virus protection

Tired of your OS Widows behaving strangely and slowing down suddenly? I can understand the pains of removing the viruses infecting your system and then sustaining the damage done by them. According to a recent survey worldwide, malware expenses have increased up to $20 Million. Google research adds to the worries by telling us that… Continue reading Effective virus protection in 2022: Hints & Advices

BEST COMPUTER SECURITY HABITS

Best Computer Security Habits

What makes the best computer security habits? Because you may do something along the lines of securing your computer from various malicious kinds of things like installing antivirus software and doing regular scans but it may not be enough. In fact, antivirus software deals with direct results of your good or bad security habits. The… Continue reading BEST COMPUTER SECURITY HABITS

10 Working Tips to Protect Your Personal Data

The first hacking attacks and realization of the danger of trusting information to the digital media became a shock to computer users. That’s when the question of data protection rose, and the development of the first antivirus programs began. And that was even before the Internet became a usual thing. Nowadays, when every home is… Continue reading 10 Working Tips to Protect Your Personal Data