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Windows Defender and Kaspersky Best Security Software 2020

August 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have been using Windows Defender (recently re-branded to Microsoft Defender) since Windows 7 and (with the help of Firefox as my default browser) have had no malware issues at all. I highly recommend it to anyone who asks. This is another in a series of positive reports about its efficacy. [Read more..]

Google sued: Privacy invasion in Chrome Incognito Mode

June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Chrome browser Incognito Mode is not as Private as you think it is! TheWindowsClub.com June 4, 2020 Google faces $5 billion class-action lawsuit Google Chrome provides users with the Incognito mode. Not just Chrome but nearly all modern web browser applications these days have a private [Read more..]

Zoom video-conferencing app still a high security risk

June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is appalling. After all the security blunders over the past year, mostly involving security holes and woefully inadequate encryption, Zoom is still hanging its users out to dry unless they upgrade to a paid corporate plan. Zoom won’t encrypt free calls: This is why! TheWindowsClub.com [Read more..]

WordPress Sites Targeted in Large-Scale Attacks

May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Make sure you have adequate security in place both on your server and on your WordPress sites. WP Sites Targeted in Large-Scale Attacks by Ram Gall, Wordfence.com May 5, 2020 Wordfence has been tracking a sudden uptick in attacks targeting Cross-Site Scripting(XSS) vulnerabilities that began on [Read more..]

CAA bug revokes 3 million Let’s Encrypt certificates

March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Happening Now: Over 2 Percent of Sites Using a Let’s Encrypt TLS Certificate May Throw Security Warnings Wordfence.com Mar 3, 2020 On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 3 million Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt will be revoked because of a Certificate Authority [Read more..]

Avast antivirus spying on and selling user data

February 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have used Windows Security (formerly Windows Defender) as my only real-time anti-malware and firewall protection for years on all my PCs. Coupled with some common sense about which websites I visit and which emails I click on, it has yet to fail me. Occasionally, I will double check my system [Read more..]

Yuzo Related Posts Plugin Security Threat

April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have this plugin installed, even if it’s not active, delete it immediately! Yuzo Related Posts Zero-Day Vulnerability Exploited in the Wild by Dan Moen, Wordfence.com April 10, 2019 The Yuzo Related Posts plugin, which is installed on over 60,000 websites, was removed from the [Read more..]

Grammarly Adds Junk Code to WordPress Posts and Pages

April 6, 2019 | 2 Comments

Grammarly Adds Junk Code to WordPress Posts and Pages By Kris Gunnars, SearchFacts.com April 4, 2019 When you enable the Grammarly extension in your browser, it scans the text that you type for spelling and grammar errors and underlines them. This is what your text looks like if you have spelling [Read more..]
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