Microsoft Patches 55 Vulnerabilities, Including Zero-Day ‘Follina’

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday is, at this point, security tradition. The company issues new software updates for machines running Windows on the second Tuesday of every month, containing patches for security vulnerabilities discovered since the last Patch Tuesday. Microsoft’s latest update dropped on Tuesday, June 14, and carried with it dozens of patches for Windows, including a fix for a serious …

Beware ‘SearchNightmare,’ the Latest Microsoft Vulnerability

Last week, we covered “Follina,” the Microsoft security vulnerability affecting Microsoft Office documents. After you opened an affected Office document, a bad actor could potentially take control of your system. This week, the threat turns to “SearchNightmare,” another Microsoft vulnerability. SearchNightmare is not unlike Follina: like the latter, SearchNightmare tricks the victim into opening a malicious document, such as Word …

Microsoft Edge Deletes Cookies Every Time You Close Your Browser

When you use an internet browser, like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, you generate cookies. Cookies are used to track your activity across websites as you browse, which can be an invasion of privacy. Edge has a built-in solution. Microsoft added a feature to edge that deletes cookies and other browsing data as soon as you close your browser. That …

Microsoft Fixes Over 120 Security Vulnerabilities

Microsoft last week issued an update patching 128 vulnerabilities across various of its platforms, including Windows, Office, Edge, Skype for Business, and more. The number of security flaws alone is worth installing these updates for, however, the focus is on the two zero-day vulnerabilities Microsoft identifies here. The first flaw, unfortunately, is actively exploited, which makes updating your devices as soon …

Google Releases Security Patch for Chromium-Based Browsers

Web browsers, like all software, are vulnerable to hacking and malicious activity. When a new security flaw is discovered, it’s important for the developer to patch it right away. This week, we saw that with Chrome, and other Chromium-based browsers. On Friday, March 25, Google released an update for Chrome , version 99.0.4844.84. This update was small, according to the …

Be On Alert for Microsoft Office Website Scam

Microsoft has identified a multi-stage phishing attack against a number of users. The company reported that hackers took stolen credentials, and registered devices on the targets’ networks, which were then used to deploy phishing email scams. This latest fishing scheme tries to convince users they need to sign a document with an online DocuSign form. When a user would click …

Video Call Tip: Lighting Is Key

It’s just about time for the big meeting. You turn on your computer, sign into Teams, and … no one can see your face. No, it’s not because your camera is turned off; rather, your lighting just isn’t cutting it. When it comes to video of any kind, lighting is essential. It allows the camera to properly expose and capture …