Software

Android malware on Google Play grows botnets, launches DDoS attacks

Android malware on Google Play grows botnets, launches DDoS attacks

The Sockbot malware has made its way into at least eight Apps in the Google Play Store with the intent of adding devices to botnets and performing DDoS attacks.
By Robert Abel Oct 20 2017, 10:42AM
Google makes Gmail super secure - but not for most users

Google makes Gmail super secure - but not for most users

High-risk groups such as journalists, political leaders and campaigners can protect their account with Advanced Protection.
By Staff Writer Oct 20 2017, 8:59AM
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: 10 of the best new features

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: 10 of the best new features

Mixed reality, refreshed looks, eye control, and plenty other sweet tweaks.
By Andrew Hayward Oct 19 2017, 11:28AM
WebSite X5 Evolution 14.0 improves navigation menu, updates effects and templates

WebSite X5 Evolution 14.0 improves navigation menu, updates effects and templates

Incomedia has released a major new version of its wizard-driven web-building tool with the launch of WebSite X5 Evolution 14.0.
By Nick Peers Oct 19 2017, 11:26AM
WhatsApp rolling out Live Location Sharing

WhatsApp rolling out Live Location Sharing

Your first thought is why you’d need to share your location with anyone. After further consideration, it makes so much sense.
By Chris Wiles Oct 19 2017, 11:26AM
Modified video games on Russian forum tainted with WaterMiner cryptominer

Modified video games on Russian forum tainted with WaterMiner cryptominer

A Russian hacker implanted a stealth cryptominer in his creations, including a mod of Grand Theft Auto that was recently found on a Russian-speaking forum, available for download.
By Bradley Barth Oct 19 2017, 10:08AM
Google Calendar's web app receives a long-awaited revamp

Google Calendar's web app receives a long-awaited revamp

The update adds a fresh look and improved features for creating meetings.
By Staff Writer Oct 19 2017, 9:31AM
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update starts rolling out today

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update starts rolling out today

Microsoft will update people's devices in waves.
By Joe Curtis Oct 18 2017, 12:37PM
App of the week: Thimbleweed Park

App of the week: Thimbleweed Park

It turns out you can go home again when LucasArts alums make a point-and-click adventure as good as this one.
By Craig Grannell Oct 18 2017, 11:06AM
O&O ShutUp10 1.6 adds Fall Creators Update support, UI improvements

O&O ShutUp10 1.6 adds Fall Creators Update support, UI improvements

Keeping your PC private is more important than ever.
By Chris Wiles Oct 18 2017, 10:57AM
Microsoft moves Symantec into the cloud

Microsoft moves Symantec into the cloud

105 services have been migrated from Symantec's on-premise infrastructure to Microsoft Azure
By Staff Writer Oct 18 2017, 10:23AM
Microsoft offers a sneak peak at Fluent Design

Microsoft offers a sneak peak at Fluent Design

Microsoft's new design language Fluent Design will start showing up in the Fall Creators Update.
By Nicole Kobie Oct 17 2017, 10:38AM
Microsoft Edge rated 'best at blocking phishing attacks'

Microsoft Edge rated 'best at blocking phishing attacks'

Microsoft's flagship is better than Chrome and Firefox for identifying malicious sites.
By Dale Walker Oct 16 2017, 12:47PM
FBackup 7.0 adds Dropbox and CD/DVD support, Fast Mirror backup option

FBackup 7.0 adds Dropbox and CD/DVD support, Fast Mirror backup option

Softland has released FBackup 7.0 and Backup4all 7.0, major new versions of its free and paid-for Windows backup products.
By Nick Peers Oct 16 2017, 11:30AM
Mozilla patches three critical issues in Thunderbird and Firefox

Mozilla patches three critical issues in Thunderbird and Firefox

Mozilla issued a security update stating that the newly released Thunderbird 52.4 , Firefox 56 and Firefox ESR 52.4 patch 10 vulnerabilities, two rated critical, five high and three moderate found in earlier iterations of the software.
By Doug Olenick Oct 16 2017, 11:02AM
Iphone iOS 11 QR code scanner provides 'backdoor' exploitable by criminals

Iphone iOS 11 QR code scanner provides 'backdoor' exploitable by criminals

Apple's new operating system for iPhones and iPads contains a Quick Response (QR)-scanning based 'backdoor' that could be used by cyber-criminals.
By SC Staff Oct 16 2017, 11:02AM
Microsoft makes Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK available

Microsoft makes Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK available

The update will make it easier for businesses to modernise their applications with minimal effort.
By Adam Shepherd , Clare Hopping Oct 13 2017, 12:31PM
Patch Tuesday Microsoft: 62 vulnerabilities, 28 critical, 1 in the wild

Patch Tuesday Microsoft: 62 vulnerabilities, 28 critical, 1 in the wild

Microsoft's October Patch Tuesday release covered a wide spectrum of problems with the majority possibly resulting in remote code execution (RCE) and CVE-2017-11826 being publicly disclosed and actively exploited.
By Doug Olenick Oct 13 2017, 10:52AM
Explainer: What is AES encryption?

Explainer: What is AES encryption?

AES is one of the most widely used encryption protocols, but where did it come from and how does it work?
By Jane McCallion Oct 12 2017, 1:10PM
AOMEI PE Builder Free 2.0 released, now supports Windows XP through to Windows 10

AOMEI PE Builder Free 2.0 released, now supports Windows XP through to Windows 10

Three years ago, AOMEI unveiled the first version of PE Builder.
By Nick Peers Oct 12 2017, 11:33AM