Google Engineer Ports Windows Defender to Linux to Demonstrate Fuzzing Technique

Tavis Ormandy is the Google Project Zero security researcher responsible for many of the recently discovered vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Windows operating system, most of which were patched by the software giant, while some of them were made public after the 90-day disclosure window expired. This time, Ormandy has developed a tool whose purpose is to enhance fuzzing, which is in essence a technique that enables vulnerability scanning using data injection directly in the DLL file. Fuzz testing is an all automated solution and uses invalid, unexpected, or random data injected... Read more

Kaspersky Crowned the Best Antivirus for Windows 10 Enterprise

Kaspersky topped the latest AV-TEST antivirus tests for Windows 10 home users, and now it looks like the company is getting the crown for business customers as well, according to new results from the German institute. Security software developed by Kaspersky got the maximum points in a new series of tests on Windows 10 Enterprise, but the top product certification was received by several other products, including those from Bitdefender, Symantec, and Sophos. Specifically, both Kaspersky Endpoint Security and Kaspersky Small Office Security received the maximum 18 points after getting... Read more

Google raises heat on Microsoft with new Chrome bundle for enterprises

Google on Tuesday rolled out an enterprise bundle that packages Chrome, management templates and an add-on for dealing with legacy sites and apps, building on the chokehold its browser has on the web.The collection — prosaically dubbed “enterprise bundle” — includes a Chrome installer (in .msi format), the Legacy Browser Support (LBS) add-on, and a set of templates for applying group policies to Chrome within the company. It was essentially a convenience, since all its components have been available separately.[ More reading: Microsoft Word vs. Google Docs: Which is better... Read more

How to Install Oracle Database 12c on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to install Oracle 12c on a CentOS 7 x86-64 machine. This includes the preparation and configuration of the CentOS 7 machine for the Oracle 12c installation, the Oracle 12c installation and testing the database with the Oracle Database command line utility sqlplus and the web-based Oracle Enterprise Manager. Read more

The Best Windows 10 Antivirus of 2017

Windows Defender has evolved a lot, there’s no doubt about it, but there still are lots of users out there who feel safer with third-party antivirus solutions, mostly because they are said to provide substantially better protection to Windows users. To determine which antivirus product actually provides the best security on the market at this point, security institute AV-TEST performed a new research in March and April to test the most popular solutions at this point, including Microsoft’s very own Windows Defender. And the results are a bit surprising. Previously,... Read more

Huawei Launches New Apple MacBook Killers Running Windows 10

If you’re looking for an alternative to Apple’s MacBook, but the Microsoft Surface isn’t exactly your cup of tea, then it’s worth checking out Huawei’s new MateBook lineup that includes three new members running Windows 10. The first of them is the MateBook X, which is clearly the star of the show with the best Huawei has to offer at this point in the battle against devices like the MacBook and the Surface Book.Three MateBook versions, one 2-in-1 version The MateBook X comes with 13-inch IPS display covered by Gorilla... Read more

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 S Version of Surface Book, Surface Pro

Microsoft launched Windows 10 S earlier this month on the Surface Laptop, but it turns out that the company is very committed to making the operating system available on some other devices, including its existing Surface models. CVP Yusuf Mehdi explained in an interview that the Windows 10 S version of the Surface Laptop is just the beginning of a wider range of devices running the operating system, confirming that new SKUs of the Surface Book and the Surface Pro are already on their way. This means Microsoft will soon... Read more

Epiphany Browser Updated for GNOME 3.25.2 with New Shortcuts for Switching Tabs

Ahead of today’s GNOME 3.25.2 desktop environment development release, the team of developers behind the Epiphany web browser have released the second milestone towards the Epiphany 3.26 stable series, due out later this year. Epiphany 3.25.2 is here three weeks after the first milestone in the new development series targeting the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment, and it comes with a bunch of goodies that may interest some of you out there who don’t want to use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, or Chromium browsers. Among the new changes... Read more

CloudLinux 7's Latest Beta Kernel Improves Fix for CVE-2017-7895 Security Issue

CloudLinux’s Mykola Naugolnyi informed the community today about the availability of yet another Beta kernel security update for those running the latest CloudLinux 7 operating system. Available for both CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 Hybrid installations, the new Beta kernel, versioned 3.10.0-614.10.2.lve1.4.50, is now available for download from the updates-testing repository. It replaces the previous kernel 3.10.0-614.10.2.lve1.4.48 to improve the fix for the CVE-2017-7895 security issue. “The NFSv2 and NFSv3 server implementations in the Linux kernel through 4.10.13 lack certain checks for the end of a buffer. A remote attacker... Read more