AMD Security

AMD Vs. CTS-Labs – Topic Closed

AMD responded in a community post what’s really behind the claims from CTS-Labs – AMD makes it very clear that the issues identified by CTS-Labs research have very less to do with Meltdown & Spectre security holes, but there also telling us that these are associated with the firmware that manages the AMD Secure Processor (PSP) – similar to Intel’s ME. The chipset used in some AM4 and TR4 motherboards as well as others are getting a firmware patches (BIOS updates) for this.


Browser Security

Firefox & Thunderbird’s Master Password System weak since 9 years

It seems like the integrated Master Password system from Firefox & Thunderbird are since over 9 years weak against known brute-force attacks and still remain unfixed. The findings are based on the work of Justin Dolske & Wladimir Palant.



The Illusion of IT Security

Most people think that installing ‘security’ software helps them to improve security but is that really true? How often do you hear in the media that there is another data breach related to a hack of a small group?


Browser extensions Security

ChomeZero protects you against JavaScript-based side-channel attacks

A new Chrome extension was released on GitHub, by some academics which allows to protect your Chrome or Chrome based Browser against JavaScript code to avoid a data leakage from a computer’s RAM or CPU.

ChromeZero Settings.
Security Software

Private Internet Access Software goes Open Source

Private Internet Access (PIA) made a big step forward by releasing their Software as open source today. The announcement page also mentioned that the Browse extensions also getting released on GitHub too. The client-side software will be rolled-out in waves over the next five months.

Private Internet Access Open Source


How-To Geek is spreading an incorrect article about Firefox Browser Forks

I got an eMail from someone who asked me what I think about Browser Forks and if it’s true that Browser Forks should’t be preferred in case you’re unhappy with the original Browser. Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks Like Waterfox, Pale Moon, or Basilisk is an article by How-To Geek which is really poorly written and comes to false conclusions about Firefox Forks.

Once again it’s all about the Fox. Picture Source: Mozilla
Linux Security

Tails 3.6 is out

Tails is a live operating system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly. The new release brings several fixes and improvements regarding to the community reported problems.


Microsoft Security Windows

Microsoft Security Updates March 2018 Edition

Microsoft today released a bunch of new updates – for all Windows Builds. The March 2018 Patchday is as expected and there this time no surprises. As always you can download and install the latest updates manually via the MS update catalog or via WUS.


Browser Security

Tor Browser 7.5.1 is out

The Tor Blog just released another versions update for it’s Browser which introduced several security updates, interface changes and improvements based on user reports. As always you can find the changelog since the last stable release, 7.0.11 right here. You should get the automatic update notification already or in the coming hours.

Tor Logo: Picture Source Tor Project