The most recent Windows patch, released April 9, seems to have done something (still to be determined) that’s causing problems with anti-malware software.
The anti-robocalling company YouMail estimates that March 2019 saw 5.23 billion robocalls, the highest volume ever.
An attack on the update system for ASUS computers running Microsoft Windows allowed attackers to inject backdoor malware into thousands of computers.
A major operational error by GoDaddy, Apple, and Google has resulted in the issuance of at least 1 million browser-trusted digital certificates that don’t comply with binding industry mandates. The number of non-compliant certificates may be double that number, and other browser-trusted authorities are also likely to be affected.
I was a true nerd growing up in the 1980s—not in the hipster way but in the 10-pound-issue-of-Computer-Shopper-under-my-arm way (these things were seriously huge). I was thoroughly addicted to BBSes (Bulletin Board Systems) by the time I was 10. Maybe it’s no surprise I ended up as a technical director for a science and tech site.