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Microsoft has fixed a long-standing Explorer glitch in Windows 11 that made users suspect their PCs had been hacked

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It took Microsoft fifteen months to fix an issue with File Explorer in Windows 11 that was causing it to simply come to the foreground without warning.

Microsoft has fixed a long-standing Explorer glitch in Windows 11 that made users suspect their PCs had been hacked

In other words, the user could be doing one task or another on the computer, and Explorer would suddenly appear on top of all open windows for no reason. The issue is resolved with the release of the December cumulative update (KB5033375}. As Microsoft stated:

This update resolves an issue that affects Explorer windows. When the user is not waiting, windows appear in the foreground.

The error occurs randomly, and what’s worse is that in some scenarios it can appear every hour. The thing about this problem is that it’s not just distracting or annoying, but it can also cause some users to falsely suspect that their system has been hacked because the computer is doing something on its own when you don’t touch the keyboard or mouse.

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Samsung is working very quickly: Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus and Galaxy S24 Ultra have already received the March Android security updates

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Samsung has released the second update for its flagship Galaxy S24 line. But if the first was large-scale and brought many improvements to the system (along with bug fixes and shortcomings), then the second concerns exclusively security: the update contains the March Android security updates.

Samsung is working very quickly: Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus and Galaxy S24 Ultra have already received the March Android security updates

The second update has already been released in Europe and Canada, the software numbers are S92*BXXS1AXBG and S92*WVLS1AXBG, respectively. The size of the update depends on the specific model. For example, in the case of the European Galaxy S24 Plus – 285 MB, and in the case of the Galaxy S24 Ultra – 428 MB.

Interestingly, neither Samsung nor Google have yet revealed what exactly is contained in the March Android security update. But usually such updates patch several dozen previously identified holes and gaps in the software.

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Ovrdrive USB is a flash drive for security fans that has a prepared physical self-destruct function

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A campaign to raise funds for an unusual Ovrdrive USB flash drive has launched on the Crowd Supply crowdfunding platform. It stands out for its unusual implementation of data protection with the potential for integrating self-destruction technology.

Ovrdrive USB is a flash drive for security fans that has a prepared physical self-destruct function

The product is an open source project, so you can customize it if you wish. By default, this is just an 8 GB flash drive, which has a very unusual implementation of data protection. There is no automatic encryption feature, as this is prohibited in some countries. But there is a physical condition under which it is possible to access the data. If you simply insert a flash drive into your PC, it will appear empty. To access the data, you need to quickly connect and disconnect the drive three times in a row. The developers say they are targeting their product at journalists working in hostile environments, security researchers and anyone interested in open source hardware.

Ovrdrive USB is a flash drive for security fans that has a prepared physical self-destruct function

But the self-destruct function is more interesting. It was originally planned, but then it was abandoned due to its complexity. However, the authors left the device in such a form that technically everything is ready to implement this very function. Ovrdrive includes circuitry that can invert the voltage supply to the memory chip, which heats it to temperatures in excess of 100°C. True, this is probably not enough to destroy the microcircuit, but the authors note that this temperature is enough to serve as a catalyst for any self-destructing implant that the user himself integrates into the device. All this is possible since the project is open source.

Currently, as part of the campaign, you can order a flash drive for $69. Deliveries are promised in August.

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SEC page hacked, Bitcoin shakes after publication of fake news about ETF approval

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SEC page hacked Bitcoin shakes after publication of fake news

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said Tuesday that a message sent from the SEC’s social media platform X/Twitter account announcing the approval of a long-awaited bitcoin exchange-traded fund was “unauthorized” and that the agency’s account was hacked.

The price of Bitcoin immediately soared to almost $48,000, but then dropped to $45,000. At the time of publication of the note, the rate of the main cryptocurrency had stabilized around $46,000.

A Bitcoin ETF should provide large institutional investors with the opportunity to invest in Bitcoin without having to purchase the cryptocurrency on a crypto exchange such as Binance or Coinbase.

SEC page hacked, Bitcoin shakes after publication of fake news about ETF approval

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler stated on his personal account that the SEC account had been compromised and that “the SEC has not approved the listing and trading of Bitcoin spot exchange-traded products.” Gensler called the post unauthorized without providing further explanation.

Social Network X confirmed that the SEC’s account was compromised and that it was due to an “unidentified individual” gaining control of the phone number associated with the agency’s account through a third party.

The SEC did not enable two-factor authentication at the time the account was hacked, and that the hack was not caused by any breach of X’s systems.

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