Antivirus updates hijacked to drop dangerous malware

Imagine if your antivirus program infected your computer with malware – that’s exactly what happened to some eScan antivirus users recently. A new report from Avast has explained how a threat actor, possibly of North Korean affiliation, used a vulnerability in the antivirus program to sideload a backdoor called GuptiMiner.  Apparently, after obtaining an adversary-in-the-middle … Read more

The Meta Quest 2 has received another permanent price drop to just $199

The Meta Quest 2 virtual reality headset has just received another staggering – and permanent – price drop. As detailed in an official Meta blog post, those who have been holding out on Meta Quest 2 can now purchase the 128GB model for $199 / £199, either from Meta’s own website or at online retailers … Read more

watchOS 11 Rumored to Drop Support for Apple Watch Series 4

Apple’s upcoming watchOS 11 update will drop support for 2018’s Apple Watch Series 4, according to iPhoneSoft. After five years of receiving the latest software updates, Apple Watch Series 3 lost support upon the release of watchOS 9 in 2022. Last year’s watchOS 10 update was compatible with all of the same Apple Watch models … Read more

Apple’s second-gen AirPods Pro drop to a new low of $180 during the Amazon Spring Sale

If you’re one of the holdouts with an iPhone who hasn’t wanted to shell out for AirPods, your time has come. The Amazon Big Spring Sale has brought Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro down to a new all-time low price. The earbuds are down to $180 from $249 — a 28 percent discount and $10 less … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S24 smartphones drop to record-low prices for the Amazon Big Spring Sale

They have only been around for a matter of weeks, but Samsung Galaxy S24 smartphones are already on sale for record-low prices in the Amazon Big Spring Sale. Perhaps you’ve been waiting for a solid deal on the top-end Galaxy S24 Ultra, which usually starts at $1,300 for a version with 256GB of storage. That … Read more

The Google Pixel Buds Pro drop to $139 for the Amazon Big Spring Sale

Amazon’s Big Spring Sale officially starts tomorrow, but many tech deals are already live. Take the Google Pixel Buds Pro — our choice for 2024’s best wireless earbuds for Android — down to $139 from $200. The 30 percent discount doesn’t bring the earbuds to their all-time low, but this is the cheapest we’ve seen … Read more

Hackers exploit another Windows security flaw to drop DarkGate malware

Microsoft recently patched a vulnerability in Windows SmartScreen, but not before hackers abused it as a zero-day to drop the DarkGate malware. A report from cybersecurity researchers Trend Micro detailed a new campaign that included phishing emails with malicious PDF files, open redirects via Google DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DDM), and Microsoft installers (.MSI) impersonating legitimate … Read more

The Chevy Blazer EV is back on sale with functioning software and a big price drop

Chevrolet is resuming sales of the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV following reports of major software issues, . The company says the malfunctions have been patched, thanks to “significant software updates.” To entice wary consumers back into the fold, Chevy has slashed prices on the vehicle. The sticker price has been reduced by $5,600 to $6,500, … Read more