According to multiple user reports, the Windows Defender Antivirus, Microsoft Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Security Essentials antimalware solutions are crashing randomly with a 0x800106ba error code on computers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2012…

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-antimalware-crashing-with-error-0x800106ba-on-windows-7-and-8/

A number of Windows 7 and 8.1 users are encountering problems with Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Users are seeing their automatic anti-malware protection turned off without their knowledge and are seeing out-of-date virus definitions. The problem is happening with some, but not all, users for the past several hours. Windows 10 users don’t seem to be affected...

https://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/some-windows-7-8-1-users-reporting-security-essentials-and-windows-defender-problems/

After being a staple on PCs for so many years, last month it was discovered that WinRAR, software used to open .zip archive files, has been vulnerable for the last 19 years to a bug that’s easily exploited by hackers and malware distributors. Fortunately, the software has been patched with the recent release of version 5.70, but after being unchecked for so long and installed by so many people, a new wave of malware is taking advantage…

https://www.slashgear.com/19-years-old-winrar-vulnerability-leads-to-over-100-malware-exploits-16569928/

Digital security researchers have discovered a previously unknown type of ad-serving malware in more than 200 Android apps, some of which have been downloaded by millions of users. The AdWare, which security firm Check Point calls “SimBad,” creates a backdoor and allows its creator to install additional programs, according to TechCrunch. The firm notified Google of the vulnerability, and the apps have all been pulled from the Google Play Store. It’s still on us, however, to delete these apps from our phones…

https://lifehacker.com/delete-these-malware-laden-apps-from-your-android-right-1833293923

The Windows 10 version 1809 release didn’t quite go as smoothly as Microsoft hoped, prompting lots of questions about how it tests the quality of its builds before release. To answer these questions, Microsoft has now revealed one of the key tools it’s developed to measure the health of Windows updates. ..

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-to-ensure-windows-10-update-quality-these-are-the-tools-we-use/

With the growing list of products Apple offers, the number of devices connected to your Apple ID can get quite extensive. Having all those devices connected to your Apple ID helps you keep track of them, but when it comes time to part ways with an Apple TV or Apple Watch, those devices can still be attached to your Apple ID. In some cases, this could affect the overall security of your account…

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/check-delete-devices-connected-your-apple-id-remove-items-you-no-longer-use-0194054/

The National Security Agency develops advanced hacking tools in-house for both offense and defense—which you could probably guess even if some notable examples hadn’t leaked in recent years. But on Tuesday at the RSA security conference in San Francisco, the agency demonstrated Ghidra, a refined internal tool that it has chosen to open source. And while NSA cybersecurity advisor Rob Joyce called the tool a “contribution to the nation’s cybersecurity community” in announcing it at RSA, it will no doubt be used far beyond the United States…

https://www.wired.com/story/nsa-ghidra-open-source-tool/