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Archive for March, 2018

Intel Taking Additional Steps To Prevent Security Flaws

By now, you've almost certainly heard of "Spectre," one of two recently discovered security flaws that impact every chip made by Intel in the last ten years. The story of Spectre, ...

Massive Malware Attack Stemmed From Bittorent App

According to a Microsoft security researcher, a massive malware attack attempted to install a cryptocurrency mining software on more than 400,000 computers in less than twelve hours.  The failed campaign is ...

Does Your Business Have A Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan?

If your company has an incident response plan that you can rely on in the face of a cyber attack, then you're ahead of most of the world, according to research ...

You Can Now Search Google From iMessage With App Download

There's a fun, new update for Apple's iMessage app that will probably make lots of power users happy.  As long as you also have Google's iOS app installed, you'll be able ...

New Freemium Offer Mines Cryptocurrency

Freemium software is certainly nothing new.  They are free apps that offer premium features if you don't mind ads displaying while you're using it or paying a small fee to have ...

New Chips Support Increased Network Speeds To 400Gbps

Marvell Semiconductor has a new product out, and it's a game changer.  Their new "Alaska" chip (the Alaska C 88x7120) is the first on the market to support the new 802.3 ...

Attacks on Health Organizations Increasing At Alarming Rate

It used to be the case that credit card companies and retail outlets were the primary targets of hackers around the world.  Make no mistake, they still get attacked with regularity, ...

Beware Fake Craigslist Email Could Contain Ransomware

If you post ads on Craigslist for short term employment, be aware that there's a new malspam campaign that aims to distribute Sigma ransomware on the computers of unwary users. By ...

Biometric Authentication Seeing Wide Adoption In Businesses

According to a new report published by Spiceworks, nearly 90 percent of businesses will use some type of biometric technology for authentication by the year 2020.  In fact, some 62 percent ...

Windows Media Player May Be Replaced By Microsoft App

A Reddit user named "Noam_ha" recently posted a screenshot displaying a popup message when users open the venerable Windows Media Player (WMP), asking users if they would instead like to open ...

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Video Embedding Feature In MS Word Has Security Vulnerability 

Video Embedding Feature In MS Word Has Security Vulnerability 

Researchers have discovered a security flaw in MS Office 2016 and older versions that leave the door open to hackers[...]
Most Apple Devices Are Getting A Major Software Update

Most Apple Devices Are Getting A Major Software Update

If you own Apple devices that use iOS, watchOS, tvOS, or macOS, there's good news.  The company just released major[...]
Here’s How Employees Open the Door to Hackers

Here’s How Employees Open the Door to Hackers

Yep, sorry, everyone… this is a real problem. In fact, it’s a HUGE problem. Your company’s vulnerability, in large part,[...]

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