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Archive for June, 2018

Study Shows People Prefer Alternatives Over Passwords

File this one away under "confirming things we already knew."  A recent study conducted jointly by Blink and Trusona confirmed that people just don't like passwords very much. Their study tracked ...

New Trick Lets Hackers Bypass Office 365 Email Security

What's old is new again. Hackers have recently begun re-deploying a decade-old trick called 'ZeroFont' to get around Microsoft's security filters and deliver phishing and spam emails to Office 365 email ...

Majority Of Web Apps Found To Have Security Vulnerabilities 

How many web apps do you have on your phone?  Probably a ton.  Here's something you likely didn't know.  Based on the latest research from Positive Technologies, nearly half of them ...

Google Cracking Down On 3rd Party Browser Extension Installs

Malicious code can wind up on your PC or phone by any number of roads.  Companies do their best to guard the digital passes, but invariably, things get missed and the ...

Another Vulnerability Found In Intel CPU’s

More bad news for Intel. Yet another security flaw has been identified in the processors the company makes.  This one is so newly discovered that the full technical details have yet ...

The Importance of Data Privacy

The title seems a bit obvious, right? Of course data privacy is important.  I mean, how could not keeping your data private be a good thing? Spoiler alert: it can’t. There’s ...

Chili’s Data Breach

I thought I had a bad weekend. Then I heard about the Chili’s Data Breach. Turns out Brinker International had issues that far outweigh the problems from sleeping on a 10-year-old ...

Seriously, what is the Dark Web?

The Dark Web… sounds scary, doesn’t it? And what is it? Like that Experian commercial you see on TV that promotes “free Dark Web scans” – WHAT ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT? ...

Ransomware is Everywhere

Ransomware keeps appearing in headlines; attacking hospitals, banks, school districts, state and local governments, law enforcement agencies, as well as businesses of all sizes. Holy moly. This isn’t good. It’s reaching ...

Tax Reform: Savings for Business Owners

The 20 and Ciardi Ciardi & Astin are hosting a tax reform webinar on Wednesday, June 27 at 12:00 PM CT with Stephen J. Slade, CPA that you don’t want to ...

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Ransomware Now Sends Malicious Texts Through Mobile Device

Ransomware Now Sends Malicious Texts Through Mobile Device

If you own an Android device, there's a new threat to be at least moderately concerned about.  It takes the[...]
Playing Videos Could Allow Hackers Into Your Phone

Playing Videos Could Allow Hackers Into Your Phone

Do you have an Android device?  Are you running Android Nougat, Oreo, or Pie (versions 7x, 8x, or 9x)?  Do[...]
Security Flaw Found In Open Source Office Program LibreOffice

Security Flaw Found In Open Source Office Program LibreOffice

Do you use LibreOffice? It's an open source clone that's functionally similar to Microsoft Office that has grown quite popular[...]

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