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Archive for April, 2019

Driver In Some WiFi Devices Could Allow Hackers Access

You almost certainly do not know the name Hugues Anguelkov.  He's an intern working for Quarkslab, where he spends his time researching potential security issues. He's also a bit of an unsung ...

Reading Articles On Updated Google Chrome Will Become Easier

Google has some good news for PC users who surf the web using their Chrome browser.  Google is adding a new feature called "Reader Mode", which will strip out unnecessary background clutter ...

Latest Scam Involves People’s Social Security Numbers

There's a new scam making the rounds, and it's a particularly nasty one involving your social security number.  Here's how it works: You may get a robocall seemingly from the government, claiming ...

Removing USB Gets Easier In Windows 10 Update

Microsoft has recently rolled out a small but important change where USB connected devices are concerned.  The changes have been heralded as an improvement by some and seen as a step backward ...

Update On New Microsoft Edge Browser

Microsoft is slowly inching closer to a mainstream release of a new version of its Edge Browser for Windows 10, this one based around Chromium technology. Recently, Microsoft released Canary, a developer ...

Millions Of Toyota Customers Possibly Affected By Data Breach

In recent months, Japan is a nation under cyber-siege, with several high-profile attacks having been made against the country.  The most recent attack targeted Toyota.  If you own a Toyota or Lexus, ...

Malware In Documents Is Latest Hacker Trend

There is a new Threat Spotlight released by Barracuda Networks. One of the biggest trends in 2019 (where threats against businesses of all sizes are concerned) now takes the form of poisoned ...

Breach At Georgia Tech University Exposes Personal Info

If you've ever been a student or employee of the Georgia Institute of Technology, be advised that any personally identifiable information the university had on you may have been compromised. Recently, the ...

Several Popular Restaurants Had Credit Cards Stolen

If you frequent any of the following restaurants and paid them a visit between May 23, 2018 through March 18, 2019, your credit card data may have been compromised. The parent company ...

Windows Defender Security Comes To Mac Devices

If you're a Mac user and looking for next-level antivirus protection, we've got some potentially good news. Microsoft recently announced that their enterprise security platform, (Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection) is now ...

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Android Devices Using Qualcomm Chips Can Be Hacked

Android Devices Using Qualcomm Chips Can Be Hacked

Do you have an Android device?  Is it built around a Qualcomm chipset? If so, be advised that you may be[...]
Public Chargers Can Expose Your Device To Hacking And Malware

Public Chargers Can Expose Your Device To Hacking And Malware

On paper, it seems like a lovely idea to use a public charger. Airports, hotels, and other high traffic areas have[...]
Hackers Are Imitating Government Agencies To Spread Malware

Hackers Are Imitating Government Agencies To Spread Malware

Researchers at Proofpoint have found evidence of a new threat actor who has been sending out convincing looking emails. They are[...]

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