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Archive for June, 2019

Microsoft Says Office 365 Users Should Use Spam Filter

Microsoft recently updated their support page and offered additional guidance to network admins as it relates to Office 365's built-in spam filters.  The gist of the update is that they strongly advise ...

New Adware Discovered On Hundreds Of Androids Apps

Bad news for Android users.  Recently, Google discovered that more than two hundred apps on the Play Store had been infected with the 'BeiTaAd' plugin. This plugin is the latest in a ...

Apple Is Saying Goodbye To iTunes With New Service

It's the end of an era.  In 2001, Apple introduced iTunes, which transformed the music industry. For the first time ever, it was possible to buy individual songs, transfer files, and automatically sync ...

Quest Diagnostics Suffers Massive Data Breach Affecting Millions

Chances are good that you or someone you know has had some type of medical testing done by the US Clinical Laboratory, Quest Diagnostics. If that's the case, then there's bad news. ...

Survey Shows Employees Would Compromise Company Data

A recent report published by nCipher confirms what many business owners have known for a long time.  Their employees are the weakest link when it comes to data security. The nCipher report, ...

Old Drivers Could Cause WiFi Issues After Windows 10 Update

Does your computer contain a Qualcomm wireless network adapter?  If so, be aware that Microsoft is warning you that your system may suffer a sporadic loss of Wi-Fi connectivity after installing the ...

New Malware Designed To Go After Linux Systems

Linux systems aren't targeted by hackers as often as Windows and iOS-based systems, but they're certainly not immune. Recently, security researchers have discovered a new strain of malware developed by Chinese hackers, ...

New Microsoft Excel Feature Could Be Useful For Some

In the earliest days of the smartphone, there were only a few apps that people could use to perform genuinely useful work.  Sure, they were handy for keeping your contacts all in ...

Health Organization Says Gaming Addiction Is A Mental Disorder

Do you like video games?  Are you the kind that can get so lost and involved in your favorite title of the moment that you're willing to burn vacation days and spend ...

Hackers Had Access To Flipboard User Information

Do you use the news aggregator service called Flipboard? If so, be aware that the company has recently started notifying its user base that hackers breached their network and had access 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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