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Archive for December, 2019

New Ransomware Threatens To Release Stolen Data To Public

The leaders of the ransomware known as Sodinokibi (REvil Ransomware) have announced a nasty new tactic to get their victims to pay up when their files get encrypted. The hackers are now ...

What Happens When Support for Windows 7 Ends?

We’ve already had ample warning that Windows 7 and derivatives are reaching the end of life, but what is actually going to happen on January 15th? Previously, Microsoft was content to just let ...

New Icons Coming To Microsoft Windows 10

Windows users aren't big fans of change. Recall the cries of outrage when Microsoft tried in vain to retire MS Paint, which was never a very good graphics program and only a ...

Instagram Adds AI To Warn You About Offensive Comments

Instagram has made a recent change you should be aware of. Any time you make a comment, you may get a popup warning that your comment may be "potentially offensive". That is, ...

Hacked Ring Devices Are Scaring Customers With Voices

On the Dark Web, there's a live webcast show called "NulledCast" that few people have ever heard of. It's pretty popular in Dark Web circles, though. The premise of the show is ...

The Amount Of Earth Google Has Mapped So Far

These days, who hasn't made use of Google Maps?  It has become an indispensable navigation tool and smart phone navigation. It is powered by Google Maps and could arguably be described as ...

New Zeppelin Ransomware Brings Companies To A Halt

Researchers at BlackBerry Cylance have discovered a new and dangerous strain of ransomware in the wild dubbed "Zeppelin". It has been used to target small numbers of healthcare and technology-related companies in ...

Update Amazon Blink Cameras To Fix Security Vulnerabilities

Do you have a home security system that incorporates Amazon's Blink XT2 cameras? If so, be advised that researchers at Tenable Security recently identified several serious security flaws that would allow an ...

Ransomware Uses New Method To Get Past Antivirus Programs

Researchers at SophosLabs have discovered a new threat to be on the alert for.  A variant of the Snatch ransomware has been spotted in the wild. It features an innovative means of ...

Windows 10 Mobile OS Complete End of Life Is Here

Are you using a device that's running on Windows 10 Mobile?  If so, you don't have a lot of company.  Sadly, the OS never really caught on. Microsoft pulled the plug on ...

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Chrome Update Will Block Resource Intensive Ads

Chrome Update Will Block Resource Intensive Ads

Are you a regular Chrome user? If so, you've got yet another reason to love the most popular browser in[...]
Microsoft Adds Lists To Their Teams Communication Platform

Microsoft Adds Lists To Their Teams Communication Platform

One of the more common complaints people have about mobile devices is the fact that it's still harder than it[...]
Latest Windows 10 Update Fixes SSD Defrag Issue

Latest Windows 10 Update Fixes SSD Defrag Issue

Do you have a solid- state drive (SSD)? If so, you're probably aware that recent builds of Windows 10 have[...]

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