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700,000 Potentially Malicious Apps Removed From Google Last Year

Google recently released their Play Store stats for 2017.  The results are both encouraging and disheartening.  Overall, Google caught and removed more than 700,000 malicious apps from the Play Store, minimizing ...

iPhone Throttling Issue To Be Addressed In Upcoming Update

Recently, Apple found itself in hot water with its normally adoring user base. This happened when it became known that the company was intentionally throttling (slowing down) the speed of older ...

Electronic Health Record Company “Allscripts” Hit By Ransomware

Another day, another high-profile ransomware attack.  This time, the victim was Allscripts, an EHR (Electronic Health Record) company that hospitals, pharmacies, and ambulatory centers around the country rely on. The company's ...

Performance Issues Plague PC’s Updated With Spectre Patch

Recently a critical flaw was found inside every Intel chip made during the last decade.  The flaw makes two different exploits possible.  These exploits have been dubbed "Meltdown" and "Spectre." The ...

Windows 10 Privacy Becoming More Transparent In Next Version

All companies collect data on their customers, but some are better than others when it comes to being upfront about what kinds of data are collected.  Over the past year, Microsoft ...

Blizzard Games Vulnerability Could Leave Gamers Open To Hacking

Do you play Blizzard online computer games such as World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Starcraft II, or Overwatch?  If so, there's a potential problem you need to be aware of. ...

2 Million Credit Cards Stolen From Popular Sandwich Shop

By now, we've seen enough large-scale Point of Sale (POS) credit card thefts that patterns are beginning to emerge.  Some companies follow the general arc of the narrative better than others, ...

Mac Computers Battling New Malware For Hijacking DNS

It's official, the first macOS malware of 2018 is here.  Discovered by an independent security researcher and dubbed "OSX/MaMi," the code is functionally similar to DNSChanger malware. The researcher posted his ...

Use Of Bots Has Increased Fake Account Creations

The ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report 2017 is out, and is a troubling read for anyone who has anything to do with data security.  As a fraud prevention company protecting nearly a billion ...

Intel Chips Face Another Possible Vulnerability

Intel's year isn't getting off to a very good start.   Just after the discovery of a pair of critical vulnerabilities that have been in their chipsets for more than a decade ...

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Twitter Making Changes To Their Political Ad Rules

Twitter Making Changes To Their Political Ad Rules

Social media has been at the center of several high-profile political dramas of late. The major platforms came under fire[...]
New Ransomware Targets Removable And Attached Drives

New Ransomware Targets Removable And Attached Drives

There's a new and unusual ransomware strain making the rounds that you should be aware of. Called 'AnteFrigus,' it is primarily[...]
Microsoft Cortana App Getting Dropped From Many Countries

Microsoft Cortana App Getting Dropped From Many Countries

It appears that Microsoft is getting rid of their Cortana App in several countries due to security concerns. The question[...]

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