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Malware Makers Testing Vulnerability Of Meltdown And Spectre

Security researchers from around the web are reporting finding an increasing number of instances of proof of concept (PoC) code that incorporates the recently discovered Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. If you ...

If your Point Of Sale Uses Oracle, Update Now

Oracle is currently the third-largest provider of POS (Point of Sale) software on the market today, which means that there's a fairly good chance you're using an Oracle POS system.  If ...

Fitness Trackers Could Be A National Security Risk

If ever there were two phrases that didn't seem to go together, they would probably be "Fitness trackers" and "National Security Risk."  The very idea that a simple fitness tracker could ...

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, ...

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Kraken Malware Uses Microsoft Windows Error Reporting To Exploit System

Kraken Malware Uses Microsoft Windows Error Reporting To Exploit System

Hackers are relentless when it comes to testing the boundaries of software for potential weaknesses to exploit. It seems that an[...]
New HEH Botnet Malware Can Destroy Devices It Attacks

New HEH Botnet Malware Can Destroy Devices It Attacks

Security researchers at Netlab have recently reported on their discovery of a terrifying new botnet on the web. Dubbed HEH, this[...]
Update Windows Display Drivers Soon For Security Fix

Update Windows Display Drivers Soon For Security Fix

If you've got an NVIDIA graphics card in your PC, and odds are pretty good that you do, be aware[...]

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Since 2013, Byte-Werx has been a leading provider of IT support and consulting, focusing on small and medium sized businesses in the Greater Houston area. We have helped hundreds of businesses increase productivity and profitability by making IT a streamlined part of operations. We equip our clients with customized technology solutions for greater operational value and to reduce risk.

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