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Microsoft Is Giving Windows 10 A New Makeover

One of the most frequently heard complaints about Windows has to do with aesthetics. Despite a few seemingly halfhearted attempts to modernize, significant portions of the OS looks and feels like they were designed in the 90's. That's because Windows is still utilizing a lot of design techniques and icons…
Chris Forte
March 23, 2021
Cybersecurity

Hackers Are Using Unpatched NAS Devices To Mine Bitcoin

In late 2020, QNAP discovered a pair of critical security vulnerabilities that would allow hackers to take remote control over network attached storage devices (NAS). In this particular instance, the hackers chose not to encrypt files and demand payment or cause other mayhem. Instead, they made slaves of the devices…
Jason Manteiga
March 22, 2021
Cybersecurity

Microsoft Expanding Fight Against Macros Based Malware

Macros have been a simple, effective means of spreading malware since the 1990's, and some hackers still rely on them heavily to ensnare and infect unsuspecting users. It's a long standing issue that many companies have attempted to address over the years. Now, it seems that it's Microsoft's turn at…
Chris Forte
March 20, 2021
Cybersecurity

Latest Apple Update Fixes Web Security Flaw On Most Devices

Recently, two different security researchers (Clement Lecigne of Google's Threat Analysis Group, and Alison Huffman from Microsoft's Browser Vulnerability Research Group) discovered a pair of serious security vulnerability impacting Apple devices. The bugs, tracked as CVE-2021-1844 and CVE-2021-21166 respectively, are browser-based memory issues that could have allowed remote code execution…
Jason Manteiga
March 19, 2021
Cybersecurity

A United States Bank Hit By Ransomware And Data Breach

A few months ago, it became widely known that there was a critical security vulnerability in Accellion FTA servers. Naturally, hackers wasted no time exploiting the vulnerability, and since then, we've seen a few instances of high-profile data breaches traced back to that very vulnerability. Flagstar bank is the latest…
Jason Manteiga
March 15, 2021
Technology News

Text Prediction Is Coming To Microsoft Word

Most modern email systems these days have a "predictive typing" feature. As you're composing an email, the software behind the system predicts (fairly accurately) what you're about to type and suggests the next word, or even the next few words for you. If you hit the activation key (which is…
Chris Forte
March 11, 2021