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People Using Mobile Data Instead Of Internet Service Providers

The ongoing pandemic has impacted daily life in the United States in a number of ways, some predictable and others surprising. On the predictable side, when tens of thousands of employees were asked to work from home, broadband internet connectivity saw a huge surge in use and nearly 80 percent…
Chris Forte
March 25, 2021
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Mobile App Vulnerabilities Found To Leave Data Unsecured

Most apps these days make use of cloud storage in order to minimize their footprint on your device. That's good in theory, but based on new research from Zimperium, a disappointing percentage of app developers don't do nearly enough to secure the data they're housing for you. In fact, the…
Jason Manteiga
March 24, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Browser Wars Heat Up With Microsoft Edge Boosting Speeds

If you thought the browser wars were over, think again. Microsoft has made some startling improvements to its Edge browser recently that gave it an impressive 41 percent speed boost. That suddenly puts it in the running for the fastest, if not the best and most robust browser in the…
Chris Forte
March 16, 2021
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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
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Ransomware Attackers Demand 20 Million From U.S. Kia Motors

Strange things are afoot at Kia Motors America (KMA), a subsidiary of Kia Motors with more than 800 dealerships scattered across the United States. Recently the company has reported a nationwide IT outage that is impacting their mobile UVO Link apps, phone services, the company's payment system, and a number…
Jason Manteiga
March 12, 2021
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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
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Another Malware Attack On Mac Systems Has Been Discovered

Barely a week ago, Patrick Wardle announced the discovery of the first piece of malware capable of slipping past the defenses of Apple's M1, which was considered to be among the most secure commercially available technology. Now, it seems, there are two. Researchers from Red Canary and Malwarebytes jointly discovered…
Jason Manteiga
March 10, 2021
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Large Supermarket Chain Kroger Suffers Data Breach

Kroger, a titan in the US supermarket industry, is the latest company to fall victim to a data breach. In this case, the breach came about via a third-party service the company utilized called Accellion FTA. Hackers were able to exploit a Zero-Day vulnerability in that software and use it…
Jason Manteiga
March 6, 2021