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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
Cybersecurity

Trusted Google Domain Helped Hackers Get Past Security

Hackers have found a new tool in their never-ending quest to cause trouble. They've begun abusing the Apps Script business application developed by Google in a bid to steal credit card and personally identifiable information. That's significant because given Google's dominant position on the internet, the Apps Script is widely…
Jason Manteiga
March 4, 2021
Technology News

New Microsoft Office Coming To Windows And Mac In 2021

Microsoft recently announced a significant addition to their ubiquitous office suite. Two new versions are on deck for 2021: A consumer Office 2021 version and Office LTSC (Long-Term Service Channel) for Enterprise customers, with both of these being made available to both Windows and macOS users. That matters because although…
Jason Manteiga
March 1, 2021
Cybersecurity

Major Security Issues Found With Best Android App

Do you use the app "ShareIt?" It's one of the best apps in the ecosystem, boasting more than a billion downloads from Google's Play Store and nearly 2 billion downloads overall (including the Windows, iOS, and macOS ecosystems). On top of that, its original creator, Lenovo, preinstalled it on all…
Chris Forte
February 27, 2021
Cybersecurity

Apple M1 Macs Are Not Immune To Malware

Patrick Wardle is a legend in the Apple ecosystem, and one of the best independent security researchers out there. Not long ago, he sang Apple's praises for the security of their M1 processor. More recently however, he made a rather disturbing discovery, finding malware in the wild that specifically targets…
Jason Manteiga
February 26, 2021
Technology News

Update Available To Fix Windows 10 Crashing Issue

Back in the early days of Windows, the OS didn't have a very good reputation. The dreaded Blue Screen of Death was an all-too-common occurrence and plugging peripherals into a Windows-based PC was referred to as "Plug and Pray" functionality. Since then though, the company really has come a long…
Chris Forte
February 25, 2021
Blog

This WordPress Plugin May Have Exposed Websites To Hacks

Is your company's website built around WordPress? It wouldn't be much of a surprise if that were the case. 24As the most popular platform on the web, there are tens of millions of WordPress sites out there, both personal and business. One of the things that makes WordPress so attractive…
Jason Manteiga
February 24, 2021
Technology News

Some MacBook Pros May Have Battery Charging Issue

Do you own a MacBook Pro, purchased between 2016 and 2017? Has the battery been acting up and refusing to hold a charge beyond 1 percent? If you've ruled out issues with the charger, you should know that Apple recently published a new support document outlining this very issue. While…
Chris Forte
February 22, 2021