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Archive for February, 2016

Avoid Cheap USB-C Cables – Or Risk Your Machine

Everybody’s always looking for new ways to save money. A little here, a little there, and before you know it, you can realize significant savings. The problem with that approach, however, is ...

Are Digital Assistants The Future Of Business?

If you use Microsoft products, you’ve no doubt made at least some use of Cortana, the company’s digital assistant function. If you’re in the Apple camp, then Siri has become an increasingly ...

Update Your iPhone To Reduce Your Risk Of Attack

Smartphones rule the world. Even a few years ago, a statement like that would seem silly, but today, silly has become fact. There are more smartphones in active service today than there ...

Thieves Are Buying And Selling Your Information On The Dark Web

Have you been hacked? Has your personal information been compromised? If so, what are you worth? What’s your information selling for? If you’re curious, take a trip to the Dark Web to ...

New Security Exploit Threatens Windows Machines

Have you heard of Hot Potato? It’s the latest security exploit that Windows-based machines are vulnerable to. Note that this doesn’t target a particular version of Windows, but rather, spans everything from ...

Meet Locky, Your New Worst Nightmare

Ransomware is shaping up to be the most significant threat from the hacker community in 2016. Over the last few days, Locky, a new piece of malware has been spreading like a ...

Microsoft Recalls Surface Pro Power Adapters

Do you own a Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, or Surface Pro 3? If so, and if you made your purchase before March, 2015, you should know that Microsoft has just issued ...

Lost Hard Drives Contain Info On A Million Patients

A health insurer based in St. Louis, called Centene, has “misplaced” six hard drives. Normally that would not be a big deal, but these particular hard drives happened to contain the personal ...

If You’re Using Any Of These Passwords, Stop

Since 2011, a company called SplashDash has posted a “Worst Password List” based on data mined from hacks and data breaches. What’s remarkable about the annual list is how little it changes ...

New Service Automatically Replenishes Items for You

For many months, Amazon has been planning to take the retail game to the next level. Their ambitious plan first became visible with the inclusion of mysterious “Dash Buttons” on various classes ...

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Data Breach Hits Radisson Hotel Group

Data Breach Hits Radisson Hotel Group

The Radisson Hotel Group joins the ranks of globally-recognized brands to be on the receiving end of a successful hack. [...]
Are Some SSD Drives Susceptible To Hacking?

Are Some SSD Drives Susceptible To Hacking?

A research team has found an exploit that allows hackers to decrypt and view encrypted files on a number of[...]
Apple Adds Physical Security Feature To New MacBook

Apple Adds Physical Security Feature To New MacBook

In recent months, hackers around the world have been finding new ways to invade people's privacy, hijacking an increasing number[...]

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