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Archive for August, 2016

Adobe Flash May Soon End On Google Chrome

Adobe’s beleaguered Flash player may finally be seeing its last days, at least if Google has anything to say about it. The player has been exceedingly popular, and at its peak, a ...

App From Microsoft Creates Better Two-Factor Authentication

Microsoft is a company that definitely understands the need for better and more secure information systems. Like many other tech companies, they’ve been pushing hard for two-factor authentication protocols covering large swaths ...

New Chip Cards May Not Be As Secure As Expected

Remember not long ago, when the big credit card issuers went on at some length touting their latest advances in smart chip technology? The new tech was supposed to vastly improve the ...

Watch Out for Windows Activation Scams on Your PC

There have been a number of scams in recent years involving malware that creates false flag problems on your desktop. The faux problem is presented, along with a phone number you can ...

New Business Card Interacts With Mobile Devices

Printing company MOO Labs has just brought the humble business card into the information age. Employing the same NFC (Near Field Communications) technology that makes it possible to make a credit card ...

HIPAA Violations Are Turning Into Prison Sentences For Some

The unfortunate reality is that most instances of hacking occur from within a company itself. It’s true that the high profile cases that make the news are successful breaches from outside the ...

Hackers Can Now Change What You See On Your Monitor

Do you trust what your eyes tell you? If you’re looking at a computer monitor, that trust might be misplaced. At a recent DEFCON presentation in Las Vegas, researchers demonstrated how it’s ...

Oracle Micros Point of Sale Customers Reset Your Passwords

Does your company rely on Oracle Systems’ Micros to handle point of sale transactions? If so, you should change your password immediately. The company has recently reported that a sophisticated Russian cybercrime ...

New Bluetooth Is Coming And It Sounds Awesome

In late 2016 or early 2017, Bluetooth 5.0 will be released, and by all indications, this will be the version of the technology we’ve all been waiting for. It’s about to take ...

The WiFi of the Future May Consume Much Less Power

Battery life for mobile devices is their single biggest weakness. The greatest challenge in growing and managing the exploding “Internet of Things” isn’t the devices themselves, but rather, the power required to ...

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Update Patch From Microsoft Causing Issues With Outlook Users

Update Patch From Microsoft Causing Issues With Outlook Users

Back in October, Microsoft issued an update for Windows 10 that was a bit of a disaster.  It wound up[...]
Should I Shutdown My Computer Every Night?

Should I Shutdown My Computer Every Night?

Are you like me, where this question is routinely hanging out in the back of your mind every time you’re[...]
Amazon Accidentally Leaked Customer Names And Email Addresses

Amazon Accidentally Leaked Customer Names And Email Addresses

There's trouble brewing at Amazon, although details are sketchy about how much trouble there might be. Recently, the company sent the[...]

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