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Archive for May, 2017

Google Fights Back Against Hackers Targeting User Data In Apps

The Empire is officially striking back, and hacking is about to get at least a little bit harder. Recently, there have been several high-profile attacks that relied on Google’s user data, the ...

Even Disney Can Get Hit By Ransomware

It’s been a bad week for the corporate world. Things started off with a bang thanks to the “WannaCry” ransomware attack that targeted more than 200,000 company locations in more than 150 ...

E-Signature Company DocuSign Gets Hacked

DocuSign, the world’s leader in electronic signatures for official documents, played an unwitting role in a particularly nasty phishing attack. If you’re not familiar with the company, DocuSign is used by 12 ...

What Is Google’s Plan For Google Docs Scam Aftermath?

Phishing attacks are a fact of life on the internet these days, but recently, a Google Doc was used in a wide-spread, wildly successful attack that security researchers are calling one of ...

Chrome Will Soon Tell Users When Sites Aren’t Using HTTPS

Google is throwing its weight around on behalf of the netizins of the world. Beginning this October, Chrome users will start seeing “Not Secure” warning messages any time they use Incognito Mode ...

Malware Group Focused On Windows Could Potentially Target Mac Machines

Unless you are intimately familiar with digital security, odds are good that you’ve never heard of Snake, Uroburos or Turla. These are three different aliases used by a single group of sophisticated ...

IBM Finds Malware On Some Of Its USB Thumb Drives

Does your company use IBM Storwize? If you’re not sure what that is, then you probably don’t. It’s the company’s Big Data storage system, and when you purchase it, you get USB ...

Yet Another Mac Malware Infection Identified

Researchers from Check Point Software Technologies have identified a new strain of malware dubbed OSX/Dok that has been found infesting macOS users. The new malware has been primarily found in Europe, and ...

Font Not Found Message In Firefox Could Carry Nasty Malware

Several months ago, a nasty malware attack caused quite a stir among Google Chrome users. After a flurry of activity, it went dormant. Now, it seems to have returned, and this time, ...

Android System Update App On Play Store Contained Spyware

If you’ve recently downloaded an app called SMAVova, you’re not alone. Between one and five million users have done the same. Unfortunately, that’s a problem, and to be safe, you’ll want 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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