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Archive for August, 2017

Hackers Can Now Change Email Content With Exploit

Security researchers from firms around the web are warning of a new email exploit that hackers can use to modify the contents of an email, even after it has been sent and ...

Are LED Lights Going To Be The Next Wi-Fi?

Would modern life even be possible without Wi-Fi? There are many who don’t think so, and you may be one of them. One of the biggest problems with it, though, is that ...

Mac Adware Infection Requires Complete Reload For Removal

Mac users have a new strain of malware to be concerned about. It is dubbed “Mughthesec,” which seems to be a new, improved, and more robust design, based on an older piece ...

Locky Ransomware Just Won’t Go Away

For a time, Locky ransomware was the scourge of the internet and was considered by many security experts to be the most widely distributed form of malware on the internet. Things change, ...

Even After Wannacry, Many Companies Are Still Ignoring Network Security

Remember the global Wannacry ransomware attack? Remember the even more recent Petya attacks? You would think after either of these, IT professionals around the world would have stepped up and immediately implemented ...

Company Data Breach Costs Nationwide $5.5 Million In Settlement

Nationwide may be “on your side,” as their ads claim, but they’re not immune to data breaches, and in 2012, they suffered a serious one that impacted more than 1.2 million of ...

Majority Of Windows Users Allowing Full Collection In Privacy Settings

Microsoft’s increased transparency in recent years is winning it high marks and added trust among the company’s massive user base, at least according to the recent report offered by Marisa Rogers. Rogers ...

Attacks On Networks Continue Rise At Alarming Rate In 2017

This year is on track to win the dubious honor of seeing more hacking attacks than any year since statistics have been kept, and should handily beat out 2016’s total, which currently ...

Attack Finds Employee Personal Account Use, Password Security To Blame

Even cybersecurity companies struggle with data security. Case in point: FireEye, a well-known and well-respected player in the industry, has had this struggle. Recently, they fell victim to a successful hacking attack ...

Update Windows With Latest Patch To Fix Windows Search Bug

Microsoft just released its August 2017 security patch, as is customary on Patch Tuesday, which, by itself, is not news. The importance of this particular security update, however, is extremely newsworthy, and ...

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Google Continues To Battle With Malware In Play Store

Google Continues To Battle With Malware In Play Store

In recent months, Google has taken steps to tighten up its processes so that fewer poisoned apps find their way[...]
Fraudulent Payments Are Hurting Venmo And Its Users

Fraudulent Payments Are Hurting Venmo And Its Users

The mobile payment platform Venmo (owned by Paypal) has a fraud problem.  That's not exactly new.  The company has struggled[...]
Are Graphics Processing Units Vulnerable To Hacker Attacks?

Are Graphics Processing Units Vulnerable To Hacker Attacks?

Bad news for computer users everywhere.  Researchers at the University of California in Riverside have discovered that GPUs (Graphics Processing[...]

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