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Archive for February, 2018

IRS Labeled Email Could Contain Ransomware

There's a new strain of the "Rapid Ransomware" making the rounds, and because of how it's being transmitted, it's destined to have a higher than average rate of infection.  The new ...

New Bug Discovered in iOS That Can Disable iPhone Apps

Last year, Apple had to fix a "special character" bug in their Message app that was more of an annoyance than anything.  This year, a new special character bug has been ...

Google Will Get Tougher On Websites Not Using HTTPS

Google is poised to make an important change to its Chrome browser beginning in July 2018. Here's the summary from Emily Schechter, the Google Chrome Security Product Manager: "For the past ...

Changes To Google Images Will Make Image Theft Difficult

Image theft is one of the biggest problems on the internet.  If you're a photographer, you've almost certainly lost money because people find your work online and make a copy of ...

2018 Olympics Hit By Malware

Hackers are picky about their victims.  They'll target just about any group or organization, including the 2018 Olympics. Cisco's Talos Group recently identified a new strain of malware they've dubbed "Olympic ...

Microsoft Office Update Available To Only Windows 10 Users

There are big changes coming to MS Office which you need to be aware of, given how widely used "Office" is in most companies. First, the headline change:  When MS Office ...

Smart TV’s May Be Tracking You And Vulnerable To Hacks

Do you own a smart TV?  More than half of all television sales in the US last year were smart TVs, so chances are decent that you own one.  If you ...

Some Smartwatches May Be Able To Diagnose Diabetes

That smartwatch you're wearing might save your life.  Literally. A new study conducted by the University of California San Francisco, and a healthcare startup called Cardiogram revealed that smartwatches and other ...

Vulnerability Found In Popular Grammar Checker

On February 2, Tavis Ormandy, a researcher on Google's Project Zero team discovered a critical flaw in the popular online grammar checking app, "Grammarly."  Tens of millions of users make regular ...

Almost Half Of Top Ranking Websites Are Vulnerable

Menlo Security just released their third annual "State of the Web" report and it's not pretty.  The headline finding is that 42% of the top 100,000 sites as ranked by Alexa ...

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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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