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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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Messaging Gets Upgrade For Instagram Users

Messaging Gets Upgrade For Instagram Users

Mark Zuckerberg's social media empire is chasing growth. It's not hard to understand why. Facebook is the world's largest social[...]
New Malware Sends Offensive Texts From Your Phone

New Malware Sends Offensive Texts From Your Phone

Malware tends to be at its most effective when it exists in secret. Under the radar. This is what allows[...]
iPhone Now Works As A Security Key For Google

iPhone Now Works As A Security Key For Google

Google continues to improve security and its user experience in the Apple ecosystem. The most recent update to the company's[...]

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