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Archive for January, 2019

Windows 7 Support Ends In 2020, So Plan To Upgrade

Bad news is on the horizon if you're one of the surprising number of people still using Windows 7.  Microsoft is only offering one more year of free support.  As of January ...

Scammers Are Using Direct Deposit Requests To Steal Money 

Last year, the FBI issued a warning regarding BEC (Business Email Compromise) scams.  Unfortunately, security professionals report that those types of scams are increasing in frequency, and worse, the most recent ones ...

Privacy Advocates Win With Biometric Mobile Device Ruling 

A recent court ruling handed privacy advocates a big, and much needed win.  Prior to the ruling, law enforcement officials were in the habit of compelling "persons of interest" to unlock their ...

New Windows 10 Updates Will Use 7 GB Of Space

Microsoft has angered a portion of their user base with a change that's coming in the next build of Windows 10.  As of the next build, the OS will reserve a whopping ...

New Love Letter Email Could Load Malware On Your PC 

Here's some disturbing news:  Hackers around the world are actively trying to exploit Valentine's Day. This is according to new research from the Emerging Treats team at the security firm ProofPoint.  The ...

Malware Drains Your Computer’s Resources Without Your Knowledge

Cryptominers are among the most common type of malware in the wild today, based on the latest research by digital security company Check Point.  While there are dozens of variants deployed by ...

New Firefox Release Disables Adobe Flash Support

Are you a Firefox user?  If so, be advised that in Mozilla's next release, Firefox 69, the company will be disabling support for the beleaguered Adobe Flash plugin. The change has been ...

Government Shutdown May Cause Issues With Web Security

Here's a side-effect of the government's continuing shutdown that many people had not anticipated:  Expiring TLS Certificates used for web security. Most people clearly see the impacts of national parks closing and ...

New Ransomware Encrypts Data And Steals Payment Info

There's a new strain of ransomware being deployed with increasing frequency.  Believe it or not, it's even more dangerous than the strains we've seen in recent months. Unlike other types of ransomware, ...

Windows 10 May Soon Provide Option To Pause Updates

Recent Windows 10 updates have been giving the company's user base heartburn lately, with their tendency to delete files and cause at least as many problems as they solve.  If you're among ...

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Security Flaw Found In Open Source Office Program LibreOffice

Security Flaw Found In Open Source Office Program LibreOffice

Do you use LibreOffice? It's an open source clone that's functionally similar to Microsoft Office that has grown quite popular[...]
Facebook Is Making Changes To Privacy Following Huge Fine

Facebook Is Making Changes To Privacy Following Huge Fine

We're talking about the result of a massive five billion dollar fine over violations surrounding the Cambridge Analytica scandal. While[...]
Capital One Data Breach Puts Millions At Risk

Capital One Data Breach Puts Millions At Risk

Another week, another massive data breach. In this case, Capital One was the target when an unknown individual gained access to[...]

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