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Archive for March, 2019

Photo Site 500PX Hit With Data Breach Recently

Do you use the photography network 500PX?  If so, be advised that it has been breached by hackers.  If you were a 500PX user on or before July 5, 2018, you are ...

New Linux Security Flaw Could Give Hackers Full System Access

Linux users, beware of the security flaw known as "Dirty Sock" and identified as CVE-2019-7304. This critical security flaw was discovered by security researcher Chris Moberly, who disclosed the details to the ...

Hackers Find Ways To Run Malware EXE Files On MacOS

In 2015, macOS Security Expert Patrick Wardle reported an almost shockingly simple method hackers could employ to get around the Mac Gatekeeper system, which is the first line of defense against malware. He ...

Take Care of your Dinosaurs

The average lifespan of an office computer is three to five years.  How long the computer is actually useful will be determined by ...

Hackers Hit Dunkin Donuts Accounts For The Second Time

America might run on Dunkin', but the company has just taken another big hit.  For the second time in recent months, hackers have gained access to an unknown number of DD Perks ...

GPS Devices Could See Some Issues on April 6th

If you're like most people, the GPS function on your smartphone has become the one feature you use and value more than any other. Few people these days can even remember what ...

Apple Struggles To Prepare Their Paid News Service

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been busy.  Knowing that his company has little chance of dramatically increasing their market share in an increasingly saturated field for handheld devices, they've shifted gears. They ...

Average Ransomware Attack Payments Total $6,700 Per Incident

How much does a successful ransomware attack cost a victim on average?  The numbers will terrify you. Based on the latest statistics compiled by Coveware, each incident of a compromised computer costs ...

Software Similar To MS Office May Include Hacking Vulnerabilities

A small but growing number of people have been making the switch to MS Office clones like Apache's OpenOffice and LibreOffice. The thinking is that they can get the same core functionality ...

Skype Video Calls Get Background Blur Feature

Skype is introducing a new feature to its video call service that users have been asking about for quite some time now.  Background blur. If you regularly make video calls, you've probably ...

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Malware And Viruses On Apple/Mac Systems Are On The Rise

Malware And Viruses On Apple/Mac Systems Are On The Rise

For most of Apple's history, the company has been able to cast itself as a safer alternative to Windows-based computers.Hackers[...]
Windows 10X Will Assist With Folding Screens And Dual Monitors

Windows 10X Will Assist With Folding Screens And Dual Monitors

A lot of people raise a curious eyebrow when they hear the term Windows 10X for the first time. It's[...]
Dangerous New Trojan Can Infect Systems Through Wifi

Dangerous New Trojan Can Infect Systems Through Wifi

If you're not already familiar with the Emotet trojan, it deserves a special spot on your radar. It's one of[...]

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