Links In Stories Now Available For All Instagram Users

If you’re not an Instagram user you may not have heard of ‘Stories.’ They are vertical photos or videos with a duration of no more than fifteen seconds per clip. You can post multiple 15 second clips in a row as well. The unique part is that they vanish after 24 hours of posting. Stories […]

Major Data Breach At Robinhood Is Affecting Millions

Do you buy stocks via the no-cost RobinHood platform? If so be advised that the company has recently disclosed a massive data breach estimated to impact more than seven million customers. The attack against RobinHood’s networks occurred on November 3rd. It happened after an unidentified threat actor called the company’s customer support line and utilized […]

Hackers Turn To New Trick Called SEO Poisoning

Hackers have a new tool in their toolbox you should be aware of. Called SEO Poisoning or sometimes “search poisoning” the attack relies on Black Hat SEO techniques to optimize web content. Researchers from Menlo Security have spotted two separate campaigns one linked to the SolarMarker backdoor and the other leveraging REvil ransomware to infect […]

Facebook Is Changing Its Name And Here’s The Details

Recently one of the biggest companies on the web got a name change when the Facebook CEO announced that the company would henceforth be known as ‘Meta.’ Here’s what you need to know: First and foremost nothing at all will change about the company’s iconic social media platform. It will still be known as Facebook. […]

New TodayZoo Phishing Campaign Is Going After Passwords

Microsoft recently reported on the existence of an unusual phishing campaign designed primarily to harvest the passwords of unsuspecting victims. One of the things that makes the campaign so unusual is the fact that it appears to be built by using bits of code copied and pasted from the work of other hackers. Call it […]

This Mac Malware Should Have Users Worried

Researchers from Microsoft have reported the discovery of a new variant of macOS malware called WizardUpdate. The new version should worry all Mac users because it has been upgraded to incorporate enhanced evasion and persistence tactics that will make it more difficult to track, locate and ultimately stop. WizardUpdate is also known as UpdateAgent and […]

Some Microsoft Operating System Updates Will Expire

Are you in the habit of not upgrading your Windows OS on a regular basis? If you are then when you get around to it you may find that you’ve got a rather long backlog of updates to apply. The process can take quite some time and involve a number of system restarts to complete […]

Google Adds Feature To Help People Focus

Google has taken another step in a long series of steps designed to improve the lives of everyone who uses their ecosystem of products. In this case the company has added a new feature to Google Calendar. Called “Focus Time” and it’s an event setting that seeks to help people block out time free from […]

End To End Encryption Comes To Microsoft Teams

In a bid to further bolster security Microsoft has recently announced the roll-out of end to end encryption for one to one Microsoft Teams calls. Teams already encrypts user data both in transit and at rest and it allows IT admins to establish automatic transcription and recording of all video calls. Microsoft had this to […]

Criminals Are Using YouTube Video Channels To Spread Malware

YouTube has long been a hunting ground used by hackers and scammers to push all manner of hoaxes, scams and malicious code onto unsuspecting users. A security researcher known only as Frost is working for Cluster 25. Frost has reported a significant uptick in the number of malware campaigns orchestrated from YouTube. Overwhelmingly these campaigns […]

AllBlock Chrome Ad Blocker Is No Longer Safe To Use

Internet ads are annoying. People tend to go to great lengths to avoid them if possible which is why ad blocking software and browser extensions are so popular. One of the more popular options is AllBlock which is a Chromium extension that is widely promoted on YouTube and Facebook. The extension touts its ability to […]

Windows 11 Update Might Cause Brother Printer Problems

Early adopters who are rushing to embrace and experiment with Windows 11 and that use Brother brand printers may experience printing problems. Microsoft recently posted a help article on their website explaining that if you own a Brother printer and have upgraded to Windows 11 you may lose your ability to print if your printer […]

AirPods Pro Repair Program Extended For Static Sound Problems

Are you an AirPods Pro owner? Do yours crackle and hiss? If you answered yes to both of those questions be aware that Apple has recently extended the support window for the product. This means that you may be able to get yours replaced for free. As with most of the products that Apple makes […]

Update LibreOffice And OpenOffice To Avoid Critical Security Risk

Do you use LibreOffice or OpenOffice? If so be aware that security updates have recently been issued due to the recent discovery of a major security flaw. This vulnerability allows an attacker to modify and manipulate documents so that it appears they have been signed by a trusted party. Although the flaw that makes this […]

Warn Your Employees About The New DocuSign Phishing Campaign

Phishing attacks tend to focus on executive level targets. They focus on high ranking targets who have considerable system access. That appears to be changing. A recent trend tracked by researchers from Avanan has revealed that nearly half of all phishing emails analyzed in recent months were crafted to impersonate non-executives. Additionally more than three […]

Continuous Scrolling Coming To Mobile Google Searches

Do you use Google Chrome on your phone? If so you may have found yourself frustrated more than once by having to tap the “see more results” button because you were unable to find what you were looking for in the first few search results. If you’ve ever experienced that you will be glad to […]

What Caused The Major Facebook Outage?

If you use Facebook then you are no doubt aware that recently the company experienced an outage that took the site offline for several hours. Many people initially assumed that the company had been hacked. However as the outage continued there were none of the telltale signs of an attack. The outage impacted all of […]

Twitch Hack Was Much Bigger Than Expected

Are you a gamer or do you broadcast on Twitch for some other reason? If so be aware that the platform was recently hacked and the amount of information the attackers made off with is much more substantial than was originally estimated. Some of the data has now been leaked by an anonymous user on […]

Some AMD Chips Aren’t Performing Well With Windows 11

Do you have a computer powered by an AMD chipset? Are you excited to upgrade to Windows 11? If you answered yes to both of those questions you should know that at present some AMD processors are struggling to run Windows 11 smoothly. In fact a few processors have seen performance drops of up to […]

Google Forcing Accounts To Use Two Factor Authentication

Google recently announced that they’re planning to auto-enroll some 150 million user accounts into two factor authentication (2FA). The company prefers the term two-step verification (2SV). The company had this to say about the planned move: “…because we know the best way to keep our users safe is to turn on our security protections by […]

New Firefox Browser Feature Appears To Be Adware

With the release of Firefox 92 back in September Mozilla made a change that may well doom the browser. If you use Firefox you have probably already noticed it. When you start typing an address you will find sponsored Firefox contextual suggestions in a drop-down list. In simplest terms companies pay a premium to get […]

Hackers Can Take Control Of Some Electronic Diabetic Devices

Medical equipment provider Medtronic has issued an urgent recall order for insulin pump controllers belonging to their “MiniMed Paradigm” family. The company cited serious cyber security risks as the reason for the recall. The models in question are MMT-500 and MMT-503 which is used in conjunction with the Medtronic MiniMed 508 pump. Overall more than […]

New Dangerous Android Malware Is Infecting Millions

Researchers from Zimperium zLabs have detected a nasty, dangerous, global malware campaign that has managed to infect more than 10 million Android devices from around the world in more than 70 different countries. As with most malware campaigns this one relies on social engineering to spread. The first stage of the infection process is that […]

Sneaky Malware Stealing Sensitive Gamer Information On Gaming Sites

Are you a gamer? Do you have an account on Steam, EA Origin, or the Epic Games Store? If so there’s an emerging threat you should be aware of. A new strain of malware is now being sold on the Dark Web. Discovered by researchers operating out of Kaspersky Labs the new malware strain has […]

Hackers Find Security Vulnerability With Apple Pay

Do you have an iPhone? Do you make use of the Apple Pay service? If so there is a security issue you need to be aware of. Researchers have discovered a means by which fraudulent payments can be made from a locked iPhone. Two conditions must be true for the flaw to be exploited. The […]

Google Is The Most Popular Search Result On Bing

It’s good to be the King and in the world of search Google is the undisputed King. That fact has made the tech giant something of a target however. Google has been sued repeatedly and investigated by both the US Congress and the EU’s General Court owing to its dominant position in the realm of […]

With Upcoming Release, You Can Sync Excel And Quickbooks

Are you a QuickBooks user? If so you’re going to be thrilled by the company’s recent announcement that Excel integration is coming soon. You read that correctly. Soon you will be able to sync QuickBooks and Excel which should simplify your life a great deal. This is but the latest in a long line of […]

DDOS Attackers Are Targeting VoIP Providers

Hackers around the world are flexing their muscles. For reasons that aren’t yet clear they have been launching distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks against Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers and it is leading to widespread voice outages. VoIP provider is the latest company to fall victim to these attacks. On the afternoon […]

Zero Day Bug Found In MacOS

A new Zero Day vulnerability in macOS has been discovered. The flaw impacts all macOS versions up to the latest release Big Sur. The bug was found by Park Minchan an independent security researcher and is tied to the way that macOS processes inteloc files. The processing methodology allows an attacker to embed malicious commands […]

Youtube Video Downloads May Be Coming To Computers

If you use the YouTube app on your phone and you’re a premium subscriber you’ve currently got the ability to download videos from the service. As of this date however those are the only people who have the ability to download videos. Even if you’ve subscribed to the premium service there is no download function. […]

Recent Study Shows Alarming Insights On People And Passwords

A new study recently published by the digital identity firm Beyond Identity contains a number of surprises relating to passwords and password security. This is information that IT professionals and small or medium-sized business owners should be aware of. While it is not a rigorous and scientific study the results of the company’s survey are […]

Increasing Online Love Scams Are Costing Victims Big Money

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic online dating sites have seen a tremendous surge in memberships. People are seeking romance online since in person dating was sharply curtailed by lock downs. Naturally this proved to be an irresistible lure to scammers around the world. So much so that the FBI has recently issued a […]

Apple Has Released iOS 15 With New Features

Apple recently released iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 for its phone/pad products. The latest update brings a number of new features to Apple users. Here’s a quick overview: Improvements to Do Not Disturb This feature has been re-branded as “Focus” and it silences your phone or tablet in a bid to help limit interruptions when […]

Don’t Fall For This Cryptocurrency Giveaway Scam

You know you’ve hit the Big Time when you get a scam named after you. That’s exactly what has happened to Elon Musk. The latest scam that’s making the rounds is called the “Elon Musk Mutual Aid Club” or the “Elon Musk Club” for short. If you’re an experienced IT professional it is easy to […]

Android Users Will Get Additional Gmail Features

If you access your Gmail account via your PC it currently has features that simply don’t exist on the Android Gmail app. Specifically with regards to its email search options. These make it easy to find the exact email you’re looking for no matter where it might be buried in your inbox. The good news […]

New Malware Is Targeting Linux And WordPress Users

A new strain of malware which has been dubbed ‘Capoae’ has been spotted in the wild. It was written in Go and this strain targets Linux systems and WordPress installations. It was discovered by Larry Cashdollar. Larry is a senior security researcher at Akamai. Capoae is quickly becoming a favorite among threat actors because of […]

Update Apple Devices Soon For Important Security Patch

Apple released a very important security update today. The update fixes a pair of zero-day vulnerabilities that have been spotted in use in the wild to attack both Macs and iPhones. One of the two has been used to install the Pegasus spyware onto iPhones. These two vulnerabilities are being tracked as CVE-2021-30860 and CVE-2021-30858 […]

This Malware Can Turn Off Windows Defender

Some malware strains are built with robust protections in order to avoid detection. Zloader goes a step further and actually disables Microsoft Defender AV (formerly known as Windows Defender). That’s significant because according to stats provided by Microsoft Defender AV is preinstalled on more than a billion PCs running Windows 10. The hackers behind the […]

Ransomware Attackers Look For Unpatched Systems To Exploit

Not long ago Microsoft patched a critical MSHTML remote code execution security flaw being tracked as CVE-2021-40444. Beginning on August 18th of this year (2021) the company spotted hackers exploiting this flaw in the wild. So far there have been fewer than ten attacks made that exploit this flaw but it’s inevitable that the number […]

Popular HP Gaming Laptops And Desktops Have Security Vulnerability

Do you own an HP Omen, Envy, or Pavilion gaming laptop or desktop? You’re certainly not alone if you do. It’s a wildly popular and incredibly versatile model that has sold millions of units worldwide. Unfortunately there’s a problem. A serious security flaw in a driver used by the Omen gaming software. It comes pre-loaded […]

Microsoft Accounts Will Allow Passwordless Methods For Users

Microsoft will be rolling out a new passwordless login scheme in the weeks ahead and that should make just about everyone happy. Passwords and having to remember endless multitudes of them are one of the most annoying aspects of using the web today. Anything that can be done to reduce the number of passwords you […]

Installing Windows 11 On Unsupported Devices May Have Security Risks

Microsoft raised hackles worldwide when they placed stringent hardware requirements on their recently announced Windows 11 OS. Many chipsets that are more than capable of running the new software aren’t on the list. That doesn’t mean that you can’t still install Windows 11 on a machine with unapproved hardware. However Microsoft has stuck to its […]

Report Finds One Third Of Suspicious Emails Are Threats

Employee cyber security training is paying off according to a report recently released by IT security company F-Secure. Researchers from F-Secure analyzed more than 200,000 emails that had been flagged as suspicious by employees working for organizations around the world. They discovered that more than one third of those emails could be classified as phishing. […]

Hackers Behind REvil Ransomware Are Back Online

Not long after successfully attacking Kaseya the band of cyber criminals behind the REvil ransomware strain went dark. Their “Happy Blog” mysteriously went offline. It is not known if the group went into hiding as a safety precaution after their attack drew worldwide condemnation. It could have been as a result of action by law […]

Hackers Are Using Windows 11 Curiosity To Load Malware

Millions of people around the world are understandably curious about Windows 11. It’s easy to understand why. A new OS offered by the company that makes the most widely OS used on the planet is a big deal. Unfortunately hackers are well aware of this and are currently using that curiosity as a means of […]

Fortinet VPN User Passwords May Have Been Leaked Online

Hackers recently released a list of nearly half a million Fortinet VPN usernames and passwords onto the Dark Web. The group behind the attack claims that all the credentials were scraped from exploitable devices last summer. The group also claims that while the vulnerability that made the hack possible has been patched many of the […]

A Number Of Netgear Routers Get Security Fixes

Dozens of Netgear routers are vulnerable to a very old security flaw. The DNS rebinding flaws that these routers have date back to models the company put out as early as 2007. That means this issue has been lurking in the background for a very long time. It was recently brought to light by the […]

Microsoft Windows 11 Finally Has A Release Date

Are you excited at the prospect of Windows 11? If so then you will be pleased to know that Microsoft’s latest OS now has an official release date. That date you’re looking for is October 5th, 2021. Microsoft had this to say about the release date in a recent blog post: “The free upgrade to […]

Free Repairs Offered For iPhone 12 Users With Sound Issues

The bad news is some of Apple’s iPhone 12’s have sound issues. If you own an iPhone 12 then you are probably already aware of this. The good news is that Apple has moved on the issue fairly quickly. The company has introduced a new free-of-charge service program for impacted iPhone 12’s. If your device […]

Microsoft Teams Adds A Number Of New Features

Do you use Microsoft Teams? If you do then you’re going to love the August update. It offers a number of new high value features that will improve the quality of your online meetings. Here’s a quick overview: Two New Presenter Options In Presenter Mode you’ll find two new options available: A Reporter mode and […]

iPhone Users Getting Secure IDs And Digital Drivers Licenses

Have you ever wished you had a digital ID like a driver’s license? Apple is working to make that a reality. The company is currently in talks with officials from eight different state government to fold state IDs and driver’s licenses into Apple Wallet.   The states in question are: Arizona Connecticut Georgia Iowa Kentucky […]

Instagram Will Require Age Verification Soon

More and more social media platforms are taking steps to improve protections for younger folk. Instagram is the latest company to take steps in that direction with the recent announcement that the platform will soon require users to provide their date of birth if they have not already done so. The DOB prompts are already […]

Has Your Bandwidth Slowed Down? It Could Be Proxyware

There’s a lot of money to be made by selling things that don’t belong to you. That’s a lesson hackers around the world have learned very well. Their latest venture is selling other people’s internet bandwidth. You may not have heard the term Proxyware before just now. If not it’s a new way hackers and […]

Exchange Servers Are The Target Of This New Ransomware

A new ransomware gang known as “LockFile” has recently burst onto the scene. They specifically target Microsoft Exchange servers to gain access then proceed to encrypt everything they can find. LockFile employs a trio of vulnerabilities that are collectively known as ProxyShell to gain access to a targeted exchange server. ProxyShell was given its name […]

WhatsApp Mods On Android Devices May Contain Malware

Are you a WhatsApp user? If you are you may have heard of the FMWhatsApp mod. It promises to improve the WhatsApp user experience by improving user privacy, giving access to custom chat themes, emoji packs from other social networking sites, app locking via a customizable PIN, and more. Hackers have hijacked this legitimate and […]

Recent Android App Update Caused Calling And Answering Issues

Google’s Android app is the most installed app of all time with more than 5 billion installations. That matters because recently the company reported the existence of a serious bug in the app’s latest update. The company had this to say about the issue: “After the latest update to the Google Search App on Android, […]

Popular Gaming Company Has An Installation Software Server Vulnerability

You may not be familiar with the name “SteelSeries” unless you’re a gamer. The company makes an exceptional line of gaming gear including keyboards, mice, and gaming headsets. If you buy one of their devices you will undoubtedly use the company’s app to install and configure your new gear. Unfortunately, the app has a bug […]

Windows Server 2022 Has Been Released

Some products are released with lots of fanfare. Others with very little. There was almost no fanfare behind the release of Windows Server 2022 but it is currently available to customers. Windows Server 2022 has been in development for more than a year and comes in three different variants depending on your needs: Standard, Datacenter […]

These Small Business Cisco Routers Should Be Replaced

Do you own any of the following Cisco UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) routers? RV110W RV130 RV130W Or RV215W If you do then you will want to replace your gear as quickly as possible. The small business VPN routers listed above are nearing their end of life and end of support and the company recently […]

Recent Massive Data Breach Attacks T-Mobile Company

US telecommunications giant T-Mobile is the latest big company to suffer from a successful hacking attack. The company is still cooperating with law enforcement and investigating an attack. Here are the details. A threat actor claimed to have made copies of databases that contained personal information belonging to more than 100 million of the company’s […]

Windows 11 Makes It Harder To Switch From Edge Browser

Analysts who have been following the development of Windows 11 generally have good things to say about the redesign of the interface. There is one aspect of the new OS that’s been raising hackles and causing analysts to sound alarm bells. That has to do with the new software’s browser controls. Microsoft faced a chorus […]

How Co-Managed IT Could Save Your Company From Financial Disaster

When you consider the investments in your business that you can make as a CEO, you probably think to yourself, “Which investments will give my company the best ROI?” With that in mind, would you think of making a significant investment in bolstering your IT department? Many CEOs are understandably hesitant to throw a lot […]

Microsoft Paint Gets New Look In Windows 11

MS Paint has had a long and interesting history. It is one of the oldest apps bundled with Windows and has been present for literally decades. Microsoft made plans to retire Paint and replace it with Paint 3D. When the company actually began moving toward retiring Paint they faced an unexpected uproar from their massive […]

Microsoft 365 Getting Button To Easily Report Phishing Emails

We’re beginning to see increasing collaboration between giant tech companies and government agencies around the world. In the UK the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) launched its Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) back in April of 2020. The agency has received nearly 7 million reports since its launch. These include more than 50,500 reported scams […]

Magnetic Stripes On Credit Cards May Be Phased Out Soon

The magnetic stripe on the back of credit and debit cards has been a standard feature for as long as most people can remember. MasterCard recently made a rather surprising announcement concerning those stripes and are planning to phase them out of most markets beginning in 2024. The company will no longer require US-based companies […]

Lockbit Ransomware Is Trying To Become Unstoppable

Over the last couple of years ransomware has become the malware of choice for hackers around the world. It’s easy to understand why. Hackers using malware win in two different ways. If they successfully breach a corporation they can steal copies of important files and sell them on the black market. They can simultaneously demand […]

iCloud For Windows Adds Cloud Password Access And Management

Version 12.5 of iCloud for Windows is now out and features a small but important upgrade. The new version adds password access and management features. These allow users to manage passwords that have been saved in the iCloud from a Windows-based machine. The management features you will find here are pretty bare bones which makes […]

End to End Encryption Comes Facebook Messenger

Facebook has recently announced an important addition to its Facebook Messenger app. Most popular communications platforms utilize end-to-end encryption (E2EE). These include Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and even Facebook’s WhatsApp. Until recently Facebook’s Messenger app was a notable holdout. Although popular it simply wasn’t as secure as the others mentioned above. Facebook has now changed that […]

Change Your NAS Device Password To Avoid Ransomware Attacks

A NAS manufacturer based in Taiwan called Synology recently issued a warning to its customers relating to the StealthWorker botnet. This botnet has been targeting a wide range of NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices using simple brute force tactics. Anytime the botnet succeeds in breaching the security of a NAS it will deploy a ransomware […]

Coalition Of Big Names Coming Together To Fight Ransomware

If you’re worried about ransomware attacks know that help is on the way. The CISA (Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency) has announced a partnership with some of the biggest names in tech. The specific purpose of this collaborative effort called the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative is to put an end to ransomware and other serious […]

Even Computer Hardware Manufacturers Can Get Hit By Ransomware

Retailers, hospitals and financial institutions tend to be the targets of choice for the hackers of the world. Of course they’re not the only targets. The simple truth is that any company can find itself in the cross hairs of a hacker. The most recent victim is Taiwanese motherboard manufacturer Gigabyte. In addition to shutting […]

Google Working On One Tap Solution To Password Issue

Internet users are notoriously bad at selecting secure passwords for the sites they frequently use that require a login. Surveys reveal that more than a third of internet users are in the habit of using the same password across multiple sites. The danger is that if a hacker breaches one of your accounts then many […]

Hackers Offering Fake Free Kindle Ebooks To Hack Amazon Accounts

Do you own an Amazon Kindle? Amazon has a warning for you if you do. Beware. Hackers are now using poisoned ebooks to delete the contents of infected Kindle readers and take control of a victim’s Amazon account. The hackers take advantage of the fact that on any given day there are literally hundreds of […]

New Stalkerware Tracks The Location Of Its Victims

A startling revelation was made at the recent Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ongoing pandemic has given rise to a new threat named Stalkerware. It is defined as apps (both malicious and mundane) that are being used increasingly to coerce and control individuals. Stalkerware is used mostly by one intimate partner […]

Older Industrial Technology May Have Security Risks

The vulnerability of Industrial Control Systems has been getting a lot of press in recent months. That’s a good thing because most people don’t spend much time thinking or worrying about such systems. Unfortunately they are among the most vulnerable systems of all. Industrial Control Systems haven’t really changed all that much in the past […]

Windows Turned On Default Blocking For Potentially Unwanted Apps

Microsoft made a small but significant change to Windows 10 recently as it relates to PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Apps). It wasn’t something that got a lot of press but it’s a change well worth knowing about. Beginning with the May 2020 update for Windows 10, 2004, the Redmond Giant added a PUA blocking feature to […]

Google May Phase Out Secure Lock Icon For Websites

Google has had a long history of taking steps to make the web more secure for everyone. One of their early moves involved warning users via popup box when they surfed their way to a site that did not use the secure socket (HTTPS) protocol. This warning was good for users but didn’t do anything […]

This Malware Can Take Control Of Facebook Accounts

Do you have a Facebook account? Even if it has been a while since you last logged on there is a new threat you should be aware of. A new strain of malware called FlyTrap was used recently to take control of thousands of Facebook accounts. Yours could be next if it hasn’t been compromised […]

New Mac Device Malware Is Bypassing Apple Security

Apple is generally very good about providing its users with a safe and secure computing environment. For many years the company was able to rightly claim that Microsoft had a far worse problem with malware than Apple did. That is still true but the gap has now virtually disappeared. As Apple products surged in popularity […]

Microsoft Teams Fend Off Phishing Attacks With Link Protection

Microsoft Defender has long included “Safe Links” protection as part of its overall function. The company recently announced that it would be extending Safe Link functionality so that it provides protection from inside Microsoft Teams as well. Safe Links is a powerful safety feature that scans a web link in real time as a user […]

Latest Security Update For Apple Devices Is Critical

Do you have an Apple device? If so then you should be aware that the company recently issued an OS update that includes Macs, iPads, and iPhones. You’ll want to update to iOS 14.7.1 or iPadOS 14.7.1 immediately if you have not already done so because this version includes a patch for a high severity […]

Google Improving Security And Transparency For Android Apps

Google recently announced some additional details relating to their “Safety Section” feature of the Google Play store. This is part of an ongoing effort to make the Play Store a safer and more transparent place. At the center of this plan is a new requirement that app developers must share details about what information their […]

Your Kindle EBook May Lose Partial Functionality Soon

Do you own an older Amazon Kindle? Older Kindles utilize 3G internet connectivity protocols but mobile carriers are currently racing to upgrade their networks to 4G/5G. Older devices that only have a 3G connection option will be frozen out of the internet entirely once the upgrade is complete. Amazon has been emailing owners of older […]

Malware Named Xloader Targeting Macs And Stealing Information

XLoader is a newly discovered strain of malware designed to infect systems running macOS. This new strain was built from a malware strain called FormBook which was designed to steal passwords from Windows-based machines. The new strain is currently being offered on at least one forum on the Dark Web. It is being billed as […]

Some Older Printer Drivers Are Vulnerable To Hackers

SentinelOne recently published a report that revealed a previously undiscovered security flaw found in a wide range of printers that include printers manufactured by Samsung, Xerox, and HP. The bug is being tracked as a high severity security vulnerability and puts hundreds of millions of older printers in currently in service at risk. The flaw […]

New Malware Called MosaicLoader Is Being Delivered Via Ads

Security company BitDefender has recently discovered a new strain of malware you should be aware of. They have dubbed the new threat MosaicLoader. According to the company it is currently being distributed via ads displayed in search results when an internet user searches for links to cracked versions of popular software. It is designed to […]

Hackers Are Pretending To be Chipotle In Poisoned Emails

Chipotle recently reported that an account used by their company’s marketing department had been hacked. A currently active campaign is underway leveraging this account. The hackers are sending out phishing emails containing poisoned links. A recipient clicking on these links will be directed to a malicious website designed to prompt users for a wide range […]

Latest Version Of Chrome Gets Additional Security Enhancements

Google has recently released Chrome 92. The latest version of the browser includes a raft of high value updates and has fixes for a number of high severity security issues. Here’s a quick overview: Chrome for iOS now allows users to lock their “incognito” browsing tabs. This secures them with either a passcode or your […]

Don’t Let The Dog Days Of Summer Wreak Havoc On Your Technology

Heat and technology don’t mix. We’re talking about things like PCs, servers and everything inside of them. A lot of manufacturers try to make sure the heat generated by hardware has a way to escape, but it’s not always enough. And what about heat from the outside? This is where problems can really get out […]

Bug Fixes Available With Update For iOS Device Users

Apple delayed the release of iPadOS 14.7 and iOS 14.7. Both updates are now available. Users of both are advised to update immediately as the new versions patch a variety of high severity security flaws and offer an impressive array of enhancements. According to the release notes, the update includes the following improvements: Apple’s “MagSafe […]

DNS Issue Caused Major Website Outage

The Akamai Corporation reported a major outage on Thursday (7/22/2021) that caused major disruptions on the internet in the United States for a period of several hours. A tweet from the company confirmed that the outage was caused by a software update. The update triggered a bug in the DNS system which caused the outage. […]

New Malware Live Streams Your Private Computer Activity

There is a new highly unusual and potentially embarrassing strain of malware that you need to be aware of. It has been dubbed BIOPASS by the Trend Micro researchers who first discovered it. The new malware will live stream your computer activities all while allowing the whole world to tune in and watch whatever you […]

Popular Ring Doorbells To Get Encryption Option

Do you have a Ring Doorbell? They are offered by Amazon and they’re a wildly popular smart device that allows you to keep tabs on who’s coming to or walking by your door. The doorbell’s camera records video and saves it to the cloud so you can review it at your leisure. Unfortunately there’s a […]

Latest Data Breach Hits Guess Clothing Company

American fashion retailer Guess recently became the latest in a seemingly unending parade of big-name companies to suffer a data breach. The company’s breach notification letter was mailed to all customers whose data was compromised. The letter states that an unidentified party gained access to Guess’ systems between February 2nd and February 23rd of this […]

Internet Browser Firefox Will Soon Get SmartBlock Feature

There’s good news for anyone who uses the Firefox web browser. Beginning with the release of Firefox 87 which was released in March of this year (2021) Mozilla has introduced a new SmartBlock feature. The new feature helps ensure that when users enable ‘Strict Mode’ for their Tracking Protection that it will not break websites […]

Gmail Adding Email Authenticator Feature Called BIMI

Change is coming to Gmail. Recently as a courtesy of a new agreement between Google and the AuthIndicators Working Group you’ll soon begin seeing BIMIs (Brand Indicators for Message Identification). The brains behind BIMI describe their product as an email specification that allows the use of brand-controlled logos within supported email clients. AuthIndicators is steered […]

BazarBackdoor Uses Compressed Files To Deliver Malware

Security researchers have spotted a new phishing campaign in the wild that you’ll want to make a note of. In this case the hackers are attempting to deliver a malware strain known as BazarBackdoor by using an innovative compression technique and then disguising the malware as an image file. Multi-compression isn’t a new technique but […]

Morgan Stanley Banking Latest To Get Hit By Data Breach

Hacks continue to evolve as the hackers themselves get increasingly sophisticated. One of the most recent victims is investment banking giant Morgan Stanley. Their network was breached after the attackers stole personal information belonging to their customers by hacking into an Accellion FTA server belonging to a third-party vendor, then using that information to breach […]

Microsoft Issues Patches For PrintNightmare Bug

If you’re one of the legions of Windows users, you may be aware that the OS currently has some printer issues. In fact, they’re so severe that the bug has been dubbed “PrintNightmare,” and note that this flaw affects all versions of Windows. The good news is that Microsoft got to work just after the […]

Ransomware Attackers May Target Industrial Machines Soon

Government officials and some internet security researchers have been saying for quite some time now that the nation’s (and the world’s) core infrastructure is at risk. Some examples include the flow of water into cities, the flow of electricity, and the traffic lights that keep city streets relatively organized. All of these depend on the […]