Payment Protection And Stimulus Programs Are Being Used By Scammers

Just about everyone in the country has been negatively impacted by the pandemic. That is why the government is sending relief via the Payment Protection Program, the stimulus program, and other programs. These programs are aimed directly at small and medium sized businesses to help keep them afloat until life can get back to normal. […]

Microsoft’s Edge Browser To Release New Features

Microsoft recently re-reinvented its web browser. After finally giving up on bug-plagued Internet Explorer, the company introduced Microsoft Edge, which it hoped would take the internet community by storm. When that didn’t happen, they re-introduced Edge, this time as a Chromium-based browser, which essentially made it a Google Chrome clone. The company is clearly not […]

Google Is Adding Verification Policy For Online Ads

Recently, Google announced they were making some important changes to their rules governing online ads. They’re adding verifications that they normally reserve for political advertisements,. This step is in a bid to combat what many industry experts are calling an ‘Infodemic’ of bad information, fake cures, and false hopes arising from the chaos surrounding the […]

Microsoft Stopped Hackers Using GIFs To Access User Data

Microsoft Teams (which is the company’s Enterprise chat app) isn’t all business. Like most other chat apps, it allows those who use it to send amusing animated Gif images. Unfortunately, that proved to be problematic. Recently, researchers from CyberArk discovered a serious security issue with Teams that allowed hackers to exploit the Gif function to […]

Another Text Bug Could Crash Your iPhone

The more things change, the more they stay the same. When Apple released iOS 11 a few years back, the company had a serious issue revolving around text messages and foreign language character sets. In that earlier case, the problem revolved around a certain string of Sindhi characters that had the result of locking the […]

Trickbot Leads The Pack In COVID-19 Malware

Recently, security companies all over the world have seen a surge in spam, hacking, and scam campaigns that are taking advantage of the fear and confusion surrounding the global pandemic. They’re using promises of COVID-19 information and access to pandemic-related equipment as hooks to lure people into clicking on links or downloading poisoned files. Although […]

Some Smart WiFi Linksys Routers May Need A Password Reset

If you have a home network, odds are good that you use a Linksys router. In fact, it’s a brand that a great many small and medium sized businesses rely on as well. With that in mind, be advised that recently, the company locked user accounts on its Smart WiFi cloud service. The company is […]

Agent Tesla Malware Steals WiFi Passwords From Infected Users

A few new variants of the Agent Tesla info-stealer malware have been spotted in the wild and should be on your radar if they’re not already. The new variants are more dangerous than previous versions of the malware. They now sport a module that enables them to scrape WiFi passwords from devices they invest. That […]

Gmail Blocks Millions Of COVID-19 Phishing Emails Daily

Google’s popular Gmail service has been busy. In a typical day, the company’s email system blocks more than a hundred million phishing emails. During the last week alone, the company reports that their system saw a massive spike in phishing emails related to COVID-19, with more than 18 million such messages being blocked in just […]

Hackers Stopped With Help of Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit

Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) recently played an instrumental role in taking down a botnet made up of more than 400,000 devices. A botnet is a tool that hackers use to invade systems. The botnets were rented out to a variety of groups to conduct DDoS attacks, launch phishing campaigns, and deliver a variety of […]