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Archive for May, 2019

Password Policies Getting Update From Microsoft

Industry experts have been predicting the death of the humble password for decades.  To date, those predictions have amounted to nothing. Passwords are still with us, and still serve as the cornerstone ...

Windows Update May Fail With External Storage Devices

Microsoft recently issued an important support document that your IT staff needs to be aware of. In part, their notice reads as follows: "Inappropriate drive reassignment can occur on eligible computers that ...

Microsoft Is Keeping Paint Program For Now

Back in July 2017, Microsoft created a bit of an uproar when they released a build of Windows 10 that promoted their new Paint 3D app. Paired with the new arrival was ...

Persistent Banking Trojan Virus Launches New Phishing Scam

The venerable banking Trojan known as Q-bot is back in the news, having recently been spotted in the wild as part of a sophisticated new phishing campaign designed to claim a new ...

Macs Get More Protection Against Viruses With Update

Apple recently made an update to their XProtect antivirus software, which is the company's built-in means of protecting Macs from virus threats. Patrick Wardle is one of the best-known Mac security experts. According ...

2019 Sees A Huge Rise In Ransomware Attacks

According to FBI statistics, in 2013 there were 991 tracked incidents of ransomware attacks against business, resulting in losses slightly exceeding half a million dollars. The number of incidents steadily increased through ...

Twitter Will Soon Release New Features With Update

Twitter recently announced the addition of a new "Hide Replies" feature, which will give the platform's users a bit more control over conversations that stem from the tweets they make. Twitter Senior ...

Report States Bots Account For 20 Percent Of Web Traffic

How much of the web's traffic would you estimate to be fake, if you had to guess?  The answer to that question might surprise you.  According to the 2019 Bad Bot Report ...

Popular Android Apps Banned For Sending User Data To China

A major Chinese developer is in hot water with Google from an extensive BuzzFeed investigation which revealed that the company's apps were abusing user permissions, allowing the company to commit fraud on ...

Recent Data Breach May Affect Hotmail And Outlook Users

Microsoft recently confirmed that the login credentials of one of its customer support agents was compromised. This allows unknown third parties to log in and gain access to data contained in an ...

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Support For Many Microsoft Apps Will Stop In 2020

Support For Many Microsoft Apps Will Stop In 2020

The year 2020 looks to be interesting and exciting in a variety of ways, but it also will usher in[...]
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

All Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), but not all MFA is 2FA. Multi-Factor Authentication works on the principle[...]
ISO Files Are Being Used To Deliver Malware

ISO Files Are Being Used To Deliver Malware

Researchers at Trustwave have observed a notable increase in the use of .ISO files to deliver malware. Hackers have relied[...]

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