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Upgrades To USB-C Components Will Give It More Power

The USB-C cables on the market today are capable of handling no more than 100 watts of power. Industry engineers have been hard at work trying to find ways to improve that. Later this year, we should begin to see new USB-C cables that are capable of supporting up to 240 watts. At first glance, it ...

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New Apple M1 Chip Might Have A Security Flaw

There's good news and bad news in the Apple ecosystem, specifically with regards to the company's M1 chip. The bad news is that researchers have discovered a security flaw in the chip's design that cannot be fixed without redesigning the chip itself. This flaw allows two malicious apps on a machine utilizing an M1 chip to ...

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PC Prices Set To Rise Due To Supply Issues

With the world beginning to round the corner where the pandemic is concerned, life is slowly, in fits and starts, beginning to return to normal. As that happens, demand is surging everywhere, but supplies are still lagging. You've probably seen this in the form of higher gas prices and higher prices on basic food items, ...

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Notification Of New Subscription Billing Could Be A Phishing Attack

There's a dangerous new phishing scam you should be aware of and alert your employees to right away. A growing trend in the hacking world is to use mixed media, including phone calls with live actors at the other end, posing as "customer support" representatives, and even recorded messages including instructions and attached to emails. ...

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Google Chrome Speed Will Increase With Update

If you're one of the legions of users who rely on Google's Chrome browser when you surf the web, we've got great news. As of the release of Chrome 91, it's about to get a whole lot faster. The engineers behind Chrome's continued improvement have found a clever 'cheat' that makes the browser a whopping 23 ...

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Bose Is Latest Company To Have Employee Data Breached

Bose is the latest in an unending parade of major companies to disclose that they've been the victim of a ransomware attack. In the company's breach notification letter, they indicated that they first detected the incursion on March 7th, 2021, with the attack itself having occurred on April 29th. Additionally, as is quite common in these cases, ...

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Beware Of Voice Message Phishing Attacks Called Vishing

Hackers and scammers have been experimenting with "vishing" in recent months, as a subset of phishing. Conventional phishing tactics rely on sending emails that employ a variety of social engineering tricks to convince unsuspecting recipients to hand over sensitive information up to and including login credentials. However, "vishing" adds a new angle: Voice, either via pre-recorded message ...

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Malware Called Phorpiex Delivers Ransomware With Old School Tactics

If you're involved with internet security on any level, then you're probably already familiar with the name Phorpiex. The malicious botnet has been around for years, and the people who control it have taken steps to keep it relevant. They're finding new ways to deliver ransomware and other threats, and sometimes, by moving in the other ...

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Massive Data Leak Affects More Than 100M Android Users

If you own an Android smart device, be advised there has been a data leak. Security researchers at Check Point have recently discovered a massive data leak that left an assortment of personal data for more than 100 million Android users exposed. The data was found in unprotected databases used by a total of 23 different ...

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Soon, Windows 10 Releases Will Not Include Internet Explorer

The latest Windows Insider Preview build contains a quirky bit of history, or rather, it specifically doesn't contain it. That most recent Windows 10 build is the first one ever to be released without the Internet Explorer web browser included in the code. Both Brandon LeBlanc and Amanda Langowski, of Microsoft, confirmed that fact and noted ...

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