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Many IOT Devices At Risk Due To DNS Vulnerability

How many "smart" devices do you have connected to your home or company network?  It's probably a higher number than you originally estimated.  However large that number is, it pays to be aware that IoT devices are some of the least secure devices available on the market today, which makes them the weakest link in ...

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Users Without Internet Explorer Updates Are Vulnerable To Malware

Researchers at Bitdefender have discovered a new malware campaign.  This one uses an attack method that has fallen out of favor in recent months, called the Exploit Kit. Exploit Kits used to be all the rage. Flash Player was a popular target for Exploit Kit based attacks but it is now a thing of the past. ...

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Google Assistant Tool Will Automate Password Changes

A handy new Google Assistant is coming soon to a device near you.  The new feature is designed to automate the frustrating and often time-consuming task of changing your passwords after a breach. This information is according to a tweet from Max Weinbach and a separate report from a group called the Android Police. Google has already ...

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 Amazon Kindle Will Soon Support ePub Standard Files

Do you own an Amazon Kindle?  If so, you're probably already aware of one of the major frustrations with the product.  Kindles are amazing but they don't support the epub file format. Of course, epub is  the format that just about everybody else on the planet other than Amazon sells e-books in. The company has managed ...

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Google Soon Informing Users About What Data Apps Collect

A small but important change is coming to your Android apps.  Soon you'll notice a new Data Safety section on the Google Play Store which will provide greater transparency about exactly what data the apps you install are collecting. The change is meant to serve as a "privacy label" that will allow users to evaluate the ...

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Some Windows 11 Upgrade Links Could Be Malware

There's a new hacking campaign underway that you need to be aware of especially if you or anyone you know is interested in upgrading to Windows 11. The campaign appears to be a legitimate offer from Microsoft and it gives users the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 11 for free. Unlike many campaigns of this type, this ...

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Netflix Will Soon Crack Down On Password Sharing

Netflix has been talking about cracking down on password sharing for years.  So far, it's been just talk. Recently, the company suffered its first decrease in subscribers in recent memory. They lost more than 200,000 in the first quarter of 2022. That is a fact which sent their stock price reeling. According to the company's estimates, ...

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Microsoft Exchange Servers Targeted By Hackers

If you rely on a Microsoft Exchange server to handle email for your company, there is something you should be aware of. Recent research by security and analytics company Varonis has discovered that an affiliate of Hive ransomware has begun targeting Exchange servers that are vulnerable to ProxyShell security issues. If the group in question finds ...

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Microsoft May Have A Fix For Windows 10 Freezing Issue

Has your Windows 10 machine been mysteriously freezing up on you lately?  If it has, you're not alone.  Fortunately, Microsoft's engineers have identified the root cause of that issue and have released a patch that fixes it. The patch you're looking for is KB5012636. Be aware that this is a cumulative update preview patch for both ...

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Some Android Devices May Have Media File Security Vulnerability

Do you have an Android device?  Is it built around a Qualcomm or MediaTek chipset?  If you answered yes to both of those questions, be aware that researchers at Check Point have recently discovered an issue which could put your device at risk. The team discovered a flaw in the implementation of the ALAC (Apple Lossless ...

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