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Large GoDaddy Data Breach Involves WordPress Customer Email Adresses

Are you a GoDaddy customer? Do you maintain a WordPress blog with the company? If so be advised that the company recently announced a breach of their network. An as yet unidentified third party accessed GoDaddy's Managed WordPress hosting environment. Based on the investigation to date the intrusion began on September 6, 2021. While taking advantage of ...

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Beware Certain Sites Because Of TSA PreCheck Renewal Scam

According to a report recently released by Abnormal Security there's been a huge upsurge of instances of people getting scammed after visiting what they thought were Global Entry, NEXUS, and TSA PreCheck service sites. The issue is that scammers are building very convincing fakes of these types of sites and charging busy travelers $140 for ...

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Blue Screen On Windows 11 Could Be Audio Driver Issue

Sometimes the development process is smooth and sometimes it's not so smooth. Right now Windows 11's development is falling into that latter category. Recently Windows Engineers announced a serious issue plaguing the OS. The culprit was compatibility between the new OS version 21H2 and Intel's SST (Smart Sound Technology) drivers. SST is a big deal for Intel. ...

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YouTube Will Start Hiding Dislike Counts From Public

Some months back YouTube announced that it would begin experimenting with the notion of hiding the number of down votes or dislikes that displayed content receives. At present for most of the content on the platform the number of "thumbs down" votes is displayed alongside the number of "thumbs up" votes that a given video receives. Having ...

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You Can Now Easily Block Users in Spotify

Are you a Spotify user? Have you found yourself wanting or needing to block another user? Until recently if you found yourself in that situation you had no choice but to contact customer support and have them block the user for you. Apparently it's become a big enough and common enough issue that the company decided ...

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Twitter Will No Longer Auto-Crop Photos On The Web

Twitter hasn't had a very good relationship with auto-cropping. Images just haven't historically displayed very well on the platform. Fortunately that is soon changing. The company recently announced that it is dropping crop on the web altogether on both its Android and iOS apps. It may seem like a small change but Twitter's auto-cropping algorithm was at ...

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Android Malware Named MasterFred Seeks User App Login Information

If you have an Android device be aware that there's a new strain of malware out there. Called MasterFred this new malware utilizes well-constructed fake login overlays in order to steal the login and credit card information for Twitter Instagram and Netflix users. A sample of the code was submitted to VirusTotal in June of 2021 ...

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Most Bait Phishing Attacks Target Gmail Accounts

A new report by Barracuda was recently published. It revealed that the vast majority of baiting email attacks conducted this year were done via G-mail accounts. The firm surveyed 10,500 different organizations and found that more than a third (35 percent) of them received at least one bait attack email in September 2021 alone. That's disturbing but ...

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Legacy Contacts Shares Data From Those Who Have Passed

The internet has been around for a while at this point and it has brought to mind an issue we've never had to deal with until now. What happens to your digital "stuff" when you die? Does it just go away? Does it simply become inaccessible? In the here and now the answer has been yes. That's ...

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Twitter Rolls Out New Paid Plan Called Twitter Blue

One of the things that has allowed social media platforms to grow so quickly and utterly dominate the internet is the fact that they're free to use. They're not completely free however because users are required to give up a lot of personal information. The bottom line is that there's no monetary cost involved which makes ...

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