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Tax Time Brings Out the Hackers

It's tax season once again! That, among other things, means that hackers and scammers are out in force, so beware! As in years past, the primary vehicle hackers and scammers use to run their various tax scams are phishing emails. They're usually designed to appear as though they come from the IRS, and generally indicating that ...

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Study Shows Working From Home Could Be Here To Stay

It goes without saying that the pandemic has changed a great many things about life, as well as the world we live and work in. One significant change on the work front has, of course, been the dramatic rise in the number of people working from home. We're reaching a point now where, although we haven't ...

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Hackers Seeking Big Ransomware Payday By Attacking Acer Computers

Taiwanese tech giant Acer is the latest company to fall victim to relentless hackers. What makes the Acer breach especially noteworthy is the fact that the group behind the attack is demanding a fifty-million-dollar ransom, which is the highest figure any group has ever demanded. The only thing that even comes close was another REvil ...

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New Malware Takes Aim At Apple Developers

If you don't spend much time in the Apple ecosystem, you may not realize that Xcode is a completely legitimate tool used in macOS for developing a wide range of software and applications. Recently, based on research conducted by SentinelLabs, it has come to light that hackers are abusing Xcode via malware that has been dubbed ...

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Massive Security Camera Hack Hits Some Corporate Businesses

A large US hacker collective claimed credit for something you may not have heard of yet called "#OperationPanopticon." According to the group behind the attack, they compromised a high level administrator account at a Silicon Valley firm called Verkada, which runs a platform for security systems online. This enabled them to gain access to video ...

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HTTPS Becomes Default For Google Chrome For Added Security

For the last month or so, Google has been testing the notion of using HTTPS as the default protocol for all URLs a user types into the address bar. Those who have been experimenting with Chrome's latest Canary build have already seen the new feature in action, and the company has decided to forge ahead. In ...

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Facebook Adding Physical Security Key Support For Mobile Devices

Many industry insiders consider physical security keys used in the context of two-factor authentication login schemes to be the final word in digital security. That is because even if your password is compromised, if you're using a physical piece of hardware that has to be inserted when prompted for to complete the process, a hacker ...

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Be Careful Downloading Clubhouse App On Android

Clubhouse has taken the internet by storm. Or rather, it has taken the iOS ecosystem by storm, since the company has yet to release an Android version of their increasingly popular app. If you're not sure what all the fuss is about, Clubhouse is an audio chat app that is invitation only. If you get an ...

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Another Malware Evolves To Gain Access To More Systems

One of the more disturbing trends this year is that worms are becoming popular among the hackers of the world again. We've seen a handful of new malware strains introduced in recent months with worm modules added to their code, allowing them to scan and infect Windows systems connected to the initial source of the infection. That's ...

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Memory Savings Improvements Makes Windows 10 Google Chrome Faster

If you're a Google Chrome user, and you're interested in maximizing the overall performance of your system, then Google's recent announcement about their browser is sure to make you smile. The release of Chrome 89 includes enhancements design to make it run notably faster on Windows 10 and use significantly fewer resources on both Android and ...

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