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People Are Paying Ransomware Attackers In Large Numbers In 2020

Hackers have increasingly gravitated to ransomware attacks in 2020, as being one of the best and most reliable paths to a payday. That brings to mind an interesting question though. Naturally, the viability of this type of attack comes down to what percentage of victims are willing to actually pay the ransom, and what is that ...

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Passwords In 2020 Are Easy To Guess And Not Secure

It's time once again for a survey of the worst passwords of 2020, brought to you by Norpass and associates. The company has been analyzing passwords retrieved from the Dark Web to study them. They are trying to locate trends and see just how well we're doing overall, in terms of picking passwords that aren't ...

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Pluto TV User Information Is Being Shared Online By Hacker

Are you a Pluto.tv user? If so, you're not alone. The internet television station boasts an impressive user base of nearly thirty million users who enjoy a wide range of free TV shows, with the caveat that they have to put up with commercials. Unfortunately, security researchers recently found a vast trove of Pluto.tv login credentials ...

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New Version Of Jupyter Malware Spotted In The Wild

Researchers from cybersecurity company Morphisec have recently discovered a new strain of malware they believe has been in the wild of the internet since at least May of this year (2020). Dubbed Jupyter, this strain is classed as an Info Stealer. It focuses on getting into user names, passwords and other private systems and exfiltrating that ...

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Latest Version Of Chrome Is Faster And More Secure

If you're a diehard Chrome browser user, be aware that as of November 17th, 2020, Chrome 87 has now been ported to the Stable desktop channel, and it's an upgrade well worth getting. It adds a raft of performance improvements that will increase your overall browsing speed, in addition to offering some new security features. The single ...

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Free Unlimited Storage Ending For Google Photos

For several years now, most of the big tech companies have been using the lure of free to grow their respective user bases. Free unlimited data on phone plans. Free, unlimited storage on cloud drive plans, and the like. Free can get expensive for these firms, however. Over time, most of them have slowly backed away from ...

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Flash Player Will No Longer Work On Firefox In January

File this away under the least surprising announcement ever. Actually, it's not so much an announcement as a reminder that on January 26, 2021, when Mozilla releases Firefox 85, the option to re-enable Adobe's Flash Player will be gone, effectively eliminating Flash on the browser. Firefox is the latest in a string of browsers to have ...

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Discord Being Used By Hacker To Distribute Malware

If you're a gamer, and you make frequent use of Discord, there's a new threat you should be aware of. Recently, hackers have been seen using a malware strain called 'TroubleGrabber' on a wide range of Discord servers. TroubleGrabber isn't the worst malware strain we've ever seen, but it is highly problematic. Classed as an Info Stealer, ...

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Windows 10 Displays Going Dark Issue Fixed By Microsoft

If you run Windows 10, version 2004, you may have noticed some unusual shenanigans going on where your system's monitor is concerned. If you're using a tablet or laptop, with a display that's built into the machine itself, it may flicker periodically. If you're using a desktop PC with a standalone monitor external to the ...

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Older Android Phones May Have Site Loading Issues In 2021

By now, just about everyone is aware of the importance SSL certificates play in keeping data away from prying eyes on the web. After some scares in recent years, it has thankfully become the standard, and according to Google's latest statistics, more than 95 percent of the traffic passing through its network is encrypted. Unfortunately, if ...

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