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A United States Bank Hit By Ransomware And Data Breach

A few months ago, it became widely known that there was a critical security vulnerability in Accellion FTA servers. Naturally, hackers wasted no time exploiting the vulnerability, and since then, we've seen a few instances of high-profile data breaches traced back to that very vulnerability. Flagstar bank is the latest such victim. Recently, the company ...

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Latest Windows 10 Release Ditches Unpopular 3D Objects Folder

Recently Microsoft made a change that few people will care about or even notice. On the off chance that you're one of the minority of people who use the 3D Objects folder, you should know that as of Windows 10 release 1703, the 3d Objects folder will no longer be given special treatment by File Explorer. Again, ...

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Ransomware Attackers Demand 20 Million From U.S. Kia Motors

Strange things are afoot at Kia Motors America (KMA), a subsidiary of Kia Motors with more than 800 dealerships scattered across the United States. Recently the company has reported a nationwide IT outage that is impacting their mobile UVO Link apps, phone services, the company's payment system, and a number of dealer-specific applications. If you're trying to ...

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Text Prediction Is Coming To Microsoft Word

Most modern email systems these days have a "predictive typing" feature. As you're composing an email, the software behind the system predicts (fairly accurately) what you're about to type and suggests the next word, or even the next few words for you. If you hit the activation key (which is generally the Tab key, but ...

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Another Malware Attack On Mac Systems Has Been Discovered

Barely a week ago, Patrick Wardle announced the discovery of the first piece of malware capable of slipping past the defenses of Apple's M1, which was considered to be among the most secure commercially available technology. Now, it seems, there are two. Researchers from Red Canary and Malwarebytes jointly discovered an insidious, stealthy malware strain that ...

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Microsoft Word Adding Transform Feature To Create PowerPoints

Microsoft has been rolling out a number of good, interesting features to a broad spectrum of products lately. However, this one we're not quite as sure about. On paper, it certainly looks interesting. The idea is that if you have a Word Document, at the touch of a button, you can transform that document into a ...

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Large Supermarket Chain Kroger Suffers Data Breach

Kroger, a titan in the US supermarket industry, is the latest company to fall victim to a data breach. In this case, the breach came about via a third-party service the company utilized called Accellion FTA. Hackers were able to exploit a Zero-Day vulnerability in that software and use it to steal data from vendors using ...

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Google To Add Password Breach Prevention Feature To Android

If you're a Google Chrome user, then you've probably already used or at least seen the Password Checkup feature in action. It's the little popup box you see when you type in a password to a website that requires a login and Chrome detects that the password has been compromised. At that point, you'll get a ...

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Trusted Google Domain Helped Hackers Get Past Security

Hackers have found a new tool in their never-ending quest to cause trouble. They've begun abusing the Apps Script business application developed by Google in a bid to steal credit card and personally identifiable information. That's significant because given Google's dominant position on the internet, the Apps Script is widely trusted by the market. That fact allows ...

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Microsoft Edge Browser Releasing Kids Mode For Safety And Security

If you have children, you probably know all about setting up parental controls. It's annoying. It can be time consuming, and not to mention more than a little frustrating. Fortunately, Microsoft has an answer for that. Recently, the development team has been hard at work putting a "Kids Mode" together that's built into the browser. It's a ...

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