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Some NAS Devices Are Being Exploited By Remote Hackers

Do you have any network-attached storage (NAS) devices attached to your home or corporate network? If so, be advised that they've become the new favorite inroad for hackers around the world. According to a report recently published by researchers at 360 Netlab, hacking groups are increasingly exploiting weaknesses in some NAS devices running a variety ...

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Upgrade Older Phones To Get New Pokemon Go Updates

Are you a Pokemon Go fan? If so, we've got bad news. Beginning in October of this year (2020), your game will stop working on older Android and iOS devices. Support is officially being discontinued for Android 5, iOS 10, and iOS 11. Additionally, the company is ending support for the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6. If ...

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New Features Have Been Added to Office 365

If you're an Office 365 user, you'll be pleased to know that that Word for the web now has two cool new features: Transcribe and support for voice commands. Currently, the transcription capabilities are somewhat limited, but are still robust enough to be genuinely useful. At present, it only supports transcribing audio into US English. In order ...

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New Malware Maker Got Past Apple Security

Apple has been historically very good at keeping malware out of their app store, and they're constantly improving their security protocols on that front. In fact, since February of this year (2020), all Mac software distributed outside of its Mac App Store must be notarized by Apple. The developers must demonstrate that their products are ...

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Google Turns Up The Speed on Chrome

Who doesn't love a faster and more seamless surfing experience? If you're a Google Chrome user, you're going to want to upgrade to Chrome 85 at your next opportunity. It includes a new compiler called PGO (Profile Guided Optimization). PGO was first introduced with Chrome 83 for Windows using the MSVC (Microsoft Visual C++) environment. ...

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Amazon Moves A Step Closer To Delivery By Drone

For more than a decade, futurists have been talking about the day when drones will be used to deliver everything from packages to Pizzas. If you've been following the trends, you know that at least one major pizza chain has already begun experimenting with drone-based delivery. Now, Amazon's Prime Air drone delivery system has earned ...

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AI May Soon Make Your Commute Smarter And Faster

It's no secret that the Internet of Things has seen explosive growth in recent years, but now, even municipalities are getting in on the game. The city of Phoenix has recently partnered with a California-based company called "NoTraffic." The idea is to create and deploy smart traffic lights that will use AI routines and machine ...

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Security Issues Increasing With More People Working From Home

According to a recently published report by Malwarebytes, the global pandemic may be behind the recent surge in cyberattacks against businesses of all sizes. While it wasn't immediately apparent, the pandemic forced businesses around the world to respond quickly to the emerging pandemic. As a result, tens of millions of workers began working from home. In most ...

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Recent Spotify Outage Caused By Expired Certificate

If you're a Spotify user, you're probably aware that recently, the site was down, displaying the rather cryptic and unhelpful message "Couldn't Load the Page." The problem has now been resolved, but here's a quick synopsis of what happened: According to Louis Poinsignon, a Cloudflare engineer, one of Spotify's certificates "*.wg.spofity.com" expired and the company ...

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Microsoft Takes Another Step Against Malware

Ever since Microsoft released Windows Vista, the Redmond giant has made it possible for users to disable Microsoft Defender by way of the Registry. Unfortunately, by granting that ability, it gave well-designed malware strains the ability to do the same. That is now changing. As the company explains in a recent blog post: "DisableAntiSpyware is intended to be used ...

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