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Survey Shows How Employees Working Remotely Affects Business

Tens of millions of workers have been forced to work from home as the COVID-19 virus rampages around the globe. That has naturally increased reliance on internet connectivity and disrupted a number of longstanding, well-established working routines. Some of the changes have been for the better, including not having to fight traffic during the daily commute, ...

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Microsoft Issues Update To Fix User Printing Problems

Microsoft hasn't had great luck with its Windows 10 updates in recent months. Often, in their quest to improve the OS in one area, they inadvertently break something else. The company's June 9th update is a classic case in point. On installing the update, a small number of Windows 10 users began experiencing issues with printing. This ...

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Major T-Mobile Outage Was Not A DDOS Attack

Rumors were recently swirling around cellphone carrier T-Mobile. Fears were running rampant that a massive DDOS attack may be underway on the heels of a major outage. The rumors spread like wildfire through the internet. At one point, even a US Senator got involved, retweeting a rumor that the attack was supposedly based out of China. The ...

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Intel Steps Up Game With CPU-Level Malware Protection

Tech companies both big and small are always looking for new ways to protect their customers from the threat of malware.While that's not something that hardware vendors are known for, Intel has leapt into the fray with a recent announcement. Their planned "Tiger Lake" mobile processers will offer CPU-level malware protection features. Tom Garrison is Intel's VP ...

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Update Fix For VLC Media Player Security Bug Now Available

Do you use the VLC Media Player to watch downloaded movies and other videos? If so, be aware that researchers have discovered a serious security flaw in the code that allows for remote code execution, which could compromise your system. The vulnerability is being tracked as CVE-2020-13428 and is described as a buffer overflow issue. This could allow ...

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Credit Card Data Breach Affects Popular Jewelry And Accessory Store

Claire's Jewelry and Accessories is the latest company to fall victim to hackers. According to a recent disclosure made by the company, both the retail giant's main website, and the website of their subsidiary, Icing, were compromised. They were hit by what appears to be a Magecart attack. The company's disclosure reads in part as follows: "On Friday, we ...

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Watch Out for Fake YouTube Channels Asking For Bitcoin

A group of highly organized scammers have commandeered a pair of Youtube channels and renamed them to "SpaceX Live" and "SpaceX" in order to capitalize on the popularity of Elon Musk and his SpaceX company. SpaceX made headlines recently with their manned launch out of Florida. Over the course of just two days, the scammers ...

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Thanos Ransomware May Get Around Certain Security Systems

In 2019, a new strain of ransomware called Thanos burst onto the scene and has since been spreading quietly and seeing increased adoption by hackers around the world. The code has been traced to a Russian hacker going by the name Nosophorus, who has been offering the software as 'Ransomeware-as-a-service' on Russian-speaking forums on the Dark ...

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Internet Based Devices May Have Issues Following SSL Certificate Expiration

Recently, a number of Roku streaming channels mysteriously stopped working, leaving customers scratching their heads trying to figure out what went wrong. After some research, Roku's support staff discovered that the issue stemmed from a global certificate expiration. They advised impacted customers to update their certificates manually by visiting the company's website and following the instructions posted ...

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Nintendo Switch User Information Breach Affected Over 300,000 Users

A couple of months ago, Nintendo announced that their Switch gaming and live streaming service had been hacked, and as a result, some 160,000 user accounts had been compromised. As the company has continued their investigation into the incident, however, they've updated their disclosure, revealing that an additional 140,000 accounts were compromised, bringing the total ...

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