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Update Adobe Now For Several Critical Security Updates

Adobe continues to work at a feverish pace to address critical security vulnerabilities in its product line. Their most recent patch addresses a total of ten security flaws across the following four products: Photoshop Adobe Digital Editions Adobe Bridge RoboHelp Of the ten flaws addressed by the latest patch, seven are rated as being Critical in their severity as they ...

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Security Is Top Priority In Latest Chrome Build

Back in February, Google began experimenting with a new feature that defaulted all URLs to use "https:" rather than the less secure "http:." While defaulting to the secure socket layer isn't ironclad protection for 'netizins, it's certainly a step in the right direction, which is why Google recently promoted the change out of the canary builds ...

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Hackers Are Using Legitimate Google Services To Wreak Havoc

The Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team recently issued a dire warning that every IT professional should take seriously. They've discovered an emerging threat in the form of hackers utilizing legitimate "Contact Us" forms associated with Google websites to distribute malware to unsuspecting site visitors. Since the website is legitimate, it almost always bypasses email security filters ...

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Cross Platform Messaging Service Plan Canceled by Mobile Carriers

About eighteen months ago, a number of big mobile carriers got together to create the "Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative." Their goal was to roll out a Rich Communication Services (RCS) platform designed to allow for text messaging across a variety of platforms, creating a seamless user experience. It's something that sounds simple enough, and it's a great ...

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Watch Out For Vaccine Survey Phishing Emails

Scammers have found a new way to take advantage of people, so be on your guard. The U.S. Department of Justice has recently issued an alert warning people of fake emails sent out asking recipients to take advantage of a post vaccination survey. Naturally, as part of taking the survey, each participant will be asked a number ...

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Cryptomining Worm Botnet Seeking And Attacking Vulnerable Devices

There's a new cryptomining worm threat to be aware of, and it's making the lives of IT Administrators who manage Windows and Linux environments nightmarish. This news comes from a recently published report offered by a research firm called Juniper, which began monitoring the activities of the new Sysrv Botnet back in December of 2020. One of ...

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Recent Study Finds Mobile App Spending Is Up

Since the pandemic began, there has been an enormous boom in app spending, and that trend shows no signs of stopping. In fact, app sales broke a new record in the first quarter of 2021, with the total clocking in at an impressive $32 billion. That's up $9 billion from just one year ago. Apple is the ...

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Microsoft Cortana Will Be Removed From The App Store

It's no secret that Microsoft is one of the 800-pound gorillas of the tech world. Even so, there are areas where the company undeniably struggles. Their Internet Explorer browser was a disaster from day one. It was ultimately retired in preference for Microsoft Edge, which has some supporters, but still lags far behind Chrome and Safari, ...

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Organizing May Become Easier With New Google App

Just in time for tax season, Google has released a new app called Stack for Android devices. Stack is functionally similar to a Microsoft app called Lens, which was originally released for use with Windows phones, but has since found a home on the Play Store. The purpose of the app is to help get (and ...

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Microsoft One Drive Gets Long Awaited 64 Bit Version

Apple users have long enjoyed a 64-bit version of Microsoft's OneDrive, but Windows users have been left out in the cold, until now. Recently, the Redmond Giant announced the release of a Windows-10, 64-bit version of the code. It's not currently available to the general public, but you can get a preview of its functionality via ...

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