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Old LiveJournal Database Breach Is Now Being Leaked Online

Do you have an account on LiveJournal? If so, you may have heard the persistent rumors that have been circulating since 2014 that the company was breached and some 33 million user records were stolen. To this day, LiveJournal denies that they were breached. Unfortunately, this month (May, 2020), a database containing 33,717,787 records, each with a unique ...

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Monetary Demands Are Skyrocketing For Ransomware Decryptions

Ransomware attacks have evolved quite a lot over the course of the past year, and have become one of the most visible threats organizations of all sizes face. That is, based on recently published research conducted by Group-IB, which analyzed the rapidly changing threat landscape. Their findings should disturb every business owner. Here's a quick overview: First ...

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Major WiFi Updates Came To Windows 10 Recently

Great news for the legions of Windows 10 users around the world. Version 2004 comes with a significant WiFi update that includes Wi-Fi6 and WPA3 support, which will give users better wireless performance and increased security. That's great news, but of course, there's a catch. In order to make use of WiFi 6, you'll need a ...

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Hackers Set Their Sights On Cloud Services

Thanks to the pandemic, tens of millions of people are working from home. Even before then, the Cloud was experiencing a tremendous amount of growth, but since shelter in place orders were issued by many governments around the world, growth has absolutely skyrocketed. This has drawn the attention of a number of hacking groups, which have taken ...

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Gmail Gets New Quick Menu Setting In Update

Google recently announced a change to Gmail that will make it easier for the service's 2 billion+ users to experiment with different themes, layouts and settings. Even better, users can see the results of their changes before actually applying them. To make use of the new feature, all you have to do is click the gear icon ...

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Wishbone App Database Leaked To Public By Hacker

The hacking group calling themselves 'The Shiny Hunters' has been busy. Recently, they put databases containing user records from eleven different companies up for sale on the Dark Web, including a massive database containing some 40 million records belonging to the popular Wishbone app. Wishbone is a social media platform that's especially popular among children. It allows ...

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New Data Breach Affected Some Bank Of America Loan Applicants

If you're like many business owners, you may have recently applied for a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which was one of the COVID-19 relief funds established by the Federal government in response to the global pandemic. If you applied for that loan through Bank of America, be advised that the company recently disclosed ...

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Microsoft Phasing Out 32Bit Windows 10 Support Starting With OEMs

Be advised that Microsoft has announced it will begin phasing out support of the 32-bit version of Windows 10, beginning with OEM's. The change is effective as of the May 2020 release. Microsoft had this to say about the recent change: "Beginning with Windows 10, version 2004, all new Windows 10 systems will be required to use ...

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Home Chef Company Data Breach Affected 8 Million Customers

Are you a Home Chef customer? If so, be advised that the company recently announced a data breach. It was discovered after the hackers who broke in sold more than 8 million user records on the Dark Web. The group, calling themselves "The Shiny Hunters" has been busy of late. They've been selling databases containing records stolen from ...

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iPhone Update Includes COVID-19 Contact Tracing And Mask Detection

The latest release of iOS and iPadOS (13.5) is out, and contains the usual variety of bug fixes and modest improvements. In addition to the usual fare though, it also makes an important change to the way FaceID works for users wearing a mask. Also, it contains an important new COVID-19 Contact Tracing feature. Some months ago, ...

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