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Recent Study Shows Alarming Insights On People And Passwords

A new study recently published by the digital identity firm Beyond Identity contains a number of surprises relating to passwords and password security. This is information that IT professionals and small or medium-sized business owners should be aware of. While it is not a rigorous and scientific study the results of the company's survey are beyond ...

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Increasing Online Love Scams Are Costing Victims Big Money

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic online dating sites have seen a tremendous surge in memberships. People are seeking romance online since in person dating was sharply curtailed by lock downs. Naturally this proved to be an irresistible lure to scammers around the world. So much so that the FBI has recently issued a ...

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Apple Has Released iOS 15 With New Features

Apple recently released iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 for its phone/pad products. The latest update brings a number of new features to Apple users. Here's a quick overview: Improvements to Do Not Disturb This feature has been re-branded as "Focus" and it silences your phone or tablet in a bid to help limit interruptions when you're in a ...

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Don’t Fall For This Cryptocurrency Giveaway Scam

You know you've hit the Big Time when you get a scam named after you. That's exactly what has happened to Elon Musk. The latest scam that's making the rounds is called the "Elon Musk Mutual Aid Club" or the "Elon Musk Club" for short. If you're an experienced IT professional it is easy to be ...

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Android Users Will Get Additional Gmail Features

If you access your Gmail account via your PC it currently has features that simply don't exist on the Android Gmail app. Specifically with regards to its email search options. These make it easy to find the exact email you're looking for no matter where it might be buried in your inbox. The good news is that ...

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New Malware Is Targeting Linux And WordPress Users

A new strain of malware which has been dubbed 'Capoae' has been spotted in the wild. It was written in Go and this strain targets Linux systems and WordPress installations. It was discovered by Larry Cashdollar. Larry is a senior security researcher at Akamai. Capoae is quickly becoming a favorite among threat actors because of ...

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Update Apple Devices Soon For Important Security Patch

Apple released a very important security update today. The update fixes a pair of zero-day vulnerabilities that have been spotted in use in the wild to attack both Macs and iPhones. One of the two has been used to install the Pegasus spyware onto iPhones. These two vulnerabilities are being tracked as CVE-2021-30860 and CVE-2021-30858 respectively. ...

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This Malware Can Turn Off Windows Defender

Some malware strains are built with robust protections in order to avoid detection. Zloader goes a step further and actually disables Microsoft Defender AV (formerly known as Windows Defender). That's significant because according to stats provided by Microsoft Defender AV is preinstalled on more than a billion PCs running Windows 10. The hackers behind the campaign ...

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Ransomware Attackers Look For Unpatched Systems To Exploit

Not long ago Microsoft patched a critical MSHTML remote code execution security flaw being tracked as CVE-2021-40444. Beginning on August 18th of this year (2021) the company spotted hackers exploiting this flaw in the wild. So far there have been fewer than ten attacks made that exploit this flaw but it's inevitable that the number will ...

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Popular HP Gaming Laptops And Desktops Have Security Vulnerability

Do you own an HP Omen, Envy, or Pavilion gaming laptop or desktop? You're certainly not alone if you do. It's a wildly popular and incredibly versatile model that has sold millions of units worldwide. Unfortunately there's a problem. A serious security flaw in a driver used by the Omen gaming software. It comes pre-loaded ...

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