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DNS Issue Caused Major Website Outage

DNS Issue Caused Major Website Outage

The Akamai Corporation reported a major outage on Thursday (7/22/2021) that caused major disruptions on the internet in the United States for a period of several hours. A tweet from the company confirmed that the outage was caused by a software update. The update...

New Malware Live Streams Your Private Computer Activity

New Malware Live Streams Your Private Computer Activity

There is a new highly unusual and potentially embarrassing strain of malware that you need to be aware of. It has been dubbed BIOPASS by the Trend Micro researchers who first discovered it. The new malware will live stream your computer activities all while allowing...

Popular Ring Doorbells To Get Encryption Option

Popular Ring Doorbells To Get Encryption Option

Do you have a Ring Doorbell? They are offered by Amazon and they're a wildly popular smart device that allows you to keep tabs on who's coming to or walking by your door. The doorbell's camera records video and saves it to the cloud so you can review it at your...

Latest Data Breach Hits Guess Clothing Company

Latest Data Breach Hits Guess Clothing Company

American fashion retailer Guess recently became the latest in a seemingly unending parade of big-name companies to suffer a data breach. The company's breach notification letter was mailed to all customers whose data was compromised. The letter states that an...

Internet Browser Firefox Will Soon Get SmartBlock Feature

Internet Browser Firefox Will Soon Get SmartBlock Feature

There's good news for anyone who uses the Firefox web browser. Beginning with the release of Firefox 87 which was released in March of this year (2021) Mozilla has introduced a new SmartBlock feature. The new feature helps ensure that when users enable 'Strict Mode'...

BazarBackdoor Uses Compressed Files To Deliver Malware

BazarBackdoor Uses Compressed Files To Deliver Malware

Security researchers have spotted a new phishing campaign in the wild that you'll want to make a note of. In this case the hackers are attempting to deliver a malware strain known as BazarBackdoor by using an innovative compression technique and then disguising the...

Morgan Stanley Banking Latest To Get Hit By Data Breach

Morgan Stanley Banking Latest To Get Hit By Data Breach

Hacks continue to evolve as the hackers themselves get increasingly sophisticated. One of the most recent victims is investment banking giant Morgan Stanley. Their network was breached after the attackers stole personal information belonging to their customers by...

Microsoft Issues Patches For PrintNightmare Bug

Microsoft Issues Patches For PrintNightmare Bug

If you're one of the legions of Windows users, you may be aware that the OS currently has some printer issues. In fact, they're so severe that the bug has been dubbed "PrintNightmare," and note that this flaw affects all versions of Windows. The good news is that...

Ransomware Attackers May Target Industrial Machines Soon

Ransomware Attackers May Target Industrial Machines Soon

Government officials and some internet security researchers have been saying for quite some time now that the nation's (and the world's) core infrastructure is at risk. Some examples include the flow of water into cities, the flow of electricity, and the traffic...

Google Calendar Adds Virtual Meeting For Hybrid Office Workers

Google Calendar Adds Virtual Meeting For Hybrid Office Workers

The pandemic is slowly fading from the headlines and releasing its grip on the world as the dominant factor in daily life. Now, businesses of all shapes and sizes are beginning to transition away from the pure "work from home" models that most have been employing over...

Fake Apps Stealing Info With Current Cryptocurrency Boom

Fake Apps Stealing Info With Current Cryptocurrency Boom

In case you haven't been paying attention, the Cryptocurrency markets have been booming in recent months. All of the major currencies have now pulled back from their all time highs, but BitCoin shattered several of its own records recently, as did Ethereum, which...

Chromebooks Get First Optimized Browser Alternative

Chromebooks Get First Optimized Browser Alternative

In the world of internet browsers, most people only think of the Big Three: Chrome, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. Occasionally, Firefox gets an honorable mention, but there are a whole raft of smaller browsers out there if you're looking for an alternative to the...

This Malware Could Be Using Your PC To Make Money

This Malware Could Be Using Your PC To Make Money

If you haven't heard of a malware strain called Crackonosh, be aware that it might be abusing your system, and specifically, Windows Safe Mode, to make money for its controllers. In fact, since it was first discovered, researchers at Avast estimate that Crackonosh has...

Some US Mercedes Customers Likely Hit With Data Breach

Some US Mercedes Customers Likely Hit With Data Breach

Do you own, or have you recently test-driven a Mercedes? If so, or if you've created an account on their website for some other purpose, be advised that the company recently disclosed that they had been hacked. They say that the attackers made off with personal and...

Windows 11 Might Change The Blue Screen Of Death

Windows 11 Might Change The Blue Screen Of Death

On the heels of Microsoft's announcement of Windows 11, the Redmond Giant published an overview of the changes we can expect when the new OS rolls out. There's a lot to like in what the company has told us so far. One change, however, has largely escaped notice....

Microsoft May Allow 7th Generation Intel CPU’s On Windows 11

Microsoft May Allow 7th Generation Intel CPU’s On Windows 11

Not long ago, Microsoft announced the development of Windows 11, which formally brought the Windows 10 era to a close. Details were sketchy of course, as is often the case with announcements like the one Microsoft made. However, over time, additional details have come...

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