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Email Providers Found To Have Signature Vulnerabilities

A team of security researchers have uncovered a serious flaw in several major email clients you need to be aware of. The flaw allows hackers to fake verified signatures, which gives their phishing and other email-based attacks the appearance of legitimacy.   According...

Password Policies Getting Update From Microsoft

Industry experts have been predicting the death of the humble password for decades.  To date, those predictions have amounted to nothing. Passwords are still with us, and still serve as the cornerstone of security, even as other measures have arisen alongside them to...

Windows Update May Fail With External Storage Devices

Microsoft recently issued an important support document that your IT staff needs to be aware of. In part, their notice reads as follows: "Inappropriate drive reassignment can occur on eligible computers that have an external USB device or SD memory card attached...

Microsoft Is Keeping Paint Program For Now

Back in July 2017, Microsoft created a bit of an uproar when they released a build of Windows 10 that promoted their new Paint 3D app. Paired with the new arrival was an announcement that the classic Windows Paint program would be deprecated and ultimately removed...

Macs Get More Protection Against Viruses With Update

Apple recently made an update to their XProtect antivirus software, which is the company's built-in means of protecting Macs from virus threats. Patrick Wardle is one of the best-known Mac security experts. According to him, Apple released two new signatures that when...

2019 Sees A Huge Rise In Ransomware Attacks

According to FBI statistics, in 2013 there were 991 tracked incidents of ransomware attacks against business, resulting in losses slightly exceeding half a million dollars. The number of incidents steadily increased through 2016 when they reached 2,673 for the year,...

Twitter Will Soon Release New Features With Update

Twitter recently announced the addition of a new "Hide Replies" feature, which will give the platform's users a bit more control over conversations that stem from the tweets they make. Twitter Senior Product Manager Michelle Yasmeen Haq had this to say about the new...

Report States Bots Account For 20 Percent Of Web Traffic

How much of the web's traffic would you estimate to be fake, if you had to guess?  The answer to that question might surprise you.  According to the 2019 Bad Bot Report published security firm Distil Networks, the answer is just over twenty percent.  20.4 percent to...

Recent Data Breach May Affect Hotmail And Outlook Users

Microsoft recently confirmed that the login credentials of one of its customer support agents was compromised. This allows unknown third parties to log in and gain access to data contained in an unspecified number of users' Hotmail and Outlook email accounts. The...

Issue With Internet Explorer Could Affect Most PC Users

Are you still surfing the web with Internet Explorer?  If so, you're not alone.  Four years after Microsoft announced Edge as its successor, the company's old browser still has a few stubborn holdouts who continue to use it for various reasons. Unfortunately, security...

Facebook Admits To Accessing Email Contacts

Facebook can't seem to stay out of its own way.  Recently, the social media giant has made headlines on a regular basis, and seldom for anything good or groundbreaking.  Not long ago, the company found itself in the midst of a controversy when it came to light that...

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