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Popular PDF Creator App Found To Have Malware

Popular PDF Creator App Found To Have Malware

Do you use the PDF Creator App called CamScanner?  If you do, you've got plenty of company.  Since the app was first published in 2010, it has been downloaded more than a hundred million times. Unfortunately, Google recently pulled it from the Play store when they...

Hackers Are Using Resumes To Deliver Malicious Software

Hackers Are Using Resumes To Deliver Malicious Software

Hackers have used poisoned documents to deliver malware payloads for years. Recently though, researchers at the security company Cofense have spotted a new twist to the ploy, aimed squarely at HR departments. The recently detected campaign uses fake resume attachments...

Another IRS Phishing Campaign To Watch Out For

Another IRS Phishing Campaign To Watch Out For

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued a warning that all taxpayers should be aware of. The agency has received a growing number of reports concerning unsolicited email messages bearing the subject lines: Electronic Tax Return Reminder Automatic Income Tax...

Windows 10 May Make WordPad And Paint Downloadable Soon

Windows 10 May Make WordPad And Paint Downloadable Soon

There's another chapter in the ongoing MS Paint saga. In case you missed the first part of the story, several months ago, Microsoft upset its user base when a Windows 10 Build took Paint out of the equation. They replaced it with an updated version of the software...

Texas Government Gets Hit With Major Ransomware Attack

Texas Government Gets Hit With Major Ransomware Attack

This year stands to shatter last year's record in terms of the number of successful hacks against businesses and government agencies. It seems that the hackers have a new favored tool:  The ransomware attack. According to statistics gathered by Malwarebytes, attacks...

Medical Device Security Outlook Continues To Look Bleak

Medical Device Security Outlook Continues To Look Bleak

There's a mix of good news and bad news concerning the security of smart devices in general, and smart medical devices specifically.  As most people are aware, the Internet of Things (IoT) has a serious problem. The overwhelming majority of such devices have little to...

Open Source Programs Continue To Get Attacked By Hackers

Open Source Programs Continue To Get Attacked By Hackers

This year hasn't been good for users of Open Source software, which at one level or another, includes just about everybody.  Unfortunately, a recent grim discovery makes it unlikely that we'll see the number of attacks decline any time soon. Not long ago, two new back...

Nvidia Releases Graphics Drivers With Major Improvements

Nvidia Releases Graphics Drivers With Major Improvements

There's great news today in the tech realm for gamers around the world. Nvidia recently announced a major driver update for its graphics cards that offer a variety of improvements.  The 436.02 update promises a framerate improvement of up to 23 percent for World War...

YouTube Will Soon Stop Displaying Ads Targeted At Kids

YouTube Will Soon Stop Displaying Ads Targeted At Kids

Earlier this year, Google, the parent company of YouTube, found itself in hot water for YouTube's violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPA). They got in trouble for their data collection practices and the fact that the company allowed...

Google Hangouts Extending Support Until Next Year

Google Hangouts Extending Support Until Next Year

If you're a G Suite user, you're probably already aware that Google has been making plans to shut down Google Hangouts.  In fact, the original plan was to begin phasing it out of the G Suite in October of this year (2019). If you're a fan of the service and rely on it...

Payment Forms Cause Large Amount Of Online Data Breaches

Payment Forms Cause Large Amount Of Online Data Breaches

When surveying the state of your company's security, it's important to understand what your biggest risks are. According to the 2019 Application Report published by F5 Labs, the answer is simple. Fully 71 percent of all web-related data breaches in 2018 specifically...

Choice Hotel Data Breach Affects up To 700,000 Customers

Choice Hotel Data Breach Affects up To 700,000 Customers

Recently, an independent researcher named Bob Diachenko worked collaboratively with Comparitech. They discovered an unsecured database containing nearly 700,000 hotel records belonging to Choice Hotels.  Unfortunately, although Diachenko reported his finding to the...

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