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Data Breaches Continue With Three New High Profile Cases

Data Breaches Continue With Three New High Profile Cases

As 2019 draws to a close, we can say definitively that the year has been another record-breaking one where data breaches are concerned. Hackers around the world have been busy in recent weeks, with a trio of high-profile breaches making headlines. In late November,...

Cashless Shopping Could Get Easier In the Future

Cashless Shopping Could Get Easier In the Future

For decades, futurists have been promising a cashless society and all the convenience that comes with it. So far though, the technology we have available hasn't lived up to the promise. Sure, we're moving inexorably in the direction of a cashless society, but we're...

The End Of Windows 7 Support Is Almost Here

The End Of Windows 7 Support Is Almost Here

Do you still have a few machines in your company that are running Windows 7? If so, be aware that Microsoft is formally ending Windows 7 support in a matter of weeks. January 14, 2020 is the end of the line. After that, you will have the option to pay for extended...

New Orleans Shuts Down After Ransomware Attack

New Orleans Shuts Down After Ransomware Attack

Things aren't so easy in the Big Easy right now. The city of New Orleans has suffered a ransomware attack. As a result, most of the city's servers and computers are currently down. However, at a recent press conference held by Mayor LaToya Cantrell, all New Orleans...

New Ransomware Threatens To Release Stolen Data To Public

New Ransomware Threatens To Release Stolen Data To Public

The leaders of the ransomware known as Sodinokibi (REvil Ransomware) have announced a nasty new tactic to get their victims to pay up when their files get encrypted. The hackers are now threatening that they'll begin releasing stolen data to the general public or to...

New Icons Coming To Microsoft Windows 10

New Icons Coming To Microsoft Windows 10

Windows users aren't big fans of change. Recall the cries of outrage when Microsoft tried in vain to retire MS Paint, which was never a very good graphics program and only a small subcomponent of the company's OS. Users revolted to the point that Microsoft decided...

Instagram Adds AI To Warn You About Offensive Comments

Instagram Adds AI To Warn You About Offensive Comments

Instagram has made a recent change you should be aware of. Any time you make a comment, you may get a popup warning that your comment may be "potentially offensive". That is, if the service's AI-powered tools conclude that the warning is appropriate based on an...

Hacked Ring Devices Are Scaring Customers With Voices

Hacked Ring Devices Are Scaring Customers With Voices

On the Dark Web, there's a live webcast show called "NulledCast" that few people have ever heard of. It's pretty popular in Dark Web circles, though. The premise of the show is this: The hosts will hack the cameras in home security systems and mess with the owners....

The Amount Of Earth Google Has Mapped So Far

The Amount Of Earth Google Has Mapped So Far

These days, who hasn't made use of Google Maps?  It has become an indispensable navigation tool and smart phone navigation. It is powered by Google Maps and could arguably be described as a killer app that makes modern life a whole lot more convenient. What fewer...

From the Archives: Introduction to Cryptocurrency

From the Archives: Introduction to Cryptocurrency

On Episode 107 of The Edge of Innovation, we’re digging in our archives to bring back our most popular podcast – “Introduction to Cryptocurrency.”

New Zeppelin Ransomware Brings Companies To A Halt

New Zeppelin Ransomware Brings Companies To A Halt

Researchers at BlackBerry Cylance have discovered a new and dangerous strain of ransomware in the wild dubbed "Zeppelin". It has been used to target small numbers of healthcare and technology-related companies in the US, Canada and Europe in recent weeks. An analysis...

Update Amazon Blink Cameras To Fix Security Vulnerabilities

Update Amazon Blink Cameras To Fix Security Vulnerabilities

Do you have a home security system that incorporates Amazon's Blink XT2 cameras? If so, be advised that researchers at Tenable Security recently identified several serious security flaws that would allow an attacker to take control of the cameras remotely and use them...

Ransomware Uses New Method To Get Past Antivirus Programs

Ransomware Uses New Method To Get Past Antivirus Programs

Researchers at SophosLabs have discovered a new threat to be on the alert for.  A variant of the Snatch ransomware has been spotted in the wild. It features an innovative means of getting around whatever antivirus software you may be using to defend yourself....

Windows 10 Mobile OS Complete End of Life Is Here

Windows 10 Mobile OS Complete End of Life Is Here

Are you using a device that's running on Windows 10 Mobile?  If so, you don't have a lot of company.  Sadly, the OS never really caught on. Microsoft pulled the plug on its development, announcing that support for it would be coming to an end. Unfortunately, that day...

New Gmail Attachment Feature Makes Forwarding Easier

New Gmail Attachment Feature Makes Forwarding Easier

Google has a solid reputation when it comes to making a steady stream of improvements to its large and growing base of products and services.  They have a demonstrated a track record when it comes to enhancing user experience. Recently, they've proved that once again...

About Half A Million Credit Cards Found On Dark Web

About Half A Million Credit Cards Found On Dark Web

Researchers from Group-IB monitor the Dark Web and have recently reported the appearance of nearly half a million credit card records available for sale. Each record is valued at more than half a million dollars. The records were rolled out in staggered fashion, with...

New Trojan Malware Steals Passwords From Chrome

New Trojan Malware Steals Passwords From Chrome

If you use Google's Chrome web browser, there's a new threat you should be aware of.  A new trojan targeting Windows-based machines will attempt to steal passwords stored in the Chrome browser. Dubbed CStealer, it was discovered by the Malware Hunter Team. They found...

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