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Archive for September, 2021

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Microsoft Accounts Will Allow Passwordless Methods For Users

Microsoft will be rolling out a new passwordless login scheme in the weeks ahead and that should make just about everyone happy. Passwords and having to remember endless multitudes of them are ...

Installing Windows 11 On Unsupported Devices May Have Security Risks

Microsoft raised hackles worldwide when they placed stringent hardware requirements on their recently announced Windows 11 OS. Many chipsets that are more than capable of running the new software aren't on the ...

Report Finds One Third Of Suspicious Emails Are Threats

Employee cyber security training is paying off according to a report recently released by IT security company F-Secure. Researchers from F-Secure analyzed more than 200,000 emails that had been flagged as suspicious ...

Hackers Behind REvil Ransomware Are Back Online

Not long after successfully attacking Kaseya the band of cyber criminals behind the REvil ransomware strain went dark. Their "Happy Blog" mysteriously went offline. It is not known if the group went ...

Hackers Are Using Windows 11 Curiosity To Load Malware

Millions of people around the world are understandably curious about Windows 11. It's easy to understand why. A new OS offered by the company that makes the most widely OS used on ...

Fortinet VPN User Passwords May Have Been Leaked Online

Hackers recently released a list of nearly half a million Fortinet VPN usernames and passwords onto the Dark Web. The group behind the attack claims that all the credentials were scraped from ...

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Links In Stories Now Available For All Instagram Users

Links In Stories Now Available For All Instagram Users

If you're not an Instagram user you may not have heard of 'Stories.' They are vertical photos or videos with[...]
Hackers Turn To New Trick Called SEO Poisoning

Hackers Turn To New Trick Called SEO Poisoning

Hackers have a new tool in their toolbox you should be aware of. Called SEO Poisoning or sometimes "search poisoning"[...]
Facebook Is Changing Its Name And Here’s The Details

Facebook Is Changing Its Name And Here’s The Details

Recently one of the biggest companies on the web got a name change when the Facebook CEO announced that the[...]

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