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Faster USB Standard Is Coming But There Are Complications

If you have a need for speed, you'll be thrilled to know that USB 3.2 is on its way. It offers incredible transfer speeds up to 20GB per second, but there's a catch that could throw a wrench into the works, or at least make things more complicated. At the most recent...

Bots Are Attacking Retail Sites On A Large Scale

If you own a retail business, an attack known as "credential stuffing" is the latest online threat to be concerned about.  If you're not sure what that is, read on and prepare to be dismayed. According to the 2019 State of the Internet, Retail Attacks, and TPI Traffic...

Progressive Web App Office Software Coming To Windows 10

Microsoft has recently announced a new addition, coming soon to the Microsoft Store.  A free Office progressive web app (PWA), which is slated to replace the My Office app that comes pre-installed on Windows devices. The new app is functionally similar to the Office...

Google Security Device Had A Microphone Nobody Knew About

Google has found itself in hot water for something they claim to be an honest mistake and oversight. Owners of the company's popular Nest Guard (the centerpiece to their Nest Secure home alarm system) have recently discovered a microphone hidden in the guts of the...

New Malware Is Coming Through Messaging Apps

As if your stressed IT staff didn't have enough to deal with, there's a new threat to be on the lookout for. Researchers at the antivirus company Avast have discovered a new strain of malware that can spread by way of Skype and Facebook Messenger spam messages. The...

Apple Developers Will Make Apps Usable On All Devices

Apple recently announced an important strategic change in direction that's great news for developers.  In their next SDK release, developers will be able to build a single app that will work on every iPhone, iPad, and Mac the company makes. The benefits to developers...

Another Point Of Sale Data Breach Hits Retailers

Another week, another data breach. This time, the target of the breach was North Country Business Products (NCBP), a company that makes point of sale (POS) terminals for businesses. Although NCBP was the target, they weren't the ultimate victims of the breach. Hackers...

Safari On Mac Now Vulnerable To Browser History Theft

There's a new macOS security flaw you and your staff need to be aware of.  It was discovered by Jeff Johnson, the developer of the Underpass app for both Mac and iOS, and the StopTheMaddness Safari browser extension. Fortunately, the new flaw is not one that can be...

Right Clicking In Gmail Will Unveil Its New Features

When is a right click more than just a right click?  When Google reveals its latest changes to Gmail, of course! The tech giant has recently announced that they're going to be overhauling Gmail's right click menu options. This will enhance its value by adding more and...

Email Provider VFEmail Had All Data Destroyed By Attacker

Do you use VFEmail?  If so, we've got bad news for you. Hackers have successfully attacked the system and wiped all data from all of its servers in the US. All data on those servers has been lost.  That means every email you had in your inbox and everything you had...

Photo Site 500PX Hit With Data Breach Recently

Do you use the photography network 500PX?  If so, be advised that it has been breached by hackers.  If you were a 500PX user on or before July 5, 2018, you are among the impacted users. The company discovered evidence of the breach on February 8th, and overall, to...

Hackers Find Ways To Run Malware EXE Files On MacOS

In 2015, macOS Security Expert Patrick Wardle reported an almost shockingly simple method hackers could employ to get around the Mac Gatekeeper system, which is the first line of defense against malware. He simply bundled two executable files: One signed and one not...

Hackers Hit Dunkin Donuts Accounts For The Second Time

America might run on Dunkin', but the company has just taken another big hit.  For the second time in recent months, hackers have gained access to an unknown number of DD Perks user accounts. What makes this issue even worse is the fact that the hackers were able to...

GPS Devices Could See Some Issues on April 6th

If you're like most people, the GPS function on your smartphone has become the one feature you use and value more than any other. Few people these days can even remember what life was like before the ascendency of GPS.  Paper maps?  Written directions? Those things...

Apple Struggles To Prepare Their Paid News Service

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been busy.  Knowing that his company has little chance of dramatically increasing their market share in an increasingly saturated field for handheld devices, they've shifted gears. They are building a raft of new features and premium services...