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Microsoft Is Keeping Classic Skype, For Now

Microsoft recently found itself on the receiving end of more than a little user rage when they made significant changes to Skype, with the release of version 8.  The company's original plan was to model Skype 8 after several different social media services, but the...

Reddit Users Advised To Reset Their Passwords

If you're a Reddit user, it's time to change your password.  According to the company, they recently discovered evidence of a hack that exposed all company data from the site's launch (2005) to 2007, including user emails and account credentials. The company also...

Click Rates For Spam Emails Are Increasing

F-Secure recently published a new report, and their findings are disturbing. The click rates on spam emails increased to 14.2 percent for the second half of 2017, up from 13.4 percent reported in the first half of 2017. The increase seems to be driven by two factors....

The Internet May Be Hurting Your Sleep

Can you imagine life without the always-on internet?  If you're like most people today, it's a simply indispensable tool, and the thought of suddenly being without it makes you shudder and brings images of the Dark Ages to mind. It's glorious, no doubt, and it really...

New Tools Help You Limit Your Social Media Time

Facebook and Instagram are rolling out new tools designed to help manage how much time you're spending on those two social media platforms. On Facebook, the new feature is called "your time on Facebook," and on Instagram, it's called "Your Activity," but both features...

New Scam Targets Apple Users 

There's a new, surprisingly elaborate phishing scam targeting iPhone users.  The scam starts with an email informing users that their phones have been locked due to "illegal activity" and instructing them to call "Apple Care" to get the problem fixed. Of course, there...

Lifelock Customers At Risk Of Email Information Exposure

A dark day for Lifelock, the Identity Theft Protection company.  It has recently come to light that the company may have accidentally exposed their customers to additional attacks. They recently fixed a vulnerability on their website that allowed anyone with a browser...

Automatic Mobile Picture Sync Coming To Windows 10

Microsoft has made numerous ventures into the smartphone ecosystem, but so far, they've only been met with limited success.  This time, they're trying something a little different. Instead of making their own Windows-based phones, they've created a "Your Phone" app...

Connecting To Aiport Wi-Fi Puts Your Data At Risk

File this away under things you already knew.  Coronet recently released a report entitled "Attention All Passengers:  Airport Networks Are Putting Your Devices & Cloud Apps At Severe Risk," and the news is about what you'd expect.  The report was more than five...

Twitter Is Getting Tough On Apps

Twitter has long had a reputation for being at the mercy of bots that have been used to sway public discourse and opinion. Often, these bots are controlled via Twitter API apps that allow the authors to automate most of their actions, such as tweets, follows, and...

E-Mail Is A Big Threat To Your Organization

Mimecast's 2018 "State of Email Security" report is out, and although it's contents are hardly a surprise, the news it contains is mostly bad. For starters, it confirms what most IT professionals already know: Email continues to be a big threat for organizations of...

Chrome Now Shows Sites Without SSL as Not Secure 

There is a small but significant change from Google, with the release of Chrome 68.  The updated browser will now prominently notify browsers when they surf their way to non-HTTPS websites, displaying them as "Not Secure." This is Google's latest step in a long...

Hackers May Set Their Sights On Your GPS Next

If you're like most people, you probably rely heavily on the GPS function of your phone.  Type in an address and your phone helpfully guides you, turn by turn, to your destination.  It's one of the most often utilized features of a smartphone, and of course, the...

New Report Shows 32 Percent Increase In Cyber Attacks

Positive Technologies has just released a new report that paints a grim picture for IT professionals.  If your sense is that the number of cyberattacks are increasing, you're not wrong. In fact, it's probably worse than you realize. So far this year, we've seen a...