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IP Spoofing Attacks Show Significant Increase

Gaming and Gambling are huge industries with a truly global footprint.  It's no surprise then, that these industries have become an increasingly popular target for hackers. Interestingly, according to the latest report issued by ThreatMatrix, the attack vector of...

Some iOS Users Report Call Issues After Latest Update

This hasn't been a great month for two of the titans of tech.  Both Apple and Microsoft have been plagued with bug-riddled updates to their operating systems.  In Apple's case, their new iOS 12 had to be patched just three weeks after its release because of all the...

Another Data Breach, This Time At The Pentagon

As many as 30,000 people made up of a mix of both civilian and military personnel have had their personal and financial information exposed. This exposure is what has been reported as a major security breach of the Pentagon. This is proof positive that no organization...

Newest WiFi Version Will Be Called WiFi 6

Most people don't know what the latest version of WiFi is called. That's the fault of the Wi-Fi Alliance, the group that manages the implementation of WiFi. Since their earliest days, the group has insisted on a highly unconventional version numbering scheme. If...

Spectre Security Built Into New Intel Chip Hardware

By now, almost everyone has heard of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws that have been making headlines for more than a year.  They're serious flaws with dire implications for tens of millions of users around the world who have an intel-based PC. The saga...

Major Facebook Breach May Have Affected Your Account 

Facebook got hit hard by a currently unknown group of hackers.  If you recently found yourself inexplicably logged out of the social media site, Facebook did it in response to the breach. The breach resulted in the theft of data pertaining to more than fifty million...

Apple Update Fixes A Number Of Issues with iOS12

The new iOS 12 was released just three weeks ago, but security flaws have already been discovered. Some of them are quite serious. This event prompted Apple to release the first update to the OS. The 12.0.1 update is available to all users with iOS 12.  If you're not...

Microsoft Is Changing How Searches  Will Work

Change is coming to the way Microsoft handles search across its ecosystem.  If you use the home edition of Office, you're not likely to notice, but if you use Office 365, the changes will be significant. Here's what's happening: First of all, the search bar will get...

Google May Be Getting Rid Of Google Plus

If you're one of the relatively few people who use Google+ in something other than an Enterprise setting, be advised that the clock is ticking.  Google has just announced that they're sunsetting the service.  It will be going offline for consumers at some point over...

Payment Pages Are Being Compromised To Steal Data 

Symantec's most recent statistics have revealed a disturbing trend.  Malware designed to compromise checkout pages is seeing a big spike in use, with the company reporting a staggering 248,000 attempts since August 13th of this year, with more than a third of them (36...

How Long Before You Experience A Cyber Attack?

According to this year's Traveler's Risk Index, published by The Traveler's Indemnity Company, a majority of business owners have a somewhat fatalistic view of hacking and data breaches. The index includes 52 percent of survey respondents indicating that they believe...

Firefox Adds Data Breach Monitoring Service 

Firefox is upping the ante where digital security is concerned, having just announced the release of a new, free service called 'Firefox Monitor.'  The new service is designed with one specific goal in mind:  To assist users in finding out if their accounts were...

Windows 10 Adoption Continues To Grow 

Windows 10 is far and away the fastest growing version of the OS in the company's history.  It recently hit an installation base of a staggering 700 million devices after about three years on the market. Note that these installation figures include installs not just...