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Archive for May, 2021

Newly Discovered Linux Malware Has Been Around For Years

Recently, researchers at Qihoo 360 Network Security discovered a particularly stealthy piece of malware designed to create backdoors in the Linux ecosystem. It was so good at its job, and so stealthy ...

End For Skype For Business Is Just Around The Corner

If you're still using Skype for Business at your firm, be advised that Microsoft recently sent another friendly reminder out to all users of the service. The reminder says that it's going ...

Popular NAS Device Vendor Fixes Vulnerability Recommends Update

QNAP recently addressed a critical security vulnerability you need to be aware of. Previous to the fix, the company had included hard-coded credentials to serve as a backdoor to the device. Unfortunately, ...

Large Insurance Company Geico Suffers Data Breach

Geico, the second largest insurance carrier in the US, recently became the latest high-profile company to suffer a data breach in the United States. The company is the second largest auto insurance ...

Microsoft Edge Will Redirect Users To HTTPS Secure Sites

If you're a Microsoft Edge user, be aware. Beginning in July, with the release of Edge 92, the browser will automatically redirect users to a secure HTTPS connection any time they visit ...

Here Is How The New iOS Update Improves Privacy

Targeted advertising has become a mainstay of life on the web these days. You do a search on Amazon for say, exercise bikes, and then, just about every other website you visit ...

New Android Malware Called FluBot Is Stealing Passwords

There's a new malware threat you need to be aware of, and it recently made its way onto the UK's National Cyber Security Centre's radar. Called FluBot, it is designed to steal ...

4G Internet Is Headed To The Moon

NASA has big ambitions to put 4G internet on the moon, and has tasked Nokia with turning their dream into a reality. It seems like the next logical step, really, since 4G ...

Hackers Delivering And Hiding Malware While Undetected

Last year, Google made some important changes to their Chrome browser in a bid to increase user security. Among these changes was to default to "HTTPS" in the browser in an attempt ...

Ficker Malware Tricks People To Get Their Passwords

Jiri Kropac, the head of ESET's Threat Detection Labs, recently reported a new malware campaign to be aware of. This one is a bit different in terms of methodology. Hackers most commonly ...

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Microsoft Copilot: Navigating Changes to Custom GPT Features

Microsoft Copilot: Navigating Changes to Custom GPT Features

When running a business, you can use all the help you can get. That’s why many companies like yours have[...]
Hybrid Cloud Solutions: The Secret Weapon for Business Success

Hybrid Cloud Solutions: The Secret Weapon for Business Success

More businesses are choosing to adopt the hybrid cloud model with their computing and data storage needs. This approach involves[...]
Predictive Analytics: The Crystal Ball for Enhancing Business Strategies

Predictive Analytics: The Crystal Ball for Enhancing Business Strategies

Many business owners believe the key to success is setting down company roots in a high-foot-traffic area or building brand[...]

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