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Archive for March, 2022

These Medical Devices Are Vulnerable To Security Threats

Thanks to the fine folks at Palo Alto Networks we have a better view of the relative safety and security of network-capable medical devices.  Unfortunately, the news is grim. Based on their ...

People Are Still Not Using Secure Passwords Despite Warnings

It's 2022 and after years of warning people repeatedly about the dangers of using the same old passwords and using the same password across multiple websites, you would think this would get ...

Network Security Breach Confirmed At Nvidia

Nvidia joined the seemingly unending parade of major corporations to fall victim of a hacking attack.  Recently, a group of hackers calling itself "Lapsus$" began sharing details about the incident and the ...

Chip Makers Are Already Planning For WiFi7

We barely got to know Wi-Fi 6 but companies like Qualcomm are already making plans for the next generation of Wi-Fi technology. They are working on Wi-Fi 7 which is otherwise known ...

Android Users Need To Watch Out For Teabot Trojan

If you have smart devices in the Android ecosystem, there's a new threat to be aware of in the form of a malware strain called Teabot.  This bit of malicious code is ...

Scammers Cost Americans Billions Of Dollars In 2021

The US Federal Trade Commission reports that Americans lost almost six billion dollars to fraud last year.  The $5.8 billion total represented a catastrophic 70 percent increase compared to the losses reported ...

New Phishing Emails Target Citibank Account Holders

Are you a Citibank customer?  If so, be aware that a group of scammers is specifically targeting Citibank account holders. The campaign is incredibly convincing, and the emails look just like official ...

Malware Hidden Inside Games Found In Microsoft Store

Security experts tell people all the time to never to download apps from anywhere other than official sources like the Microsoft Store, the Google Play Store, and the Apple App Store. It's ...

Employee Information Was Leaked At Cookware Company Meyer

Meyer Corporation is a California-based company and a giant in the cookware industry. Meyer is the latest victim in a seemingly never-ending parade of hacking attacks. The full extent of the attack ...

New iOS 15.4 Update Addresses AirTag Stalking Issue

Apple AirTags are handy.  They're an incredibly convenient way to help keep track of your stuff. If you lose something that has been tagged you can easily locate it using the "Find ...

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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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