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Older Industrial Technology May Have Security Risks

The vulnerability of Industrial Control Systems has been getting a lot of press in recent months. That's a good thing because most people don't spend much time thinking or worrying about such ...

Windows Turned On Default Blocking For Potentially Unwanted Apps

Microsoft made a small but significant change to Windows 10 recently as it relates to PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Apps). It wasn't something that got a lot of press but it's a change ...

Google May Phase Out Secure Lock Icon For Websites

Google has had a long history of taking steps to make the web more secure for everyone. One of their early moves involved warning users via popup box when they surfed their ...

This Malware Can Take Control Of Facebook Accounts

Do you have a Facebook account? Even if it has been a while since you last logged on there is a new threat you should be aware of. A new strain of ...

Hackers Are Pretending To be Chipotle In Poisoned Emails

Hackers Are Pretending To be Chipotle In Poisoned Emails Chipotle recently reported that an account used by their company's marketing department had been hacked. A currently active campaign is underway leveraging this ...

New Mac Device Malware Is Bypassing Apple Security

Apple is generally very good about providing its users with a safe and secure computing environment. For many years the company was able to rightly claim that Microsoft had a far worse ...

Microsoft Teams Fend Off Phishing Attacks With Link Protection

Microsoft Defender has long included "Safe Links" protection as part of its overall function. The company recently announced that it would be extending Safe Link functionality so that it provides protection from ...

Latest Security Update For Apple Devices Is Critical

Do you have an Apple device? If so then you should be aware that the company recently issued an OS update that includes Macs, iPads, and iPhones. You'll want to update to ...

Google Improving Security And Transparency For Android Apps

Google recently announced some additional details relating to their "Safety Section" feature of the Google Play store. This is part of an ongoing effort to make the Play Store a safer and ...

Your Kindle EBook May Lose Partial Functionality Soon

Do you own an older Amazon Kindle? Older Kindles utilize 3G internet connectivity protocols but mobile carriers are currently racing to upgrade their networks to 4G/5G. Older devices that only have a ...

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Facebook Will End Facial Recognition Program

Facebook Will End Facial Recognition Program

Facebook has seen no end of trouble lately and has been called before Congress multiple times over the past year[...]
Microsoft Excel Adding Useful Features For Developers

Microsoft Excel Adding Useful Features For Developers

There's great news in your immediate future if you're one of the legions of Excel users. Recently Microsoft made some[...]
Microsoft Windows 7 And 8 OneDrive Support Is Ending

Microsoft Windows 7 And 8 OneDrive Support Is Ending

Are you a OneDrive user running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1? If so be aware that on January[...]

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