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Turn Cortana Off At Lock Screen To Avoid Potential Hack

Do you use Cortana?  It's a handy virtual assistant (like Siri) built into Windows 10.  Unfortunately, as useful as she is, there's a problem. Even if you don't use Cortana yourself, ...

Study Shows People Prefer Alternatives Over Passwords

File this one away under "confirming things we already knew."  A recent study conducted jointly by Blink and Trusona confirmed that people just don't like passwords very much. Their study tracked ...

New Trick Lets Hackers Bypass Office 365 Email Security

What's old is new again. Hackers have recently begun re-deploying a decade-old trick called 'ZeroFont' to get around Microsoft's security filters and deliver phishing and spam emails to Office 365 email ...

New “MailSploit” Allows Email Spoofing

Phishing attacks just got a whole lot easier. A German security researcher named Sabri Haddouche has recently discovered a set of email vulnerabilities that have been collectively dubbed "Mailsploit."  At the root, ...

Some Websites Can Force Your Computer To Mine Cryptocurrency

Researchers at Malwarebytes have discovered a new exploit that allows malicious website owners to use your PC to mine various forms of cryptocurrency, even if you exit the browser window the malicious ...

Some Computer Manufacturers Are Disabling Intel Chip Firmware

Intel is catching some flak for releasing CPU technology that's filled with security flaws. At issue is Intel's Management Engine (ME), which is designed for Enterprise use and is of no real ...

Ransomware Attackers Are Increasing Their Attacks On Businesses

The ransomware ecosystem is maturing. Strains are divided into "families" and the number of new families that have been discovered in 2017 is half what it was in 2016. Even so, the ...

Paypal-Owned Company Sees Breach Of 1.6 Million Customers

TIO Networks, a cloud-based, multi-channel bill payment platform purchased by Paypal for $233 million in 2017, was breached earlier this year, exposing PII (Personally Identifiable Information) for an estimated 1.6 million of ...

Former Employees Pose Serious Risk To Security

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reminded those who deal with PHI and PII of the dangers that terminated employees can pose to system security ...

Many Consumers Would Withdraw Business From Companies If Data Breached

You've probably heard the phrase "the customer is always right" a thousand times. It's a truism in the business world, except when it isn't. A recent survey released by Gemalto reveals a ...

Windows 10 Now Installed On Over 600M Machines

When Microsoft first released Windows 10, the company boasted that it would try to get its new OS running on a billion devices by 2018. Time and circumstance have conspired to make ...

Look And Feel May Change In Future Windows 10 Update

Microsoft is experimenting with a new feature that may change the look and feel of Windows 10 in some future update. The new approach is referred to as "Sets," which borrows from ...

Fake Symantec Blog Post Is Spreading Mac Malware

Sometimes hackers opt for a stealthy approach. Other times, their attempts are downright brazen.  That's definitely the case with a newly launched malware campaign that seeks to spread "Proton Mac," a strain ...

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