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USB Drives filled with Viruses and Malware are being found in peoples mailboxes
The Basics This is currently actively happening in Australia (read police bulletin). These drives are full of malware and viruses. Upon insertion, the victims have experienced fraudulent media streaming service offers as well as other serious issues (we would imagine ransomware viruses, and viruses designed for identity theft). It’s only[...]
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Is it all it’s cracked up to be?
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has been rolling out to computers around the world for a little bit now, and while Windows 10 has gotten much better over the last year, this update is boasted as making it even better with even more features. Is that true? Below you will find out[...]
Beware! Your iPhone Can Be Hacked Remotely With Just A Message In Brief Do you own an iPhone? Mac? Or any Apple device? Just one specially-crafted message can expose your personal information, including your authentication credentials stored in your device’s memory, to a hacker. The vulnerability is quite similar to[...]
Microsoft Support Scams are on the rise again! This time they’re trickier.
Lately, we’ve notice a rise in the number of calls from people who have fallen victim to Microsoft Support Scams.  This isn’t a new problem and it has had several iterations, including phone calls. The current “version” is rather persistent. It normally starts as a pop-up, often filling the entire screen,[...]
Google adds new 2-Step Verification Security Options to protect users
Data and email security is pretty hazy in today’s world. A recent article by Hacker News talked about how easy it is for a hacker to access pretty much any account, using Facebook as a specific example, just by knowing your phone number, then resetting your account password and exploiting a[...]
The Woes, and Wows, of Windows 10!
The Windows 10 upgrades, for us, have been a breeze! Honestly, it was an amazingly easy and smooth upgrade. We were really amazed that all of our settings transferred over… even the saved session of Google Chrome. Now while the upgrade was the easiest we have ever experienced, there are some things[...]
Android Stagefright Vulnerability :/
ANDROID USERS, ACT NOW: Fixes are not yet issued for the #Android #Stagefright vulnerability, so protect yourself now by disabling “auto retrieve MMS” from messenger apps that can process MPEG4 video format. Instructions in the #AvastBlog, https://blog.avast.com/2015/07/29/big-brothers-could-be-watching-you-thanks-to-stagefright/

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