New Form of Malware Used Ads To Infect Computers

New Form of Malware Used Ads To Infect Computers

The FBI has recently shut down a particularly nefarious ad server called the AdGholas group, which used a new and innovative method of infecting computers and managed to avoid detection for several months. The hackers employed advanced steganography techniques via code embedded in graphics files, which marks the first time in history that malware has […]

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Hackers Are Using Netflix Price Raise To Steal Information

Hackers Are Using Netflix Price Raise To Steal Information

Video streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, and others are becoming so ubiquitous that they’re a fixture in everyday life for tens of millions of people. Unfortunately, hackers have proven incredibly adept at taking well known, popular trends and turning them against us. The latest example of this used Netflix as a springboard. […]

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Verizon Unlimited Data? Your Account Might Get Closed

Verizon Unlimited Data? Your Account Might Get Closed

So what do you do when you offer an unlimited data plan and people actually take you up on your offer? Well, if you’re Verizon, you start banning them. Currently, Verizon is offering an “unlimited” plan. The problem, however, is that if you use large amounts of data, they’ll kick you off the network, and […]

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4 out of 5 Business Networks Have Security Threats

4 out of 5 Business Networks Have Security Threats

According to security company Infoblox, a staggering 83% of the networks they’ve studied contain some form of malicious activity. The news is as staggering as it is grim, but if there’s a silver lining to be found in the report, it is that the company has broken out the biggest and most commonly found threats. […]

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Data Breach Costs Up 30 Percent, Is Your Business Secure?

Data Breach Costs Up 30 Percent, Is Your Business Secure?

The annual “Cost of a Data Breach” study has been released, and the results aren’t pretty or encouraging. Between 2013 and now, the total cost to a company hit by a data breach is a staggering $4 million, which is a nearly 30% increase over the last three years. Worse, between 2014 and 2015, we […]

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This Year’s Leap Second Could Cause Some Computers To Crash

This Year’s Leap Second Could Cause Some Computers To Crash

System administrators have their hands full dealing with “Leap Seconds,” the extra second periodically added to the day by scientists working with UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), used by computer systems around the world. These leap seconds are necessary in order to keep clocks in step with the earth’s gradually slowing rotation. If these “extra” seconds […]

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New 10TB Desktop Hard Drive Can Store All Of Your Data And Then Some

New 10TB Desktop Hard Drive Can Store All Of Your Data And Then Some

Do you consider yourself to be a power user, where computers are concerned? Do you have one or more members of your staff you’d put in that category? If the answer to either of those questions was yes, then Seagate’s new Barracuda Pro desktop drive is almost certain to make you smile. This is hands […]

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Fines For HIPAA On The Rise For Even Minor Data Breaches

Fines For HIPAA On The Rise For Even Minor Data Breaches

If your company deals with protected health information, then you know what a maze of regulation HIPAA rules can be. The Federal government has recently signaled just how seriously they take data breaches, by fining Oregon Health & Science University $2.7 million for two breaches that impacted a total of 7,066 individuals. Compared to other […]

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Microsoft Reducing OneDrive Cloud Storage Space For Many Users

Microsoft Reducing OneDrive Cloud Storage Space For Many Users

If you use Microsoft OneDrive, it’s time to review your usage rate, and perhaps start thinking of switching to a different cloud-based storage solution. When the service was first rolled out, users with a free OneDrive account got fifteen gigabytes of storage space. That’s generous, but unfortunately, it also ended. The company announced in April, […]

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Be Careful: Fake Apps Are Stealing Information

Be Careful: Fake Apps Are Stealing Information

Security researchers at the firm ESET have recently warned of a total of 8 apps found on the Google Play store. These apps, at first glance, appear to be designed to help users increase their number of followers on various social media platforms, and as such, may have found their way on a variety of […]

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New iPhone Attack Seems Very Familiar: Watch Out For MMS

New iPhone Attack Seems Very Familiar: Watch Out For MMS

Last July, Android users got a nasty surprise. The surprise came in the form of a new type of attack directed against smartphones. Dubbed “Stagefright,” it allowed a hacker to assume total control over the target device, simply by sending a properly encoded multimedia message to it. The bug that allowed this type of attack […]

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Would Your Company Fail A Web Security Test?

Would Your Company Fail A Web Security Test?

How solid is your firm’s web security? According to recent findings by the penetration expert Ilia Kolochenko, probably not very good. Kolochenko should know. He is the CEO of High-Tech Bridge, and he and his research team have just finished an extensive review of business internet vulnerabilities. The results aren’t pretty. The two biggest highlights […]

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