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Hide & Seek: New IoT malware to watch out for

June 15th, 2018

You probably think your Internet of Things (IoT) devices don’t need as much protection as your PCs or laptops. Newsflash: They’re actually even more vulnerable to hacking. In fact, researchers have discovered a terrifying strain of IoT malware that can infect your devices. What is the Hide And Seek malware? The Hide and Seek (HNS) […]

Chrome to mark HTTP as ‘not secure’

June 14th, 2018

Google Chrome currently marks HTTPS-encrypted sites with a green lock icon and “Secure” sign. And starting in July, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure.” Google hopes this move will nudge users away from the unencrypted web. Read on to learn more about the forthcoming changes. For several years, Google has moved toward […]

The dangers of app overload in businesses

June 13th, 2018

Businesses today rely on countless apps and software for day-to-day operations. However, too many of these programs can do more harm than good. App overload brings confusion among employees, and a recent study shows that this costs more than companies realize. How app confusion occurs A new study conducted by CITE Research shows that a […]

Why fewer teenagers choose Facebook

June 11th, 2018

Facebook’s 13-to-17-year-old users are declining despite the overall growth of the social media giant’s subscribers. A new survey by Pew Research Center found that only 51% of US teens are using Facebook, compared with Snapchat (69%), Instagram (72%), and YouTube (85%). Reasons for user demographic shift The same survey found that only 10% of US […]

Virtualization isn’t as complex as you think

June 8th, 2018

Explaining the concept of virtualization is no easy task, and failed attempts to do so have left it with an undeserved reputation. We want to set the record straight about this technology’s many benefits by dispelling the four most common misconceptions. Myth #1 – Virtualization is too expensive for SMBs Many people assume that the […]

Why VoIP is best with remote workers

June 7th, 2018

More and more Americans are working out of the office than ever before. A Gallup poll revealed that since 1996, the number of remote workers increased fourfold, with 37 percent of Americans working from their homes, coffee shops, or coworking spaces. Remote working is changing the set-up of the workplace, and it’s easy to see […]

Flash to be stopped in Office 365

June 6th, 2018

If you are one of the few Office 365 users who embeds Silverlight, Shockwave, or Flash content in your documents, your pastime will soon be a thing of the past. Over a week ago, Microsoft announced that Office 365 would completely block said media by January 2019. Microsoft recently announced plans to eventually stop the […]

Little-known Windows 10 tips and tricks

June 5th, 2018

Are you making the most out of your Windows 10 computer? If you haven’t tried adjusting system and battery performance, silenced notifications, or used the night light function, then you’re missing out on minor but useful features. Performance/Power slider There are two kinds of computer users: those who value battery longevity and those who prefer […]

How to defend against insider threats

June 5th, 2018

First off, what is an insider threat in healthcare? An insider threat is an individual inside an organization discovered to have been accessing healthcare records without authorization. Healthcare companies must take steps to reduce the potential for insider threats, which is their top source of security incidents. #1 Educate – The workforce (meaning all healthcare […]

Malware hits 500k IoT devices, Talos reports

June 1st, 2018

A week ago, leading cyber threat intelligence team Cisco Talos reported that no less than 500,000 IoT devices in up to 54 countries were infected by new malware called VPNFilter. An earlier version, believed to be launched by a nation-state, targeted Ukraine. How VPNFilter Works Talos cited the vulnerable devices as Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear, and […]

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