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Email Attachments With Java Script Pose Ransomware Threat

The hacking community is at it again, and they’ve once more upped the ante. It wasn’t long ago that ransomware called Ransom32 that was partially written in NodeJS, but delivered via an executable file, had been the norm, that is until now. Now though, there’s a new threat. The ransomware is called RAA, and is…

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Big Changes Coming To Apple Devices

A number of big, exciting developments were announced at Apple’s recent worldwide developer’s conference, and from the sound of it, there are a number of really exciting changes coming that will give the Apple community plenty to look forward to. Below, we’ll outline the biggest and best of the announcements. iOS 10 The developer beta…

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Just Change Your Password Already – Another 45 Million Passwords Stolen

LeakedSource provides us with yet more bad news. Hackers have breached VerticalScope, a media company that runs a number of large online communities, including several enormously popular ones including Techsupportforum.com, motorcycle.com, and AutoGuide.com. According to the company, for every record they found, they found a corresponding IP address, email address, and at least one password….

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Have A Cisco SMB Firewall Or Router? Update Now

If you use a Cisco firewall or router to protect your digital assets, it’s time to check your equipment. Cisco recently released a security advisory that covers three of its popular, widely used pieces of equipment: The RV 110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall The RV 130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router The RV 215W Wireless-N VPN Router…

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Not Even Your Chats Are Safe From Hackers

Online security company Check Point Software Technologies has discovered a flaw in Facebook’s chat app that allows hackers to log in and change the content of chat messages (individual messages or entire chat streams) without notifying users that changes have been made. The exploit is accomplished by finding the unique identification number associated with each…

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Can technology help nurture our business relationships?

Recently, I was talking to a friend of mine who owns a small business. He was me telling of some troubles he was having with a few of his clients. Before I go on, I must tell you that I have also been a small business owner in the past. One of the businesses I…

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New Postage Sized SSD Means Smaller Devices Coming

The push toward ever greater miniaturization has been present in the technology industry from the very beginning. Computers that once occupied whole rooms got small enough to fit onto any available desktop. PCs gave way to laptops, which are currently giving way to a variety of handheld devices, and still, the drive to make equipment…

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Are You Doing Enough To Educate Employees On Security Risks?

Your employees are both your company’s greatest asset and your biggest potential security risk. In a recent study conducted by Experian Data Breach Resolution and Ponemon Institute, it was found that 55% of companies surveyed have experienced one or more security incidents where the catalyzing event was a negligent or malicious employee. The study also…

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Android Provides Additional Find-Your-Phone Option

If you’re one of the millions of users with an Android phone, then you already know there are a couple of different ways you can find it if you happen to misplace it. You can use the built-in search feature, or the Device Manager app. As of now, Google has rolled out an additional option,…

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Emails With Zepto Ransomware On The Rise

Security researchers from Cisco’s Talos Group have discovered a huge and disturbing spike in spam emails containing a widely used ransomware called Zepto. In fact, the team has uncovered 137,731 such emails over just a four-day period, containing more than three thousand unique samples. These emails use simple social engineering tricks to give them a…

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