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Flash Player Continues To Get Bombarded By Attacks

By developer / June 2, 2016

There seems to be no end of trouble for the beleaguered Flash Player and those who use it. Not long ago, yet another critical security flaw was found in the player, designated as CVE-2016-4117 by security researchers at FireEye. As is generally the case with zero-day exploits like this one, Adobe responded almost immediately with…

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Change Your LinkedIn Password Now!

By developer / June 1, 2016

If you have an account on LinkedIn, you may recall that they suffered a data breach back in 2012. At the time, they force-reset the passwords of all users believed to be impacted. Unfortunately, it now appears that the breach was much worse than was initially thought. The technology site Motherboard has been in contact…

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Hire Carefully Or Risk Losing Your Business Big Money

By developer / May 31, 2016

How much does a “bad hire” cost your company? Probably more than you think. In a recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder, a staggering 41% of companies estimated that a bad hire cost their firm more than $25,000. A quarter of those surveyed estimated that the cost was higher than $50,000, and of course, top tier…

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Are Internet Speeds Affecting Your Health?

By developer / May 30, 2016

Let’s face it, no one likes to wait. What you may not have known, however, is that your slow internet connection could be detrimental to your health. If that raises a curious eyebrow, here’s the more complete explanation: The company Ericsson recently conducted a series of experiments in Europe, and put some solid numbers behind…

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Your Personal Information Is a Valuable Commodity

By developer / May 28, 2016

There have been a lot of articles all over the web, outlining the width and breadth of various data breaches, some of which have seen the hackers make off with tens, or even hundreds of millions of consumer records which contained a variety of sensitive information. The question that seldom gets asked, however, is what…

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Android Update Allows Easy Language Translation

By developer / May 27, 2016

An interesting update to Google Translate just made it easier to use if you’re an Android user. Before the update, if you were reading something, and came across a language you didn’t understand, you’d have to copy the text, start the translate app, paste it in, and get your results. A new feature, “Tap To…

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Will Your Next Virus Come From Your Microphone and Speakers?

By developer / May 26, 2016

It may sound like science fiction, but researchers have now proven that computer viruses can not only be transmitted via your computer’s audio system, they can even communicate with each other via that same medium. The hard-to-believe story began some three years ago, when security expert Dragos Ruiu found several of his PC’s infected with…

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Will Viv Replace Siri in Upcoming iOS Devices?

By developer / May 25, 2016

You may not know the name Dag Kittlaus, but you almost certainly know his creation, Siri, which was the world’s first voice-based digital assistant. Since Siri’s creation and launch, most of the big names in the Tech world have come out with their own versions: Amazon has Alexa, Microsoft has Cortana, and Google has a…

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Microsoft Password Share Feature Gets The Boot In Latest Update

By developer / May 24, 2016

Microsoft has made a number of good, smart, customer-centric moves lately, especially where Windows 10 is concerned. Their latest decision to quietly kill off a feature called WiFi Sense is a continuation of that trend. If you’ve not heard of WiFi sense, you’re not alone. The feature was little publicized, and rarely used. What it…

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FDIC Data Breach May Have Put Personal Information At Risk

By developer / May 23, 2016

Yes, even the FDIC, the government agency that insures banks, is vulnerable to data breaches. In this instance, a cluster of internal breaches was reported recently as part of congressional oversight, where activities that put consumer information at risk must be brought to the attention of congress. It was recently discovered that a number of…

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