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Microsoft Is Putting A Stop To Your Bad Passwords

By developer / June 7, 2016

Most of us (and you know who you are) tend to be not-very-good when it comes to creating robust, secure passwords. If you’ve ever used your significant other’s birthday, your birthday, the word “password,” or the numbers “123456,” then you’re not alone. Millions of other people do too, and Microsoft is taking steps to help…

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New Ransomware Replicates Itself Says Microsoft

By developer / June 6, 2016

You’ve probably seen the joke email before. Something to the effect of, “If you don’t forward this message to six people within twenty-four hours, your teeth will fall out, your car will break down, and all the files on your computer will be deleted.” Ransomware isn’t quite to that level yet, but it’s getting awfully…

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Tumblr and Myspace Latest Companies To Get User Accounts Hacked

By developer / June 4, 2016

Not long ago, we learned that last year’s high profile LinkedIn hack was much bigger than initially thought. When the hack occurred, the company assured its user base that it was limited in scope to some 6.3 million user accounts (LinkedIn has some 400 million users all told, which made this a serious breach, but…

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Did You Get A USB Drive From The ADA? Don’t Plug It In

By developer / June 3, 2016

Not even dentists are safe from hackers, and if they’ve been targeted, your company could easily be targeted in much the same way. Recently, the ADA (American Dental Association) sent USB flash drives out to dental offices all over the country. The drive contained updated billing rates and instructions for filing claims with various insurance…

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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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