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Posts Tagged ‘Technology Tips’

Running Linux? You May Be Next For A Ransomware Attack

Typically, people running some flavor of Linux have little to fear from the hacking community. By and large, Linux users have been ignored or passed by in favor of other targets. Unfortunately, ...

iOS Users: Apple Says Update Immediately

There is a large and growing body of evidence that hackers and their attacks are increasing in sophistication. Hardly a month goes by that there isn’t a headline somewhere in the world ...

Samsung Phones Recalled Due To Battery Issue

Consumer electronics giant Samsung just released its latest update to its flagship product, the Galaxy Note 7, two weeks ago, as of the writing of this piece. The company has sold some ...

Redis Database May Open Door To Ransomware Attack

As you probably know by now, ransomware is a particularly insidious form of hacking attack whereby a target computer’s files are locked or held hostage in some way, and besides restoring from ...

Malware On Your Mac May Be Caused By BitTorrent Client

If you’re a Mac user who downloads files using the torrent software called “Transmission,” you may want to check your machine for signs of infection. It was recently discovered that a malicious ...

Dropbox Just Required A Password Reset From 2012 Hack

If you’re one of the millions of Dropbox users around the world, you were probably mildly annoyed recently when you logged on to find that you were being forced to change your ...

USB-C Getting Certification Program To Protect Against Safety Issues

You probably don’t know the name Benson Leung. He’s one of the internet’s unsung heroes, and in recent months, he’s been quietly waging a one-man war against manufacturers producing faulty USB-C chargers. ...

90 Percent of People Ignore Important PC Security Warnings

What do you do when you get a popup window generated by some piece of software you use, informing you of a critical update? Do you stop what you’re doing right then ...

New Tech Can Copy And Mimic Your Handwriting

Researchers at University College London have created a fascinating algorithm that can take a sample of hand-written text, and imitate it with eerie similarity. At first glance, that might seem like a ...

App From Microsoft Creates Better Two-Factor Authentication

Microsoft is a company that definitely understands the need for better and more secure information systems. Like many other tech companies, they’ve been pushing hard for two-factor authentication protocols covering large swaths ...