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Backup Still Necessary Even When Using Cloud Services

Do you keep all of your data on the cloud?  If so, you're certainly not alone.  The past few years have seen a massive migration away from storing critical files locally to ...

Report Shows 118 Percent Increase In Ransomware Attacks In 2019

Ransomware roared onto the global stage in 2017. Companies and government agencies around the world felt the impact with widespread campaigns like NotPetya and WannaCry. By 2018, the number of ransomware attacks ...

Popular PDF Creator App Found To Have Malware

Do you use the PDF Creator App called CamScanner?  If you do, you've got plenty of company.  Since the app was first published in 2010, it has been downloaded more than a ...

Apple Turns Off Mac OS Feature For Security Concerns

Apple is in the news again, but not for anything good. Jonathan Leitschuh, a security researcher, recently unearthed a serious security flaw that allowed a hacker to activate a Mac computer's webcam ...

Android Devices May Soon Get New Fast Sharing Feature

Google's first attempt at making it possible for Android users to share files with each other was called Android Beam. While it was functional, it left a lot to be desired, and ...

Android Malware Can Replace Real Apps With Fake Apps

Security researchers at Check Point have discovered a disturbing new strain of Android malware that's as ingenious as it is disturbing.  It is effective because it is designed to replace a rapidly ...

Unsecured Database May Have Exposed Some Big Companies

An UpGuard research team recently discovered several unsecured Amazon S3 buckets belonging to the Israeli IT Services firm Attunity. The company left the buckets unsecured, exposing more than a terabyte of sensitive ...

SmartHome Device Vendor Data Leak Includes User Information

Orvibo is a Chinese manufacturer of smart home solutions. These are devices that allow owners to manage connected smart appliances in their home, remotely control lighting, security, HVAC and home entertainment devices, ...

Protecting Utilities From Cyber Threats Is One Step Closer

The US government took another important step toward protecting the nation's vulnerable electrical infrastructure with the passage of the SEIA bill in the Senate. The bill would mandate the use of analog ...

Personal Medical Devices Recalled For Hacking Risk

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to patients and healthcare providers that certain Medtronic MiniMed some insulin pumps carry cybersecurity risks. The alert reads, in part, as ...

Windows Update May Not Work On Some Dual Boot Macs

Windows 10 version 1903 is out. However, if you're a Mac user running Windows 10, you may not be able to get the latest from Microsoft.  According to Microsoft's official statement on ...

IP Camera Hacking Attempts Are Rising

Recently, Trend Micro published some statistics that just about everyone should find disturbing.  According to their latest statistics, the security company has blocked more than five million cyber-attacks against IP cameras, just ...

Windows Phone App Updates Are Ending Soon

Microsoft initially had grand ambitions where smartphones were concerned. The company invested billions in their quest to create a phone that ran on Windows 8 (and later, Windows 8.1). That was all ...

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