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Archive for April, 2021

Hackers Are Using Legitimate Google Services To Wreak Havoc

The Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team recently issued a dire warning that every IT professional should take seriously. They've discovered an emerging threat in the form of hackers utilizing legitimate "Contact ...

Cross Platform Messaging Service Plan Canceled by Mobile Carriers

About eighteen months ago, a number of big mobile carriers got together to create the "Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative." Their goal was to roll out a Rich Communication Services (RCS) platform designed to ...

Watch Out For Vaccine Survey Phishing Emails

Scammers have found a new way to take advantage of people, so be on your guard. The U.S. Department of Justice has recently issued an alert warning people of fake emails sent ...

Cryptomining Worm Botnet Seeking And Attacking Vulnerable Devices

There's a new cryptomining worm threat to be aware of, and it's making the lives of IT Administrators who manage Windows and Linux environments nightmarish. This news comes from a recently published ...

Recent Study Finds Mobile App Spending Is Up

Since the pandemic began, there has been an enormous boom in app spending, and that trend shows no signs of stopping. In fact, app sales broke a new record in the first ...

Microsoft Cortana Will Be Removed From The App Store

It's no secret that Microsoft is one of the 800-pound gorillas of the tech world. Even so, there are areas where the company undeniably struggles. Their Internet Explorer browser was a disaster ...

Organizing May Become Easier With New Google App

Just in time for tax season, Google has released a new app called Stack for Android devices. Stack is functionally similar to a Microsoft app called Lens, which was originally released for ...

Microsoft One Drive Gets Long Awaited 64 Bit Version

Apple users have long enjoyed a 64-bit version of Microsoft's OneDrive, but Windows users have been left out in the cold, until now. Recently, the Redmond Giant announced the release of a ...

Number Of Microsoft Edge Browser Users Are Surpassing Firefox

At long last, Microsoft has a web browser that the market seems to like. Their new Chromium-based Edge browser has enjoyed rampant growth over the past twelve months, seeing its market share ...

Latest Windows Update May Improve Your Webcam And Display

It's not often that people actually look forward to a Windows 10 update, but the upcoming 21H2 "Sun Valley" update may be the exception that proves the rule. With legions of people ...

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Microsoft May Have A Fix For Windows 10 Freezing Issue

Microsoft May Have A Fix For Windows 10 Freezing Issue

Has your Windows 10 machine been mysteriously freezing up on you lately?  If it has, you're not alone.  Fortunately, Microsoft's[...]
Some Android Devices May Have Media File Security Vulnerability

Some Android Devices May Have Media File Security Vulnerability

Do you have an Android device?  Is it built around a Qualcomm or MediaTek chipset?  If you answered yes to[...]
LinkedIn Now The Most Spoofed Website For Phishing Emails

LinkedIn Now The Most Spoofed Website For Phishing Emails

Considered to be social media for professionals, LinkedIn is an invaluable tool for millions of people all over the world[...]

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