RobbinHood Ransomware Another Reason To Back Up Your Systems

November 25, 2019

The creators of the dreaded ‘Robbinhood’ ransomware strain are putting their reputation to work for them. The hackers have recently modified their ransom note in a couple of important ways. First and foremost, they stress that there’s no

Twitter Utilized User 2FA Phone Numbers For Ad Targeting

November 25, 2019

Twitter isn’t having a good year.  Over the past twelve months, the company has fessed up to half a dozen bugs and blunders that have left the company with egg on their faces and have earned the ire of their burgeoning user base. In late 2018, the company disclosed a bug that shared a variety […]

Support For Microsoft Office 2010 Ending Soon Upgrade Recommended

November 25, 2019

Are you still using Microsoft Office 2010? If so, Microsoft recently issued a reminder you’re not going to like hearing. Extended Support for Office 2010 expires on October 13th, 2020, so time is running out to upgrade. The company’s official recommendation is to upgrade to either Office 365 ProPlus, or Office 2019. In addition to […]

Tamper Protection Enabled By Default In Windows 10 Update

November 25, 2019

Do you have the new Windows 10? If you’re not sure, the most recent version (as of the time this article was written) is version 1903, which was the May 2019 update. Assuming you’ve got that version or later, you should have Microsoft’s Tamper Protection enabled by default. If you’re not sure what the big […]

Windows 10 Will Get Android Phone Call Integration Features

November 25, 2019

Microsoft may have given up on the idea of putting their Windows operating system on smartphones, but that doesn’t mean they’ve given up on smartphones altogether. Recently, the company announced a significant feature addition that will allow users to take calls made to an Android phone from their Windows-based PC. The new feature is currently […]

Are Hackers Using Popular Assistant Devices To Listen To Users?

November 25, 2019

The utility of virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home are undeniable.  They’re just genuinely handy devices to have around. Unfortunately, they’re also prone to abuse and exploits by hackers and unsavory developers. They can be used to spy on and even steal sensitive information from unsuspecting users. This is not new in and […]

Backdoor Could Be Used On Microsoft SQL Without Detection

November 25, 2019

If you haven’t heard of Skip-2.0 yet, prepare to be dismayed. Security researchers have recently discovered an undocumented (until now) backdoor designed for Microsoft SQL servers. It will allow a hacker working remotely to stealthily take control of a previously compromised system. Worse, this is not theory or conjecture.  Researchers have found malware strains in […]

New Server Data Breach Reported at NordVPN

November 25, 2019

NordVPN provides a popular Virtual Private Network (VPN) service used by clients around the world. Unfortunately, they recently disclosed that a server in one of their data centers was breached back in March of 2018. According to the details released, the server was located in a data center in Finland. It was compromised due to […]

Malware Takes Down Services At Popular Billing Company

November 25, 2019

Billtust is major player in the US financial services sector that provides a variety of billing and payment processing services for some of the biggest financial institutions in the nation. On October 17th, they suffered a malware attack that brought all of their services to a grinding halt. Unfortunately, the company did not notify any […]

Employees Targeted By Hackers Posing As HR Department

November 25, 2019

Just when you think scammers couldn’t get any lower, they find new ways to prove you wrong. Recently, a new phishing scam has been spotted in the wild, this one baiting potential victims with the possibility of pay raises. The scammers structured their email so that they appeared to come from the Human Resources department […]

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