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Love it or leave it, you’ve probably have heard the news that the next version of Windows is due to be announced this Thursday at Microsoft via live streaming (see link below). However, you don’t have to wait to see the next version in action due to a leak ...

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All politics aside, America woke up to the news early in the New Year that an emerging social network was pulled from the Web with little or no warning, leaving the social network without access to its platform, including its members. The surprisingly whimsical move by one of the ...

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Even if you have the best security on your computer network, you might have noticed that you still seem to get hacked…or worse. Ask Equifax. Why is this happening? It’s probably because a member of your staff has made it easy for cyber criminals to get inside. It’s really ...

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A new study was just released by the National Association for Information Destruction. What did it find? Astonishingly, about 40% of all digital devices that are found on the second-hand market had personal information left on them. These include tablets, mobile phones, and hard drives. The market for second hand ...

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Believe it or not, you just can’t shred too much. If you aren’t destroying your sensitive data, my best advice is for you to start now. There are people out there who make a living diving into dumpsters in search of credit card info, bank account number, mortgage statements, ...

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Hi, I wanted to share with you a funny story….  My boss calls me into her office, very serious like.  She sits me down and asks “Did you use the company credit card without authorization?” I am very confused, although I have access, I would not order anything without asking.  I ...

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There is a new strain of "ransomware" that does not  bother with the whole encryption thing at all.  These bad guys seem to think it's just an unnecessary distraction and too much work. Better to just start nuking files and then present victims with a ransom note.  It's called ...

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There is a new ransomware strain called "Satana" (the reference is clear, just take the last "a" off) which is a blend between classic file encryption malware and the Petya strain which locks the Master Boot Record (MBR).  This looks like a Petya copycat, but for each encrypted file, Satana ...

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You’ve probably read many times that two-factor authentication is a superb extra layer of protection against a thief hacking into your accounts, because gaining access requires entering a One Time Passcode (OTP)—sent via text or voice—into a login field. In other words, no phone, no access. But CAN a hacker ...

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If the person you are sending an e-mail to pretty much instantaneously receives it, how on earth can you unsend or cancel it? Well, you have several options. Criptext This is a browser plug-in that works for Chrome and Safari. Your message including attachments ...

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