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Microsoft patches Spectre v4

As part of the new weekly updates,  Microsoft released a security update package, including adding support for a function designed to prevent attacks exploiting the Specter Variant 4 vulnerability (CVE-2018-3639), also known as Speculative Store Bypass (SSB).The fourth version of the sensational vulnerabilities Meltdown-Specter became known in May this year.  The attack is based on [...]

By | 2018-06-14T15:25:44+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Hardware News, IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on Microsoft patches Spectre v4

Backdoor found in thousands of Android devices

Security researchers have discovered and reported a serious problem affecting tens of thousands of Android devices.  In particular, devices that are rooted or have been brought in for service recently are most vulnerable. This is because to root or do advanced diagnostics Android has a feature called the Android Debug Bridge, or ADB, which allows [...]

By | 2018-06-15T09:52:18+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Cell Phones, IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on Backdoor found in thousands of Android devices

Google to allow extensions only from the Chrome store

Google is planning to remove support for installing extensions for the Chrome browser from third-party sites before the end of this year.  The company says this is to try to protect its users from installing unsafe applications. Opponents however say its an attempt by google to have full administrative control over all apps for chrome, [...]

By | 2018-06-13T14:06:08+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Cell Phones, IT News, Software News|Comments Off on Google to allow extensions only from the Chrome store

Intel to release dedicated graphics line in 2020

After Intel hired away one of AMD's top GPU architecture, it showed the company is exploring new territory.  And now it is planning to deliver its own high-end dedicated graphics cards. Now the company has announced via a short tweet that consumers can expect these cards to hit the market sometime in 2020.  Dedicated GPUs [...]

By | 2018-06-13T13:12:47+00:00 June 13th, 2018|IT News, Software News|Comments Off on Intel to release dedicated graphics line in 2020

Criminals start to use AI in cyber attacks

Bring on the rise of the machines.  It was only a matter of time, as new technologies become more commonplace, criminals find ways to exploit them.  Attackers have begun to master and deploy technologies with elements of artificial intelligence for use in cyber attacks on banks.  Though banks seem to be the primary target at [...]

By | 2018-06-08T13:13:50+00:00 June 8th, 2018|IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on Criminals start to use AI in cyber attacks

FBI advises people to factory reset routers to combat VPNFilter

The FBI has advised all Americans to do a factory reset on their router.  This is due to the fact that the VPNFilter malware problem is getting worse and continuing to spread despite security experts best efforts to stop it Here's how to safeguard your home or small business.  We discussed the malware a little [...]

By | 2018-06-08T13:03:36+00:00 June 8th, 2018|IT News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on FBI advises people to factory reset routers to combat VPNFilter

All you need to know about Threadripper 2

One of the biggest surprises to come from AMD’s first year of the newest x86 Zen architecture was the launch of the Threadripper platform. Despite the mainstream Ryzen processors already taking a devastating stab into the high-end desktop market, AMD’s Threadripper offered more cores at a workstation-friendly price, making it even more appealing to power [...]

By | 2018-06-06T17:15:06+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Hardware News|Comments Off on All you need to know about Threadripper 2

Google Groups may bleed private information to the web

A year ago, experts warned that hundreds of organizations may have misconfigured Google Groups accounts and expose confidential data on the entire Internet, even without even knowing they are doing so  The problem is in a single setting, buried deep in the advanced settings section of Google Groups for Business.   It's a simple little setting, [...]

By | 2018-06-05T16:00:04+00:00 June 5th, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Google Groups may bleed private information to the web

A review of Gsuite.

As a business grows, centralized administration becomes more and more important.  Without it a business will find itself confused and lost in a myriad of different programs, protocols, and software with no one in control or charge.  Back in the day, if a user wanted to control their own email domain they would have to [...]

By | 2018-06-05T10:32:59+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Cell Phones, IT News, Software News|Comments Off on A review of Gsuite.

How hackers are getting into live Pacemakers

As the Internet has grown faster and more powerful, it has naturally led to the use of internet based technologies in medical devices implanted in people - such as insulin pumps and pacemakers.  The ability to remotely connect to an implant that works inside the body opens up a huge number of possibilities for physicians [...]

By | 2018-06-04T12:08:43+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Hardware News, IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on How hackers are getting into live Pacemakers