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Be sure to be careful with “smart cars”

Purchased a used car lately? Ever wonder what it really was up to? What if the previous owner still had the ability to control the climate control, spy on your GPS data, and call car services all without access to the car? This scenario is currently unfolding with Jaguar Land Rover vehicles. The first to [...]

By | 2018-07-31T17:49:32+00:00 July 31st, 2018|IT News, IT Security, Support|Comments Off on Be sure to be careful with “smart cars”

All about crypto-miners; is your computer making money for someone else?

2017 saw a real boom in cryptocurrencies. Awareness and value increased multiple times over, attracting the attention of the globe. It also attracted the attention of fraudsters and hackers who began to obtain these virtual coins in a dishonest way: crypto-currency miners appeared on the Internet, turning infected computers into a network of mining farms. [...]

By | 2018-07-24T12:28:09+00:00 July 24th, 2018|IT News, IT Security, Security, Tips & Tricks, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on All about crypto-miners; is your computer making money for someone else?

United States and allies infrastructure may be targeted if there is an escalation with Iran

Iranian hackers have prepared the regime for large-scale cyberattacks on the state infrastructure of the United States and Europe, NBC television reported, citing a number of US officials. These could possibly be DDoS attacks on power grids, hydroelectric power plants, health organizations and technology companies in the US, Germany, the UK, and other countries in [...]

By | 2018-07-23T11:38:34+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on United States and allies infrastructure may be targeted if there is an escalation with Iran

Forgotten your lock screen Ubuntu password? This vulnerability could help.

Ubuntu released information about a vulnerability that could allow an attacker with physical access to the computer to bypass the lock screen, by removing the hard drive. The vulnerability was tested on Ubuntu 16.04.4. It is currently unclear whether it affects other versions of the operating system. After the device switches to low power mode, [...]

By | 2018-07-10T15:24:16+00:00 July 10th, 2018|IT News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Forgotten your lock screen Ubuntu password? This vulnerability could help.

Microsoft creates the Azure Sphere; a more secure IoT platform

Online gadgets have become an increasingly attractive target for IT attacks. When the botnet Mirai struck against IoT (Internet of Things) units in 2016, it got devastating consequences - and the fact that our gadgets continue to connect on a large scale makes us vulnerable to similar attacks. Technology providers have identified the need to [...]

By | 2018-07-05T18:19:04+00:00 July 5th, 2018|IT News, IT Security, New tech news, Security|Comments Off on Microsoft creates the Azure Sphere; a more secure IoT platform

The Samsung messaging application has a serious bug that could ruin your life.

How would you feel if your phone randomly decided to feel like sending something such as a private image, to a randomly selected contact? The consequences could The app has started sending pictures and scheduled text messages to randomly selected contacts, so the wrong person may get an extremely private message. Reddit users started to [...]

By | 2018-07-03T15:57:53+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on The Samsung messaging application has a serious bug that could ruin your life.

Many in the United Kingdom threatened with the second coming of Wannacry ransomware virus

On the morning of Thursday, June 21, the UK was swept by a wave of phishing emails reporting the return of the infamous WannaCry coder. In a letter, the victim is informed that all their devices were hacked and infected with a new, even more dangerous version of WannaCry. Encrypted by the new version of [...]

By | 2018-06-22T17:44:34+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|IT Security|Comments Off on Many in the United Kingdom threatened with the second coming of Wannacry ransomware virus

Top tech related travel scams to be aware of this summer

Hopefully, the summer weeks ahead will allow you to relax and maybe enjoy a trip or two. But even sunny days on beaches and picturesque mountains represent a security risk for those who are not careful. Here are five cyber-risks to be aware of as you venture forth and enjoy some well deserved downtime. 1. [...]

By | 2018-06-22T10:48:25+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|IT news and stories, IT Security, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on Top tech related travel scams to be aware of this summer

How to check if you are protected from Meltdown and Spectre

One of the biggest stories in 2018 regarding technology has been the discovery of the major security flaws built into virtually every modern processor - Meltdown and Spectre. Some of the issues can be corrected with software and Microsoft has provided fixes in Windows. Some other vulnerabilities require hardware fixes such as updating the BIOS. [...]

By | 2018-06-19T16:21:14+00:00 June 19th, 2018|IT News, IT Security, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on How to check if you are protected from Meltdown and Spectre

Intel: Some processors will no longer be protected.

If you have kept up with any IT news in the past year you may have seen that the beginning of this year, some Intel processors where found to have severe vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to steal user data that is processed thru the processor. Immediately representatives of Intel said that they will work on "patches", [...]

By | 2018-04-25T10:13:07+00:00 April 25th, 2018|IT news and stories, IT Security|Comments Off on Intel: Some processors will no longer be protected.
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