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Android Replacement in Development

Within the past few weeks there has been a lot of news about a mysterious new operating system called Fuchsia, which is in development now. Today Bloomberg news shed more light on the the creation and future of Google's mobile operating system. In fact it seems that within 3 years we may see a totally new OS. [...]

By | 2018-07-23T12:57:26+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Cell Phones, IT News, IT news and stories, Software News|Comments Off on Android Replacement in Development

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.

Steam ends support for older versions of Windows

  Valve has provided users of Windows XP and Vista six months to update to more current operating systems. Otherwise, from January 2019 on-wards, they will no longer be able to use the Steam service. "Steam will officially stop supporting the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. After January 19, 2018, the Steam client [...]

By | 2018-06-15T17:18:00+00:00 June 15th, 2018|IT News, IT news and stories, Software News|Comments Off on Steam ends support for older versions of Windows

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

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

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.

Google glitch brings up texts instead of search results

A forum user employing Google search on his Pixel 2 XL, Google's flagship Android phone, accidentally typed an extra period into the search bar and received a rather curious result. Instead of a search result, or an error, he received a page that listed out his texts. The user typed "the1975..com" complete with the extra [...]

By | 2018-06-01T11:28:02+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Cell Phones, Software News|Comments Off on Google glitch brings up texts instead of search results

North Korean hacking group behind Zero-day ActiveX exploit

The North Korean hacker group Andariel have exploited a zero-day vulnerability, in ActiveX during attacks on sites in South Korea to introduce malicious software and data theft from infected systems, said security researchers.  Zero day vulnerabilities are especially hard to stop due to that they rely on new exploits, which require time and man hours [...]

By | 2018-05-31T15:17:29+00:00 May 31st, 2018|IT News, IT news and stories, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on North Korean hacking group behind Zero-day ActiveX exploit