Mistyped URLs Will Soon Get A Warning In Chrome

At one point or another, everybody has done it.  You open a browser and type in the URL of a site you visit frequently.  In doing so, your finger slips and you mistype it.  Sometimes, nothing comes of it except that you get an error message. Knowing that, increasing numbers of hackers have gotten into the habit of buying up …

Download Your Data From Google Plus Before It Gets Deleted

Google has kept no secret of their plan to eventually put an end to their social media experiment, Google+.  In case you haven’t been keeping abreast of the company’s announcements where the service is concerned, be aware that it will be shutting down on April 2nd of 2019. The closer we’ve gotten to that deadline, the more details we’ve gotten …

Passport And Credit Card Numbers Stolen In Marriott Hack

Recently, Marriott Hotels informed the world that they had been the victims of a massive data breach.  As it turns out, the breach was even more serious than was initially reported. As the company has learned more from the ongoing investigation into the matter, they’ve been doing an admirable job at keeping the public updated, even if the details are …

Marriott Starwood Data Breach Affects Over 500 Million Guests

Marriott now has the dubious honor of having suffered one of the worst breaches in history.  Granted, the 500 million customer records recently stolen from the company pales in comparison to Yahoo’s loss of nearly three billion customer records, but Marriott’s number is certainly nothing to scoff at. In 2016, the company acquired rival Starwood hotels for $13 billion, and …

Dunkin Donuts Rewards Users May Have Had Their Data Accessed

Are you one of the legions of Americans who run on Dunkin’?  If so, be advised that your DD Perks Reward Account may have been compromised.  The company reported that they were recently breached by a currently unknown third party, and that at least some customer information was compromised. Dunkin’ (formerly known as Dunkin Donuts) discovered evidence of the incident …

Apple Music Will Soon Play Nice With Amazon Echo

Apple doesn’t tend to share well with other corporations, but they have made a few efforts to expand their services to the platforms of their competitors.  You can, for instance, download Apple Music onto an Android device or on Sonos Speakers. Soon, you’ll be able to access Apple Music on your Amazon Echo. The rollout is slated to begin the …

Dell May Have Been Hacked So User Passwords Are Resetting 

Have you ever created an account on Dell’s website to purchase computer equipment?  If so, your account may have been compromised.  As a precaution, Dell has forced password resets for every account on their site. You’ve likely already got a notification sitting in your inbox with a password rest link and additional instructions and information. The company detected the intrusion …

Uber Gets Hefty Fine From The EU For Data Breach 

In recent years we’ve seen several companies suffer from hacks of various magnitudes. Over time, we’ve witnessed the growth of what could be described as best practices in terms of how to respond. The typical arc goes something like this: The hack is discovered.  Immediately thereafter, the company discloses the pertinent details about the hack, including the number of users …

Update Patch From Microsoft Causing Issues With Outlook Users

Back in October, Microsoft issued an update for Windows 10 that was a bit of a disaster.  It wound up deleting some user files and sparked a completely justified outrage.  The company pulled the update back, taking it offline so more people wouldn’t be impacted. Then they recently re-released it, this time, without the file deletions. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the …

Officials Want To Know If Wireless Carriers Are Throttling Video

Remember earlier this year when net neutrality got killed off and everybody said it wouldn’t matter? Well, it seems it might have mattered after all. Recently, three US Senators sent letters of inquiry to four wireless carriers. They are investigating allegations that the carriers have been throttling (slowing down) video services or Skype video calls. The allegations stem from recent …