Some Cisco Devices May Be Vulnerable To Hacker Attacks

Intel has been in the news several times over the last 18 months due to serious security flaws that have been found in their chipsets, beginning with the dreaded Spectre and Meltdown flaws.  Now with MDS attacks, they’re not the only ones. Recently, researchers have discovered serious flaws in Cisco products that would allow a determined hacker the ability to attack …

Samsung Will Soon Offer Smartphones With 64MP Image Sensor

Samsung is upping the ante in the smartphone world. The company recently announced that they will be introducing 48-mp and 64-mp image sensors for smartphones launching in the fall of 2019. Both sensors employ the company’s Isocell Plus and Tetracell technology. The former was designed to reduce light leakage, and the latter utilizes four pixels as one to allow for …

Some Dell Systems Are At Risk Of New Hacks

Do you use Dell equipment at home or in your office? If so, then the recent discovery made by independent security researcher Bill Demirkapi should give you pause. Recently, Mr. Demrikapi discovered a flaw in the company’s SupportAssist utility that comes pre-installed on most Dell systems. If you have an older Dell, know that SupportAssist was recently re-branded and was …

Popular Fitness Site Endures A Customer Information Breach 

Do you frequent the website bodybuilding.com? If so, be advised that the site has been breached. According to a recent statement by the company behind the site, the breach occurred in February, 2019 and had its origins in a phishing email the company received back in July of 2018. A detailed account of the incident was published on the company’s …

Microsoft Is Keeping Paint Program For Now

Back in July 2017, Microsoft created a bit of an uproar when they released a build of Windows 10 that promoted their new Paint 3D app. Paired with the new arrival was an announcement that the classic Windows Paint program would be deprecated and ultimately removed from the OS in subsequent versions. Paint has been part of the Windows ecosystem …

Macs Get More Protection Against Viruses With Update

Apple recently made an update to their XProtect antivirus software, which is the company’s built-in means of protecting Macs from virus threats. Patrick Wardle is one of the best-known Mac security experts. According to him, Apple released two new signatures that when put together allow the software to spot adware bundles containing Windows .exe files that are capable of running on …

Twitter Will Soon Release New Features With Update

Twitter recently announced the addition of a new “Hide Replies” feature, which will give the platform’s users a bit more control over conversations that stem from the tweets they make. Twitter Senior Product Manager Michelle Yasmeen Haq had this to say about the new addition: “With this feature, the person who started a conversation could choose to hide replies to …

Popular Android Apps Banned For Sending User Data To China

A major Chinese developer is in hot water with Google from an extensive BuzzFeed investigation which revealed that the company’s apps were abusing user permissions, allowing the company to commit fraud on a massive scale. As a result of BuzzFeed’s findings, Google took the step of removing six different apps made by the company down from the play store. This …

Reading Articles On Updated Google Chrome Will Become Easier

Google has some good news for PC users who surf the web using their Chrome browser.  Google is adding a new feature called “Reader Mode”, which will strip out unnecessary background clutter with the goal of making articles easier to read.  The new feature is currently available in the company’s experimental Canary release, so if it’s something you’d like to …

Millions Of Toyota Customers Possibly Affected By Data Breach

In recent months, Japan is a nation under cyber-siege, with several high-profile attacks having been made against the country.  The most recent attack targeted Toyota.  If you own a Toyota or Lexus, it’s possible that at least some of the information you gave to the company has been compromised. Although an investigation into the matter is ongoing, Toyota wasted no …