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Ransomware isn’t going anywhere. Here’s why. In 1992, at the height of the Colombian drug cartels, a kilo of cocaine brought in $60,000. The average ransomware attack reaps $140,000. Consider the operating costs of a cartel. Someone must pay to grow or purchase the coca leaves, convert those leaves into paste, refine that paste into powder, smuggle that powder into …

Windows 11 Update Might Cause Brother Printer Problems

Early adopters who are rushing to embrace and experiment with Windows 11 and that use Brother brand printers may experience printing problems. Microsoft recently posted a help article on their website explaining that if you own a Brother printer and have upgraded to Windows 11 you may lose your ability to print if your printer is connected via a USB …

Some AMD Chips Aren’t Performing Well With Windows 11

Do you have a computer powered by an AMD chipset? Are you excited to upgrade to Windows 11? If you answered yes to both of those questions you should know that at present some AMD processors are struggling to run Windows 11 smoothly. In fact a few processors have seen performance drops of up to 15 percent which is significant …

Google Is The Most Popular Search Result On Bing

It’s good to be the King and in the world of search Google is the undisputed King. That fact has made the tech giant something of a target however. Google has been sued repeatedly and investigated by both the US Congress and the EU’s General Court owing to its dominant position in the realm of search. Many of the court …

With Upcoming Release, You Can Sync Excel And Quickbooks

Are you a QuickBooks user? If so you’re going to be thrilled by the company’s recent announcement that Excel integration is coming soon. You read that correctly. Soon you will be able to sync QuickBooks and Excel which should simplify your life a great deal. This is but the latest in a long line of similar moves Intuit QuickBooks has …

This Malware Can Turn Off Windows Defender

Some malware strains are built with robust protections in order to avoid detection. Zloader goes a step further and actually disables Microsoft Defender AV (formerly known as Windows Defender). That’s significant because according to stats provided by Microsoft Defender AV is preinstalled on more than a billion PCs running Windows 10. The hackers behind the campaign have changed their delivery …

Microsoft Accounts Will Allow Passwordless Methods For Users

Microsoft will be rolling out a new passwordless login scheme in the weeks ahead and that should make just about everyone happy. Passwords and having to remember endless multitudes of them are one of the most annoying aspects of using the web today. Anything that can be done to reduce the number of passwords you have to contend with has …

Installing Windows 11 On Unsupported Devices May Have Security Risks

Microsoft raised hackles worldwide when they placed stringent hardware requirements on their recently announced Windows 11 OS. Many chipsets that are more than capable of running the new software aren’t on the list. That doesn’t mean that you can’t still install Windows 11 on a machine with unapproved hardware. However Microsoft has stuck to its guns here. They announced that …

Hackers Are Using Windows 11 Curiosity To Load Malware

Millions of people around the world are understandably curious about Windows 11. It’s easy to understand why. A new OS offered by the company that makes the most widely OS used on the planet is a big deal. Unfortunately hackers are well aware of this and are currently using that curiosity as a means of spreading malicious software to unsuspecting …

Microsoft Windows 11 Finally Has A Release Date

Are you excited at the prospect of Windows 11? If so then you will be pleased to know that Microsoft’s latest OS now has an official release date. That date you’re looking for is October 5th, 2021. Microsoft had this to say about the release date in a recent blog post: “The free upgrade to Windows 11 starts on October …