Security Issue Found In Dell’s SupportAssist Software

Do you have a Dell PC? If so, be aware that recently, security researchers at Eclypsium have discovered a major security flaw in the company’s SupportAssist software that comes pre-installed on most of the Dell machines running Windows on the market today. The flaw is rated a hefty 8.3 severity (out of a possible 10), and enables remote attackers to …

Update Windows If Your PC Is Making High Pitched Sounds

Ever since the March 2021 release of Windows 10, 2004 , a small fraction of users have been reporting a mysterious issue with the OS that causes the PC to emit a high pitched sound when using certain apps. Given the intermittent nature of the issue, it proved notoriously difficult to track down, but if it’s been driving you mad …

Support Ending For Windows 7 And 8 Nvidia Graphics Drivers

Does your PC have an NVIDIA graphics card? If so, be aware that the company recently announced that as of October, 2021, they’re suspending support for drivers designed for use with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. If you want to keep getting security fixes and updates, you’ll need to upgrade your OS to Windows 10. Feature improvements will …

New Graphene Technology May Increase Hard Drive Storage

HDDs are old, well understood technology. They haven’t changed much in recent years. In fact, increasingly, people are writing them off, preferring SSDs for their greater speed and smaller size, even though HDDs are less expensive. The clever folks at the University of Cambridge’s Graphene Centre, however, are hoping to change that. Their plan? To create ultra-high density HDDs using …

New Wifi Vulnerability May Affect Most Devices

Recently, a whole raft of security flaws have been found that impact all Wi-Fi devices, including smart phones, IoT devices, and personal computers going back as far as 1997. This unfortunately means that almost every Wi-Fi device in use today is vulnerable. Collectively, the attacks associated with these issues have been dubbed FragAttacks. Mathy Vanhoef, of the University of Abu …

Consider Replacing Your Old Broadband Routers For Security

A company named ‘UK security Watchdog, Which?’ recently released a report with some disturbing security ramifications. Based on a survey of more than 6000 UK households, the company identified 13 different older routers that are still regularly being used today. Of those 13, nine were found to fall well short of meeting modern security standards. Naturally, those older routers have …

Fake Gift Card Balance Checking Sites May Steal Your Money

Scammers have a new way of ripping people off this year. If you’re not mindful of it, it could literally cost you. Gift cards have always been fairly popular, but this year, they seem to be more popular than ever. According to the online fraud prevention company, Bolster, thieves have been hard at work setting up bogus ‘gift card balance’ …

Facebook Working On Business Suite For Managing Social Media

Social Media giant Facebook, recently announced a new app aimed at Enterprise users. If you maintain an active corporate presence on Facebook and Instagram, you’ll be particularly interested in the company’s new offering. It is designed to give business owners a dashboard that will make it easier to manage their company’s social media presence, allowing users to post simultaneously to …

Seven Tips For Detecting A Phishing Email

Cyber criminals might send an email that looks legitimate, known as a phishing email, but you can take steps to avoid the traps! Watch For Overly Generic Content And Greetings Cyber criminals will send a large batch of emails. Look for examples like “Dear valued customer.” Examine The Entire From Email Address The first part of the email address may …

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Seamless Collaboration With Sharepoint

Whether working from home or in the office, collaborating with your team on a project can be challenging when a presentation or important document is emailed amongst team members for review and updates. This creates multiple versions of the same critical file and can result in confusion over which document is the most up-to-date and complete. SharePoint eliminates this workflow …