Researchers Have Found A New Security Issue With Bluetooth

Researchers from the Israeli security firm Armis have discovered a new security flaw in BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) chips that expose millions of access points and networking devices around the world. This opened the door to a new hack. The flaw has been dubbed “BleedingBit” and is actually two separate vulnerabilities that could allow a hacker to execute code or …

Video Embedding Feature In MS Word Has Security Vulnerability 

Researchers have discovered a security flaw in MS Office 2016 and older versions that leave the door open to hackers who can take advantage of it to run malicious code on a target computer. This latest hack exploits a flaw in the software’s online video option, which allows users to embed a YouTube video via link inside the document.  The …

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We Had A Blast With The AGC!

We had a blast participating in and sponsoring the 13th Annual Clay Fun Shoot by the Florida East Coast Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America! I.T. Solutions of South Florida partnered with the AGC Florida East Coast as a sponsor of the annual event held Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee. “We look …

Another Chrome Extension Is Stealing Passwords

Do you use the Chrome browser extension for the MEGA file storage service? If you do, please read this article carefully. The official extension for that service has been compromised. It has been replaced with a malware version that has the capability to steal user login data for a number of popular websites, including Github, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and more. …

Microsoft Is Keeping Classic Skype, For Now

Microsoft recently found itself on the receiving end of more than a little user rage when they made significant changes to Skype, with the release of version 8.  The company’s original plan was to model Skype 8 after several different social media services, but the users found the new interface to be both annoying and frustrating.  On the face of …

Do You Care that Big Business is Not Protecting Your Personal Data?

I don’t know about you but frankly, I’m furious! We have been posting about companies that, through their own neglect and carelessness, have allowed personal data to be breached.  I expect companies like Target and Equifax to have the highest standards in network security.  We know that the Equifax breach was due to their failure to patch their systems in …