Over 1 Billion Android Devices No Longer Get Security Updates

According to the latest statistics, there are more than 2.5 billion Android devices in use around the world. That’s a lot of devices by any reckoning. According to statistics gathered by Consumer Watchdog Which?, more than a billion of those devices are no longer receiving security updates. That is scary. That puts an awful lot of devices at grave risk. …

People Are Moving From Windows 7 To Windows 10 For Security

Despite the age of the OS, Windows 7 has enjoyed a surprisingly large and loyal user base. That changed suddenly when Microsoft finally pulled the plug on Windows 7 support. It couldn’t have come as a surprise to many people. After all, the company has been sounding the alarm and has announced the end of support date for more than …

New Malware Sends Offensive Texts From Your Phone

Malware tends to be at its most effective when it exists in secret. Under the radar. This is what allows malicious code to burrow deep into an infected system and capture a wide range of data. It’s what allows cryptojacking software to quietly siphon off computer power to mine for various forms of cryptocurrency. That makes money for the malicious …

Twitter Making Changes To Their Political Ad Rules

Social media has been at the center of several high-profile political dramas of late. The major platforms came under fire for not doing enough to monitor political ads and other content.  The major players on the social media landscape are all responding in different ways to the backlash. Recently, Twitter announced some new policies that will likely be in place …

Fake Voicemail Messages Tricking People Into Opening Malicious Content

Office 365 has been the target of an increasing number of ongoing phishing scams. The latest scam involves using fake voicemail messages to convince targets that they need to log in to hear the full recording. Researchers at McAfee Labs had this to say about the matter: “Over the past few weeks McAfee Labs has been observing a new phishing …

Cyber Threat Lunch & Learn

Peek Into Dark Web Captivates Lunch & Learn Guests

Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s Lunch & Learn at The Regional Kitchen & Public House! Cybersecurity was our primary focus and our featured speaker was Mike Gavaghen, our VP of Management Solutions. Mike discussed CEO Fraud, Ransomware and Business Continuity. He offered an overview of the evolving threat landscape online and then presented several useful tips on how …

Researchers Recently Discovered A New Mysterious Malware Strain

Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Anomali have discovered a completely new type of malware that’s disturbing on several levels. Worse is the fact that the researchers aren’t quite sure what it does. The new strain has been dubbed ‘IPStorm’ by its creators, who at this point, remain unknown. Of interest is the fact that it is the first malware found …

Right Clicking In Gmail Will Unveil Its New Features

When is a right click more than just a right click?  When Google reveals its latest changes to Gmail, of course! The tech giant has recently announced that they’re going to be overhauling Gmail’s right click menu options. This will enhance its value by adding more and better functionality, with an eye toward improving the overall user experience. The current …

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 …