Tag Archives: General Interest

Microsoft Considering Adding Meet Now Button For Online Meetings

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed a number of things about how the world works. One of the bigger and more noticeable changes is, of course, the fact that so many people are working from home these days. They’re relying on video conferencing software in lieu of face to face meetings. This year, Google and Microsoft […]

Running And Bicycling App May Be Sharing Personal Data

Do you use the Strava app when you run or bike? If so, it may be sharing your personal information in ways you hadn’t expected. Andrew Seward, the head of Data and Product Development at Experian was out for a morning run when he noticed something so¬†unusual that he felt compelled to tweet about it. […]

Popular Eyewear Provider Hit By Ransomware Attack

You may not be familiar with the name Luxottica, but the Italian-based eyewear manufacturer is the largest company of its kind in the world. It has popular brands such as Ferrari, Michael Kors, Ray-Ban, Armani, Coach, and others in its expansive portfolio. Unfortunately, the company recently found itself on the receiving end of a ransomware […]

Corporate Networks Being Targeted By New Ransomware

There’s a new threat actor on the hacking world stage, going by the name “OldGremlin”, and they’re causing some serious damage to corporate networks around the world. The group’s malware campaign seems to have begun back in March of this year (2020) and for the moment, at least, is centered in Russia. Of course, it […]

Data Breach Of Department Of Veterans Affairs

Hackers aren’t picky when it comes to target selection, and no one is safe. Unfortunately, that includes the Department of Veterans Affairs, which recently disclosed that a hacker successfully breached their system and made off with personal information belonging to more than 46,000 veterans served by the department. According to the official breach notification, the […]

Staples May Have Exposed Some Of Its Customer Data

If you’re a customer of US retail chain Staples, you may have recently received a notification from the company regarding a problem with their Order Tracking system. According to information in the notification, the data was left exposed due to insufficient protections of the data stream accessed when a customer clicked to review their current […]

Nvidia Gets In The CPU Game With ARM Purchase

If you’re more than a casual gamer, you’re probably already quite familiar with Nvidia, one of the industry’s leaders when it comes to graphics cards. Recently, the company announced a massive $40 billion deal that should push the tech giant to new heights. Nvidia has been in talks for months with Arm Holdings, Ltd. ARM […]

Bluetooth Vulnerability Could Affect The Majority Of Devices

Do you have a smartphone, tablet, laptop or a “smart” device in your home? Or perhaps the better question is, how many of those devices do you have? Whatever your number is, be aware that researchers have unearthed a potentially devastating Bluetooth flaw that leaves billions of devices all over the planet vulnerable. The recently […]

Chrome Update Will Block Resource Intensive Ads

Are you a regular Chrome user? If so, you’ve got yet another reason to love the most popular browser in the world. Recently, Google announced the pending rollout of another new feature designed to minimize the use of your CPU’s resources. The coming update will evaluate the resource load requirements of web-based ads on every […]

Microsoft Adds Lists To Their Teams Communication Platform

One of the more common complaints people have about mobile devices is the fact that it’s still harder than it should be to do certain kinds of work. Manipulating spreadsheets on a mobile device, for example, can be a lesson in frustration. If that’s something you’ve experienced firsthand, and if you’re a Microsoft 365 user […]