Tag Archives: General Interest

Security Issues Increasing With More People Working From Home

According to a recently published report by Malwarebytes, the global pandemic may be behind the recent surge in cyberattacks against businesses of all sizes. While it wasn’t immediately apparent, the pandemic forced businesses around the world to respond quickly to the emerging pandemic. As a result, tens of millions of workers began working from home. […]

Recent Spotify Outage Caused By Expired Certificate

If you’re a Spotify user, you’re probably aware that recently, the site was down, displaying the rather cryptic and unhelpful message “Couldn’t Load the Page.” The problem has now been resolved, but here’s a quick synopsis of what happened: According to Louis Poinsignon, a Cloudflare engineer, one of Spotify’s certificates “*.wg.spofity.com” expired and the company […]

Windows 10 Halting Support For Internet Explorer And Legacy Edge

Recently, Microsoft made an announcement that may have a profound impact on your business if you’re still using Internet Explorer or the legacy version of Microsoft Edge. The Redmond giant published the dates when Microsoft 365 and Windows 10 will no longer support those browsers. Here are the dates you need to know: As of November […]

Carnival Cruise Lines Company Suffers Ransomware Attack

Carnival Cruise lines, reeling since the start of the global pandemic, has a new problem. Recently, the company disclosed that they were the victims of a ransomware attack. Carnival’s disclosure was almost frighteningly uninformative. The company gave no clear indication which of their brands was impacted, how widespread the damage was, how many guest records […]

Adobe Lightroom Update May Have Deleted Some User Photos

Recently, Adobe released version 5.4 of Lightroom. It is a popular photo editing app used by a wide range if iOS devices. Unfortunately, the update may have done more harm than good. Many iOS users who installed the update have discovered that their photos and custom present filters were permanently deleted. The only people spared […]

Google Working To Help Warn Users Of Earthquakes

Unless you live within a couple hundred miles of the town of Sparta, NC, you may not be aware of the fact that recently, a 5.1 earthquake struck the area. It damaged a few homes and rumbles could be felt as far away as north Georgia and parts of Virginia. It is doubtful that the […]

Toshiba Will No Longer Make Laptops

For the past three decades, Toshiba has been a major player in the laptop market. Toshiba released their first laptop in 1985. Their famous T1100, which was sold in Europe, was one of the first laptops to make use of floppy disks. Based on their success with that model, they quickly expanded their operation and […]

New Damaging Phishing Attacks Are Targeting Pandemic SBA Loans

The CISA (Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency) has recently published an advisory, warning of a new phishing campaign that specifically targets business owners who have received pandemic relief in the form of loans from the Small Business Administration. Apparently, according to the advisory, the campaign was launched toward the end of July 2020 by an […]

Popular Adobe Programs Currently Have Many Security Issues

If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader or Lightroom installed on your computer, then you’ll definitely want to grab and install the latest security patch from the company, which addresses a whopping twenty-six serious security vulnerabilities. Eleven of the issues addressed are rated as “Critical” given that they allow an attacker to bypass security features on […]

Before Twitter Patch, Private Messages May Have Been Vulnerable

If you’re a Twitter user, you should know that the company recently announced that they had addressed a serious security flaw that could have allowed hackers to gain direct access to Direct or Private Messages users sent via Twitter. If you seldom use that feature, then the impact to you would have been minimal in […]