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Chromebook May Soon Allow Dual Boot With Windows 10

Chromebooks are fun, cool machines that are incredibly popular with students, hipsters, artists, and the like. However, the company hasn’t been able to penetrate the Enterprise market with their product.  It’s not hard to understand why. Overwhelmingly, businesses use Windows-based machines.  Many of the applications businesses rely on simply won’t work on a Chromebook, and […]

Twitter May Have Been Hit By Another Data Breach 

2018 hasn’t been a great year for social media, with all the major platforms suffering a number of significant data breaches at various points in the year.  Twitter alone has seen several, including the biggest one in May when the company urged all of its 330 million users to reset their passwords. This was after […]

Robocalls Increased Globally But Decreased In The U.S. 

According to data collected by Truecaller, the number of robocalls worldwide increased by a staggering 300 percent in 2018, although they were down slightly in the U.S.  This data, however, should be taken with a grain of salt for two reasons. First and foremost, Truecaller did not research to collect the data. They mined it […]

Virtualization Making It Safer To Open EXE Files On Windows

Microsoft recently announced an addition to Windows 10 that should make the lives of Enterprise and power users a whole lot easier. Running an unknown, untrusted .exe file on your machine can be an event that fills you with dread. The best case, of course, is that everything turns out fine.  Worst case, the file […]

Facebook Flaw Exposed Photos Belonging To Millions Of Users 

Recently Facebook fessed up to a bug in their photo API that exposed the photos belonging to nearly seven million of the company’s users to app developers. The way the photo API is supposed to work is as follows:  When you give an app permission to access your Facebook photos, that app is only supposed […]

New Phishing Attacks Look Like Emails From Apple

There’s a new, widespread phishing campaign underway that you need to be aware of if you use the Apple App store at all.  At this time, no one knows who’s behind the campaign, but already, a surprising number of people have been taken in by it. The campaign works like this: You’ll receive an email […]

New Android Malware Can Drain Your PayPal Account 

Do you own an Android device?  Are you a PayPal user?  If you answered yes to both of those questions, you have something new to worry about. A limited number of versions of an app called “Optimization Battery” contains a Trojan designed to steal money from PayPal accounts, including those that are protected by two-factor […]

Microsoft May Be Replacing Their Edge Browser

Three years ago, Microsoft decided to retire their beleaguered Internet Explorer browser.  It was a disaster, riddled with critical security flaws and technologically far behind Chrome and Firefox.  The company vowed to do better, so they started fresh and introduced Microsoft Edge. It was designed to compete head to head with the big name browsers […]

If Your Password is On This List, Change It Now

The annual list of the worst passwords in use during 2018 has just been published by SplashData. This year’s list features a number of the usual suspects, but there are also a few new entries.     Here are the ten worst passwords in use, according to the data: 123456 password 123456789 12345678 12345 111111 […]