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Google Plus May Shut Down Early Due To New Vulnerability

If you’re a Google Plus user, you’re probably already aware that Google has plans to bring an end to the service. What you may not know is that recently, Google+ suffered another breach in a long string of breaches. This most recent incident put the private information of more than 52 million users at risk. […]

Marriott Starwood Data Breach Affects Over 500 Million Guests

Marriott now has the dubious honor of having suffered one of the worst breaches in history.  Granted, the 500 million customer records recently stolen from the company pales in comparison to Yahoo’s loss of nearly three billion customer records, but Marriott’s number is certainly nothing to scoff at. In 2016, the company acquired rival Starwood […]

Apple Music Will Soon Play Nice With Amazon Echo

Apple doesn’t tend to share well with other corporations, but they have made a few efforts to expand their services to the platforms of their competitors.  You can, for instance, download Apple Music onto an Android device or on Sonos Speakers. Soon, you’ll be able to access Apple Music on your Amazon Echo. The rollout […]

Dell May Have Been Hacked So User Passwords Are Resetting 

Have you ever created an account on Dell’s website to purchase computer equipment?  If so, your account may have been compromised.  As a precaution, Dell has forced password resets for every account on their site. You’ve likely already got a notification sitting in your inbox with a password rest link and additional instructions and information. […]

Windows 10 Will Notify Users When Apps Use Their Microphone

In recent months, security researchers have unearthed all sorts of new hardware vulnerabilities.  Several of them allow hackers to quietly assume control of your PC’s built-in camera or microphone, giving them the ability to spy on you and invade your privacy at will. Normally this is accomplished when a hacker can trick you into downloading […]

Microsoft Is Bringing Augmented Reality To The Military 

Microsoft just won a huge military contract worth $480 million to bring 100,000 customized AR (Augmented Reality) headsets, based on their HoloLens technology, to the US Army. The army’s plan is to integrate the headsets with their STES (Synthetic Training Environment Squad) system, which allows US forces to conduct hyper-realistic mock battles as practice before […]

Hackers Are Exploiting Home And Small Office Routers 

Akamai has discovered a nasty new hack that’s allowing cybercriminals to move beyond simply compromising routers, but also, in some instances, to use the compromised routers to take control of other machines sitting behind it on your network. The hack, known as UPnProxy exploits weaknesses in the design of the UPnP services installed on many […]

USPS Vulnerability May Have Exposed Millions of Users

Do you have an account on USPS.com?  If so, you’re not alone.  Tens of millions of Americans use it daily for a variety of purposes.  Unfortunately, if you do have an account, it may have been compromised. Recently, the USPS announced the discovery of a critical security vulnerability that exposed the account information of more […]

Hackers Target Users Of Google Maps With Bank Phone Scam

Google relies on crowd sourcing to help keep its maps up to date.  There’s no other approach that even comes close to being feasible.  Sure, Google has employees on the job, roving the nation’s highways, byways, and back streets. Even if the company employed ten times the number they’re currently using, their maps wouldn’t be […]

Amazon Accidentally Leaked Customer Names And Email Addresses

There’s trouble brewing at Amazon, although details are sketchy about how much trouble there might be. Recently, the company sent the following message to some of its customers: “Hello, We’re contacting you to let you know that our website inadvertently disclosed your email address due to a technical error.  The issue has been fixed.  This […]