Tag Archives: Security

No more extended support for Windows 7

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When you grow accustomed to something — like a morning routine, a particular type of coffee, or in this case, an operating system — attempts at change aren’t always successful. Case in point, the struggle between Windows 7 and Windows 10. Users have until 2020 to make up their minds, and unless you don’t mind […]

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Why patches are failing to secure Windows 7

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Kicking off the three-year countdown to end extended user support, Microsoft is bringing an end to the Windows 7 era — and for good reason. Because it’s so outdated, security patches are no longer able to keep it safe. Without a solid operating system, not only will users work at sluggish speeds, but they’ll also […]

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Hackers use browsers to get credit card info

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Does filling in web forms sap all your browsing energy? Do you find it especially taxing to shop or register online using a mobile device? Google’s Chrome alleviated this dilemma when it introduced the Autofill feature in 2011, which made filling in forms much faster and making credit card purchases online more convenient. Unfortunately, it […]

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Chrome and Safari: hackers’ newest tools

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Filling out web forms often seems like an unbearably monotonous obstacle that gets in the way of online shopping, booking a plane ticket, and doing other types of online registration. With many of today’s transactions done online, people have become accustomed to relying on their browsers’ autofill function to save time. But being able to […]

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Browsers leak sensitive info to hackers

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The Autofill feature fills a void in the web browsing habits of many. It eliminates the need to enter all your details when logging on your social media accounts or when checking out your basket after e-shopping. On Chrome and Safari browsers, however, danger lurks when you rely too much on autofill. Without knowing it, […]

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Flaw allows thieves to open locked iPads

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Have you ever worried about your tablet’s security? If not, you should. Networked gadgets are becoming increasingly interconnected every day, and just one social media account saved on a compromised iPad could lead to breaches on any number of other, more sensitive devices. If you own one of Apple’s popular tablets, you need to know […]

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iPads allow thieves to bypass lock feature

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Nobody wants to spend the day stressing about dangerous scenarios and “what-ifs,” but in some cases we really must insist. In a recent development, it was discovered that one of the iPad’s anti-theft measures can be easily bypassed with little to no special training. And although no one wants to assume his or her tablet […]

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Stolen iPads susceptible to security flaw

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There’s nothing worse than hardware vulnerabilities that put even the most cautious of users at risk. We could lecture you about how even unimportant tablets with little to no personal information are still a security liability, but until Apple releases a patch to the iPad’s newest vulnerability, everyone who owns one is at risk of […]

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Gooligan malware haunts Android devices

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It is the largest single theft of Google accounts ever reported. And if you own an Android 4 or 5 phone, it has likely already affected you. The Gooligan virus, running rampant in third-party app stores, promises to keep wreaking havoc until developers find a way to shut it down. To help your business avoid […]

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Gooligan virus attacks Android users

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If you own an older Android, you might have already experienced the impact of the Gooligan Malware virus. Since August, the infection has struck an estimated 1.3 million Android phones, and it shows no signs of stopping. For those unaware of the Gooligan strain, here are a few key details you need to know right […]

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