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Samsung Has Over 70 Bug Fixes for Your Galaxy Phone

The good thing about using a device made by a major company is the updates are usually reliable and effective.…
January 16, 2024
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Watch Out for Hackers on Your Google Accounts

Google wants to retire the password, which is why it (along with other tech giants) are pushing passkeys as a…
January 16, 2024
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Make Sure to Update Your Recovery Emails

When you forget your password, or otherwise lose access to an account, a recovery email can help you get back…
January 8, 2024
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These New AI Scams Are Getting Too Good

Artificial intelligence is an exciting a nascent technology, that is already capable of impressive feats. Not all of those feats…
January 8, 2024
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Four Updates to Protect Your Business Data

Security updates are essential for maintaining proper defenses against cyberattacks. Software isn’t perfect, and vulnerabilities will always be discovered. The…
January 1, 2024
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A New Reminder to Watch Which Apps You Download

As a general rule of thumb, it’s important to exercise caution when downloading apps onto your devices. Whether you’re using…
January 1, 2024
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How to Secure Your Wi-Fi Against Intruders

Wi-Fi is a fantastic technology that makes it possible to wireless connect to the internet on any device you use.…
December 24, 2023
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Why HTTPS Is So Important in a Website

Google.com; wikipedia.org; meritsolutions.net; You visit websites like these every day. But do you ever take a close look at the…
December 24, 2023
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Apple Is Making It Easier to Protect Your Business Data on Your iPhone

If you use an iPhone for work, you entrust it to keep your data safe. The same goes for personal…
December 18, 2023
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How Dark AI Can Jeopardize Your Business

The AI systems you hear about on a daily basis aren’t inherently dangerous. ChatGPT, for example, is built by a…
December 18, 2023

Watch Out for These Malicious Apps on Android

Malware on the Play Store is back. Google seems to have more issues with malicious software on its app marketplace than Apple, though both companies have struggled with the issue over the years. The latest issue concerns a banking trojan...
February 20, 2024

Google Chrome’s New Feature Protects Your Home Network From Cyberattacks

Bad actors are always looking for new ways to attack your network and steal your data. That's why company's like Google are constantly on the lookout for these new tactics, and are coming up with new ways to combat them...
February 20, 2024

Can Your PC Be Upgraded to Windows 11?

Windows 10's days are numbered. As we outline here, Microsoft will drop support for Windows 10 on October 25, 2025. That's less than two years away, and anyone still running the popular OS will be putting themselves at risk once...
February 13, 2024

What Happens to PCs When Microsoft Stops Supporting Windows 10

All good things must come to an end—Windows 10 included. This OS is beloved for a reason, with many users enjoying everything from the UI to its stability and reliability. However, Windows 10 has been old news for some time...
February 13, 2024

Cyberattack Takes Lurie Children’s Hospital’s Network Offline

As a general rule of thumb, hackers—particularly those that engage in large scale cyberattacks—don't have much of a moral compass. They'll attack any business, large or small, if it means they'll make some money in the process. However, it's still...
February 6, 2024

Mastercard Is Using AI to Fight Fraud

Credit card fraud threatens both personal spending as well as your business' finances. Bad actors use a series of tricks to steal credit card information, and use that data to spend as much as they can before the target catches...
February 6, 2024

Senators Introduce New “Farm and Food Cybersecurity Act”

While personal responsibility goes a long way in preventing cybersecurity attacks, so too does legislative action. The more we can shore up our security from the top, the better off the entire system is. That's why it's intriguing to see...
January 30, 2024

Apple’s Stolen Device Protection Is a Powerful Security Tool

A good password is essential for securing your devices and data. However, it isn't foolproof. If a thief knows your iPhone passcode, for example, not only could they steal your device and unlock it, they could use that passcode to...
January 30, 2024

These Common Passwords Could Compromise Your Business

While there are plenty of excellent cybersecurity practices to follow, perhaps one of the top tips to keep in mind is to always use unique, difficult-to-guess passwords for all of your accounts. Of course, it's tempting to use a password...
January 23, 2024

How Copilot Can Boost Your Business in Microsoft 365

AI is everywhere these days, and Microsoft is certainly no exception. If you've been hearing about the company's latest AI endeavor, Copilot, you might be curious about what the tech can really do, and whether it's worth it for your...
January 23, 2024
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