Beware ‘SearchNightmare,’ the Latest Microsoft Vulnerability

Last week, we covered “Follina,” the Microsoft security vulnerability affecting Microsoft Office documents. After you opened an affected Office document, a bad actor could potentially take control of your system. This week, the threat turns to “SearchNightmare,” another Microsoft vulnerability. SearchNightmare is not unlike Follina: like the latter, SearchNightmare tricks the victim into opening a malicious document, such as Word …

Make Sure Your Systems Are Protected From Severe Weather

Severe weather events, like hurricanes, are common, but nevertheless devastating. When high winds and torrential rains interfere with electricity and power, shutting down networks and systems, business grinds to a halt. With the proper precautions, however, you can ensure your business is protected from whatever Mother Nature throws our way. Cox has an eight-step guide to ensure your business and its …

Watch Out for This Microsoft Office Vulnerability

Security vulnerabilities aren’t fun, especially when they affect products we rely on every day. A new vulnerability, dubbed “Follina,” unfortunately targets a suite of apps you likely use all the time: Microsoft Office. Follina, which Microsoft has identified as CVE-2022-30190, is a remote code execution vulnerability. When exploited, a bad actor can use this vulnerability to run arbitrary code with …

Apple Releases Security Patches for All Devices

Last week, Apple released security patches for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. While the company didn’t advertise these software updates as security patches, the new versions fix dozens upon dozens of security vulnerabilities across iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. If you have these devices, update them as soon as possible. Apple released iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, and macOS 12.4 on Monday, …

Microsoft Edge Deletes Cookies Every Time You Close Your Browser

When you use an internet browser, like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, you generate cookies. Cookies are used to track your activity across websites as you browse, which can be an invasion of privacy. Edge has a built-in solution. Microsoft added a feature to edge that deletes cookies and other browsing data as soon as you close your browser. That …

Spanish Prime Minister Newest Target of Pegasus Spyware

Pedro Sánchez, the Prime Minister of Spain, as well as defense minister Margarita Robles are the latest two targets of the NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware. This is the first time the Prime Minister has been the subject of Pegasus spyware, but also the first evidence of cyber espionage effectively targeting at a head of state. According to Tech Monitor, hackers …

This Thursday Is World Password Day

Get ready to celebrate. This Thursday, May 5, is World Password Day. Since 2013, password aficionados have chosen the first Thursday in May to highlight an important mission: Change your passwords, and make them strong. Those in the cybersecurity world preach about the importance of having a strong password. A strong password, essentially, is one that is hard for both …