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Archive for May, 2018

New Vulnerability May Expose Encrypted Emails 

Security researchers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have discovered a dangerous new email vulnerability called "Efail."  Exploiting this new email vulnerability would allow hackers to decrypt emails encrypted with either ...

SSD Drive Makers Adding Features To Reduce Duplicate Data

Big changes are in the works in the SSD-based storage ecosystem. It includes three different vendors all making similar announcements regarding designs to help companies that rely on SSD-based storage systems ...

Chili’s Is The Latest To Suffer A Credit Card Breach

Brinker International (the parent company of the Chili's restaurant chain) formally announced that on May 11, they discovered malware on an undisclosed number of their point of sales terminals.  Details are ...

Vega Stealer Malware Goes After Your Saved Credentials

There's a new security threat to be worried about, and security professionals are warning that it could be very bad indeed.  The new malware is known as the "Vega Stealer," and ...

Your Kids’ Personal Info May Have Been Compromised

An identity threat company called 4iQ has recently published a report called "Identities in the Wild:  The Tsunami of Breached Identities Continues."  Unfortunately, the information in the report contains all bad ...

Fitbit and Google Partnership May Raise Privacy Concerns

Depending on which side of the privacy debate you're on, you're either going to love or hate this announcement: "Fitbit intends to use Google's new Cloud Healthcare API to help the ...

Hulu To Soon Offer Episode Downloading and Offline Streaming

Hulu recently announced that it would join both Netflix and Amazon Prime in allowing its users to download content to watch offline, but in Hulu's case, it comes with a twist. ...

Do You Have Spyware on Your Network?

Spyware is one of the most common network infections. It infiltrates your system in a variety of ways and can often do its dirty work behind the scenes without being noticed. How is spyware different from a virus? Both spyware ...

Lego and Alexa Team Up For Storytelling Through Device

In terms of toys, what could possibly be better than LEGOS?  How about LEGOS, combined with Alexa?  That's the latest idea from Amazon, who has paired the unlikely duo in a ...

Firefox To Start Showing Ads On Tab Page

Before Google released its Chrome browser, Firefox felt pretty good about their arrangement.  They got a handsome reward in exchange for making Google.com their default search engine.  It was a win-win. ...

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