Month: <span>July 2020</span>

A Google bot is directing humans at Verizon Verizon is using Google Cloud’s Contact Center AI in order to automate its customer service phone calls and conversations through its chatbot. In a statement released by Verizon, they said “Verizon customers in search of support may soon find a more natural and streamlined digital experience, thanks […]

Most customizable email coming to Office 365 Support for subaddressing, also known as plus addressing, is coming to Office 365. Microsoft is adding this feature, which is already present in Hotmail, to Office 365 email services with a hope of completion being Q3 2020. Custom subaddressing of email addresses allows users to extend their email […]

Six domains used in COVID-19 phishing attacks seized Through court order, Microsoft has obtained control of six domains that were used in phishing operations aimed toward Office 365 customers. These phishing operations used COVID-19 as a lure. This two-person phishing operation has been targeting Microsoft’s customers since December 2019. These hackers would send emails to […]

Two bugs in Windows cause emergency patch release Microsoft silently released a security fix to customers due to two vulnerabilities found in the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library. The two bugs – tracked as CVE-2020-1425 and CVE-2020-1457 – only impact Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019. Those two bugs, which are described as two remote code […]

Practically every small and medium-sized organization under bug threat Microsoft recently released a patch for a bug discovered by Israeli security firm Check Point. That bug, named SigRed, has a potentially “wormable” vulnerability. This means an attack from this bug can spread from one machine to another without any human interaction (such as clicking malware) […]

Microsoft has announced a design change for Windows 10 An announcement was made on the Windows blog that let users know about a new Windows 10 Start menu design that will take the emphasis off of the tile display. On the blog, Microsoft stated “We are freshening up the Start menu with a more streamlined […]

Apple will be forcing iPhone apps to ask before tracking users Apple will soon be forcing iPhone apps to get permission from the users of their app prior to tracking them. This change was recently announced at Apple’s virtual developer conference. App developers currently wanting to track users are provided with unique numbers for each […]

Lenovo NAS devices face hacker ransom scheme A hacker group that goes by ‘Cl0ud SecuritY’ is targeting Lenovo network-attached storage (NAS) devices, wiping them, and then demanding a ransom. The group is targeting old LenovoEMC NAS devices. LenovoEMC was formally known as Iomega. Ransom notes left in the devices are asking owners to pay between […]

Printers exposing their IPP port online face risk Non-profit research company, Shadowserver Foundation, recently published a warning about companies leaving their printers exposed online. In that report they found that 80,000 printers are exposing their Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) port online, which causes those printers to be at increased risk of hacking. Printers are leaking […]

In order ‘to prevent confusion,’ Microsoft removes control With the Windows 10 2004/May Update, Microsoft is removing the ability for business users to manually defer Windows 10 feature updates using Windows Update settings. Microsoft officials are stating that this change is being made in order to reduce confusion. “Last year, we changed update installation policies […]