Category: <span>News</span>

The City of Ellensburg, Wa. hit with ransom demand When city workers went in to work on Monday, December 21st, they were met with a surprise. The City of Ellensburg had been attacked. A cybercriminal had encrypted almost all of the city’s data making network drives completely inaccessible. To top it all off, that cybercriminal […]

Privacy “nutrition labels” now required for Apple App Store apps Privacy labels are now live on all Apple platforms. The privacy labels were created as part of Apple’s promise to provide more transparency regarding iOS app data collection on the apps carried in the App Store. Apple announced their intention to provide these privacy label […]

YouTube, Gmail, and other Google services experience outage In the early morning hours of December 14, 2020, Google suffered a major outage that affected the usability of Google services around the world. Services such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Meet, and Google Maps were down for approximately 45 minutes while Google worked to correct things behind […]

Tab-nabbing attacks in Chrome to be stopped Google will be adding a new security feature to their Chrome browser in January of 2021 with Chrome 88. This new security feature will be added in an effort to prevent tab-nabbing. This type of web attack allows for newly opened tabs to hijack the original tab from […]

Internet Explorer users will be pushed to Edge forcibly Starting in November 2020, Microsoft users will find that Internet Explorer will refuse to load the URL of the site they are trying to load. Instead, they will be redirected to Edge and see a message explaining why the site is no longer available through IE. […]

TrickBot and Microsoft Face-off Once Again Microsoft recently led a coalition of cyber-security firms on a global takedown against one of the world’s largest malware botnet and cybercrime operators, TrickBot. While initial efforts brought down the botnet, TrickBot operators brought new servers online in an effort to continue their criminal activities, leading Microsoft to go […]

New Firefox feature in testing for next year release Mozilla is currently testing a modern browser security feature for one of their updates next year. The feature, Site Isolation, works by separating each web page and web iframes into their own operating system process. This is done in order to keep sites from tampering with […]

Facebook Account Verification are affecting Quest 2 users Multitudes of Oculus Quest 2 users are finding themselves without the ability to use their devices. The problem comes from Facebook’s account verification system. Due to Facebook requiring an active account in order for the Quest 2 to function, some users are finding themselves with paperweights instead […]

Nvidia unable to keep up with GPU demand Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has announced that the shortage of their Nvidia RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards will continue to be an issue until at least 2021. Both cards sold out within minutes of preorders going live in September of this year. While the demand for […]

Businesses and users experience havoc due to CenturyLink outage A CenturyLink outage led to a surprising 3.5% drop in global internet traffic. The outage was due to a technical misconfiguration issue in one of its data centers. The error involved both firewall and BGP routing and affected not only CenturyLink’s network, but also affected other […]