Violating Google’s policy, apps are still collecting device data.   In a report from AppCensus, it’s been determined that 17,000+ Android apps with as many as tens of millions of installs on the Google Play Store have been found to violate Google’s Play Store Advertising ID policy guidance. They’ve done so by collecting persistent device […]

Cortana is being separated from search in Windows 10 In the near future, Windows 10 will direct you toward a built-in search experience for any text queries and Cortana will handle any voice queries. Microsoft is making big changes to Windows 10 by decoupling Cortana and search. By separating search and Cortana in the Windows […]

Confirmed! Chrome for Windows 10 is finally getting a dark mode!   A popularly requested feature is going to be coming to Google Chrome! Chrome developer Peter Kasting confirmed on a Reddit thread that “native dark mode is in progress” on the desktop for PCs running Windows 10. It’s been noted that some people find […]

Chrome is working on an update to stop browser history and back button hijacking Google engineers have a new feature under development that aims to curb back button hijacking in Chrome. Currently, the hijacking happens when a shady website is visited by accident. The website pushes visitors forward onto an ad page or pop-up. When […]

Microsoft’s emergency patch is causing problems for some Lenovo users Microsoft recently issued an emergency patch for Internet Explorer. The patch was intended to fix an undisclosed zero-day vulnerability in the web browser. The problem affected Internet Explorer versions 9 to 11 across multiple versions of Windows. Unfortunately, on Lenovo laptops that have less than […]

Up to 6.8 million users public and private photos on Facebook potentially exposed.   Facebook posted a blog on December 14, 2018 with the intention of notifying their developer ecosystem of a photo API bug. The bug may have affected people who used Facebook Login and granted permission to third-party apps to access their photos. […]

ESET has discovered 21 new malware families affecting Linux   Linux is a more secure operating system than Windows, but even Linux is not immune to malware. Of course, over time, the number of malware families targeting Linux has grown. While the number of Linux attacks still isn’t anywhere near the amount of malware attacks […]

Nearly half of all phishing sites now display the padlock   In the past, it was advised to check the address bar of websites to make sure they had a padlock. The common understanding was that the padlock meant those sites were legitimate and secure. Unfortunately, new research is showing that 49% of all phishing […]

For the second week in a row, Microsoft’s MFA service suffered an outage   On November 19th, Microsoft experienced a 14 hour service interruption as they experienced a problem with their multi-factor authentication (MFA) service that mostly affected their customers in Europe. Another Microsoft MFA outage recently impacted a large number of customers. Most of […]

Standing desks prove not to have the benefits they’re touted to have   It’s common to hear that being physically active is important and that a sedentary lifestyle is to be avoided. While both of those facts are true, we’ve somehow twisted the data to mean that sitting is something to be avoided, even at […]