Category: <span>Technology</span>

Ransomware hackers attacking Americans in their homes With so many people working from home due to the pandemic, it’s no wonder that cybercriminals have changed some of their base tactics in order to expand their victim base. According to Michael Bruemmer, vice president of cybersecurity firm Experian, cybercriminals are branching out to hold homes hostage […]

A study puts the Play Store at the top of the list for malware distribution A recent academic study undertaken by NortonLifeLock has identified the Google Play Store as the primary source of malware installations on Android devices. The study researchers analyzed the origin of the app installations on more than 12 million Android devices […]

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 […]

Bye bye Adobe Flash. Windows 10 update removes Flash Player. Adobe will no longer be supporting their Flash Player as of December 31, 2020. In anticipation of this event, Microsoft has released a Windows update that removes Adobe’s Flash Player. Microsoft stated, “We are releasing this removal update in advance of end of support to […]

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 […]

Password protections for Android and iOS featured in Chrome update The release of Chrome 86 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS features some impressive upgrades. First and foremost are the password security upgrades for Android and iOS, where you’ll now be notified if passwords that you’ve asked Chrome to remember have been compromised. If […]

The supercomputer Intel promised will be significantly delayed In 2019, the US Energy Department chose the California-based Intel Corporation to help show American tech Independence over China. The company was tasked with helping to build a $500 million supercomputer. That supercomputer, named Aurora, was scheduled to be installed at facilities near Chicago in 2021. Aurora’s […]

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 […]

Hardware-based 2FA security can up your protection from hacks A great way to boost the security of your online accounts is to use a hardware key. Two-factor authentication – also referred to as 2FA or multi-factor authentication – provides extra protection from attacks by requiring the use of secondary verification in addition to a password […]