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Edge using adaptive notification request to filter based on others Microsoft is trying out a new solution for notification requests that are frequently seen when users browse the internet. By using a feature being called ‘adaptive notification requests,’ Edge looks at whether other users block or allow requests on that particular website, then chooses the […]

Companies are frequently using tracking tech in emails The BBC commissioned the Hey email provider to analyze the use of invisible tracking tech that companies are including in emails that they send out. Hey’s review resulted in uncovering the uncomfortable truth that two-thirds of emails sent to users’ personal accounts contained what is referred to […]

Apple update protects user IPs from Google Apple has an upcoming iOS release currently in beta that is expected to be released in the coming months. One of the features of the upcoming iOS 14.5 release is a workaround meant to preserve user privacy and to prevent Google from recording the IP addresses of iOS […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]