Category: Workstations

The FBI is warning about an attack that bypasses multi-factor authentication Recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyber Division sent out a Private Industry Notification (PIN) to warn about cyber criminals using social engineering and technical attacks to circumvent multi-factor authentication (MFA). The FBI still recommends that companies use MFA, stating “Multi-factor authentication continues to […]

A CPU Memory concept has been published in an effort to fight security attacks The Intel STORM (STrategic Offensive Research & Mitigations) team published a white paper that suggests the development and implementation of a new kind of CPU memory. This new CPU memory would be able to block side-channel attacks like Spectre and Meltdown. […]

How to know if your Windows 10 license can be transferred for use on another computer It often becomes necessary to upgrade or replace computer hardware. One of the things to consider is if you can transfer your Windows 10 operating system over to your new computer. There are three different Windows 10 license types: […]

Mobile sales are taking a toll on PC sales Personal computing device shipments are forecast to drop below 400 million in 2020. PC shipments have not been that low since 2010. Both PC and tablet sales are projected to decline by 2% a year until 2023, as forecast by the International Data Corporation (IDC). The […]

Malwarebytes has launched a free safe browsing extension for Chrome and Firefox Malwarebytes has released a new browser extension aimed at safeguarding consumers from scammers. Browser Guard is available for both Chrome and Firefox. The tool works by blocking pop-ups, browser hijacking and browser locking (including the popular ‘tech support scams’. It also filters out […]

New data spells out the alarming trend of using outdated software Running an unsupported or near end-of-life operating system increases security risks. Despite that fact, new research from Kaspersky has revealed that many businesses and consumers are still using Windows 7. Some users have yet to even upgrade past Windows XP! Researchers from Kaspersky analyzed […]

One third of businesses risk security by still using Windows XP Unpatched operating systems can cause significant security headaches in the future, but even with the threat of malware or ransomware, it’s been found that approximately one third of all businesses are still using Windows XP. According to SpiceWorks’ Future of Network and Endpoint Security’s […]

Microsoft has taken another step towards making Windows 10 passwordless Microsoft has been working on removing passwords from Windows 10 and Microsoft Accounts for a number of months now. The next major update to Windows 10 aims to move them one step further along their plan of a passwordless future where remembering complex passwords, having […]

The Morpheus chip shows promise in thwarting hackers by constantly changing its code A new microchip is currently being tested that changes its code in order to thwart the efforts of hackers. The Morpheus chip repeatedly randomizes key parts of its software so that attackers face a constantly changing target. The project is funded by […]

Firefox users with saved logins that are found in data breaches will soon be warned Last year, Mozilla partnered with Have I been Pwned (HIBP) to offer Firefox Monitor. The Firefox Monitor service works by imputing your email address into the search box and clicking the ‘check for breaches’ button, which prompts the service to […]