Category: Workstations

Apple’s malware problem is getting worse and now outpaces Windows Malwarebytes just released their latest State of Malware report and things aren’t looking good for Macs. The amount of malware on Macs is outpacing PCs for the first time ever. Part of the problem may stem from the myth that Macs are not susceptible to […]

Microsoft will no longer make Bing the default for Office 365 ProPlus On January 22, 2020, Microsoft announced that Bing would be the default browser for Office 365 ProPlus. Many users voiced objections about Office 365 ProPlus changing the search defaults without an opt-in option and a way to govern the changes Office 365 ProPlus […]

New discrete GPU will double current Ice Lake performance Intel has unveiled its upcoming Xe discrete graphics chip that will be arriving in later 2020, with limited details. At Intel’s CES 2020 keynote, they showed off their graphics chip and how it’s going to be implemented. They started with a standalone DG1 “software development vehicle” […]

Facebook admits to lawmakers that they need to track users at all time Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri and Senator Chris Coons of Delaware asked Facebook to respect the decision of users and to keep their locations private. Facebook has now issued a response to those two senators explaining why it tracks users’ locations even […]

Blue light may not be as disruptive to sleep as night mode is Researchers at the University of Manchester have found that blue light may not be as disruptive to our sleep patterns as originally thought. The team found that using dim, cooler lights in the evening and bright warmer lights in the day may […]

Microsoft has added non-removable ads to its calendar and mail apps In November of 2018, Microsoft experimented with the idea of placing small banner ads in the Windows 10 Mail and Calendar UWP app for Windows 10. They must have been pleased with the outcome of their experiment, because now those non-removable ads are back […]

Intel CPUs released since 2013 are impacted by Zombieload v2 In May of this year, the Zombieload vulnerability, which affects older Intel CPUs, was disclosed to the public. Zombieload now has a second variant that also works against more recent Intel processors. This means that Cascade Lake, Intel’s latest line of high-end CPUs, is also […]

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: […]