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Tip of the Week: Don’t Get Faced by FaceTime

Tip of the Week: Don’t Get Faced by FaceTime

Sometimes threats come from the most unlikely places. One such threat came in the form of Apple’s FaceTime app, which gives users the ability to spy on others without their consent through group FaceTime calls. Even though a patch has been issued that solves the problem, it’s still worth reflect ...

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Tip of the Week: Are You Using the Right Software?

Tip of the Week: Are You Using the Right Software?

Businesses that have been around the block a time or two may have discovered specific software titles that yield little-to-no results. Some might even be security risks that you simply aren’t willing to expose your data to. The free or cheap software found by some organizations to make up for oper ...

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Internet Explorer Features a Zero-Day Threat

Internet Explorer Features a Zero-Day Threat

Internet Explorer, and thankfully, there is now a patch for it. This threat, dubbed the Double Kill Internet Explorer vulnerability, was found by Chinese developers from a computer security company called Qihoo 360 Core Security. While they have been reluctant to provide any specifics about what ...

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The Cisco Vulnerability Requires Multiple Patches

The Cisco Vulnerability Requires Multiple Patches

Virtual private networks are vulnerable to an exploit that was recently brought to light. Cisco has announced that this exploit undermines its ASA, or Adaptive Security Appliance tool. If this issue isn’t patched immediately, you could find your organization vulnerable through remote code exploita ...

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ALERT: Meltdown/Spectre Vulnerability Grants Malware Access, Patch It Today

ALERT: Meltdown/Spectre Vulnerability Grants Malware Access, Patch It Today

Mere months after the firmware in their computer chips was found to be seriously flawed, Intel’s flagship product has once again brought some unpleasant attention to the company. While the issue now has a fix, there was the possibility that a solution could depreciate the functionality of the CPU. ...

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The Voting Machine You Use May Have Serious Security Issues

The Voting Machine You Use May Have Serious Security Issues

The ability to vote is considered one of the great rights in the world, putting one’s voice and opinion into action to shape history. However, it has been demonstrated that the electronic voting machines that some states in the U.S. use simply aren’t secure enough to ensure that the democratic p ...

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ALERT: Equifax Data Breach Potentially Exposes 44 Percent of All Americans

ALERT: Equifax Data Breach Potentially Exposes 44 Percent of All Americans

n case you haven’t heard, the credit bureau, Equifax, has suffered a data breach that may have exposed the records of 143 million Americans. On July 29th, it was discovered that cybercriminals had “exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files,” accordin ...

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“The Worst” Windows Bug Discovered… and Thankfully Fixed

“The Worst” Windows Bug Discovered… and Thankfully Fixed

Microsoft has resolved what a security researcher tweeted was “the worst Windows remote code exec” in his memory. This vulnerability allowed a targeted file to implement remote code execution processes, manipulating the infected system and spreading the infection to other machines. In other word ...

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