Microsoft Replacing Default Paint Program With Paint 3D

Rumors of Microsoft Paint’s death have been wildly exaggerated. Recently, Microsoft announced the end of an era with the decision to remove paint from Windows 10, replacing it with the more modern Paint 3D. Then, something unexpected happened. The cumbersome, barely functional art program received such a strong outpouring of support that Microsoft reversed its […]

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Internet Connected Toys Get Warning

Trouble continues to brew where the IoT (Internet of Things) is concerned. Recently, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which is a division of the FBI, has issued a warning to parents about the potential dangers that “smart” toys pose. The warning comes on the heels of a number of reports to the IC3 about […]

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Dow Jones May Have Leaked Information On Over 2 Million Users

File this report away under “how not to respond to a data breach.” Yes, it has happened again, and this time, to the financial giant, Dow Jones & Company. The UpGuard Cyber Risk Team discovered a cloud-based file repository controlled by the company that had been misconfigured, allowing semi-public access to it. The repository was […]

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Adobe Announces Flash Support Will End In 2020

It’s finally happening, and we now have a firm timeframe. Adobe just announced that as of 2020, they will no longer be supporting their beleaguered Flash player. Once wildly popular and used by webmasters all over the world to provide interactive content on websites, over the past decade, Flash Player has been plagued by serious […]

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WWE Hack May Have Exposed Millions Of Users’ Private Information

Are you a fan of wrestling? Have you signed up to the WWE’s website or any of their newsletters? If so, at least some of your information may have been stolen. Here’s what we know: A security researcher from Kromtech (owned by Forbes) name Bob Dyachenko discovered a WWE database on one of Amazon’s web […]

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Scientists Prove They Can Get Passwords From Brainwaves

It just may be the ultimate hack: stealing passwords from your brainwaves. It’s something that has moved beyond the realm of science fiction and into the realm of possibility, according to a joint research study conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of California, Riverside. The research team tested […]

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Well-Known Travel Site Sabre Gets Hacked

If you used the travel site Saber for booking hotels between August of 2016 and March of 2017, be advised that your data was likely stolen by hackers, including your credit card number, your name as it appears on the card and the card’s expiration date. Saber is one of the web’s leading travel and […]

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New Trojan Attacks Point-Of-Sale Systems Seeking Card Info

There’s a new piece of malware to worry about called “Neutrino,” and it represents an especially troubling development. It’s a fork of an older, well-developed banking Trojan called “Zeus,” and its designers have gone to great lengths to make sure that it remains undetected for as long as possible so it has more time to […]

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Linux Gets Its Own Wannacry-like Variant

If you thought we’d seen the last of the Wannacry ransomware, think again. Recently, a new threat has been discovered that targets Linux users. It should be noted up front that “SambaCry” is not a variant strain of the aforementioned ransomware, but rather, a security flaw in Linux that mirrors the one Wannacry used to […]

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Disconnect Wi-Fi Autoconnect Bug Could Allow Access To Your Smartphone

A new bug has been discovered that impacts both Android and iOS devices. If you use a smartphone that contains Broadcom Wi-Fi chips, and you probably do, the newly discovered exploit allows an attacker to execute malicious code on your device remotely with no input or action required by you. The bug was discovered by […]

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