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  • Look And Feel May Change In Future Windows 10 Update
    by AKAComp on December 15, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Microsoft is experimenting with a new feature that may change the look and feel of Windows 10 in some future update. The new approach is referred to as “Sets,” which borrows from the playbook of modern web browsers and groups related applications into tabbed sets, with the groupings defined by project type. The applications you […]

  • Fake Symantec Blog Post Is Spreading Mac Malware
    by AKAComp on December 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Sometimes hackers opt for a stealthy approach. Other times, their attempts are downright brazen.  That’s definitely the case with a newly launched malware campaign that seeks to spread “Proton Mac,” a strain of malware designed to steal passwords from Mac users. The hackers registered a domain very similar to Symantec’s blog, mirrored its content and […]

  • A Million Imgur Users Affected By Breach
    by AKAComp on December 11, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Do you use the image hosting service, Imgur? If you do, there’s a slight chance that you’ll be prompted to change your password the next time you log on. That’s because the company’s servers were breached in 2014, and the hackers made off with 1.7 million usernames and passwords, which represents just a tiny fraction […]

  • Popular Browser Toolbar May Contain Malware
    by Ashok Malhi on April 2, 2017 at 5:18 pm is one of the internet’s oldest properties. It is not as well-known as the titans of the web (Google, Yahoo, etc.) but almost everyone who has spent any time at all on the internet is familiar with the brand, and its popular browser-based toolbar, distributed by the APN (Ask Partner Network) is used by […]

  • Employee Wiring Money Scams Are On The Rise At Companies
    by Ashok Malhi on March 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    If you’re a business owner, and you haven’t yet heard of BEC scams, it’s a term you owe it to yourself to get familiar with. The acronym stands for Business Email Compromise, otherwise known as CEO fraud, and it’s growing in popularity. The basic idea is that a hacker spends time studying your business, how […]

  • Flaw May Have Allowed Hacker Control Of Your WhatsApp Account
    by Ashok Malhi on March 30, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    The security company Checkpoint recently found a critical security flaw in both the Whatsapp and Telegram services that could have spelled big trouble for their users. Fortunately, it has already been patched with no apparent damage done, but below, the details of the flaw are outlined because this may not be the last time we […]

  • Lost Your Car? Google Maps Might Help
    by Sam Dindi on March 29, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Google Maps has, for years now, been the savior of directionally challenged people everywhere, and it just got even better. Thanks to a new update that was made without fanfare, it will now help you remember where you parked. When you get wherever you’re going, if you’ve got the app pulled up, you can simply […]

  • Lip Reading Technology May One Day Replace Traditional Typed Passwords
    by Sam Dindi on March 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    There’s a new technology being developed by researchers at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) that stands to be a game-changer. Dubbed “lip password,” the new tech utilizes machine learning to recognize lip motion, shape and texture for each user when you speak your password. Of significance, your voice has nothing to do with the password […]

  • 500 Million Apple Users Might Have Accounts Erased By Hackers
    by Sam Dindi on March 27, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    A brazen group of hackers calling themselves the “Turkish Crime Family” claims to have more than half a million user names and passwords for a variety of Apple-based services, including, and Unless their demands are met and the company pays a hefty $150,000, the group is threatening to erase everything in all […]

  • Windows Slated To Get Surpassed By Android As Most Used OS
    by Sam Dindi on March 25, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Everyone who knows anything about computers knows that Windows won the war for the desktop a long time ago. Even today, it holds an impressive 84.1 percent of that market. Unfortunately for Microsoft, the battlefield has shifted. In 2012, Android could claim just 2.2 percent of the total OS market (desktop PCs, laptop PCs and […]

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