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Windows releases a new patch for PC users

January 25th, 2018
Windows releases a new patch for PC users

Two vulnerabilities, known as Meltdown and Spectre, have been found affecting almost every Windows desktop and server. Computers affected by these two vulnerabilities are susceptible to having their data stolen, such as personal photos and passwords.

Enlist IT help when installing CPU updates

January 24th, 2018
Enlist IT help when installing CPU updates

When it comes to security updates, time is usually of the essence. The longer you wait to install a fix from a vendor, the higher the risk of being compromised. But in the cases of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws, you might be better off waiting until a more reliable patch is released.

Spectre & Meltdown safety for Apple devices

January 23rd, 2018
Spectre & Meltdown safety for Apple devices

Undoubtedly, 2018’s first set of truly bad news involves reports about the Spectre and Meltdown bugs, fundamental flaws in computer processors that can leak highly sensitive data. Researchers say they affect a majority of modern computers, and chances are your business’s devices are also affected.

Critical browser vulnerabilities discovered

January 19th, 2018
Critical browser vulnerabilities discovered

According to security researchers, a bulk of the world’s computer processors have gaping flaws. The flaws, grouped under the term ‘Spectre,’ affect many critical systems including web browsers like Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox. Here’s a quick rundown of these major vulnerabilities and what you can do to secure them.

Should you use UPS for your network gear?

January 18th, 2018
Should you use UPS for your network gear?

Smart business owners use uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for emergency situations like a storm, fire, or other disasters. Often, a UPS is deployed for desktop computers to give employees ample time to save their work and prevent losing unsaved work.

Backup Android Files to PC or Mac

January 17th, 2018
Backup Android Files to PC or Mac

From important work contacts to your favorite holiday photos in Cabo, it’s hard to imagine losing files on your Android phone. In the event of your device getting stolen, lost, or damaged, it’s better to be prepared and make sure that your most precious data is backed up.

Virtualization services safe from CPU flaws

January 16th, 2018
Virtualization services safe from CPU flaws

You may have seen headlines highlighting the dangers of two recently discovered hardware flaws: Spectre and Meltdown. They create incredibly technical problems for just about anyone who owns a computer, even those with virtual machines in the cloud. Thankfully, most vendors have already fixed the issue.

When Pre-installed Apps Create Risks

January 11th, 2018
When Pre-installed Apps Create Risks

Bloatware is generally considered harmless, but what about when these unnecessary apps turn into a security risk? A recent report shows that a pre-installed app in some versions of Windows 10 had an alarming plugin flaw:

Tavis Ormandy, a researcher from Google’s Project Zero, recently discovered that a compromised password management app, Keeper, had been installed with some versions of Windows 10. For a brief period, Keeper’s browser extension, when enabled, allowed websites to easily steal login credentials.

New AI-driven Features For Office 365 Users

January 10th, 2018
New AI-driven Features For Office 365 Users

Enriching Office 365 with more everyday AI functionalities, Microsoft has introduced ‘Insights Preview’ to MS Excel, ‘Acronyms’ feature for MS Word, and a Text-in-image search feature to help its users to do their best work. Learn more about the recent upgrades to Office 365 products and the new Microsoft Whiteboard Preview app in this article.

Beware of what you save in web browsers

January 9th, 2018
Beware of what you save in web browsers

Passwords are a double-edged sword. If you make them too simple, they’ll be easy to guess; if you make them too complex, they’ll be impossible to remember. One solution is to create an uncrackable password and save it to your browser. Unfortunately, recent research suggests that tactic could drastically reduce your privacy.