Monthly Archives: March 2017

Skype users hit by ransomware through in-app malicious ads

Several users have complained about "fake Flash" ads, which if triggered, can lead to a ransomware attack.  By Zack WhittakerMarch 31, 2017   (Image: via Reddit)       Several users have complained that ads served through Microsoft's Skype app are serving malicious downloads, which if opened, can trigger ransomware. News of the issue came…
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Custom phishing attacks grow as crooks create fake flight confirmations, receipts

Well-researched attacks designed for cyber espionage and malware distribution specifically target those who regularly use air travel.  By Danny Palmer | March 31, 2017 Attackers are using fake airline booking confirmation messages to steal corporate credentials. Image: iStock     Cyber attackers are carefully crafting individual phishing emails purporting to be from airlines and financial…
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Don’t fall for these latest cyber scams

By Elisabeth Leamy March 31 The 18,733 residents of Fairmont, W.Va., probably don’t even give the gleaming, modern office building on the edge of their town a second glance. But crooks on the other side of the world know all about it. It’s called the IC3, which stands for Internet Crime Complaint Center, and the…
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Microsoft confirms Windows 10 Creators Update rollout to begin April 11

Microsoft will start rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update release on April 11. More granular update controls may end up being business users' favorite feature.  By Mary Jo FoleyMarch 30, 2017 Credit: ZDNet     Microsoft officials confirmed the rollout start date in a blog post today, March 29. As was the case with…
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Eight reasons the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are good for business

Samsung is the most popular Android smartphone maker and has done a good job addressing both consumer and enterprise needs. The new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus offer a lot for everyone.  By Matthew MillerMarch 30, 2017 Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in New York. ZDNet's Jason Cipriani posted a…
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MIT: US cyber insecurity a ‘disgrace’ that Trump needs to take seriously

MIT says that unless cybersecurity becomes a priority and more than just lip service, US core services will be at risk.  By Charlie OsborneMarch 29, 2017 Stock photo   MIT experts have warned the Trump Administration that unless urgent action is taken to control the influx of sophisticated cybercrime, US core services and infrastructure will…
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Windows 10 tip: Make sure your hardware drivers are up to date

Do you have the latest device drivers for your display adapter, network card, and other crucial components? Here's how to see which driver is currently installed and how to check for the latest updates.  By Ed BottMarch 29, 2017 Is that driver up to date? Check version details here.     Are your hardware device…
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