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Google Rebrands ‘Google Apps For Work’ As G Suite

Earlier today, Google officially announced the re-branding of its Google Apps For Work collection as the new G Suite. Google says the new name better reflects their mission to "help people everywhere work and innovate together, so businesses can move faster and go bigger". Google's entire collection of cloud services will now be called Google [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: Internet|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Fix For Windows 10 Freezes But Mouse Still Moves

I recently installed an SSD into my laptop and did a clean install of Windows 10. Occasionally after some usage, Windows 10 would freeze but I could still move my mouse. Eventually I couldn't click on anything, but I could still move the mouse around the screen. Trying Control+Alt+Delete wouldn't work so there was no [...]

OS X Targeted By APT28 With New Trojan Called Komplex

APT28 is a Russian hacking group that is recently known for the DNC hacking and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Olympic data leaks. APT28 is a group of hackers is associated with Sofacy, Pawn Storms, Fancy Bear and Sednit. This time they're targeting OS X devices using a new trojan called Komplex. They're distributing Komplex [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Categories: Mac, Malware, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Format A Write-Protected USB Drive

There are times when Windows doesn't want to format a USB drive. You might get an error saying the drive is write-protected, or you'll get an error saying it just can't format it. Sometimes you'll be able to see the drive but the size available for you to format is incorrect. You have a few [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

OneDrive Placeholders Returning As On-Demand Sync

There have been rumors about OneDrive placeholders returning in a later version of Windows 10, but nothing has ever been confirmed by Microsoft, until today. At their Ignite 2016 Conference, Microsoft has confirmed that OneDrive placeholders will return and will be known as On-Demand Sync. OneDrive placeholders first appeared back in Windows 8 and Windows [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Apps, Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 will be generally available in October

Today during its Ignite 2016 keynote, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016, which will be available in October 2016. Microsoft has been pushing a hybrid cloud solution to combine the power of the cloud with an on-premise solution, and Windows Server 2016 offers features to further promote that. [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Microsoft|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

OpenSSL Patches High-Severity OCSP Bug & Mitigates SWEET32 Attack

A vulnerability in the OpenSSL implementation of the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) was patched this week, closing a denial-of-service weakness in affected servers. OCSP is an alternative in many cases to Certificate Revocation Lists where a client can use the protocol to ping a server requesting the status of a digital certificate. The vulnerability, [...]

By | September 24th, 2016|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Mamba Ransomware Encrypts Full Hard Drive Spreading Via Phishing Emails

Security researchers at Morphus Labs reported about a new ransomware called Mamba, which encrypts the victim's whole hard drive. Recent reports show it spreading around Brazil, India, and the United States through phishing emails. Mamba ransomware attacks Windows computers and overwrites the MBR (Master Boot Record) and upon restart the victim will get a screen [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Ransomware, Security|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Yahoo Announces Data Breach Of 500 Million Accounts

Earlier today we reported that Yahoo was going to announce a data breach of 200 Million accounts from back in 2012. They were apparently hacked in 2014, as Yahoo confirmed that a "state-sponsored actor" had stolen 500 million user accounts from their servers. The stolen data includes names, emails, phone numbers, dates of birth, passwords [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Leaks, Security|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

RAUM Tool Allows Malware To Spread In Torrents

Researchers at InfoArmor have uncovered a new tool that allows cybercriminals to package malware into popular torrent files. This new tool is called RAUM and is believed to have been created by an Eastern European crime group by the name of Black Team. The new tool uses a "pay-per-install" model which is only available in [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Malware, Security|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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