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Scammers Can Now Use Direct Deposit Requests To Steal Your Money 

Watch out for BEC scams Last year, the FBI issued a warning regarding BEC (Business Email Compromise) scams.  Unfortunately, security professionals report that those types of scams are increasing in frequency, and ...

Biometric Mobile Device Ruling Is A Win For Privacy Advocates

Individual privacy vs. the public good A recent court ruling handed privacy advocates a big, and much needed win.  Prior to the ruling, law enforcement officials were in the habit of compelling ...

Windows 10 Updates Will Now Preallot 7GB Of Disk Space

Microsoft has angered a portion of their user base This change that's coming in the next build of Windows 10 angered its user base.  As of the next build, the OS will ...

"Love Letter" Email Can Load Malware On To Your PC 

Here's some disturbing news Hackers around the world are actively trying to exploit Valentine's Day. This is according to new research from the Emerging Treats team at the security firm ProofPoint.  The ...

Malware Can Drain Computer’s Resources Without Your Knowledge

Cryptominers are becoming more and more common  Cryptominering is among the most common type of malware in the wild today, based on the latest research by digital security company Check Point.  While there are ...

Next Firefox Release Disables Support For The Adobe Flash Plugin

Are you a Firefox user? If so, be advised that in Mozilla's next release, Firefox 69, the company will be disabling support for the beleaguered Adobe Flash plugin. The change has been ...

Government Shutdown Causes Issues With Internet Security

Unintended consequences of the government's shutdown Here's a side-effect of the government's shutdown that many people had not anticipated:  Expiring TLS Certificates used for web security. Most people clearly see the impacts of ...

New Ransomware Not Only Encrypts Data But Grabs Payment Info

There's a new strain of ransomware being deployed Believe it or not, it's even more dangerous than the strains we've seen in recent months. Unlike other types of ransomware, this one not only ...

Windows 10 Home May Provide Ability To Pause Updates

Windows 10 updates offer  nothing but frustration lately Recent Windows 10 updates have been giving the company's user base heartburn lately, with their tendency to delete files and cause at least as ...

Marriott Breach Lost Passport And Credit Card Numbers

Marriott Hotel breach more serious Recently, Marriott Hotels informed the world that they had been the victims of a massive data breach.  As it turns out, the breach was even more serious ...

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