January 2020

Celebrity Hacked Even the Jeff Bezos’ of the world are not immune to being hacked. In 2018, Jeff Bezos received a WhatsApp message from an account belonging to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. The message, a video of Saudi and Swedish flags with Arabic text, was not expected despite having previously communicated through the…

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December 2019

Windows 7 Although it should be apparent by now, this is the final reminder concerning Microsoft’s announcement concerning ending support for this operating system.  If you still have not made arrangements to upgrade your equipment or replace your equipment running Windows 7 there is one alternative still available to ensure machines running this operating system…

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November 2019

Malware-as-a-Service The Raccoon Stealer malware first emerged in April 2019 and has since infected thousands of Windows devices around the world. Despite a limited feature set, the popularity of Raccoon Stealer signals a continuous growing trend of the commoditization of malware as it follows a Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS) model. Raccoon, costing $200 per month to use,…

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October 2019

Windows 10X Microsoft recently unveiled Windows 10X, including some big changes being made to the Start Menu. The new variant of Windows 10 is designed to run on dual-screen and foldable devices that are coming in the future. Many tweaks were also made to the operating system to make it more touch-friendly. Live Tiles, the…

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September 2019

Facebook’s New Tool Facebook recently unveiled a new tool, now known as Off-Facebook Activity. Last year, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a “Clear History” feature that was being created to delete data that third-party websites and apps share with Facebook. The “Clear History” feature is actually launching in select geographies, and with the launch has also…

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August 2019

Say Goodbye to Skype Skype for Business Online has announced its retirement in the summer of 2021. After July 31, 2021, the Skype for Business Online service will no longer be accessible or supported. Current users will not experience any change in their service and will be able to continue adding users as needed. In…

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July 2019

Kohl’s Teams Up With Amazon According to Kohl’s chief executive the retailer’s “single biggest initiative” this year will be accepting and processing unwanted orders from Amazon. After running a pilot program in 100 Kohl’s stores, the retail store is now accepting Amazon returns at all locations. They will take on packing, labeling, and shipping the…

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June 2019

Apple’s Annual WWDC At its annual World Wide Developers Conference held in the beginning of this month, Apple announced new features and designs for the operating systems that run on iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches and Apple TVs, in addition to a new computer. After 18 years Apple is finally replacing iTunes. The app will…

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May 2019

WhatsApp Vulnerability WhatsApp is encouraging users to update to the latest version of the app after discovering a vulnerability. The spyware, injected to a user’s phone through the app’s phone call function, was developed by the Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group. Attackers could transmit the malicious code by calling the user and infecting the call…

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April 2019

Apple TV Plus Here’s what we really know – and don’t know – about Apple TV Plus. At its headquarters in Cupertino, CA, Apple finally revealed plans to launch Apple TV Plus, a subscription service for exclusive original shows and movies. The new service will live inside Apple’s revamped TV app sitting next to other…

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