Archive for month: August, 2016

Latest Windows 10 Update Breaks PowerShell

The latest Microsoft cumulative patch for the Anniversary update had unexpected consequences for PowerShell, the command line shell and scripting language. Notes accompanying the release suggest that this was n...

Pegasus Spyware Detected – Upgrade to iOS 9.3.5 ASAP

Malware that spies on user phone calls and text messages, has been alleviated thanks to the latest iOS mobile operating system upgrade, and the wise proceedings of a human rights activist. Canadian cyber securi...

Security Alert – Hide your IP Address

IP address is the identifier that allows information to be sent between devices on a network. It contains location information and makes devices accessible for communication. IP addresses are mathematically ass...

A Steal of a Deal- Latitude 13 7000 Series 2-in-1

    At $599, this 2-in-1 combines a laptop and tablet in perfect harmony. Whether it be business needs, student work, or basic computing, a 2-in-1 is the ultimate solution. Be free to switch between ...

Google Fiber seeks to test Super Fast Wireless

In 12 major cities, Google is planning to rely on wireless technology rather than fiber-optic cables, and requesting permission to test wireless in 24 U.S. cities. Google parent company, Alphabet, has also susp...

Cerber Ransomware – Business Model for Extortion

Cerber ransomware earned close to $200,000 in July alone, despite a payment rate of 0.3 percent (not even 1 percent!), due to its affiliate distribution model, according to Check Point Software technologies Ltd...

Monthly patch rollups for Windows 7, 8.1 start October 2016

Monthly patch rollups for the Windows 7, 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 operating systems will commence in October 2016. Microsoft will also move the same monthly rollup mod...

Protect your HR department against Cyber Attack

Human Resources is often the target of malicious attacks via hackers and fraudulent email, simply because of the wealth of information available in your HR department. Employee names, birth dates, Social Securi...

Why You Need to Deploy Encryption and How

Encryption is the transformation of data from plain text to ciphertext. In other words, basically taking data that is easy to read and placing it into a riddle that has no rhyme or pattern so that only those th...

The Last Operating System – Windows 10 Support Till 2026

Microsoft is moving forward with it’s plans to support Windows 10 as its last operating system by extending the Windows 10 support lifetime to 2026. Microsoft refreshed the Windows support lifecycle datab...