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Some HP Devices May Fail After 30,000 Hours Of Use

Late last year, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) issued a warning about some of the Solid State Drives they manufacture. The warning was that unless users downloaded a patch to the drive's firmware, ...

iOS Update Includes iPhone And iPad Features And Fixes

If you don't normally prioritize updating your iPhone and iPad OS, you're probably going to want to shift gears and grab version 13.4 as soon as possible. The latest versions of both ...

Employees Working From Home Turn To VPN During COVID

It's no secret that the global pandemic we're all living through has changed a great many things about both work and home life. For one thing, work and home life are often ...

Be On The Lookout As Astaroth Malware Makes A Comeback

Are you familiar with Astaroth? If you're a data security professional, you've probably at least heard the name. The group gained some notoriety last year when it came to light that they ...

Apple Update Blocks Safari Third Party Cookies By Default

In May of 2019, a Google blog post encouraged all web browsers to adopt the approach of blocking third-party cookies by default. Google announced their own plans to do so, outlining a ...

Windows 10 Announces One Billion Active Devices

Windows 10 is on a lot of devices around the world. In part, that's because it's a significantly better and more modern operating system than its predecessors. In addition, it's partly because ...

Computers Might Be Able To Smell In The Near Future

Word has recently leaked out about an interesting project that's ongoing at Intel's research labs. The company has apparently built an algorithm that mirrors the brain's activity to detect and identify smells. ...

Financial Institution Worker Put User Information At Risk

Noam Rotem, a researcher for vpnMentor, recently made a startling discovery. A database connected to a now defunct app called MCA Wizard was found unsecured on the web. It contained a staggering ...

New Google Translate Feature Rolled Out For Android Users

Google Translate is one of the company's most popular services, and most of the people who use it dream of the day when it's a full blown Universal Translator. While that's obviously ...

Coronavirus Health Notifications Being Used To Carry Malicious Threats

A Pakistani-based hacking group that goes by a variety of names, including "Transparent Tribe," "APT36," "Mythic Leopard" and others has been discovered to be behind a particularly nasty attack recently. Researchers with ...