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I'm glad you can join me in my Den, please take a moment to read up on some interesting technology news.

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Be Aware of Increased Email Scams

As we continue with our increasingly digital workflows, email scams are continuing to be on the rise.

Cyber Security
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Windows 11 Important Information

Windows 11 comes with many requirements and surprising loop-hole shutdowns from Microsoft

Operating Systems

New Windows 10 Vulnerability Allows Anyone to Get Admin Privileges

Windows 10 vulnerability using SAM registry entries allows local elevation privileges

Cyber Security
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FBI warns of BEC scammers impersonating construction companies

The FBI has issued a warning to companies about scammers impersonating construction companies to target critical US infrastructure sectors.

Cyber Security
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Over $80 million lost to cryptocurrency investment scams since October

The FTC reports that since October 2020 there has been more than $80 million dollar in losses due to cryptocurrency investment scams.

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Microsoft warns of phishing attacks bypassing email gateways

An ongoing phishing campaign has begun abusing legitimate services to bypass secure email gateways to send phishing emails.

Cyber Security
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Ransomware gang plans to call victim's business partners about attacks

The group behind the REvil Ransomware has started to use two new tactics to extort ransom from victims.

Cyber Security

Scammers posing as FBI agents threaten targets with jail time

The FBI has issued a warning about scammers impersonating FBI representatives to steal personal and financial information from victims by threatening them with fines or jail time.


Swatters are hijacking smart devices to live-stream swatting incidents

The FBI is warning homeowners about the increase of smart devices being hijacked to record or live-stream swatting incidents.


Your bank account could be fueling crime

The FBI has issued a warning about an increase in money mule schemes for the second time this year. Scammers are preying upon workers who have lost their jobs due to the ongoing pandemic, and recruiting them as unwitting money mules.

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Google patches major zero-day vulnerability flaw

July 5, 2022

A zero-day vulnerability has been patched by Google, and should be reaching you shortly.

Cyber Security
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Google and iFixit partnership officially live

July 5, 2022

An announcement that was made a few months ago joining iFixit and Google together to sell OEM parts on iFixit's online store is finally live.

Mobile Devices
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Home office hacks to improve your working from home experience!

July 1, 2022

Working from home has taken the world by storm, and not exactly by choice. Here are a few tips and items that can help improve your work from home experience, as we know that not everyone has the system completely nailed down.

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A number of SOHO routers are under attack by new Malware

June 29, 2022

A big range of SOHO (Small Office, Home Office) routers may be vulnerable to a new malware which seems to be very sophisticated in it's execution.

Cyber Security
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Hangouts into Chat, Google Merges Apps Again

June 28, 2022

The mess of Google Apps used for communication is getting an overhaul again!

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New Google Chrome update greatly speeds up loading times

June 22, 2022

Google Chrome update 103 introduces new prerendering technology, which will greatly speed up loading times while using the browser and opening new websites.

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Ransomware Encryption on Cloud Storage Service OneDrive

June 22, 2022

Ransomeware has a way to attack your cloud documents, locking them away and demanding payment.

Cyber Security
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New Hertzbleed attack on Intel and AMD processors. Is it serious?

June 17, 2022

New Hertzbleed attack affects x86 CPUs, from the likes of Intel and AMD.

Cyber Security
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Keep your systems cool and safe during extreme heat

June 14, 2022

During times of increased heat, it’s crucial to ensure you’re taking the proper precautions to keep your computer hardware running cool and safe to improve the longevity of your equipment.