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November 18, 2020

New Google ChromeOS updates cause 100% CPU usage

Users of Acer Chromebooks, ASUS Chromebook Flip models, and Galaxy Chromebooks have reported that a recent ChromeOS update is causing their devices to use 100% of the CPU constantly. This makes the Chromebook run hotter which results in the fans spinning at higher speeds, decreased performance due to thermal throttling, and faster battery depletion. Not all Chromebook are affected by this. For some users, ending the “com.android.vending:download_service” service in Task Manager has helped resolve the issue, but this hasn’t worked for everyone. Developers at Google are aware of this issue, and claim that it is caused by a missing ChromeOS file. No estimate has been provided by Google for when this will be fixed. For more information, feel free to check out the link below.

Source: New Google ChromeOS updates cause 100% CPU usage, heating issue

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New Windows 10 Vulnerability Allows Anyone to Get Admin Privileges

July 22, 2021

Windows 10 vulnerability using SAM registry entries allows local elevation privileges

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FBI warns of BEC scammers impersonating construction companies

June 10, 2021

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

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Over $80 million lost to cryptocurrency investment scams since October

June 10, 2021

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