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Changes to YouTube Coming

Yesterday Google issued a statement that they will be making changes to how kids can view videos, after the US Federal Trade Commission hit Google with some new rules and slapped them with $170 million fine due to not following rules when it comes to privacy of child. To date this fine is the largest

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Samsung Suggests Regularly Scanning Smart TVs for Malware

Samsung Support USA’s Twitter account recently posted a video tutorial on how to scan your Smart TV for malware and viruses. In the tweet, it mentions that users should be doing this “every few weeks” to prevent malware. The proposal astonished digital security authorities, who said the average user would probably not go through this

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Microsoft Will Block Windows 10 Update if Any USB Storage is Connected

Microsoft recently published this document on their support page cautioning users that the Windows 10 update for May 2019 might not install if they have any USB drives or SD storage plugged into their computer. The cause of this is “inappropriate drive assignment”, according to Microsoft. There is a simple way to remedy this quickly.

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Internet Explorer Bug Threatens Windows Users.

Almost four years after its younger sibling, Microsoft Edge, was born, security researchers keep finding troublesome security bugs in Internet Explorer. The most recent bug found is a proof of concept published by John Page (aka hyp3rlinx), a security researcher. The flaw takes advantage of a weakness in the way the browser deals with MHTML

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Cloudflare Claims New VPN Will Be Faster

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, can help keep your web bound data away from cyber-criminals. VPN services will send your internet traffic, such as emails and browsing, through special servers that make it seem like you are only accessing from those servers. VPN services can help users in other countries to access blocked sites by

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Cyber Attack Leads to Twenty-Four Million Dollar Loss

Norsk Hydro, a Norwegian aluminum company that employs over 30,000 people, has been hit by malware just last week. They said they are slowly bringing affected systems back online, but this incident will still cost the company about 300 million Norwegian Kroners, or twenty-four million US Dollars in damages. Most of those misfortunes had been

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Apple Owes $31M to Qualcomm for Patent Infringement

Qualcomm has just recently won a legal dispute against Apple. A jury in San Diego has determined that Apple owes Qualcomm roughly $31M for infringing three patents that deal with battery-life. The patent apparently involved technologies that Apple had used in their iPhones. Qualcomm had asked to be paid up to $1.41 per iPhone that

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Windows 10 Will Uninstall Bad Updates

Windows 10 seems to be learning how to avoid problematic updates. A recently published page on the Microsoft support site describes what Windows will do in the event of a recent update causing a boot failure. First, Windows will uninstall the recently updated software and roll-back to a configuration that has worked before. It will

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Zero-Day Vulnerability affects Chrome and Windows 7

Security analysts at Google and Microsoft have watched assailants utilizing a mix of a fixed Chrome weakness and an unpatched Windows 7 vulnerability. The declaration of the issue comes as a major aspect of their vulnerability disclosure policy. Both the Windows bug and Chrome bug deal with accessing memory that should not be accessed by

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