Month: April 2019

News Bytes – April

Facebook and Google Conned out of $121 Million Lithuanian Evaldas Rimasauskas has recently admitted conning Facebook and Google into sending him over $100 million. Pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud, Rimasauskas will forfeit $49.7 million. Working with unknown co-conspirators, the man is said to have assisted a fake email campaign targeting Facebook and …

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Facebook Passwords Stored in Plain Text since 2012

Facebook has been mining user data for years. It logs our political stances, relationship histories and even phone records. Recent information suggests that it has been logging something else, too: unencrypted passwords. As per the recent news, hundreds of millions of passwords have been stored in plain text by Facebook-created applications. This information has been …

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Question of the Month – April

Question: Why do I get bounce-back emails from unfamiliar addresses? Answer: While bounce-back emails are often legitimate, they could be caused by unsolicited email (spam) or malicious messages. There are a number of reasons why a bounce-back email may not be all it seems. Three examples are as follows: A spammer could be using your …

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Getting on Top of the Cloud

Cloud technology should be an advantage, not a hindrance. Despite this, many firms are suffering from sky-high cloud resource management costs. What’s worse? These costs are unnecessary. With a strong cloud resource management strategy, your firm could save a significant sum. According to industry experts, the average business spends 35% more than it should on …

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Google Play Store Brimming with Unreliable Anti-virus Apps

Independent testing agency AV-Comparatives has recently published the results of an enlightening study into Android security products. Examining 250 Android-based security products, the study assessed whether products available in the Google Play store could protect against 2,000 of the most common Android threats. AV-Comparatives deems an anti-virus product ineffective and unsafe if it fails to …

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