IT Industry Trends

News Bytes – October

LokiBot DangerLokiBot is an open-source instrument for installing malware, stealing passwords, and cryptocurrency wallets, easily available on the darker corners of the Internet. The Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert stating that the use of this particular malicious software is on the rise the software establishes itself on victims’ computers via email attachments, …

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News Bytes – May

Get more in your Google chatAt a time when many of us are WFH, being educated, or just staying in touch with family and friends via video chat due to the global pandemic, Google has announced a timely upgrade to their video chat application. Google Meet can now support up to 16 people on the …

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News Bytes – August

Equifax Fined $575M for Data Breach Equifax has reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission and additional federal and state regulators on the penalties that will be leveraged in the aftermath of the 2017 major information breach. The deal, which comes two years after Equifax leaked sensitive customer information, will see the company pay …

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Question of the Month – June

Question: What’s the Danger with Encrypted Malware Files? Answer: After ransomware attacks, some computer users may be keeping encrypted malware files on their systems. Certain bugs were used to attack hard drives and encrypt photographs and documents, demanding a ransom to unlock the encrypted files. Users have sometimes refused to pay the ransom (quite rightly, …

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Why You Need to Prepare For Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 End Of Life

All good things must come to an end, including the business software that you have likely been using for years. In the tech field, we call this End of Life. This basically means that the developer will no longer issue security updates, fix bugs and flaws, or offer support. And now its Windows 7 and Windows …

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News Bytes – May

$2000 for a failing phone? The new Samsung Galaxy Fold, which was supposed to introduce ground-breaking new foldable smartphone technology, is beset with problems after claims from reviewers and early adopters that the technology is easy to break. There have been reports of dirt getting into the device’s hinge, damaging the screen display, of the …

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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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