Chrome to mark HTTP as ‘not secure’

Chrome to mark HTTP as ‘not secure’

June 15th, 2018
Chrome to mark HTTP as ‘not secure’

Google Chrome currently marks HTTPS-encrypted sites with a green lock icon and “Secure” sign. And starting in July, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure.” Google hopes this move will nudge users away from the unencrypted web. Read on to learn more about the forthcoming changes.

The dangers of app overload in businesses

June 14th, 2018
The dangers of app overload in businesses

Businesses today rely on countless apps and software for day-to-day operations. However, too many of these programs can do more harm than good. App overload brings confusion among employees, and a recent study shows that this costs more than companies realize.

Battle of the mobile OS: Android vs. iOS

June 13th, 2018
Battle of the mobile OS: Android vs. iOS

It normally takes you hours of watching phone reviews on YouTube to decide which model or brand to buy. And for your business, you assume that it’s pretty straightforward since your team will use it only for client communication. But with the multitude of efficient apps available for remote working nowadays, that is not the case anymore.

Why fewer teenagers choose Facebook

June 12th, 2018
Why fewer teenagers choose Facebook

Facebook’s 13-to-17-year-old users are declining despite the overall growth of the social media giant’s subscribers. A new survey by Pew Research Center found that only 51% of US teens are using Facebook, compared with Snapchat (69%), Instagram (72%), and YouTube (85%).

Reasons for user demographic shift

The same survey found that only 10% of US teens use Facebook most frequently, unlike other platforms like Instagram (15%), YouTube (32%), and Snapchat (35%). There are two main reasons why Facebook is no longer the first social media choice for US teenagers: visual content and control.

Virtualization isn’t as complex as you think

June 9th, 2018
Virtualization isn’t as complex as you think

Explaining the concept of virtualization is no easy task, and failed attempts to do so have left it with an undeserved reputation. We want to set the record straight about this technology’s many benefits by dispelling the four most common misconceptions.

Flash to be stopped in Office 365

June 7th, 2018
Flash to be stopped in Office 365

If you are one of the few Office 365 users who embeds Silverlight, Shockwave, or Flash content in your documents, your pastime will soon be a thing of the past. Over a week ago, Microsoft announced that Office 365 would completely block said media by January 2019.

Microsoft recently announced plans to eventually stop the activation of Silverlight, Shockwave, and Flash content in Office 365. This is not just the developers disabling bugs with an option to click a link or button to look at content.

How to defend against insider threats

June 5th, 2018
How to defend against insider threats

First off, what is an insider threat in healthcare? An insider threat is an individual inside an organization discovered to have been accessing healthcare records without authorization. Healthcare companies must take steps to reduce the potential for insider threats, which is their top source of security incidents.

Malware hits 500k IoT devices, Talos reports

June 2nd, 2018
Malware hits 500k IoT devices, Talos reports

A week ago, leading cyber threat intelligence team Cisco Talos reported that no less than 500,000 IoT devices in up to 54 countries were infected by new malware called VPNFilter. An earlier version, believed to be launched by a nation-state, targeted Ukraine.

“Black Dot of Death” locks iOS messaging app

June 1st, 2018
“Black Dot of Death” locks iOS messaging app

People who use iPhones, iPads, and Macs are at risk of encountering a Unicode attack that can cause the messaging app to crash and lock up the device. The good news is a workaround has been found which can restore the state of said Apple products.

What is going on?
A bug, known as “Black Dot,” is locking the messaging app on Apple devices running iOS 11.3 and 11.4 beta with Apple TVs and Apple Watches also at risk.

Setting up your new laptop with Windows 10

May 31st, 2018
Setting up your new laptop with Windows 10

First things first, what should you do with your brand new laptop? You go through the Windows 10 setup, and you’re all done, right? Not really. Your notebook isn’t ready — until you do some tweaking. Let’s get the ball rolling.

#1 Check for updates

Your new laptop should check for updates automatically, but you can also check manually.