Monthly Archives - September 2019

Your Google Calendar Settings May Be Sharing Your Info

Twelve years ago, Google introduced a new feature to Google Calendar that allowed users to share their calendars with others.  It's a great feature and invaluable in a corporate environment because it gives teams an easy way to collaborate.  Google itself even touted the "make it pubic" feature of their calendar as being a cool way to use their search engine to discover upcoming events. Unfortunately, as with most things, there's a potential downside.  Recently, a security researcher named Avinash...

Malware Now Hiding Inside Fake Copies Of Online Books

Kaspersky Lab has recently issued a warning that should alarm and dismay students around the world.  Based on the findings of some of the company's researchers, they've discovered a new surge in malware masquerading as legitimate digital textbooks. Given the staggering price of physical textbooks, many students have changed to acquiring digital copies of the books they need. While the price difference is considerable between the digital and physical copies, penny-pinching students often shop for the best deals possible on...

Another IRS Phishing Campaign To Watch Out For

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued a warning that all taxpayers should be aware of. The agency has received a growing number of reports concerning unsolicited email messages bearing the subject lines: Electronic Tax Return Reminder Automatic Income Tax Reminder These messages are not from the IRS, but rather, from spammers trying to steal your information. According to a spokesman for the IRS: "The emails have links that show an IRS.gov-like website with details pretending to be about the taxpayer's refund, electronic return...

Nvidia Releases Graphics Drivers With Major Improvements

There's great news today in the tech realm for gamers around the world. Nvidia recently announced a major driver update for its graphics cards that offer a variety of improvements.  The 436.02 update promises a framerate improvement of up to 23 percent for World War Z, Strange Brigade, Forza Horizon 4, Battlefield V, and Apex Legends. The new update also includes a Freestyle sharpening filter and an ultra-low latency mode. That is the big draw, and it's designed specifically with highly...