Monthly Archives - August 2020

Google Working To Help Warn Users Of Earthquakes

Unless you live within a couple hundred miles of the town of Sparta, NC, you may not be aware of the fact that recently, a 5.1 earthquake struck the area. It damaged a few homes and rumbles could be felt as far away as north Georgia and parts of Virginia. It is doubtful that the earthquake in North Carolina was the inciting event that prompted Google to announce a new earthquake detection and alert system on Android devices, but it is...

Toshiba Will No Longer Make Laptops

For the past three decades, Toshiba has been a major player in the laptop market. Toshiba released its first laptop in 1985. Their famous T1100, which was sold in Europe, was one of the first laptops to make use of floppy disks. Based on their success with that model, they quickly expanded their operation and began selling laptops in the US and Japan. Recently though, the Japanese powerhouse has reported that they're exiting the laptop business. According to a recent announcement by...

Windows 10 Update Gives Graphics Cards Users More Control

Does your PC have more than one graphics card in it? If so, and you're a Windows 10 user, there's good news. Microsoft recently announced some coming changes to Windows 10 that will give users with multiple GPU's more control over how their cards are used when running applications. Currently, Windows makes the decision about which card to use on the fly, but in a preview of Build 20190, under settings  Display  Graphics Settings there is a new dropdown that allows users to set...

New Charging Cables Could Hack Your Devices

A security researcher known as "_MG_" on Twitter has invented a modified Apple Lightning cable that could allow a hacker to remotely access any Mac computer using them.  He demonstrated his new invention, dubbed the "OM.G Cable" at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas recently. The Lightning Cable is used by Apple owners to charge their devices and sync data. The OM.G cable is indistinguishable from a legitimate Lightning Cable. According to tests conducted by Motherboard, it allows...

New Netflix Payment Phishing Emails Appear Legitimate

Do you have a Netflix account? If so, you're certainly not alone. Since the start of the pandemic, the company has experienced unprecedented growth and is now the video streaming service of choice for tens of millions. If you're one of those, be aware that an as yet unknown group of hackers has developed an exceptionally convincing-looking phishing scam designed to harvest Netflix payment information. The attack begins just like many do, with the receipt of an email explaining that...