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Hackers Hit Dunkin Donuts Accounts For The Second Time

America might run on Dunkin', but the company has just taken another big hit.  For the second time in recent months, hackers have gained access to an unknown number of DD Perks user accounts. What makes this issue even worse is the fact that the hackers were able to breach the system in exactly the same way they did three months ago.  They used a technique known as Credential Stuffing. It's not a sophisticated form of attack, but it is surprisingly...

GPS Devices Could See Some Issues on April 6th

  If you're like most people, the GPS function on your smartphone has become the one feature you use and value more than any other. Few people these days can even remember what life was like before the ascendency of GPS.  Paper maps?  Written directions? Those things seem as archaic in today's world as a stone axe. Unfortunately, your trusty GPS may go dark, malfunction, or experience difficulty starting on April 6th of this year (2019). The reasons are complicated, but in...

Software Similar To MS Office May Include Hacking Vulnerabilities

A small but growing number of people have been making the switch to MS Office clones like Apache's OpenOffice and LibreOffice. The thinking is that they can get the same core functionality but avoid many (if not most of) the costs, bugs, flaws, and weaknesses that have plagued Microsoft's offering. This situation is often seen as low-hanging fruit by hackers around the world, given its enormous user base. Unfortunately, that strategy has its limits. Given the vast similarities in functionality all...

Skype Video Calls Get Background Blur Feature

Skype is introducing a new feature to its video call service that users have been asking about for quite some time now.  Background blur. If you regularly make video calls, you've probably been in a situation where such a feature would have come in handy. It could be anything, really.  Maybe you're working from home and your place is a mess. Or people keep coming in and out.  Or you've got a whiteboard behind you that contains sensitive information you'd rather...

New Survey Shows People Still Have Bad Password Habits

For the last several years, industry experts have been sounding the alarm about password security.  We've known for quite some time that one of the biggest weak spots in corporate security is the fact that employee passwords are notoriously weak. Millions have been spent on security education.  Seminars have been held on the dangers of using weak passwords and using the same password across multiple websites. Endless rounds of training courses have been held trying to ram the point home. The...

GSuite Now Offers Better Android Mobile App Management Options

GSuite has added an important new bit of functionality in the form of Android App Management, which comes in two basic flavors.  There are some things you can do using the company's basic app management console, but to get access to the full range of features, you'll need to set up an advanced account. It's a significant and most welcome change indeed, enabling a whole host of new features. Here's the quick breakdown. Using the basic app management feature, admins...

Popular Media Applications Will Be Discontinued From Windows 7

Despite that there are still a shocking number of Windows 7 users spread around the world, Microsoft has kept with its previously published end of support schedule, and is no longer supporting the venerable product. The company has also begun quietly pulling the plug on applications that were central to the Windows 7 user experience, including (according to updated support documents) Windows Media Player and the Windows Media Center from versions 7 and 8.1 of the OS. One of the most...

About Half A Million Credit Cards Found On Dark Web

Researchers from Group-IB monitor the Dark Web and have recently reported the appearance of nearly half a million credit card records available for sale. Each record is valued at more than half a million dollars. The records were rolled out in a staggered fashion, with the first file containing some 30,000 records. They included credit card numbers, CVV codes, expiration dates, email addresses, owner's names, addresses, and phone numbers. Much of the information contained in the database can't be found on the...