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Microsoft Is Killing Off Internet Explorer

Microsoft is killing off their 25-year-old browser, Internet Explorer. Microsoft announced this past week that they will be getting rid of Internet Explorer on August 17th, 2021. According to the announcement, the web app for Microsoft Teams will stop supporting the most recent version of the browser— Internet Explorer 11—this coming November, while the rest …

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Critical flaws in embedded TCP/IP library impact millions of IoT devices across industries

The memory corruption flaws exist in a wide range of commercial and consumer devices, and can allow full takeover of them. Millions of devices, from consumer products like printers and IP cameras to specialized devices used across organizations such as video conferencing systems and industrial control systems, are at risk due to critical vulnerabilities found …

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What is cryptojacking? How to prevent, detect, and recover from it

Criminals are using ransomware-like tactics and poisoned websites to get your employees’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Here’s what you can do to stop it. Cryptojacking definition Cryptojacking is the unauthorized use of someone else’s computer to mine cryptocurrency. Hackers do this by either getting the victim to click on a malicious link in an email …

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Ransomware explained: How it works and how to remove it

Despite a recent decline, ransomware is still a serious threat. Here’s everything you need to know about the file-encrypting malware and how it works. Ransomware definition Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victim’s files. The attacker then demands a ransom from the victim to restore access to the data upon payment. Users …

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Which Internet providers are lifting data caps during the corona virus, and which aren’t

While some ISPs have simply pledged not to cut off customers who can’t pay their bills, others are going further. As American businesses are forced to shut down because of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), customers are anxious about their bill for Internet access. Data caps, an annoyance in the best of times, suddenly can mean …

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