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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Windows 10 is on track to reach 85% by mid-2021

It’s not unusual for Windows 10 use to rise as Windows 7’s use falls, which is what happened (again) in June. One continuing surprise: it was the third straight month where Linux saw gains. Windows 10 recorded strong growth again in June as the five-year-old operating system added more than a percentage point in share […]

Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks

Windows 10 is chock-full of handy, hidden new features worth exploring. Check out the best tips and tricks here. Windows 10’s constantly evolving nature means fresh features arrive twice per year, most recently via the big May 2020 Update. With all the new goodies come a legion of new tweaks and tricks—some of which unlock […]

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 […]