Why Apple’s overall Privacy focus in iOS 16.3 and macOS 13.2 is a big deal

Privacy and Apple go hand in hand – it has for years now, and its recent video starring Nick Mohammad from Ted Lasso to promote Data Privacy week was inspired. However, with today (January 28) being Data Privacy Day, it’s important to look at other features that you can use with your iPhone, iPad, and Mac to help protect your data. All of these are features that I switched on as soon as they’ve been introduced – with Advanced Data Protection being the latest one for me, as it was…

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Galaxy Book 3 leak spills the beans on the latest Samsung laptops

Less than a week before the Galaxy Unpacked 2023 event, new images have emerged for Samsung’s upcoming laptop line: the Galaxy Book 3; more specifically the Pro, 360, Pro 360, and Ultra models. Keep in mind that these are leaked renders from MySmartPrice so it’s possible the final products will look a bit different. If these images are to be believed, the new devices won’t look all that different to the previous Galaxy Book 2 line – Samsung isn’t reinventing the wheel design-wise. Plus, all three will come with the…

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Yandex denies it was hacked, says rogue employee to blame for breach

Russian internet giant Yandex has denied it suffered a cyberattack after some of its internal source code was posted online. The leaker posted 44.7GB worth of files, which they say are “Yandex git sources”, as Torrent on a well-known hacker forum, with much of the company’s source code believed to be included. The files are thought to date back to February 2022, and although the leak does contain some API keys, these are only thought to have been used for testing deployment. Fake help desk emails BleepingComputer reports that an…

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How your office printer can offer a secret sustainability improvement

In the face of climate change and the increase of the environmentally conscious business, we’re all responsible for doing our bit to help the planet. Office life can be a significant burden to the environment, with large amounts of energy being used to keep us warm, keep the lights on, power equipment, and so on. So, if you’re looking to help your business be that bit more eco-conscious, there are a number of steps you can take – some which you may never have considered before. Sustainability challenges Printing remains…

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Seagate’s top HDDs are all getting a storage boost

Data storage giant Seagate has announced earnings for its most recent quarter, and things are far from ideal, as overall revenue dropped by almost 40% year-on-year, with a net loss of $33 million. Even so, the company has some grand plans for its HDDs, which are set to receive some huge storage boosts in the next year – which it hopes will provide enough of a difference to help it report a profit next year. At some point during the first half of 2023, Seagate hopes to release 22TB CMR…

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Hostinger vs SiteGround: which is the more reliable web hosting provider?

If you’re searching for a good web hosting provider, chances are you’ve read about the four crucial aspects to consider: speed, security, scalability and support. These four S’s provide websites with a competitive edge, allowing them to manage the influx of traffic they are expecting.  There’s a number of web hosting providers in the market that offer plans with prices anywhere from $4 to $100 a month. However, choosing which plan is perfect for your business has a dozen more considerations, including the four S’s mentioned above, but pricing is…

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Lexmark security bug leaves thousands of its printers open to attack

Lexmark has urged its customers to update their printer’s firmware, following the publication of a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit allowing remote code execution (RCE). The exploit in question, designated CVE-2023-23560, can give attackers access to print job queues, reveal Wi-Fi network credentials, and allow access to other devices on a network. Lexmark wrote in a security advisory that while it doesn’t believe the exploit is being widely used, more than 100 printer models are at risk of compromise while running pre-patch firmware.  Lexmark firmware versions Per BleepingComputer, firmware versions across all…

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The FBI says it has infiltrated and shut down the notorious Hive ransomware group

A major law enforcement operation has led to one of the most dangerous ransomware groups around today being infiltrated and essentially shut down. In July 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) managed to infiltrate the notorious Hive collective and save its corporate victims upward of $130 million by warning of impending attacks and circulating decryption keys. However, many of the organization’s key players remain at large, and so the cybersecurity research community isn’t convinced that the threat has completely subsided yet. The specter of ransomware A statement from the…

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Ubuntu Pro is now available for everyone to use

Following a three-month beta testing period, Canonical has announced the general availability of Ubuntu Pro which promises even better, timely CVE patches and compliance with a range of regimes like HIPAA and PCI-DSS. It’s set to be available to a varied group of users and promises to be especially affordable (or, in some cases, free). Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu OS, is keen to stress its history spanning almost two decades in which it has delivered timely security updates, and hopes to appeal to a more stringent market with…

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This devious ransomware hijacks the Windows Everything search tool

Cybersecurity company Trend Micro has uncovered details of a new type of ransomware it found targeting the Windows ‘Everything’ search tool to attack English and Russian-speaking Windows users. The malware was first observed back in June 2022, and has been “deleting shadow copies, terminating multiple applications and services, and abusing Everything32.dll functions to query target files that are to be encrypted.” The researchers also found that some of the code is shared with the notorious Conti ransomware, which was leaked in early 2022 after a host of high-profile attacks. Mimic…

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