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Archive for June, 2018

Study Shows People Prefer Alternatives Over Passwords

File this one away under "confirming things we already knew."  A recent study conducted jointly by Blink and Trusona confirmed that people just don't like passwords very much. Their study tracked ...

New Trick Lets Hackers Bypass Office 365 Email Security

What's old is new again. Hackers have recently begun re-deploying a decade-old trick called 'ZeroFont' to get around Microsoft's security filters and deliver phishing and spam emails to Office 365 email ...

Data Privacy Rights for Your Cellphone Location

If you’re in the U.S. and concerned about data privacy, you can now breathe a sigh of relief. The nation’s highest court ruled last week that cellphone location data is protected ...

Majority Of Web Apps Found To Have Security Vulnerabilities 

How many web apps do you have on your phone?  Probably a ton.  Here's something you likely didn't know.  Based on the latest research from Positive Technologies, nearly half of them ...

Google Cracking Down On 3rd Party Browser Extension Installs

Malicious code can wind up on your PC or phone by any number of roads.  Companies do their best to guard the digital passes, but invariably, things get missed and the ...

Another Vulnerability Found In Intel CPU’s

More bad news for Intel. Yet another security flaw has been identified in the processors the company makes.  This one is so newly discovered that the full technical details have yet ...

The Importance of Data Privacy

The title seems a bit obvious, right? Of course data privacy is important.  I mean, how could not keeping your data private be a good thing? Spoiler alert: it can’t. There’s ...

Chili’s Data Breach

I thought I had a bad weekend. Then I heard about the Chili’s Data Breach. Turns out Brinker International had issues that far outweigh the problems from sleeping on a 10-year-old ...

Seriously, what is the Dark Web?

The Dark Web… sounds scary, doesn’t it? And what is it? Like that Experian commercial you see on TV that promotes “free Dark Web scans” – WHAT ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT? ...

Ransomware is Everywhere

Ransomware keeps appearing in headlines; attacking hospitals, banks, school districts, state and local governments, law enforcement agencies, as well as businesses of all sizes. Holy moly. This isn’t good. It’s reaching ...

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Another Intel Processor Vulnerability Found

Another Intel Processor Vulnerability Found

Intel just can't seem to catch a break.  By now, almost everyone has heard about the dreaded Spectre and Meltdown[...]
Video Embedding Feature In MS Word Has Security Vulnerability 

Video Embedding Feature In MS Word Has Security Vulnerability 

Researchers have discovered a security flaw in MS Office 2016 and older versions that leave the door open to hackers[...]
Most Apple Devices Are Getting A Major Software Update

Most Apple Devices Are Getting A Major Software Update

If you own Apple devices that use iOS, watchOS, tvOS, or macOS, there's good news.  The company just released major[...]

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Since 2003, Cole Informatics has been a leading provider of IT support and consulting, focusing on small and medium sized businesses in West and Middle Tennessee areas. We have helped hundreds of businesses increase productivity and profitability by making IT a streamlined part of operations. We equip our clients with customized technology solutions for greater operational value and to reduce risk.

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