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Gmail Releases New Confidential Mode 

Google has introduced a new Gmail feature called "Confidential Mode," which seeks to make sending and receiving important or sensitive emails more secure.  Unfortunately, it may have inadvertently created as many problems ...

If You Use Photoshop, Update Immediately

Do you use Photoshop? Does anyone who works for you use it?  If so, you'll want to apply the latest security patch immediately. Two new vulnerabilities were discovered after the release of ...

New Intel Vulnerability Named Foreshadow Found

Intel has had a tough time of things so far this year.  The most recent trouble stems from yet another newly discovered security flaw in the company's processors, bearing the inelegant name ...

Macs Can Be Hacked With Synthetic Dismissal On Warning Boxes

Depending on the lens you view him through, Patrick Wardle (former hacker for the NSA and macOS security expert) is either your best friend or your worst nightmare. Most people (whether fans ...

Fax Machines Might Be Gateway To Next Hacker Attack

Nothing bad could possibly happen to your company's network if the only piece of information the hackers have is your fax number, right? Unfortunately not, according to recent research by employees at ...

Cortana May Have Flaw Allowing Unauthorized System Access 

Researchers at McAfee have demonstrated a method that hackers could use to perform an end-run around Cortana and access data, run malicious code, or even change a locked computer's password.  In this ...

Android Still Tracking Users With Location History Turned Off

According to Google's support page on the matter, disabling your phone's "Location History" in your phone's privacy settings will prevent Google from tracking every move you make. The support page reads as ...

Social Media App Filters Could Alter Beauty Perception

File this one away under "unintended consequences."  There's a newly emerging trend in the medical community called "Snapchat Dysmorphia" that's leaving plastic surgeons around the country to sound the alarm, and in ...

Survey Shows People Are Most Concerned About Data Theft

How seriously does the average consumer take data theft?  It's an interesting (and fair) question, and one that Radware recently attempted to answer when the company sent out surveys. They contacted more ...

PGA Golf Organization Gets Hit By Ransomware

These days, we expect giant corporations, government agencies and medical facilities to be the targets of hackers. However, golf is something new. According to a recent report from GolfWeek, the PGA's offices ...

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Windows Possibly Removing Option To Use Outdated Wifi Connections

Windows Possibly Removing Option To Use Outdated Wifi Connections

If you haven't already installed the 1903 Windows 10 update released in May, be advised. When you install it, you'll start[...]
Latest Windows 7 Update Could Cause AntiVirus Program Issues

Latest Windows 7 Update Could Cause AntiVirus Program Issues

If you're still using Windows 7, you probably already know that Microsoft recently threw users of some of it's older[...]
Instagram User Information May Have Been Available To Hackers

Instagram User Information May Have Been Available To Hackers

Do you have an Instagram account? If so, be advised that David Stier (a business consultant and researcher for CNET) has[...]

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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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