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New Ransomware Threat Targets Gamers

Last week Ars Technica reported on a new spike in ransomware infections that largely put gamers in the crosshairs. The article is fairly technical, but the key takeaway for consumers is: In the past four days, researchers from three separate security firms have reported that a large number of legitimate WordPress sites have been hacked […]

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 8

In what’s likely a move to nudge more of its customers to migrate to Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge (the new version of its web browser, which supersedes Internet Explorer), effective immediately, Microsoft will no longer offer updates, patches or technical support for Windows 8 and has also announced it will no longer support IE […]

Simple Steps To Get Serious About Tech Security

Getting a handle on tech security seems like an overwhelming and hopeless task at times, I know. And it’s definitely true that so long as you’re “on the grid”, you’re vulnerable to tech attacks and privacy invasions. But the good news is that it’s not really all that difficult to achieve a reasonable level of […]

Facebook-ery: New Friends’ Videos Feature

Once a month or so this entire year, I’d see some new feature or change on Facebook, grab a bunch of screenshots, and then when I went back the next day to use it again so I could take notes for a post, the thing would be gone. I guess I’m part of some test […]

Over 100 Full-Length Movies At No Charge On Paramount Vault YouTube Channel

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