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Australian News “Unfriended” By Facebook, Limited Access to Content

What does Facebook do when quarreling with the Australian government? They block all media content for Australian citizens, apparently. Many people woke up last week to find their news feeds wiped clean from important content. Much of this ranged from daily news, political and official health pages, to emergency safety and welfare networks. The loss […]

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In A Terrifying Twist, Hacker Almost Poisons Florida Water Supply

When we hear of cyber attacks and data breaches, we tend to only think of digital world damage. But there’s real world consequences when a malicious entity has access to your computer system, files or network. Take this story for example. A water treatment plant employee in Oldsmar, Florida had a hacker remotely access his […]

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Best Policies and Procedures for GDPR Compliance

If you live in the United States and do any sort of business handling data from those within the European Union, you need to disclose which data you collect and for what purpose. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25th 2018, and is considered the toughest security law in the […]

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New Study Shows Grapes Can Act As Edible Sunscreen

According to researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, this popular purple fruit may be able to protect your skin from UV damage and skin cancer. According to data released by the California Table Grape Commission, eating over two cups of grapes a day can increase your resistance to sunburn by almost 75%. The […]

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No More Painful Invasive Biopsies, Only Blood Tests Needed

A more accurate blood test is now coming to fruition. This new approach, furthered by Hebrew University researchers, is able to precisely read information from DNA in the blood and use it to determine the nature of a disease or tumor. It can even determine exactly where in the body the disease is found and […]

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Safer Internet Day: Resources for Web Security

Tech holidays like today are a great way to remind ourselves to stay on top of cybersecurity best practices. Now is the time to change passwords, beef up data security, and refresh our knowledge on what cyber threats are out there lying in wait. Since today is Safer Internet Day, we’ll be going over some […]

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Victor Schools At The Mercy of Hacker After Powerful Cyber Attack

Since the beginning of the week, Victor Central School District has been shut down after falling victim to a ransomware attack. No personal or financial information from students was affected, only the district’s servers. Information sent out to parents explained that the attackers were holding files on the district’s server hostage and asking for ransom. […]

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80% of Employees Overshare on Social Media, Increases Risk

The more personal information out on the web, the easier it is for hackers to gain access to not just your account, but your business accounts as well. Oversharing on social media exposes organizations to online fraud, phishing and other social engineering attacks. In a study that polled 4,000 US and UK professionals, over half […]

TikTok Security Flaw: Was Personal Info Exposed?

One of the most popular social media sites has potentially allowed user data to fall into the wrong hands. With over 800 million active users worldwide, that leaves a lot of data open for an incoming cyber attack. The vulnerability occurred via the “Find Friends” feature of the video-sharing app. Tiktok’s sync feature, which synced […]

Is Your IT Up To Snuff? Important Healthcare Requirements

If you work in health care, ask yourself: do you really know anything about the team who handles your computers and network? Are these people reliable and trustworthy? Does any of the staff have criminal records, or neglect their educational training? If you’re a healthcare organization, you may not be aware of the vetting process […]