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Point of Sale (POS) systems are notoriously easy to hack. Hardly a month goes by that we don’t hear of some vendor or another having had their POS system breached, exposing customer credit card and other personal data. It’s always the same story. X numbers of users are impacted, notified and told to watch their credit cards for signs of suspicious...

The fortunes of Mozilla’s Firefox browser continue to improve thanks to the company’s ongoing efforts to improve their product. With Microsoft Edge hemorrhaging users at a record pace, Firefox has been picking up significant numbers of Microsoft’s former users as they look for a more stable browser solution. In recent months, Firefox has been testing a multi-process version of their browser, which...

Do you use Instagram as part of your company’s marketing efforts, or to keep tabs on the competition? If so, the company has rolled out an exciting new feature you’re sure to love: the ability to save user posts for later viewing. If this sounds familiar, that’s because it is. The new feature grew out of a desire to keep pace with...

If you’re looking to buy an SSD to replace your older, slower, spinning disk bulk storage, now is the time to buy. In recent months, the price of SSD technology has been falling, which has caused more widespread adoption, especially in laptops. This has created an imbalance and resulted in shortages. Laptop manufacturers are struggling to find parts for their wares, and...

If you’re a frequent flyer on American Airlines, then you’re probably already aware of one of that company’s biggest drawbacks. Their in-flight Wi-Fi is notoriously slow. The company has been in partnership with Wi-Fi provider Gogo for years, but recently took Gogo to court, citing the drastic difference between their Wi-Fi network speeds and the speeds offered by Gogo competitor,...

Since their initial release, the smart money has been betting on the idea that SSD (Solid State Drives) would ultimately replace the aging, conventional hard drive as the storage medium of choice, especially in laptops. Why not? They’re smaller, slimmer and faster. They provide everything a power laptop user wants, and let’s face it, current hard drive technology is positively...

By now, it’s a familiar story. Conventional wisdom holds that you want to use a different password on every site or service you log into and that you want to change your passwords regularly, in order to maximize security. What if conventional wisdom isn’t true though? There’s a growing body of evidence that it isn’t. Sometimes there can be too much...

Does your company currently have a formal email policy? If you don’t, you need one, and sooner, rather than later. As the first “killer app” in the world of computing, email is, to this day, one of the most widely used communications tools in business. Unfortunately, it’s also the source of the most breaches and accidental data leaks. In fact,...

If you use Microsoft OneDrive, it’s time to review your usage rate, and perhaps start thinking of switching to a different cloud-based storage solution. When the service was first rolled out, users with a free OneDrive account got fifteen gigabytes of storage space. That’s generous, but unfortunately, it also ended. The company announced in April, 2016 that they were reducing the...

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