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Lance Whitney


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Recent articles by Lance:

Amazon's new Eero 6 Mesh routers: What you need to know

Designed to cover a wide area in a home or office, the new Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6 Mesh routers support Wi-Fi and include ZigBee radios to connect to Internet of Things and smart home devices. → Read More

How cyberattacks are targeting video gamers and companies

Game players are affected by phishing campaigns, while gaming companies are getting hit by DDoS attacks, says Akamai. → Read More

How to combat cyber threats amid the shift to remote working

Some 85% of CISOs surveyed by Netwrix revealed that they sacrificed cybersecurity to quickly set up employees to work remotely. → Read More

How rogue TikTok accounts are promoting malicious mobile apps

The accounts are pushing games, wallpaper, and other apps designed to deploy adware scams toward iOS and Android users, says Avast. → Read More

FBI warns of cybercriminals spreading false info about 2020 election results

Bad actors could create or change websites and social media content to discredit this year's electoral process, cautions the FBI and CISA. → Read More

How to create a secure username

Passwords are the most important factor for securing your accounts. But you need to pay attention to your usernames as well, says NordPass. → Read More

How the TikTok deal still poses pitfalls

A deal that would see a new TikTok Global entity owned partly by Oracle and Walmart may still trigger national security concerns. → Read More

The top 50 US startups to work for as ranked by LinkedIn

Amid the coronavirus pandemic and a sour economy, LinkedIn uncovered 50 startup companies worth considering for your next job. → Read More

TikTok averts US ban following proposed deal with Oracle and Walmart

The ban has been lifted temporarily, but questions surround a deal that would see Oracle and Walmart buy a 20% stake in the new TikTok Global. → Read More

WeChat ban temporarily blocked by US court

A district court judge ruled against the Trump administration, saying that a ban of the app in the US would raise First Amendment issues and not sufficiently address national security concerns. → Read More

TikTok and WeChat to be banned from US app stores starting Sunday

Users in the US would be unable to download the two Chinese-owned apps from local app stores, according to the Department of Commerce. → Read More

Apple Watch Series 6 vs. Watch Series 3 and Watch SE: How do they compare?

With all three watches available from Apple and other retailers, the trick is to balance the features you want against the price you're able to pay. → Read More

How ransomware operators are joining forces to carry out attacks

Attackers buy stolen data from other criminals, while the Maze group publishes data captured by other gangs, says Positive Technologies. → Read More

GitHub officially releases GitHub CLI 1.0

Now out of beta and available for everyone, GitHub CLI 1.0 brings GitHub to the terminal where developers can manage their own workflows. → Read More

How to protect your organization against brute-force attacks

Cybersecurity is critical. With the shift toward remote work, brute-force attacks are increasingly targeting accounts that use Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol, says NordVPN Teams. → Read More

Apple Watch Series 6 vs Watch Series 5

Should Apple Watch Series 5 owners upgrade to the newest model? Here's a comparison between the two. → Read More

Cyberattacks against schools are on the rise

With the back-to-school season, schools and academic organizations are seeing an increase in cyberattacks, says Check Point Research. → Read More

How businesses plan to spend their IT dollars in 2021

Next year's tech budgets will focus on updating outdated infrastructure, prioritizing necessary IT projects, and addressing rising security concerns, says Spiceworks Ziff Davis. → Read More

How to use Readdle's Documents app as a file manager for your iPhone or iPad

You can use the Documents by Readdle app to work with files on your device and in the cloud. → Read More

How to manage your privacy and other settings in Microsoft Teams

You can review and tweak key options in Teams from the Settings screen. Here are the steps. → Read More