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Lance Whitney


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Recent articles by Lance:

Microsoft patches critical 17-year-old DNS bug in Windows Server

The bug has been deemed "wormable," which means a single exploit could spread from one unpatched server to another. → Read More

Apple may owe you money for slowing down your iPhone

You could get back $25 (or more, or less) due to a class-action lawsuit filed against Apple for slowing down certain models of iPhones. → Read More

Demand for video surveillance cameras expected to skyrocket

Video cameras can be used in a variety of situations beyond simple surveillance, says research firm IDC. → Read More

Major websites plagued by lack of effective security against JavaScript vulnerabilities

Code running on sites can be exploited to steal or leak data via client-side attacks enabled by the programming language, says Tala Security. → Read More

Global IT spending forecast to drop this year but rebound in 2021

IT spending will fall by more than 7% this year due to cost controls amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the research firm Gartner. → Read More

Global PC shipments rebound in the second quarter as supply catches up with demand

Coronavirus lockdowns boosted the need for mobile computers, according to research firms Gartner, Canalys, and IDC. → Read More

US Secret Service warns about increased cyberattacks against MSPs

The US Secret Service has warned organizations about a rise in hacks of MSPs and offers advice on how to beef up security. → Read More

Why people forget their email passwords the most often

Many users save their email password and so don't remember it if they have to enter or reset it, says NordPass. → Read More

Bitdefender unveils Human Risk Analytics to protect against human error

Part of the company's GravityZone product, the new feature analyzes user mistakes and errors to help track and mitigate them. → Read More

Where to find the best virtual backgrounds for Microsoft Teams

A host of websites offer creative and clever background images for your Teams meetings. → Read More

Phishing attack spoofs Twitter to steal account credentials

A new phishing campaign spotted by Abnormal Security attempts to trick people with a phony Twitter security notification. → Read More

How to Use Facebook Messenger Rooms for Group Video Chats

Facebook Messenger now offers a feature that lets you host video chats where people can just pop in and out. Here’s how to use Messenger Rooms. → Read More

How much malware tools sell for on the Dark Web

A low-quality batch of malicious tools can sell for as low as $70, while a premium set can go as high as $6,000, according to the security research site Privacy Affairs. → Read More

How to use Zoom's advanced sharing options to share more than just your screen

You can share more than just your screen or a single document in a Zoom meeting. → Read More

How to share documents from the cloud during a Zoom meeting

You can share documents directly from Dropbox, OneDrive, and other online storage services. Here are the steps. → Read More

How to share your iPhone or iPad screen during a Zoom meeting

You can display the screen of your iPhone or iPad during your virtual meeting. Here are the steps. → Read More

Trojans, backdoors, and trojan-droppers among most analyzed cyberthreats

Almost three quarters of all requests for analysis to Kaspersky's Threat Intelligence Portal were for trojans, backdoors, and droppers. → Read More

Apple to reclose 30 more US stores amid COVID-19 case spike in seven states

On Thursday, Apple will shut down additional stores across Alabama, California, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada and Oklahoma, joining 16 other stores that have already been reclosed this week. → Read More

How to protect your organization from coronavirus-related phishing attacks

Emails exploiting COVID-19 have risen, declined, and risen again along with the changes in the pandemic and the shift to remote working, according to the security company GreatHorn. → Read More

How to protect your remote desktop environment from brute force attacks

An RDP compromise provides a cybercriminal with a backdoor for ransomware and other types of malware, says security provider ESET. → Read More