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Lance Whitney


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Recent articles by Lance:

Data breach of NFT marketplace OpenSea may expose customers to phishing attacks

Triggered by an employee from an external vendor who shared email addresses with an unauthorized party, the breach could lead to phishing attempts against affected individuals. → Read More

Dattell report reveals most popular technologies for data engineers

Discover some of the most popular tools and technologies desired by employers looking to fill data engineering jobs, according to Dattell. → Read More

How to Connect Your Amazon Echo Dot to an External Speaker

The Echo Dot is inexpensive and portable, but it doesn't have a great speaker. Pump up the sound on your Dot by connecting it to an external speaker. → Read More

How traditional security tools fail to protect companies against ransomware

Most businesses surveyed by Titaniam have existing security tools, but almost 40% have still been hit by ransomware attacks in the last year. → Read More

LockBit ransomware gang promises bounty payment for personal data

The infamous ransomware-as-a-service group is offering money to researchers and hackers willing to share personal data for exploitation. → Read More

How to Train Amazon's Alexa to Recognize Your Voice

Does your home have several Echo users? Does Alexa get confused when you issue commands? Here's how to set up an Alexa Voice ID so she can better understand you. → Read More

How to troubleshoot problems with your Microsoft Office installation

Running into freezes, crashes or installation issues in Microsoft Office? Here are a few ways to troubleshoot the problem. → Read More

How to resolve search problems in Microsoft Outlook

You can try a few different methods to fix issues with the search feature in Outlook. → Read More

Employers to increase hiring of IT pros with open source skills

Almost half of organizations surveyed by the Linux Foundation and edX plan to bump up their open source hiring over the next six months. → Read More

Why organizations are keen on zero trust but are slow to adopt it

Most organizations surveyed by Banyan Security consider zero trust a priority, but many see it as difficult and expensive to implement. → Read More

The 10 hottest tech jobs for 2022

Jobs in cybersecurity are growing faster than those in all other areas, says Coding Dojo. → Read More

Alexa Together: How to Remotely Care for Family Members With an Echo Device

Alexa Together can help you support and check on family members to make sure they’re okay. → Read More

Family Tech Support: How to Set Up an Amazon Echo for Someone Else

Live too far away for a tech support housecall? Here's how to set up an Echo for someone outside your household and ship it to them so it's ready to go out of the box. → Read More

Half of IT leaders say passwords too weak for security purposes

Most IT leaders are worried about passwords being stolen at their organization, according to a survey from Ping Identity. → Read More

A third of organizations hit by ransomware were forced to close temporarily or permanently

Many organizations close either temporarily or permanently after a ransomware attack. Learn more about how you can protect your business. → Read More

How to use CCleaner’s Performance Optimizer to try to speed up your PC

The program’s Performance Optimizer attempts to put unneeded background apps to sleep to help boost your computer’s performance. → Read More

How to use Google Workspace Essentials Starter for free

Google Workspace Essentials Starter is a free plan offering teams within an organization access to Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Chat and Google Meet. → Read More

How to set up and use different profiles in Google Chrome

Follow this step-by-step guide on how to set up multiple Chrome profiles for different uses. → Read More

How to edit the right-click context menu in Windows 10 File Explorer

Learn how to reduce the number of commands in the Windows 10 version of the menu with help from handy third-party utilities. → Read More

Why Tweet When You Can Chat? How to Use Twitter Spaces for Live Conversations

With Twitter Spaces, the social network's answer to Clubhouse, you can host or join a live audio conversation via the Twitter app on your mobile device. → Read More