Category Archives: Technology News

Firefox Quantum: Test Drive It Today

Firefox Quantum: Test Drive It Today If you’re not afraid of trying beta software (software in testing stages) you might want to test drive Firefox’s current, in-the-works  attempt to catch up with number one Chrome. We tested Firefox Quantum today, and we didn’t find it was 2x times faster, but it does use less resources.… Read More »

If You Had a Yahoo Account in 2013, You Were Hacked

If You Had a Yahoo Account in 2013, You Were Hacked “Sitting down? An epic and historic data breach at Yahoo in August 2013 affected every single customer account that existed at the time, Yahoo parent company Verizon said on Tuesday… ” CNN Money A recent admission by Verizon (new owner of Yahoo and now known… Read More »

Equifax Does it Again [Almost]: A lesson to be learned

Equifax Does it Again [Almost]:  A lesson to be learned The Great Equifax Breach of 2017, allowed hackers to obtain sensitive information from approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. In order “to assist” victims of the attack, Equifax set up a website where people could go learn whether or not they were affected by the breach.… Read More »

Avast Buys CCleaner Then Distributes an Infected, Hacked Version to Users

Avast Buys CCleaner Then Distributes an Infected, Hacked Version to Users We’ve cautioned users against trusting their computers to Avast many times. We based this on the number of computers we’ve worked that had Avast installed and that were infected with malware.  We written several warnings about Avast, for instance this one that we wrote… Read More »

143 Million U.S. Consumers Affected by Equifax Data Breach

143 Million U.S. Consumers Affected by Equifax Data Breach Equifax is one of the “big three” credit reporting agencies. So, even if you don’t do business with Equifax directly, they know your business. Equifax knows all about you: Your credit card numbers, your social security number, your home address, your phone number(s), the banks you… Read More »

What’s Coming in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

What’s Coming in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update The next major update to Windows 10 is coming in September. It is now officially called the “Fall Creators Update”. It will be released worldwide on October 17, 2017. In the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft continues its assault on Control Panel, adding two new categories to… Read More »