WhatsApp ditches older Windows phones, iPhones and Androids

According to WhatsApp’s FAQ page, the platform will no longer support a range of older phones spanning most of the biggest operating systems and manufacturers. Starting February 1, 2020, iPhones with iOS 8 or older will no longer be supported, as well as any Android device running version 2.3.7 or older.  All Windows phones will also lose support December 31, 2019, and the app “might not More »

Apple admits iPhone 11 Pro still collects location data even when told not to

Any owners of the iPhone 11 Pro will want to hear, and it is trending on Reddit. According to a story from 9 to 5 Mac, a security researched discovered that the device still collects location data, even if the settings should preclude it from doing so. The researcher, who goes by KrebsOnSecurity online, recorded the issue and reported it to Apple, who responded saying More »

Cyber Monday online shopping advice

Think carefully about shopping on a company-owned computer or smartphone. Your employer may not approve. Then be careful of where you shop online. Just because a seller is on Amazon or eBay doesn’t mean the products being sold are legitimate. Lots of people sell knockoffs, or take your money and never ship the goods. A key thing is to research prices of what you’re looking More »

Samsung Galaxy Fold Smartphone

On November 25th, Samsung launched its revised Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone to the Canadian market, priming the Canadian market for the impending foldable war. The Galaxy Fold’s highlight is a massive single panel 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display with a 2,152 x 1,536p resolution. When not in use, the phone folds in half to fit in deep pockets. In addition, it has a smaller, 4.6-inch display More »

Ransomware Attackers Leak Stolen Data

Ransomware attacks have taken an unwelcome turn: A Ransomware Group called The Maze gang (yes they now brand themselves) reportedly has begun leaking a victim’s files to create pressure to pay a ransom. Security experts say that leaking data as part of a ransomware shakedown isn’t a surprising turn of events. But it’s unclear whether this tactic will catch on, they say, because simpler ransomware More »

Waterloo Brewing has lost $2.1 million to phishing scheme

KITCHENER – CTV news is reporting that Waterloo Brewing has lost $2.1 million to phishing scheme. The incident happened earlier this month. The brewery then launched an investigation into their bank accounts and computers. Waterloo Brewing doesn’t believe any of its systems were breached and says the personal information of its customers was not compromised. Experts say schemes like these are hard to spot because More »

Microsoft Teams hits 20 million daily users

The battle between Slack and Microsoft Teams continues, and it now looks like Microsoft is gaining the upper hand, according to an article written by Buckley Smith at IT World Canada. As of Tuesday, Microsoft said in a press release it has garnered over 20 million daily users on its communications platform, which comes parceled into Microsoft’s Office 365 subscription bundle. This represents only 10 per cent of the more than More »

Cyber Attacks – What You Need To Know

Financially motivated hackers target many SMBs in North America. With the attack, the infected company or user usually ends up with a banking Trojan ( a hidden file that monitors your banking information), or Ransomware malware (file encryption) in their systems. Ransomware campaigns are not customized for each organization. They are targeting manufacturing, healthcare and accounting businesses that possess critical data and can likely afford More »

Cyber Attacks

The plight of SMBs facing cyberattacks has been a predictable story: smaller companies with limited budget, staffing, and expertise rarely fare well when faced with an attack. And, for the longest time, SMBs seemed reluctant to acknowledge that every SMB is a potential target. In 2019, SMBs offer cybercriminals enough potential return on investment to be just as viable a revenue-generating victim as mid-market and More »

A review of the Google Pixelbook Go

This is an excellent review of the Google Pixelbook Go from Tom Li (ItBusiness.ca) If you are a G-Suite user, you will want to read about Google’s newest laptop. Mr. Li writes, “I’ve been an avid PC user for as long as I can remember. Throughout the years, I’ve handled a manifold of Windows devices from the corpulent to the sleek, from the robust to More »

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