New Spectre-style attack discovered

New Spectre-style attack discovered

Security experts are constantly discovering new potential threats, and quite recently, they’ve found a new type of Spectre-style attack more dangerous than the original. Here’s a quick rundown of the new Spectre variant.

Spectre 101
For those who don’t know, Spectre is a vulnerability in modern computer chips like Intel and AMD that allows hackers to steal confidential information stored in an application’s memory, including passwords, instant messages, and emails.

Know the 5 types of virtualization

Know the 5 types of virtualization

Virtualization has become the cornerstone for almost all businesses today — and for good reason. It is the process of creating a virtual version of a physical IT device, enabling businesses to utilize their resources more effectively, while reducing the costs that come with managing and maintaining their infrastructure.

Top 4 reasons for lagging mobile internet

Top 4 reasons for lagging mobile internet

Fed up with your phone because of its slow internet speed? Before you rush off to the nearest electronic store to purchase a new one, take a look at these four reasons why your phone’s internet is slow.

Router location

One simple yet overlooked reason why your WiFi-connected phone may be experiencing internet lag is because of your router’s location.

Prep for IT incidents with external support

Prep for IT incidents with external support

Regardless of your best office IT strategies, it’s nearly impossible to thwart every type of cyberattack. And when they do happen, most businesses depend primarily on their internal resources and personnel. On the other hand, some organizations have realized the risks and complexities involved and have sought external support from leading industry specialists.

Why are Windows 10 updates so slow?

Why are Windows 10 updates so slow?

Windows 10 users are well aware of the fact that installing updates can take a long time. In fact, you’ll find many users venting about this issue in online forums and complaining to their service providers. So what kind of feedback are they getting, and why are Windows 10 updates so slow?

Why do updates take so long to install?
Windows 10 updates take a while to complete because Microsoft is constantly adding larger files and features to them.

Tips and tricks for avoiding IoT threats

Tips and tricks for avoiding IoT threats

Internet of Things (IoT) devices have become more popular with businesses in recent years. This is largely because they can keep track of large amounts of information, analyze data patterns, and streamline business processes. But as you introduce more internet-connected devices into the office space, you may be exposing your business to attacks.

LinkedIn Alumni improves how you network

LinkedIn Alumni improves how you network

Aside from having an up-to-date LinkedIn profile, there seems to be more waiting around than getting job interviews or receiving promotions. Why so? You’ve given all the relevant information needed to land a job, or to convince your boss that it’s time for you to step up the corporate ladder — but what else is missing? Your network.

Microsoft Office 365 ravaged by ransomware

Microsoft Office 365 ravaged by ransomware

Picture yourself receiving a phone call from kidnappers saying that they have snatched your only child while demanding a ridiculous amount of money for their safety. Now imagine a similar scenario, but this attack is geared towards Microsoft Office 365 users, complete with a ransom note and an audio message informing victims that their files have already been encrypted.

How to get 500+ connections on LinkedIn

How to get 500+ connections on LinkedIn

500+ LinkedIn connections can seem like a lofty goal. You have a business to run, and probably don’t have much time to dedicate to the platform. However, carving out the time to grow your LinkedIn network can prove invaluable as it will provide social proof to yourself or organization and presents the opportunity to connect with new clients.

5 different types of virtualization

5 different types of virtualization

Companies of all sizes are embracing virtualization as a way to cut IT expenses, enhance security, and increase operational efficiency. While the benefits of virtualization are self-evident, many people are still in the dark when it comes to the many different types of virtualization.