Another industry leader files for bankruptcy  – Toys ‘R’ Us

Toys ‘R’ Us joins a list of one time industry leaders who tried to hold on to their bricks and mortar dominance which is no longer relevant.

‘…like many other big-box chains, including Borders, Circuit City and Sports Authority, Toys ‘R’ Us struggled with the rise of discounters like Wal-Mart StoresInc. and Target Corp. , and more recently, Inc. It was late to develop and expand its e-commerce business and placed big bets on licensed toys for “Star Wars” and Lego movies that missed expectations.’


How is cross-platform malware carried in Word docs?

Have you ever thought you have a Mac and can’t get malware from a Windows file, like a Word document, or vice versa?

According to an article by Nick Lewis, Researchers at Fortinet Inc. recently discovered a sample of cross-platform malware, a type of malware designed to infect either Windows systems or macOS systems depending on which operating system the victim is using. The malware is being spread through Microsoft Word documents. How does cross-platform malware execute on different operating systems?

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Dashlane’s 2017 Password Power Ranking

Take a look at where some of your favourite websites and where they rank in terms of their password policies and protection.

I was particularly concerned about the big online shopping giant Amazon’s rankings.  If you use Amazon, it would be wise to go right now (yes, right now) into your security settings and activate two-factor authentication if you haven’t done so already.

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