Category Archives: Technology

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.

I shortened the URL link, but here is the article from Dashlane: https://goo.gl/GPPkfB

 

Facebook now has 2 billion monthly users

 

“Despite Facebook’s size and age, at 17 percent its user count is growing as fast or faster than any year since 2012. And people aren’t using it less either. In fact, 66 percent of Facebook’s monthly users return each day now compared to 55 percent when it hit 1 billion. If the teenaged social network isn’t as cool to teenagers any more, it’s not showing in the big metrics.”

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Facebook now has 2 billion monthly users… and responsibility