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Some Mac users feel macOS Big Sur is slower, lagging, or has worse performance on their Macs compared to prior versions of macOS system software. If you have noticed a performance degradation since updating to or installing macOS Big Sur, there may be good reason for that slowness, or it may be due to a variety of other factors. Don’t fret, as there very well could be a simple solution. We’ll walk through some possible reasons as to why macOS Big Sur feels slow on a Mac, as well as covering some advice and general tips and tricks to speed things back up again.Full Article
The Grayzone’s story sources recently hacked and leaked documents which allegedly show that the BBC and Reuters participated in a program created by the UK government to “weaken Russia’s state influence.”This appears to be the first instance of Twitter using this particular warning label on an English-language outlet. A search on the platform found one other instance of a version of the “hacked materials” warning label being used. This one was stamped on an Italian outlet’s tweet regarding Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in January.“These materials may have been obtained through hacking or may be manipulated,” reads the earlier warning label on the tweet, which is in Italian.Mashable has reached out to Twitter for more information. The new warning label comes after Twitter's controversial decision to block links to a New York Post story in October 2020, which included material from a laptop belonging to President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. Twitter was roundly criticized across the politi
Written BySuchithra Gopinath published September 4, 2020 In July 2017, Microsoft, along with Adobe and their industry technology partners, announced that Adobe Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 2020. The decision to end support for Flash Player was made by Adobe due to the diminished usage of the technology and the availability of better, more secure options such as HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly.In keeping with this plan, Microsoft is ending support for Adobe Flash Player on Microsoft Edge (both the new Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Edge Legacy) and Internet Explorer 11 at the end of 2020.Options for continued support for enterprise customersFor enterprises seeking assistance with moving away from Adobe Flash Player or needing continued support for line of business applications that may be dependent on it after 2020, Adobe is providing some support options. For more details, please visit the blog posted by Adobe.To aid such customers, Microsoft Edge will allow Adob
HP laptop is 2 yrs old. It would not shutdown and I had to unplug power supply. When restarting the laptop it took over a half hr. to start up. This problem has happened several times. Consequently it is running extremely slow. Prior to this happening the laptop was running ok. Something is messed up. The Webroot anywhere software doesn’t find anything wrong, nor does Gary software program. Any Ideas as to what deeds to be done to restore it to running fast.
macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 Update Released, Prevents USB-C Dock Damage IssueApple has released macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 for Mac users, the update aims to prevent damage to newer MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models that when using some third party USB-C hubs and docks. Due to the severe nature of the potential problem with MacBook Pro (2019 or later, Intel or M1) and MacBook Air (2020 or later, Intel or M1), it is recommended for owners of those machines to install the 11.2.2 update, particularly if they rely on USB-C peripherals, docks, hubs, or powered dongles.The macOS 11.2.2 update does not appear to include any other updates, changes, bug fixes, or security enhancements.Full Article
Phishing and malicious email attachments remain some of the most common vectors for data breaches. Knowing that is one thing, teaching workforces to avoid them is another. In this product demo, we demonstrate how realistic phishing simulations and topical security training can help to reduce breaches and save money. Plus, new improvements to training targeting and provisioning for even easier management. Questions and AnswersWe had so many people asking great questions at the end of the demo that we thought we'd write these out for everyone. Lots of great info but if you have other questions for us, please ask away in the comments below. For mult-tenant training, is there a way to break out the reports for each tenant? Yes, when you run a multi-tenant campaign the reporting is broken out by tenant. You get an individual PDF per tenant that you can send to the client. Are there other languages besides English that can be used in Webroot SAT? Training content is only avail
DNS has acted as the directory of the internet since 1983. Only recently has it been upgraded to account for security and privacy concerns it wasn’t designed to address. In this video, DNS expert Jonathan Barnett explains how DNS-over-HTTPs (DoH) adds privacy and what it takes to keep it from interfering with security. It also includes a product demo, setup walkthrough and Q&A. Questions and AnswersWe had so many people asking great questions at the end of the demo that we thought we'd write these out for everyone. Lots of great info but if you have other questions for us, please ask away in the comments below. If you enable the “Install DNS Protection” setting on the policy but it’s not enabled at the site, will it install it? There are three things required to install the DNS Protection Agent. 1) An active DNS license. 2) DNS enabled on the site. 3) “Install DNS Protection” enabled in the policy. Conversely, the DNS Agent will uninstall if the Policy does not have “Install
Written ByBrandon LeBlanc published September 30, 2020 Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing 20H2 Build 19042.546 (KB4577063) to the Beta and Release Preview Channels for those Insiders who are on 20H2 (Windows 10 October 2020 Update). This update includes all of the fixes included as part of 20H2 Build 19042.541 plus these additional fixes:We fixed an issue that prevents a device from entering Modern Standby. We fixed a reliability issue in Microsoft Edge that occurs when you open multiple windows or tabs.Thanks,BLB https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2020/09/30/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-19042-546-20h2/
American Payroll Association Announces Data BreachOfficials for the American Payroll Association (APA) have recently revealed a data breach that could stem all the way back to some unauthorized activity at the end of May. The breach could affect upwards of 20,000 members of the association who have entered information into both the login system and the payment card check-out page, as both were infected with data skimmers for at least 2 months prior to being discovered. Following this discovery, the APA has reached out to all affected clients to both reset their compromised passwords, but to also offer credit monitoring services.Staffing Firm Suffers Second Ransomware Attack in 2020It has recently been revealed that Artech Information Systems, a global IT staffing firm has fallen victim to their second ransomware attack of the year. Following the January attack by the REvil ransomware group, which released a small portion of company data after not receiving the ransom payment, Artech ha
Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.2 for Mac users running macOS Big Sur. The new software update includes bug fixes and enhancements to the operating system, and is therefore recommended for all Mac users running macOS 11 Big Sur. Specifically, macOS Big Sur 11.2 is said to improve the reliability of Bluetooth connections, resolves an issue with external displays and some M1 Macs, fixes a problem where iCloud Drive could erroneously turn off, amongst other various improvements and bug fixes.Full Article
Maze Ransomware Group Ends OperationsEarlier this week, a press release was issued that announced the end to the Maze ransomware group’s data theft operations. In the release, the Maze authors revealed their motives behind one of the most successful ransomware campaigns to date, and why they chose to finally shut down their massive project. It also came to light that the team behind Maze was working to expose the major security holes that many industries allow to persist in our ever-evolving technological world, though their methods left many victims in their wake. Cannabis Site Leaves Database ExposedAn unsecured database belonging to cannabis website, GrowDiaries, was found last month with over 3.4 million user records. Amongst the data were 1.4 million user passwords that were encrypted using MD5 hashing, which is known to be easily defeated by cyber-criminals. Nearly a week after being informed of the database, GrowDiaries properly secured it from public access, though it is still