Windows 10

Windows 10

Windows 10 was released on July 20, 2015. Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, stated that Windows 10 would be Microsoft's "most comprehensive platform ever." This would provide a single, unified platform for desktop computers, laptops, tablets etc. Windows 10 will help restore user interface from Window 7 to improve experience for all users.

Reminder: Keep Flash and Java Updated

Over the past year, Zypes has updated our client’s computers numerous times to fix critical security vulnerabilities in Flash and Java. These two programs are on almost every PC and are also the top two attack vectors for getting a machine infected or compromised. These attacks are often cross platform, meaning they can affect Windows and Mac operating systems equally. Apple has taken a proactive stance on protecting their users with a combination of auto-updating and blocking vulnerable versions from running. 

eBay Hack

Early Wednesday, eBay announced in a press release it had been hacked. eBay is asking users to change their passwords immediately. Hackers obtained unauthorized access to a database that allowed them to view customers' security credentials.

What Should You Do About The Heartbleed Vulnerability?

Whenever mainstream media gets ahold of a tech story, you can be sure there will be lots of hype and probably also inaccuracy. The bottom line is that a very serious vulnerability was discovered and made public in the authentication system that SOME websites and services use. It's possible that some sites were attacked, and it's also possible that no sites were attacked but unfortunately there is no way of knowing this.

Phishing Attempt Through Google

You can usually tell a real Google notification from a scam by reading the URL’s domain name, and a message that redirects you to a non-Google address is sure to be a scam. Recently, a sophisticated phisher has come up with a way of taking Google login information by using the company’s own servers against it.