Category: Weekly

  • News Week Ending April 24, 2022

    GPU Can be Used to Identify You Onlineby Artie Kaye DrawnApart is a means of tracking people online using the GPU in your computer.  A tracking program activates when you visit a webpage and runs as a small background task.  The process builds a profile of your machine’s GPU.  The manufacturing process can produce varying…

  • News Week Ending April 17, 2022

    Ubiquiti Defamation Suitby Artie kaye Tech firm Ubiquiti has filed a defamation suit against a reporter.  The suit cites remarks from an article the journalist wrote in 2021 about a data breach at the company, saying the company was downplaying the severity of the attack.  An insider who works for Ubiquity was cited as the…

  • News Week Ending April 10, 2022

    Chrome Patch Timeby Artie Kaye Another reminder to keep your software updated as google releases a patch for a 0-day bug in their Chrome browser.  This bug allowed code to be run through the javascript engine.  Update Chrome, anything after 99.0.4844.84.  The severity of Chrome updates will be marked by green, yellow or red in…

  • News Week Ending April 3, 2022

    Lapsus$ hacks Microsoftby Artie Kaye Microsoft was hacked by Lapsus$.  Instead of using software or ransomware, Lapsus$ has been using social networking, relying on people within the company to gain access to their networks.  This has been a common and effective method of gaining access to networks for decades.  Microsoft says that no personal data…

  • News Week Ending March 27, 2022

    HP UEFI Firmware Patchby Artie Kaye To start with, what is UEFI? UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface)is the successor to the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) on motherboards.  It is the program that tells the motherboard how to work in relation to the various hardware connected to it.   Because this exists outside of any operating system…