Cheap secure cloud storage: What are the best cloud storage options in 2019?

Cheap, secure cloud storage is not easy to come by these days. Here we compare 3 cloud storage platforms and what they offer to discover the best cloud storage option to consider in 2019.

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Secret features on Apple iOS 12.2 release you need to know about

A look into the 'under the radar' features you can expect in the new Apple iOS 12.2 release - due to roll out on March 25 2019.

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Hacked? CyberInsureOne explains why cybersecurity insurance is essential in 2019

A number of private and public entities are getting cybersecurity insurance to protect against loss of data, disruption of organizational operations and network issues in the event of a data hack. Here's why.

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G Suite by Google proving to be an essential tool for business growth, used by largest companies in the world

Companies are using G Suite by Google to boost productivity while ensuring efficiency & security in carrying out office-related tasks.

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American community college closes for two days after malware attack

An American community college has been closed for two days after malware infected its network. Due to the malware infection, caused when an employee opened a malicious email attachment, all classes and other events were cancelled the last two days.

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Developers make Android work on Nintendo Switch

Two developers have succeeded in running a working version of Android Q on the Nintendo Switch. In a video on his Twitter account, one of the developers demonstrates how he controls Android with the touchscreen of his Switch.

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Ransomware makes data of 15,000 patients inaccessible for more than three weeks already

An Australian hospital has recently been hit by ransomware, which encrypted and made inaccessible, records of more than 15,000 patients. Due to the attack, some patient records have been inaccessible to doctors and nurses for more than three weeks.

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Opera 50 for Android makes it easy to enable or disable ad blocker per website

Opera has launched version 50 of its browser for Android with several new features. One of them allows users to quickly turn the built-in ad blocker on or off. The browser also comes with an improved cookie warning dialog blocker. This feature tries to get rid of the large number of cookie-dialogs users see when browsing the web.

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Microsoft to release SHA-2 update, for improved Windows Update security, faster than expected

Microsoft will, earlier than expected, release an update that brings support for the more secure SHA-2 algorithm to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. The update was scheduled for April this year, but Microsoft has decided to release it a month earlier.

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Vulnerability in Facebook login allowed attackers to take-over any account

A security issue in Facebook's login procedure made it possible for attackers to take-over random accounts. The vulnerability allowed attackers to add their own mail address and phone number to the account of another user.

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EU reaches agreement on controversial new copyright law with ‘upload filter’ and ‘link tax’ articles

European negotiators have reached a political agreement on the new Copyright Directive which includes the controversial article 11 and 13. Article 11 is also known as the link tax and article 13 requires tech giants like Google and Facebook to purchase licenses for the content their users share. 

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Apple iCloud security: How safe is your personal data… Really?

In the wake of a possible cyber attack towards Apple's systems in October 2018, we take a look into Apple iCloud security and how safe your data really is.

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Microsoft Xbox offering 2 free games when you buy an Xbox One console (US)

Microsoft Xbox One Consoles are currently being offered with 2 free games in a special deal via the Xbox online store. Here we take a look into what you get for your money.

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iCloud for Windows offering free download on Windows 10, allows you to access files across all devices

While iCloud was initially designed for Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads, and Mac devices, the cloud-based storage system can now be accessed through Windows 10 and a slew of other devices.

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Unpatched vulnerability in Chrome PDF reader actively exploited

Attackers are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in Google Chrome's built-in PDF reader. Trough the vulnerability, information about the system is disclosed, such as the IP address, operating system, Chrome version, and the full path of the PDF file.

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Adobe ends support for Shockwave in April this year

Adobe has announced it will end offering and supporting Shockwave and Shockwave Player later this year. Shockwave can be considered the predecessor of Flash and is used for interactive applications and games both online using a browser plugin, and on e.g. CD-ROM and DVD. The software is installed on more than 450 million desktops worldwide, according to numbers from Adobe.

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SD Association announces microSD Express standard

The SD Association has announced the microSD Express standard, which is part of the upcoming SD 7.1 specifications. The microSD Express standard uses one-channel PCIe 3.1 and NVMe 1.3 to achieve throughputs of up to 985 MB/s. 

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Microsoft releases new Office app for Windows 10

Microsoft has made the new Office app for Windows 10 available in the Microsoft Store. An upcoming update of Windows 10 will install the successor to the My Office app on all computers running the latest operating system from the Redmond software giant.

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Microsoft once again finds bugs in latest Windows 7 and Windows 10 patches

Microsoft once again has issues with updates for Windows. Where previously mainly Windows 10 was affected, this time it affects all Windows versions from Windows 7. The issues affect Access databases, Internet Explorer and an issue specifically hits Japanese users.

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Symantec discovered 8 apps on Microsoft Store that secretly mined for cryptocoin

Security researchers from antivirus vendor Symantec discovered 8 malicious apps in the Microsoft Store that secretly consumed computer resources to mine cryptocurrencies. The apps were disguised as computer and battery optimization tutorial, internet search, web browsers, and video viewing and download app.

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Alliance asks Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart to only sell secure internet connected devices

An alliance of Mozilla, Consumers International, the Internet Society and eight other organizations have asked the four large American retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart to stop selling insecure Internet of Things (IoT) and “smart” devices.

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Microsoft might keep Classic Paint in Windows 10

Where Microsoft previously announced it would remove the traditional version of Paint from Windows 10, there might be some good news for those that won't like to see it go away.

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Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is currently being offered at 60% discount for students and teachers

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is currently being offered at 60% discount for students and teachers. Here's a look into what you get and what it's going to cost.

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Best credit card app for Android phones in 2019

With the rise in cashless transactions, credit cards are no longer a luxury but a necessity. With this in mind, here's a list of the best credit card apps for Android devices...

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Google Pay Vs Samsung Pay: Who Should You Trust Your Money With In 2019?

Bulky wallets and cash are out while digital wallets are in. A look at the differences between Google Pay and Samsung Pay and which app we would consider first.

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Sony demands $16,800 in damages for selling two Playstations with pirated games

Sony demands $16,800 in damages from an American suspect of selling jailbroken PlayStation 4 consoles on which users could download and play pirated games. Damages have to be paid for two consoles with in total 76 pirated games installed.

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USB IF announces that USB 3.2 name will replace existing USB 3.x branding

The USB Implementer Forum today announced the USB 3.2 specification will be used for all USB 3 generations, including earlier versions such as USB 3.0 and USB 3.1. The new names can be confusing for consumers.

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6 Alternatives To Skype

Skype is one of the most popular Internet telephony services for quite a long time.

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WinRAR closes 19 year old security issue

Security researchers from Check Point have discovered a serious vulnerability in the popular WinRAR software. The vulnerability allowed attackers to copy malware into any folder on the computer or network share unnoticed. By copying the file into the startup folder of Windows, the malware would execute every time Windows started.

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Microsoft makes Chrome browsing history available in Windows 10 Timeline through extension

A new Chrome extension from Microsoft allows users to synchronize 'Activities' from Google's browser with their Windows 10 Timeline. Previously the Timeline feature was only supported by Microsoft's own Edge browser.

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Samsung stops making 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players

Samsung has confirmed it will no longer make any new 4K / Ultra HD Blu-ray players. There were already rumors that the Korean electronics giant would pull out of the Ultra HD Blu-ray player market after it didn't show any new models at IFA last year and CES this year.

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Microsoft: 81 percent of cyber attacks due to weak or compromised passwords

A whopping 81 percent of all cyberattacks are due to weak or stolen passwords, according to Microsoft in a blog about its Threat Protection service. Because many users use the same passwords on multiple websites, the compromised login credentials can be used to access other accounts of the user as well.

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Microsoft patched actively exploited zero-day in Internet Explorer and 73 other security issues

Microsoft has patched an actively attacked vulnerability in Internet Explorer and 73 other vulnerabilities during yesterday's Patch Tuesday of February. The zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer was discovered by Google and allowed attackers to test for the presence of specific files on disk.

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