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1 in 5 people aren’t protecting themselves against cyber attacks

Survey from Tom’s Guide surveyed 1,000 randomly-selected users in both the US and UK about their online security habits. 20 percent of respondents said they aren’t using any security or privacy tools to protect themselves online. Almost half of respondents indicated that they use free antivirus software such as Microsoft Defender on their devices. While…

A shocking number of companies have fired workers for Zoom “incidents”

A survey by Vyopta found that only around two-thirds of bosses trusted workers to navigate the remote technology needed to make remote work successful. 24% of those surveyed claim they’ve seen an employee fired because of mistakes made on a video or audio call. Just over half (53%) have seen someone removed from the responsibility…

Microsoft offers some key advice for foiling ransomware attacks in Windows 11

Microsoft has released the final version of its security configuration baseline settings for Windows 11. As part of the release, Microsoft is suggesting users to enable Defender’s Tamper Protection functionality. Tamper protection works by ensuring Defender’s default values are locked, and can’t be modified.   Click here to check out the full article! :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::  STG…

Spotify is taking over Delta’s entire in-flight audio section

Spotify will take over the audio section of Delta’s in-flight seatback entertainment by offering its most popular playlists and 42 select podcast series. The podcasts include Crime Junkie, Science Vs, StartUp, The Dave Chang Show, The Hottest Take, The Journal, and others. To help you relax and unwind there are playlists like Mood Booster and…

How to use Focus mode on a Mac to block annoying distractions

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15 years of Google Docs, and where the next 15 might take us

Can you believe Google Docs has been around for 15 years? Here’s a great article about its history and potential future. The 2006 version looks so old now. Did you use it back then? Click here to check out the full article! :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::  STG IT Consulting Group would love to show you all we can…

How to personalize Windows 11

Windows 11 is a great-looking operating system, but that doesn’t mean that its appearance can’t be improved. It takes very little time and effort – and, pleasingly, no money! – to inject some personality into Windows 11. Join us as we show you what you can achieve with Windows 11’s built-in option – you might…

Many workers still aren’t taking basic security steps

Cybersecurity advocacy group, National Cybersecurity Alliance, and cybersecurity experts polled 2,000 people. Less than half of respondents said their most important online accounts have unique passwords. A fifth never or rarely work on diversifying their passwords, and a third never install software updates. If IT pros want the general public to adopt better security standards,…

Nightmarish iOS 15 bug deletes saved photos from your iPhone

iOS 15 is shaping up to be one of Apple’s most bug-ridden releases ever. Worst bug causes iPhone users to lose photos. Apple users who delete a text thread from their iPhone’s Messages app claim that a bug removes any photos saved from that text thread from the photo library when they perform an iCloud…