Tag: Google Apps

Adobe Flash May Soon End On Google Chrome

holstonit | August 31, 2016

Adobe’s beleaguered Flash player may finally be seeing its last days, at least if Google has anything to say about it. The player has been exceedingly popular, and at its peak, a vast number of websites relied on it heavily…


Android Users Infected By Malware Threat Known As Hummingbad

holstonit | July 16, 2016

Most people engaged in legitimate business have no idea just how profitable hacking can be. Hummingbad is a case in point. Part of the “Hummer” family of Trojans, this bit of malware is the most widely installed Trojan on the…


Ransomware Is Now Hitting Mobile Phones

holstonit | July 14, 2016

Ransomware has become one of the fastest growing cybercrimes of 2016. Worse, these attacks are growing in their sophistication, and the hackers deploying ransomware have been upping their game by branching out onto different systems. As evidence, according to data…


New Malware Is Attacking Smart TV’s And Android Devices

holstonit | July 11, 2016

Ransomware is becoming an epidemic. It’s one of the fastest growing kinds of attacks we’re seeing in 2016, and the hacking community has shown a tremendous appetite for expanding the scope and scale of their operations. PCs and laptops were,…


Android Provides Additional Find-Your-Phone Option

holstonit | June 15, 2016

If you’re one of the millions of users with an Android phone, then you already know there are a couple of different ways you can find it if you happen to misplace it. You can use the built-in search feature,…


Android Update Allows Easy Language Translation

holstonit | May 27, 2016

An interesting update to Google Translate just made it easier to use if you’re an Android user. Before the update, if you were reading something, and came across a language you didn’t understand, you’d have to copy the text, start…


Android Attack Bills Itself as Google Chrome Update

holstonit | May 18, 2016

You’ve probably heard by now that hacks and attacks are getting more and more sophisticated as time goes by. This latest malware attack, is a perfect example of this increasing sophistication in action. The simple reality is that hacks succeed…


Email Password Hack Not As Bad As First Thought

holstonit | May 16, 2016

Not long ago, a company called Hold Security issued a report of its rather disturbing finding. A massive database was found for sale in the dark corners of the internet, containing nearly three hundred million email addresses and passwords. This…


Is Your Android Device Getting Needed Security Updates?

Mersad | May 3, 2016

Google takes security more seriously than most companies, and it’s no wonder, given that the company’s Android Operating System is currently in use by more than 1.4 billion users worldwide. The latest version of Android (version 6.0, dubbed Marshmallow) includes…


Legacy Operating Systems Including XP Lose Chrome Support

Mersad | April 27, 2016

If your company has one or more of millions of PCs still running Windows XP, your options are collapsing around you rather quickly, making it more important than ever to finally get around to upgrading to a more current OS.…