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Microsoft Word Gets Update To Disable DDE After Malware Concerns

In recent months, Microsoft Word has been getting a fair amount of bad press, thanks to an old-but-still-supported feature called DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange). This is the feature that allows Word to ...

DirecTV Genie DVR May Have A Major Vulnerability

If you have a Genie DVR system, you should be aware of a major security flaw in the firmware that could allow a hacker to take complete control over the device. At ...

Always Connected Laptops Could Be The Next Generation Of Hardware

What's the next big thing for the PC world? If the industry's major players have anything to say about it, it will be the "always-on" PC. Forget about plugging into your company's ...

Data On 123 Million US Households Leaked Online

Security researchers at UpGuard recently made a terrifying discovery in finding an unprotected Amazon S3 server containing several databases belonging to a data analytics provider called Alteryx. While the server contained a ...

USB Drives Could Be Huge Factor In Data Loss, Theft

Most people agree that the use of USB drives increases efficiency and boosts productivity, which goes a long way toward explaining their popularity, but these handy little drives can also be problematic. ...

Popular Android Keyboard App Collected Private Information, Has Been Breached

How many apps do you have on your smartphone? Do you know how much data they're collecting about you? Most people have scores of apps installed (and often hundreds), even if they ...

Large Number Of HP Models May Have Keyloggers

HP is in the news again. If you missed the initial story, earlier in the year, it was reported that an audio driver that came pre-installed on a number of HP laptops ...

New Facebook Messenger App For Kids Raises Privacy Questions

On the surface, the new Facebook For Kids messenger app looks like a solid win that should put the minds of parents all over the world at ease. The company conducted extensive ...

Files Containing Nearly 1.5 Billion Passwords Leaked On The Internet

Researchers from the security firm 4iQ have made a disturbing discovery on the dark web. A massive repository has been discovered that contains a staggering 1.4 billion usernames and passwords in plain ...

New “MailSploit” Allows Email Spoofing

Phishing attacks just got a whole lot easier. A German security researcher named Sabri Haddouche has recently discovered a set of email vulnerabilities that have been collectively dubbed "Mailsploit."  At the root, ...

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Since 2001, TruAdvantage, an award-winning IT and Cybersecurity consulting firm has served over 100 small businesses, medium-sized companies and healthcare practices located in San Jose, San Francisco and the Bay Area and has helped them derive a great return on investment from their technology. Our unique formula of combining fast-response helpdesk support plus proactive IT management plus strategic IT guidance has proven to be the only formula for Bay Area's small to medium businesses to enhance profits, increase staff efficiency and savings, and grow a competitive advantage. Our team of experts offer a range of client-oriented IT support services ranging from consultation to design, support and training. With 24/7 assistance, and the knowledge that we’re skilled, certified and well-connected, you can rest assured that TruAdvantage is your company’s ticket to more streamlined business IT.