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Watch out for distributed spam distraction

Most of us get a handful of spam in our email inboxes every day. While spam can be a nuisance, it only takes a few minutes to delete or block it. But if you receive tens of thousands of spam all at the same time, not only will it take you time to deal with it, but they might actually be hiding telltale signs that you’re being attacked by cybercriminals. This tactic is called distributed spam distraction (DSD), and here’s what you need to know about it.
What is DSD?

Researchers uncover new strain of Android malware

The Android operating system (OS) relies on an open-source code that allows users and manufacturers to modify their phones’ or tablets’ OSs. The problem is Android’s open-sourced nature also makes it susceptible to cyberthreats. Recently, security experts found DEFENSOR ID — a new type of Android malware exploiting the system's Accessibility Services.

Secure your RIA’s printers to avoid getting hacked

To achieve foolproof cybersecurity, you must make sure that every endpoint is protected from threats. That means securing every network, every server, every computer — and every printer. Because they’re easily overlooked, print devices can be exploited by hackers and used as an entry point to steal or modify data.

What’s new with Microsoft’s update channels

RIAs that use Microsoft 365 usually want the latest features of the productivity suite's apps. However, not all RIAs want to receive updates at the same cadence. Whether you prefer to receive new app features ASAP or get them only once a month, there’s a way to customize your preferences, thanks to Microsoft’s update channels.

What’s next for iOS this 2020

Apple’s WWDC — and their scheduled preview of iOS 14 and other OS iterations — is just a few weeks away. But if you want to know some of the juicier things their next-gen operating systems have in store for you right now, then read on.

Nifty app tweaks

Apple is developing new features for some of its prominent apps, and these tweaks may just make the cut come September.