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Data loss affects thousands of computer users every year, causing millions of dollars in damages. This part of our blog contains recent news regarding data loss, data recovery, digital storage technology and other related subjects.

Linksys Routers Targeted By Malware

New vulnerability found in Linksys routers

Researchers from the SANS Institute Internet Storm Center (ISC) issued an alert on February 12, 2014 stating that older models of the Linksys E-series router have been compromised. Early reports indicated that a self-replicating program, recently given the name TheMoon, which exploits authentication bypass vulnerabilities, causes the infection. The vulnerability is preventable with specific settings changes in the administration interface of the affected devices.

Micrsofts Plea

Microsoft asks for help because users will not drop Windows XP

With only two months reaming until the Windows XP support termination deadline, Microsoft is looking for help in getting users to upgrade. Without support from Microsoft in combatting malicious software attacks and other coding holes, users of the aging system will become easy targets. Microsoft is asking users who have already upgraded to talk to their friends and family and help in the transition.

Designer Spyware

Advanced malware discovered after seven years

Security researchers recently announced the discovery of a variant of advanced spyware that has been active and undetected for nearly a decade. Named “The Mask” by the Kaspersky researchers who found it, the malware would focus on high-value targets using sophisticated techniques and code. While the spyware focused primarily on Brazil and Morocco, the advanced nature of its design concerns security professionals.

The Asus Chromebox

Asus announces new fanless mini-desktop

Google’s new operating system, Chrome OS, is popping up in all sorts of new places and while most of those are laptops, some versions are appearing for desktop users as well. Enter the new Asus Chromebox, which is a mini-pc that packs the same punch as a Chromebook. With a sticker price of $179 and the simple to use Chrome OS making the transition from Windows easier, expect the little Asus Chromebox to make big waves.

Microsoft New CEO

Five important things to know about Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella

Following the surprise departure of Microsoft’s previous head and a protracted search, the company today announced Satya Nadella as the new CEO. Nadella is a long-time employee of Microsoft and is expected to lead Microsoft out of the troubles of its recent past. A fair bit is known about Nadella and after the jump, we discuss the top five important things to know about him.

Security Threats in 2014

Security 2014: Top emerging threats

With the almost constant reporting of security breaches in major retail stores across America, the threat to data and privacy across all spectrums of daily life has never been more prominent. With this in mind, consideration must be given to the emerging threats that have not yet gathered enough media attention.

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Changes

Windows 8.1 Update 1: Rumored changes

The first update to Microsoft’s flagship operating system is nearly ready to be released to the world and rumors are swirling about new features and proposed changes. Many believe that Microsoft is attempting to appease their mouse and keyboard users with simple and familiar changes. Whatever the reason, the new changes are interesting to see.

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