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 Skype Gets New 911 Calling Feature In The U.S.

Recently, Skype announced a change to its 911 calling feature.  Previously the feature was only useable in the UK, Finland, Denmark, and Australia. Now, the company has unlocked it for […]

Microsoft Teams Gets Optimizations To Use Less Resources

Do you use Microsoft Teams and do you have an older PC that struggles with Teams video meetings?  If so there’s good news.  Microsoft has recently upgraded Teams and halved […]

Microsoft Teams Gets End To End Encryption

Two months ago, Microsoft began rolling out support for end-to-end encryption for all Teams calls.  Given the pandemic and the increased demand for Teams and services like it, that was […]

WhatsApp Now Provides Disappearing Messages Feature To Improve Security

Whatsapp has had a tough year from a security standpoint and has suffered losses in the size of its user base as a result. To their credit, the company has […]

Links In Stories Now Available For All Instagram Users

If you’re not an Instagram user you may not have heard of ‘Stories.’ They are vertical photos or videos with a duration of no more than fifteen seconds per clip. […]

DDOS Attackers Are Targeting VoIP Providers

Hackers around the world are flexing their muscles. For reasons that aren’t yet clear they have been launching distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks against Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) […]

WhatsApp Mods On Android Devices May Contain Malware

Are you a WhatsApp user? If you are you may have heard of the FMWhatsApp mod. It promises to improve the WhatsApp user experience by improving user privacy, giving access […]

Recent Massive Data Breach Attacks T-Mobile Company

US telecommunications giant T-Mobile is the latest big company to suffer from a successful hacking attack. The company is still cooperating with law enforcement and investigating an attack. Here are […]

Microsoft Teams Fend Off Phishing Attacks With Link Protection

Microsoft Defender has long included “Safe Links” protection as part of its overall function. The company recently announced that it would be extending Safe Link functionality so that it provides […]

Beware Of Voice Message Phishing Attacks Called Vishing

Hackers and scammers have been experimenting with “vishing” in recent months, as a subset of phishing. Conventional phishing tactics rely on sending emails that employ a variety of social engineering […]