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What’s the real value—and danger—of smart assistants?

You’ve heard them called virtual assistants, digital personal assistants, voice assistants, or smart assistants. Operated by artificial intelligence, technologies such as Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana have become ubiquitous in our culture. But what exactly do they do? And how seriously should we take them? While all the tech giants want us to use their smart assistants all the … [Read more...]

Block all or nothing to prevent ICO fraud?

At Malwarebytes, we feel we have reached a point where we need to ask our customers how to proceed on the subject of ICO scams. Asking for your opinion may seem strange to some of you, but Malwarebytes comes from a community of mutual help and trust. If you were unaware of this, reading how our CEO got involved in the anti-malware business is a good way to get acquainted with the cornerstones this … [Read more...]

How Augmented Reality Can Benefit Your Company

[This article originally appeared in our Community Blog.] The entering of Augmented Reality into our workplaces is inevitable. But what is AR and how can industries tap into its vast potential? Today, most people know the term augmented reality and almost as many could give a more or less accurate description of what it is. But did you know that the technology has been developed since the 1960’s … [Read more...]

5 Worries You May Have About Remote Access Implementation

Implementing remote access software will elevate your business in many aspects. Your employees will have more freedom to help your customers, which results in happiness all around. Ultimately, this greater happiness leads to increased productivity and a higher ROI. If you’re thinking about roadblocks you may hit along the way, don’t fret. We’ve provided ways to get around some worries you may face … [Read more...]

Overcoming SMB Challenges with Remote Access

Small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face unique challenges that can put them at a disadvantage when trying to compete against their biggest competitors. Massive network hubs, global infrastructure, and budgets in the billions simply aren’t at an SMB’s disposal. Luckily, remote access can help solve some of the problems SMBs face so they can face off with their biggest competition. Here are … [Read more...]

Malwarebytes CrackMe 2: try another challenge

Last November, we released the first edition of the Malwarebytes CrackMe. Encouraged by the positive response we received from the security community, we decided to repeat the game, hopefully making it even more interesting and entertaining. As before, the CrackMe is dedicated to malware analysts and to those who want to practice becoming them. That’s why it is not just a set of some … [Read more...]

Cloudflare’s new DNS service

Are you looking for a free way to speed up your internet and gain some extra privacy in the process? Keep reading, because Cloudflare (the Web Performance & Security Company) is offering a free new DNS service. And it helped me improve the speed of my DNS lookups. What is DNS? DNS is short for Domain Name System. It is an internet protocol that allows user systems to use domain names/URLs to … [Read more...]

Three Steps to Develop a Holistic Help Desk Optimization Strategy

IT help desks often focus on metrics and efficiency, which makes sense. When problems arise, quick solutions to restore business productivity are essential. It’s easy to fall into the trap of zeroing in on numbers, but the problem is that you’ll lose track of bigger picture goals. It’s key to make sure that your efficiency goals don’t prevent you from delivering the best possible solutions and … [Read more...]

TLS 1.3 is nearly here

TLS stands for “Transport Layer Security” and it’s rather important. Why’s that? Oh, I’m glad you asked. Here’s me, yelling my password across the office to you: “PASSWORD!!!” You heard me loud and clear, right? But so did basically anyone else nearby. Now let’s work in a little TLS love and attention, and yell again: “Large pile of … [Read more...]

DDoS attacks are growing: What can businesses do?

Depending on the type and size of your organization, a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack can be anything from a small nuisance to something that can break your revenue stream and damage it permanently. A DDoS attack can cripple some online businesses for a period of time long enough to set them back considerably, or even put them out of business completely for the length of the attack … [Read more...]