IT Industry Blog

The KPInterface IT blog covers a wide range of topics. From software, cloud computing, security issues, networking, FAQs, and tips to keep you safe and well informed.

Even Big Companies Like Nissan Get Hacked

Even the largest companies in the world can't claim immunity to hacking, data breaches and momentary lapses in judgment. Nissan is a classic case in point. Recently, due to a careless oversight, default admin credentials were left in place on part of the company's...

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Adobe Flash Is Done And Flash Content Is Being Blocked

Adobe has finally done it, as promised. For more than a year, the company has been slow-walking their iconic Adobe Flash Player to its eventual doom. As of December 31st, 2020, Adobe stopped providing support for the product. Not long after, beginning on January 12th,...

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This New Malware Has A Unique Email Offer

The Quaverse Remote Access Trojan--affectionately dubbed QRat--has been with us since at least 2015. It's a good piece of malware because it's notoriously difficult to detect and it provides high value information like passwords, sensitive files, screenshots and more....

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New PayPal Phishing Attempts Are After Your Account Info

Hackers and scammers have hit the ground running in 2021, launching an extensive new phishing campaign that targets the legions of PayPal users around the world. The campaign is being run on both text message and email channels and if you're a PayPal user, you may...

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Brand New Ransomware Found On The Internet

Hackers around the world didn't waste any time. New Year's celebrations have barely ended, and already, we have our first reports of a new malware strain to help ring in 2021. Dubbed Babuk Locker, the strain is aimed squarely at corporate networks. Based on an...

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Big Changes Coming To Microsoft Outlook In Coming Years

Microsoft has been moving toward a unified "single version" of Outlook that would offer a seamless user experience across all platforms and devices. Unfortunately, thus far, that objective has remained elusive. In late 2020, however, the company announced "Project...

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Hacker Attacks On Healthcare Industry Are On The Rise

In the early days of the pandemic, several major groups of hackers pledged that their activities would not be aimed at institutions that were engaged in vaccine research. There was at least one high profile instance where the agreement was violated, but for the most...

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Adobe Flash Has Reached End of Life Status

Is your company's website built around Adobe's aging Flash Player? If so, be aware that you are officially on your own. Flash reached its EOL (End of Life) as of January 1st of this year (2021). From a business perspective, you don't have to worry that your...

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Weak Passwords Are Making Easy Work For This New Malware

There's a new worm making the rounds on Windows and Linux-based servers that you should be aware of. This nasty bit of code has been spreading rapidly, using simple brute-force methods to break into public facing-services like Tomcat, MySQL, Jenkins, WebLogic and...

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