Tech news you might have missed: June 16-23

    We look back at last week in TechRepublic publications and take a look at the five biggest stories.


    Welcome to the first edition of “Tech News You Might Have Missed”. This is the first of a series where we’ll recap TechRepublic’s biggest stories from the past week, in case a big one gets missed. From now on, the five most important or impactful news of the week will be summarized in this recurring series.

    1. Office 365 ‘potentially dangerous’ vulnerability discovered

    In this story, Esther Shein digs into Proofpoint’s findings that Microsoft Office 365 has a critical security flaw that allows ransomware to encrypt files on OneDrive and Sharepoint, and why the vulnerability This causes serious security problems for Windows application users.

    2. Dark web prices in 2022 for cybercrime services

    How much does an outsourced DDoS attack cost? Do you believe it’s not that expensive? In this installment, Cedric Pernet explores a report from Privacy Affairs detailing the cost of everything in the Dark Web from stolen Paypal accounts to the value of real passports belonging to others.

    UNDERSTAND: The gender gap during the COVID-19 pandemic: Why women quit and how to get them back to work (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

    3. Goodbye Internet Explorer. It was swollen but the swelling was gone

    Internet Explorer’s history is full of peaks and valleys, but unfortunately, some of IE’s valleys are below sea level. Jack Wallen looks back at the 27-year history of this flawed browser and why it was abandoned to make way for Microsoft Edge.

    4. 10 hottest tech jobs in 2022

    Technology jobs are still a hot topic for both employers and potential employees, and in this article, Lance Whitney will analyze the functionality of each of the top jobs, while offering a range of levels. Expected salary for each role.

    5. How to use iOS 16 Mail features to increase productivity

    With iOS 16 being released this fall, it’s never too early to start analyzing some of the upcoming operating system’s features. Cory Bohon looks at the big features coming in iOS 16’s upgraded mail app and what will happen when the operating system arrives on phones later this year.

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