We take a look back at last week’s TechRepublic publications and take a look at the five biggest stories.
Welcome to a new edition of “Tech News You May Have Missed”. This is a series where we round up TechRepublic’s biggest stories from the past week, just in case a big story slipped by. Each week, the five most important or impactful news stories of the week are summarized in this recurring series.
In this story, Lance Whitney discusses why OpenSea customers should be wary of potential cyberattacks and what effect this breach will have on a large NFT market.
What you should know: An internal user error resulted in a number of email addresses being shared with threat actors, leading to the exploit.
Cedric Pernet goes into detail about this new type of stealer malware and how best to protect users and their devices from this threat.
What you should know: The malware only steals RTF, DOC, DOCX, TXT and JSON files smaller than 20kb. Unfortunately, this can lead to crypto wallets being exposed to adversaries.
Writing code that will stand the test of time is tricky, but Matt Asay digs into Werner Vogels’ comments about the future of software development.
What you should know: Being curious to better understand the needs and requirements of the business can lead developers to write enduring code.
With Amazon Prime Day approaching next week, it is imperative that customers want to protect sensitive information such as credit card information. Lance Whitney discusses what scam users should watch out for.
What you should know: Phishing attempts are rampant with customers purchasing goods on Prime Day, so users should stick to the seven tips Lance lays out in the article.
In this piece, Franklin Okeke shows what an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is, what it does, and what programs are popular among the developer community.
What you should know: IDEs provide great support for software developers and can save valuable time coding by using the program.