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Archive for January, 2017

Samsung Cameras Latest To Get Hit By IoT Security Issues

Another day, another type of smart device proven vulnerable to hacking. In this case, the latest IoT (Internet of Things) devices to fall victim are Samsung SmartCam cameras. These cloud-enabled security devices, ...

Malware Called Fruitfly Found On Macs And Linux Computers

Security researchers have recently discovered an odd strain of malware they’ve dubbed “Fruitfly,” which has been specifically targeted at biotech companies. It would be a mistake to call this a new strain, ...

Certain Combination Of Emojis Can Crash iPhone

The YouTube sensation “EverythingApplePro” has a reputation for finding odd bugs and exploits in iPhones and iPads. A newly added pair of videos on the channel’s page reveals two quirky ways you ...

Safari Developer-Mode On Macbook Pro Could Harm Battery Life

Recently, Consumer Reports did something they have literally never done before. They failed to recommend the latest Apple laptop (the MacBook Pro) for purchase. The reason? When they conducted a series of ...

Adobe Users Should Download Latest Security Patch For Multiple Products

By now, almost everyone is aware that Adobe Systems’ Flash Player is in trouble. Critical security issues are being reported faster than the company can fix them, but kudos to Adobe for ...

Seriously – If 123456 Is Your Password, Change It Now!

Given the number of high profile data breaches that occurred in 2016, it’s hard to believe that anyone would still be using obvious or insecure passwords. But that’s is what the latest ...

Identity Thieves Can Now Get Your Fingerprints From Digital Pictures

Improving technology and a social media habit are converging in an unfortunate way that is opening the door for a new kind of hacking. Now, not even your selfies are safe. Here’s ...

FDA Issues Warning On Certain Cardiac Device Security Issues

In 2015, the FDA issued warnings about a pair of infusion pumps – “smart” medical devices that had demonstrated security flaws. It was the first time in history that security researchers demonstrated ...

Upgrade To SSD Drives For Speed Boosts, Other Advantages

The spinning disk hard drive has been the reigning king of storage for almost as long as we’ve had desktop computers. All things end, though, and the HDD’s reign is officially coming ...

Android And Oracle Top Most Vulnerable List

CVE Details is a website that tracks bugs in various software systems, aggregating the data and issuing an “award” for the software that has the most reported bugs in any given year. ...

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Twitter Making Changes To Their Political Ad Rules

Twitter Making Changes To Their Political Ad Rules

Social media has been at the center of several high-profile political dramas of late. The major platforms came under fire[...]
New Ransomware Targets Removable And Attached Drives

New Ransomware Targets Removable And Attached Drives

There's a new and unusual ransomware strain making the rounds that you should be aware of. Called 'AnteFrigus,' it is primarily[...]
Microsoft Cortana App Getting Dropped From Many Countries

Microsoft Cortana App Getting Dropped From Many Countries

It appears that Microsoft is getting rid of their Cortana App in several countries due to security concerns. The question[...]

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