Tag Archives: security

Had You Heard?

iOS 10.3.3 is a major security update. Alfred Ng, on CNET, reports the following: Apple released a security patch on Wednesday that you should really consider updating to if you enjoy using Wi-Fi on your iOS devices. So, you know, … Continue reading

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Safe Internet Searching

We all do it; we have to!! And until we all (miraculously) know everything about everything (and can keep it all updated), we’ll have to keep searching the Internet for stuff. In this day and age, searching seems a bit … Continue reading

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cyberBOLO

Be on the lookout… Aren’t you glad you don’t use Android?   And now for something completely different. Here’s a report that shows that there are something like 8,400 new Android malware instances every day, i.e., one every 10 seconds! … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Just in time for Hallowee’n… In his post, Google Gets Creepier, David Sparks brings up (via ProPublica, by way of Daring Fireball) recent changes in Google’s terms of service (have you read them lately?): …Traditionally, Google has kept web-browsing information … Continue reading

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Stop, Look, and Listen!!

From TidBITS, 25 August: Less than a month after the release of iOS 9.3.4 (see “Apple Releases iOS 9.3.4 with a Single Security Fix,” 4 August 2016) Apple has released yet another security-focused iOS update: iOS 9.3.5. Josh Centers continues: … Continue reading

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Wireless Hacked!

Wonderful! Just what we needed to hear: wireless keyboards can be hacked… Noticed this on TidBITS this afternoon, from Josh Centers: Bastille, a cybersecurity company, has shown that hackers can easily intercept transmissions from eight non-Bluetooth wireless keyboards. Experts demonstrated … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

View image | gettyimages.com   Found this on The Loop this afternoon: This issue is far from over. We have no idea how this is going to shake out, who will adapt and survive and who will fold. I do … Continue reading

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Safety First for Bank Cards

#112295349 / gettyimages.com This tip first appeared here about a year ago. It’s critical enough to repost: (a year ago) Last week, Kim Zetter posted, on Wired, a short-but-informative piece, How to Protect Yourself From Big Bank-Card Hacks. See what … Continue reading

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Hacking Is Everywhere

:::sigh::: Hackers can now take over automobiles. Aamna Mohdin posted a rather frightening piece on IFLScience the other day. It starts: Andy Greenberg was driving his car in St. Louis when he lost control of his vehicle. The air conditioning, … Continue reading

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Had You Heard?

View image | gettyimages.com   Be very, very careful about what buttons you push, when and where, on your devices. As an Ohio business exec ruefully discovered, Butt dialers beware: If you don’t lock your phone, it’s OK to eavesdrop: … Continue reading

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