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Archive for November, 2017

Latest iOS Version May Have Bug That Changes Your Letters

If you're using an Apple device running iOS 11.0.3 or 11.1, you may have noticed some oddities when sending text messages. For reasons that aren't quite clear, the letter "I" is being ...

Android Gets Fix For KRACK WiFi Vulnerability

Last month, a new WiFi security vulnerability known as "Krack" was discovered by a security researcher named Mathy Vanhoef. It was about as serious as a security flaw could be, enabling hackers ...

Facebook Has A Major Problem With Fake Accounts

Facebook has been in hot water with evidence mounting that hordes of fake accounts were used to spread misinformation about the recent presidential election. In addition to sparking congressional hearings, it also ...

Touch And Vibration May Be The Fingerprints Of The Future

Researchers at Rutgers University have hit upon a novel idea that could be a game-changer in terms of biometric identification. The team published a paper entitled "VibWrite: Towards Finger-input Authentication on Ubiquitous ...

New Ransomware “BadRabbit” Starting To See Infections In The US

You may not have heard of the new strain of ransomware known as BadRabbit. If you haven't, it's because the overwhelming percentage of BadRabbit attacks have been occurring in Russia, which accounts ...

Granting Photo Access In iPhone Might Allow Unauthorized Photographing

An Austrian software engineer named Felix Krause has made a disturbing discovery about iPhones using iOS11. Once an app has been given permission to access the device's camera, it can take pictures ...

Report Shows Small Percentage Of Employees Know About Ransomware

The statistics are alarming. Ransomware is fast becoming the favored hobby horse of hackers worldwide. Barely a week goes by that a new strain isn't introduced into the wild, with expensive, and ...

Data Breach Costs Hilton $700,000 In Settlement

Hilton Hotels is in hot water, having recently been fined a hefty $700,000 in an agreement with the states of New York and Vermont over the company's mishandling of a pair of ...

Android Bug Found In Adaptive Icons

Do you use apps that employ the new "Adaptive Icons" feature introduced in Android Oreo? If so, be aware that there's a serious flaw in the code that could send your device ...

Yet Another Credit Card Breach For Hyatt

Hotel giant Hyatt is in the crosshairs again, having suffered its second data breach in two years. Hyatt's security team recently confirmed the breach as having occurred between March 18 and July ...

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Hackers Are Using Personal Messages On WhatsApp To Attack

Hackers Are Using Personal Messages On WhatsApp To Attack

Are you a WhatsApp user?  If so, be aware that hackers have worked out a means of hijacking a user's[...]
Microsoft Releases Multiple New Features For Teams

Microsoft Releases Multiple New Features For Teams

Teams was "just another Microsoft application" before the pandemic.  Thanks to Covid-19 though, demand for video conferencing solutions shot through[...]
Intel Users Should Update Firmware To Avoid This Ransomware

Intel Users Should Update Firmware To Avoid This Ransomware

Not long ago, researchers at Eclypsium got a lucky break.  An unknown and unidentified individual began leaking communications from inside[...]

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