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Archive for May, 2018

Facebook Is Adding New Features, Including Dating 

At this year's F8 Developer's conference, Facebook announced a raft of changes and updates it will be rolling out later this year.  Some are fun, others practical, but they're all interesting.  ...

Healthcare Sector Facing Rise In Ransomware Attacks

The Department of Health and Human services has issued a warning to healthcare providers to be on high alert for the SamSam strain of ransomware, which has been used to attack ...

All Twitter Passwords Exposed, Change Your Password Now

Twitter shot itself in the foot recently but is working hard to get out in front of the problem.  According to a recent blog post, the company experienced an issue with ...

Windows 10 Gets iTunes App For Apple Users

Apple promised that its iTunes app would be available on the Microsoft Store by the end of 2017.  The announcement was greeted with enthusiasm, but unfortunately, the company didn't meet their ...

T-Mobile And Sprint To Merge Companies

The on-again, off-again talks about a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is definitely back on, with T-Mobile planning to buy Sprint for a staggering $26 billion. The deal has been in ...

Some VW and Audi Cars May Be Hacked Through WiFi

Thanks to researchers Daan Keuper and Thijs Alkemade (who work at the Dutch cyber-security firm Computest), newly produced Golf GTE and Audi A3 vehicles are a little bit safer, and a ...

Use Caution Traveling, Hackers Now Have Keys To Hotel Rooms

Score one for the good guys, but with hesitation. Unfortunately, in today's fast-moving digital world, even a victory doesn't mean the end of a problem. Recently, a pair of researchers (Tomi ...

Apple Will Officially No Longer Sell Routers

After more than two decades in the business, Apple is officially going to stop selling routers.  The writing has been on the wall for a while now, since the company's "AirPort" ...

Hackers Can Use PDF Files To Access Windows Credentials

Security researcher Assaf Baharav from Check Point Security has discovered a new twist on an old, fairly well-known attack.  He was able to essentially "weaponize" PDFs to steal Windows credentials stored ...

WiFi Sync on iOS Vulnerable To TrustJacking

Owners of Apple devices have a new attack vector to worry about, called "TrustJacking."  Symantec researchers recently stumbled across a pair of scenarios that take advantage of Wi-Fi syncing of various ...

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You Can Now Easily Block Users in Spotify

You Can Now Easily Block Users in Spotify

Are you a Spotify user? Have you found yourself wanting or needing to block another user? Until recently if you found[...]
Twitter Will No Longer Auto-Crop Photos On The Web

Twitter Will No Longer Auto-Crop Photos On The Web

Twitter hasn't had a very good relationship with auto-cropping. Images just haven't historically displayed very well on the platform. Fortunately that[...]
Android Malware Named MasterFred Seeks User App Login Information

Android Malware Named MasterFred Seeks User App Login Information

If you have an Android device be aware that there's a new strain of malware out there. Called MasterFred this[...]

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