Archive for April, 2018

Hacked Routers Being Used To Spread Malware

Beware of compromised routers spreading malware.  This is according to both Kaspersky Labs and a recently released government report. Using hacked routers to spread malware is nothing new.  Security insiders have ...

Google Wants Children Watching YouTube Kids App

More often than not, Google is seen as a force for good on the internet. However, in one area in particular, their actions and words haven't been in alignment, and it's ...

Can Computer Data Be Stolen Through Power Lines?

If you have an air-gapped computer, you probably think you're safe.  You may think that barring physical access to the machine, no hacker could possibly steal the data on that machine.  ...

Be Careful, Searches May Provide False Download links

If you're downloading software from the web, be careful.  Take the extra step of verifying that you're on the developer's website, because the hackers have a new trick up their sleeve.  ...

Panera Bread Customer Accounts Exposed To Threats

Panera Bread company is the latest to find itself in hot water.  Recently, security researcher Dylan Houlihan discovered that the company had failed to encrypt (or otherwise protect) a file containing ...

No Spectre Fix For Certain Intel Processors

The bad news just doesn't seem to stop where Intel and the Speectre vulnerability are concerned.  The latest bit of news comes directly from Intel, as the company admits that it's ...

Microsoft Helping With Ransomware In Office 365

Microsoft recently made small but significant changes to its Office 365 subscription service and to OneDrive, which are often used in tandem.  The goal is to make it easier for users ...

Facebook Users Should Assume Their Public Has Been Scraped

First it was 55 million.  Then 77 million.  Now, it's 2.2 billion, or pretty much every user on Facebook.  That's how many people should assume that their public profile information has ...

Credit Card Breach Hits Two Large Companies

Delta Airlines and Sears Corporation have both been notified of a data breach that has exposed the credit card information of some 100,000 Sears customers and "hundreds of thousands" of Delta ...

Apple May Soon Say Goodbye To Intel Chips

Rumors have been circulating for years that Apple has plans in the works to cut Intel and their chips out of the equation, in preference for using their own custom chips ...

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Google Home Device Recordings May Not Be Private

Google Home Device Recordings May Not Be Private

Do you own a Google Home?  If so, you probably find it to be indispensable.  It's a powerful, genuinely helpful[...]
Apple Turns Off Mac OS Feature For Security Concerns

Apple Turns Off Mac OS Feature For Security Concerns

Apple is in the news again, but not for anything good. Jonathan Leitschuh, a security researcher, recently unearthed a serious security[...]
Android Devices May Soon Get New Fast Sharing Feature

Android Devices May Soon Get New Fast Sharing Feature

Google's first attempt at making it possible for Android users to share files with each other was called Android Beam. While[...]

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