Archive for August, 2018

Android Malware Could Access Your Pictures And Calls

Android users have a new threat to contend with, according to a sixteen-page whitepaper outlining a new malware strain. The paper was published by a group of security researchers working for Bitdefender. ...

Survey Shows Teens Are Concerned About Their Screen Time

According to a recent survey conducted by Pew Research Center, 54 percent of teens say that they spend too much time on their cellphones. Acknowledging you have a problem is the first, ...

Encrypted Chats Are Now Available In Skype

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it had entered into a partnership with Open Whisper Systems, the makers of the Signal app.   The purpose of the partnership was to bring Signal's open ...

Gmail Releases New Confidential Mode 

Google has introduced a new Gmail feature called "Confidential Mode," which seeks to make sending and receiving important or sensitive emails more secure.  Unfortunately, it may have inadvertently created as many problems ...

If You Use Photoshop, Update Immediately

Do you use Photoshop? Does anyone who works for you use it?  If so, you'll want to apply the latest security patch immediately. Two new vulnerabilities were discovered after the release of ...

New Intel Vulnerability Named Foreshadow Found

Intel has had a tough time of things so far this year.  The most recent trouble stems from yet another newly discovered security flaw in the company's processors, bearing the inelegant name ...

Macs Can Be Hacked With Synthetic Dismissal On Warning Boxes

Depending on the lens you view him through, Patrick Wardle (former hacker for the NSA and macOS security expert) is either your best friend or your worst nightmare. Most people (whether fans ...

Fax Machines Might Be Gateway To Next Hacker Attack

Nothing bad could possibly happen to your company's network if the only piece of information the hackers have is your fax number, right? Unfortunately not, according to recent research by employees at ...

Cortana May Have Flaw Allowing Unauthorized System Access 

Researchers at McAfee have demonstrated a method that hackers could use to perform an end-run around Cortana and access data, run malicious code, or even change a locked computer's password.  In this ...

Android Still Tracking Users With Location History Turned Off

According to Google's support page on the matter, disabling your phone's "Location History" in your phone's privacy settings will prevent Google from tracking every move you make. The support page reads as ...

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DoorDash Leaks Personal Data Of Users And Drivers

DoorDash Leaks Personal Data Of Users And Drivers

Another week, another high-profile data breach. This time, DoorDash confirmed on a recent blog post that data on nearly five million[...]
Some Android Apps Are Charging People Big Money

Some Android Apps Are Charging People Big Money

Security researchers at Sophos Labs have alerted Google to the presence of more than two dozen apps on the Play[...]
Attachment Extensions Carrying Malware Banned On Microsoft Outlook

Attachment Extensions Carrying Malware Banned On Microsoft Outlook

One of the most common means by which malware winds up on the computers of its victims is via an[...]

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