Apple typically keeps their iPhones locked up pretty tight. Some have complained that this makes it almost impossible to customize an iPhone on the same level as an Android device, although it has been suggested that this is done for security purposes. However, it seems that Apple could be relaxing on that rule, at least for a select group of users.
For the most part, Google does a pretty good job at sifting out unwanted emails, such as spam and phishing emails. However, this doesn’t mean that the system cannot be improved upon, which is why Google will soon start to test allowing brands to better authenticate their emails with logos within Gmail.
Recently, several high profile accounts on Twitter were hacked and were taken over to advertise a bitcoin scam. Some of the accounts that were affected included accounts from Uber, Apple, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and so on. However, the good news is that if you were worried that this hack could have compromised your passwords, Twitter is claiming that is not the case.
As many of you might have heard, several high profile Twitter accounts belonging to huge companies like Uber and also high profile users like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and so on were hacked and had their accounts taken over. The hackers then used these accounts to share a bitcoin scam in which it was alleged that the hackers made over $100,000 during that brief period in time.
If you’ve been browsing Twitter and have come across several posts by big brand accounts or high profile users advertising a bitcoin giveaway, you should probably ignore those. This is because there seems to be a spate of Twitter hacks that have been going around where these high profile accounts are being taken over to advertise a bitcoin scam.
Our modern day devices are a bit too smart which is why when it comes to exams, schools typically only allow certain preapproved electronics like scientific/financial calculators. These calculators are smart in the sense that they can pull off a ton of calculations, but due to the fact that they are offline, it makes it rather difficult to cheat with it.
Physical credit card skimmers aren’t new and while they can be disguised, it is relatively easy to spot it if you know what you’re looking for. Unfortunately, it seems that credit card skimmers have gone virtual where according to a report from Malwarebytes, it appears that hackers are now hiding these virtual skimmers inside the metadata of images on compromised online storefronts.
In the past, we have heard of various attempts to spy on users through all kinds of methods, such as hijacking your computer’s webcam/microphone, smart speakers, and so on. However, it seems that hackers might have discovered a potentially new way to spy on people using nothing more than an ordinary light bulb.
When it comes to protecting your computer against malware, the majority of people rely on software. However, software can really only do so much and might not be particularly effective against certain types of malware, such as control-flow hijacking attacks that might not be detected as they tend to hide behind legitimate code.
One of the changes Apple introduced to its platforms last year was a new service called “Sign in with Apple”. This is basically a login service where you use your Apple ID to sign up and sign into online services. This is in addition to other login services offered by the likes of Facebook and Google and was created as an alternative sign-in service with an emphasis on privacy.
According to some, it is said that if we are not using Bluetooth, we should turn it off. This is said to not only help improve battery life, but it also helps keep our devices more secure as it makes it undiscoverable by other devices. Turns out that there might be some merit to the latter claims, according to a recent research paper.
In countries like the US, there are programs that help those who are unemployed by allowing them to claim unemployment benefits. These programs have become more important than ever, due to the coronavirus pandemic that has forced many companies to temporarily or permanently shut down.
While many computer makers have been more than eager to adopt Thunderbolt to their computers, Microsoft has remained as one of the few that have not, citing security issues as one of the reasons why. It turns out that Microsoft’s concerns are indeed valid, especially with a new Thunderbolt security flaw discovered that could leave millions of PCs vulnerable.
As much as companies try to test their devices to look for bugs and security flaws, it would be impossible for them to spot everything. This is because we all use our devices differently, and the various combinations and deviations are simply too many for companies to consider every scenario.