Mom Said… Archive

Spotify’s Been Hacked

Posted April 27, 2016 By Mom

As of this writing Spotify is denying their site has been hacked, but they offer no explanation for how hundreds of Spotify users’ login credentials and account details were leaked online. From TechCrunch: A list containing hundreds of Spotify account credentials – including emails, usernames, passwords, account type and other details – has popped up […]

Windows Users: Uninstall QuickTime NOW

Posted April 20, 2016 By Mom

Just a quick, but VERY IMPORTANT advisory today. Word came from Apple late last week that a potentially catastrophic security hole has been found in the Windows version of their QuickTime video player software/web browser plugin, and APPLE HAS NO PLANS TO RELEASE A PATCH. Apple and Microsoft are BOTH warning Windows users to uninstall […]

I’ve written about the dangers of the Adobe Flash plug-in many times, but I know lots of people are still using it. So maybe if all the warnings to date haven’t convinced them to dump the Flash plugin, Adobe’s emergency rollout of a patch to prevent a Flash ransomware problem last week will make them […]

You may recall Netflix being among the most outspoken critics of data throttling when AT&T and other Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have been found guilty of it in the past, so it came as quite a shock when Netflix admitted to doing the same thing to its own customers late last month. Per The Washington […]

If you’ve noticed a mysterious battery drain on your phone or tablet and you use the Facebook mobile app, it’s probably the culprit.     According to a Guardian UK report: Last year [the Facebook mobile app] was accused of using background tricks to stay active even when it wasn’t being used…concerns about Facebook’s Android […]