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Another Day, Another Adobe Flash Malware Warning

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 […]

Domain Squatting: Typos Open Consumers To Phishing Attack

Typos used to be merely annoying, but now they can make you the target of a phishing attack.     Scammers are reserving the URLs for misspelled versions of legitimate websites in order to trick people into giving up their logins and other personal and financial information. As reported by Slate: Cybersecurity firm Endgame noticed […]

Date Change & 3rd Party Repairs Can Kill Your iPhone

Many consumers have recently learned the hard way that doing either of these two things is a great way to render your iPhone useless.   Changing Your iPhone’s Date Back To 1970 Or Earlier Will NOT Load A Retro Apple Theme… …but it will kill your iPhone. Wired had this to say about it: The […]

Security Alert: Don’t Fall For The New Smart Card Phishing Scam

By now, most people know their credit, debit and even in some cases ID cards are going to be replaced by “smart cards”: cards with a tiny processor chip built right in that makes the card’s transactions more secure. Click here to see my post explaining what smart cards are and how they work. Unfortunately, […]

Comcast Xfinity Home Security Makes Homes MORE Vulnerable To Break-Ins

  If you’ve signed up for Comcast’s Xfinity Home Security System, I’ve got some very bad news for you. Security experts uncovered a security hole in that system big enough for thieves to drive a truck through—using nothing more advanced than simple radio frequency jamming equipment—last November. Those experts notified Comcast about it back then, […]