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Malware Found Preloaded On New Android Phones

Ars Technica is reporting on malware found preloaded on new Android phones, which sounds pretty scary at first, but the problem is easily avoided so read on.     From Ars Technica: A commercial malware scanner used by businesses has recently detected an outbreak of malware that came preinstalled on more than three dozen Android […]

Ransomware Disguised As An Android Battery Monitor App

I’ve been warning my readers away from Google Play for years, and at the end of January ZDNet reported on yet another reason to follow that advice: ransomware disguised as an Android battery monitor app was recently found on (and removed from) the Google Play app store.     From ZDNet: Dubbed ‘Charger’ by cybersecurity […]

Malicious JPEGs Are Out To Get Your iPhone

On Monday Apple released a critical security patch for iOS 10.1, and if you don’t have it yet you need to get it ASAP because malicious JPEGs are out to get your iPhone.     According to Apple’s own announcement about the CoreGraphics update included in the 10.1 patch: Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted JPEG […]

Gmail Introduces New Security Measures

Last week Google announced it’s now in the process of rolling out a Gmail update that adds two new security features. If you use Gmail, you will be seeing these changes in your own email inbox in the coming weeks.     User Authentication Following the update, Gmail will attempt to authenticate the identity of […]

Cici’s & Wendy’s Security Breaches

If you’ve used a credit or debit card at Wendy’s or Cici’s since about November of last year, your card data may have been exposed in a data breach.     Wendy’s is now admitting the breach it acknowledged in January of this year affects MANY more than the 300 restaurants it originally claimed were […]