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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 […]

Sophisticated Gmail Phishing Scam: Don’t Get Caught In The Net

A sophisticated Gmail phishing scam that first popped up last year seems to gaining steam, even among tech-savvy consumers, because it’s unusually well-designed.     This new scheme employs the usual trick of getting the email recipient to click on a bogus link, but the email appears to be from a known contact and the […]

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 […]

Windows Users: Uninstall QuickTime NOW

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 […]

Malware in Google Play Books Store

I’ve previously written posts to inform consumers Why You Should NEVER Get Your Apps From Google Play, and have also warned my readers about Counterfeit Kindle Books, but there’s a new threat in town: malware and phishing scams contained in ebooks sold in the Google Play Books store.     How Is This Possible? PDF […]