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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 […]

Firefox Enabled The Adobe Flash Plugin Again, But That Doesn’t Mean It’s Safe

Firefox Has Stopped Blocking Flash, But That Doesn’t Mean Flash Is Safe To bring any latecomers up to speed about why I’ve long taken the position that the Adobe Flash browser plugin is not safe and needs to die: Why Can’t I Play Flash Games & Videos On My Thingie? (8/6/13) Stop Complaining That Your […]

Revisiting FBI/Moneypak on Fire Tablets

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Gmail’s Last Account Activity Feature Shows Who’s Been Accessing Your Account

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Lenovo Superfish: How To Tell If You’ve Got It, How To Get Rid Of It

  If You Bought A Lenovo Computer Between Last September And Now, It Probably Has Superfish Since last September Lenovo has been shipping laptops with Superfish “adware” pre-installed. Once installed, Superfish can display its own ads in your browser. That’s pretty slimy, but it’s not the worst thing about Superfish: in order to get the […]