The New Microsoft Office App Looks Like A Winner

In November of 2019, Microsoft made an announcement and gave users an early look at a new unified Office app designed specifically for Android and iOS devices. The purpose, of course, was to provide the essential functionality of Office in a faster, leaner, and lighter package that was better suited for use on mobile devices. As of February 19th, 2020, …

Latest iOS Update Brings Several Important Bug Fixes

Not long ago, security researcher Brian Krebs discovered an issue with the iPhone 11. It contains a chip dubbed U1, which functions on UWB (Ultra Wide Band). Due to international regulatory requirements, the U1 chip has to disable itself at certain locations, which means that the phone has to periodically check for a user’s location, even if you have that …

iPhone Now Works As A Security Key For Google

Google continues to improve security and its user experience in the Apple ecosystem. The most recent update to the company’s Smart Lock app on iOS allows users to use their iPhone as a physical security key (if and where two factor authentication technology is enabled). Once it’s set up, it works like this: If you log on to a Google …

Another WhatsApp Vulnerability Has Been Found

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging platform in the world. Unfortunately, that means it’s got a giant bullseye on it where hackers are concerned. In recent months, the company has faced no end of troubles as a raft of vulnerabilities have been exposed and exploited by hackers from every corner of the globe. The company is still reeling from the …

Several New Issues Being Seen With Apple’s Latest iOS

Apple is the largest tech company in the world. Their iPhones are in the hands of legions of loyal, faithful users all across the globe. Unfortunately, the latest build of the iPhone’s operating system, iOS 13.1.2, has been plagued with serious issues that render their vaunted smartphones virtually useless. Even more problematic, the company seems to be their own worst …

New Charging Cables Could Hack Your Devices

A security researcher known as “_MG_” on Twitter has invented a modified Apple Lightning cable that could allow a hacker to remotely access any Mac computer using them.  He demonstrated his new invention, dubbed the “OM.G Cable” at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas recently. The Lightning Cable is used by Apple owners to charge their devices and …

Apple Will Stop Listening To Siri Recordings For Now

Not long ago, both Google and Apple found themselves in hot water when it came to light that both companies had been making use of third-party partners to review Siri recordings. As the companies explained at the time, their goal was to make their voice recognition software more efficient and more effective. After they found themselves at the center of …

Update Your iPhone To Avoid Latest iMessage Security Vulnerability

If you own an iPhone, be aware that a new iMessage vulnerability has been recently found and patched by Apple. This was part of the iOS 12.4 update. The flaw allowed hackers to access and read the contents of files stored on iOS devices remotely. They could access files the same way as the device owner with no sandbox, and …

Ransomware Now Sends Malicious Texts Through Mobile Device

If you own an Android device, there’s a new threat to be at least moderately concerned about.  It takes the form of a new ransomware family that spreads from one victim to the next with text messages that contain poisoned links to every contact on an infected device. The ESET research team that found the software had this to say …

Update iPhone to Avoid Possible iMessage Bug

People like and tend to gravitate to Apple products because the company has gone to great lengths to make their products are highly secure. Sure, you pay more for them, but most people justify the added expense because a) they look better and are better designed than competing products and b) they’ve got a reputation for being more secure. Unfortunately, …