Hackers Using WhatsApp To Install Malware On Phones

If you’re among the masses of people using WhatsApp, for either Android or iOS, be advised that the Israeli hacking consortium known as the NSO Group may have installed spyware on the device you use WhatsApp on. A massive security flaw identified as CVE-2019-3568 has been discovered and weaponized by the NSO Group. This allows them to install spyware and …

Apple Developers Will Make Apps Usable On All Devices

Apple recently announced an important strategic change in direction that’s great news for developers.  In their next SDK release, developers will be able to build a single app that will work on every iPhone, iPad, and Mac the company makes. The benefits to developers are obvious, with the biggest being a general reduction of development time. There will be no …

Safari On Mac Now Vulnerable To Browser History Theft

There’s a new macOS security flaw you and your staff need to be aware of.  It was discovered by Jeff Johnson, the developer of the Underpass app for both Mac and iOS, and the StopTheMaddness Safari browser extension. Fortunately, the new flaw is not one that can be exploited remotely.  Users would have to be tricked into installing a malicious …

GPS Devices Could See Some Issues on April 6th

If you’re like most people, the GPS function on your smartphone has become the one feature you use and value more than any other. Few people these days can even remember what life was like before the ascendency of GPS.  Paper maps?  Written directions? Those things seem as archaic in today’s world as a stone axe. Unfortunately, your trusty GPS …

Apple Struggles To Prepare Their Paid News Service

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been busy.  Knowing that his company has little chance of dramatically increasing their market share in an increasingly saturated field for handheld devices, they’ve shifted gears. They are building a raft of new features and premium services into the Apple Store to make the product’s ecosystem even more vibrant than it already is. Among the …

New 5GE Coming To Phones Is Still In Development

AT&T is getting some pushback for what most industry insiders are calling a misleading indicator. It has started to appear on many new smartphones including both Androids and iPhones. With the latest update, a growing number of customers are now seeing a “5G E” indicator on their 4G phones, which leads to a momentary surge of excitement, leading customers to …

Security Issue Causes Apple To Disable Group Facetime Temporarily

Apple’s latest iOS release contained a feature that wowed and excited its massive user base.  Group FaceTime.  It was heralded as ‘the next Big Thing’ in the Apple ecosystem. Unfortunately, there are problems, and the company has been forced to temporarily disable the feature while they wrestle with a major security flaw. A bug in the code allows anyone to …

Privacy Advocates Win With Biometric Mobile Device Ruling 

A recent court ruling handed privacy advocates a big, and much needed win.  Prior to the ruling, law enforcement officials were in the habit of compelling “persons of interest” to unlock their phones via their face scan or fingerprint so that investigators could examine it. A US judge has now ruled that this is unacceptable, even in cases where there …

High Quality Photos May Affect Facial Recognition On Some Phones

One of the exciting new features offered by the latest smartphones is facial recognition, which allows users to unlock their devices simply by looking at them.  On paper, it’s a great feature and incredibly convenient, but there’s a problem. The issue was uncovered by a non-profit group called the Dutch Consumentenbond, which tested more than a hundred smartphones offered by …

Apple Music Will Soon Play Nice With Amazon Echo

Apple doesn’t tend to share well with other corporations, but they have made a few efforts to expand their services to the platforms of their competitors.  You can, for instance, download Apple Music onto an Android device or on Sonos Speakers. Soon, you’ll be able to access Apple Music on your Amazon Echo. The rollout is slated to begin the …