People Using Mobile Data Instead Of Internet Service Providers

The ongoing pandemic has impacted daily life in the United States in a number of ways, some predictable and others surprising. On the predictable side, when tens of thousands of employees were asked to work from home, broadband internet connectivity saw a huge surge in use and nearly 80 percent of broadband users upgraded their service to get better speeds. …

Mobile App Vulnerabilities Found To Leave Data Unsecured

Most apps these days make use of cloud storage in order to minimize their footprint on your device. That’s good in theory, but based on new research from Zimperium, a disappointing percentage of app developers don’t do nearly enough to secure the data they’re housing for you. In fact, the recent study indicated that fully 14 percent of iOS and …

Latest Apple Update Fixes Web Security Flaw On Most Devices

Recently, two different security researchers (Clement Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group, and Alison Huffman from Microsoft’s Browser Vulnerability Research Group) discovered a pair of serious security vulnerability impacting Apple devices. The bugs, tracked as CVE-2021-1844 and CVE-2021-21166 respectively, are browser-based memory issues that could have allowed remote code execution if the victim navigated or was directed to a website …

With New Update iPhone Adds iMessage Security Feature

Do you have a favorite app you use for chatting or for keeping in touch with family and friends? Most people have a go-to app that serves as their first choice, and many have a small constellation of apps they use, having 1-2 for family and another app or two for business contacts. Unfortunately, given the popularity of messaging and …

Update iOS For Security Fixes, New Features, And Bug Fixes

If you own an Apple phone or tablet, you’re definitely going to want to make upgrading to the latest version of iOS a priority. While it is not as significant as version 14.3 was, the new release of version 14.4, comes with a number of enhancements you’re almost certain to love. Here’s a quick look at what you can expect: …

Soon Apple Will Add App Tracking Information To iOS

Recently, Apple announced two important new improvements to the way the company handles and tracks user data. That includes data used by third-party apps downloaded and installed from the Apple App Store. According to the company’s statement, both changes would be available by late spring of this year (2021). The first of these is an easy-to-understand report entitled “A Day …

Some Smartphones Hold Their Value Better Than Others Says Report

Cellphones are everywhere. There are literally billions of them in service and many people have and regularly use more than one. They also represent a significant investment, and the hope is that when you buy one, it will provide you with at least a few years of reliable service and retain a fair amount of its value. You get it …

Latest iPhone iOS 14.3 Update Makes Privacy A Priority

If you have a smartphone, and these days, almost everyone has at least one, you’re incredibly easy to track. That’s especially true if you have more than a handful of apps on your phone, because apps are notoriously bad about demanding access to details about you they don’t need in order to function. From the app maker’s perspective, it’s easy …

New iPhone Security Hack Allows Total Takeover Of Device

Do you own an iPhone? If so, although you may not know the name, you owe Ian Beer your thanks. Recently, he discovered an absolutely devastating iPhone hack that allowed attackers to take complete control over a target device from a distance with absolutely no action required on the part of an unsuspecting victim. In virtually every phone hack out …

Recent iOS Update Addresses A Number of Security Vulnerabilities

If you use an Apple device running iOS, then you’ll want to update to the latest version (14.2) immediately. In the latest update, Apple has patched a trio of ‘Zero Day Vulnerabilities’ known to have been used by hackers to exploit unpatched systems. The three issues addressed are as follows: CVE-2020-27930 – This issue is a remote code execution flaw …