Month: September 2019

Android’s Trusted Face unlocking method has disappeared from devices running Android 10 or below Trusted Face, Android’s unlocking safety feature, has been around since 2014, but recently was quietly removed from Android devices altogether. Both stock and OEM devices running Android 10 or below are affected. The feature had been accessible under Settings – Security […]

Samsung’s highly rated Galaxy Tab S6 is a hit The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 just hit the market to rave reviews. Released September of 2019, this is Samsung’s latest high-end tablet, retailing for $649. Featuring a 10.5 inch 2560×1600 OLED display, a 2.84GHz Snapdragon 855, and a 7040mAh battery, this tablet means business. The base […]

Over 200 million devices vulnerable to remote takeover The operating system that may be controlling everything from elevators, medical equipment, and other mission-critical systems is vulnerable to attacks that give attackers complete control of the device. Researchers found that it accounts for about 200 million internet-connected devices. Researchers with security firm Armis identified 11 vulnerabilities […]

Poll finds that security concerns go out the window around free WiFi A survey of 1,195 internet users found that 82% of people state that they will connect to any available free WiFi that’s available in a public place. When they were asked about the security implications of such a decision, a shocking 71% of […]

Malwarebytes has launched a free safe browsing extension for Chrome and Firefox Malwarebytes has released a new browser extension aimed at safeguarding consumers from scammers. Browser Guard is available for both Chrome and Firefox. The tool works by blocking pop-ups, browser hijacking and browser locking (including the popular ‘tech support scams’. It also filters out […]

Surprise! Apple unveiled a newer, bigger iPad Apple has unveiled their 7th-generation iPad and it’s going to begin shipping on September 30th. This new model comes with a 10.2 inch 2160×1620 “Retina” display. The older model size is a 9.7-inch display. Don’t get too excited for the new model though, as this newer release also […]

Manufacturers left a default password of ‘123456’ on GPS trackers causing security risk Over 30 models of commonly used GPS trackers for pets, kids, and the elderly have been shown to be compromised due to manufacturers setting them up with a standard ‘123456’ password. Security researchers at Czech cyber-security firm Avast have reported that at […]

Firefox recently updated their future releases blog with a long time project that will be added to an upcoming release. Starting in 2017, Mozilla began working on the DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) protocol. Then, in June of 2018, they started running experiments in Firefox to ensure that the performance and user experience with DoH were great. So […]

In certain scenarios, iPhones leak phone numbers through Bluetooth Security researchers are reporting that they can extract a user’s phone number from the Bluetooth traffic coming from an iPhone smartphone during certain operations. The attack works because of how Bluetooth works when it is enabled on an Apple device. The device sends Bluetooth Low Energy […]

New data spells out the alarming trend of using outdated software Running an unsupported or near end-of-life operating system increases security risks. Despite that fact, new research from Kaspersky has revealed that many businesses and consumers are still using Windows 7. Some users have yet to even upgrade past Windows XP! Researchers from Kaspersky analyzed […]