Category: Hardware

The FBI is warning about an attack that bypasses multi-factor authentication Recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyber Division sent out a Private Industry Notification (PIN) to warn about cyber criminals using social engineering and technical attacks to circumvent multi-factor authentication (MFA). The FBI still recommends that companies use MFA, stating “Multi-factor authentication continues to […]

A CPU Memory concept has been published in an effort to fight security attacks The Intel STORM (STrategic Offensive Research & Mitigations) team published a white paper that suggests the development and implementation of a new kind of CPU memory. This new CPU memory would be able to block side-channel attacks like Spectre and Meltdown. […]

Mobile sales are taking a toll on PC sales Personal computing device shipments are forecast to drop below 400 million in 2020. PC shipments have not been that low since 2010. Both PC and tablet sales are projected to decline by 2% a year until 2023, as forecast by the International Data Corporation (IDC). The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Modems and Phones with 5G can’t handle the heat 5G is fantastic, but has a limiting factor that affects where the technology can be deployed. Those limiting factors include walls, windows, people, water, or even water vapor in the atmosphere. Well, new reports have shown that 5G has another even more problematic limiting factor: heat. […]

Samsung is relaunching their new foldable cellphone in September The Galaxy Fold is set to take the stage again in September. Following Samsung’s embarrassing foldable cellphone issues in April, their redesign works to improve not just design, but also function. In Samsung’s released statement they reassured users that they have “taken the time to fully […]