Category: Technology

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 […]

People with trypophobia are having trouble with iPhone’s new design People with the fear of small holes, a phobia known as trypophobia, are reportedly having difficulty with Apple’s iPhone 11 design. The problem stems from the iPhone’s rear camera set up that has three high-powered lenses packed closely together. Sitting alongside the camera lenses are […]

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 […]

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 […]