iOS 12.1.4 Update Now Available

Apple has released the latest update to their iOS mobile operator system for iPhone and iPad. This update fixes the Group FaceTime bug which was discovered a couple weeks ago. Please download and install this update on your iOS devices as soon as you are able.

Google: All your leaked passwords are belong to us – here’s a Chrome extension to find them • The Register

During its incessant web crawling, Google’s search engine constantly encounters credentials dumped by hackers or left exposed by the careless. And because it can, the ad confectionery copies and encrypts these spilled usernames and passwords. Armed with this info, the Chocolate Factory directed its software engineers, in conjunction with crypto boffins from Stanford University, to […]

Grumble Pai: FCC boss told by House Dems to try the novel concept of putting US folks first, big biz second • The Register

Numerous FCC decisions since Pai became chair two years ago have raised eyebrows, with the regulator repeatedly ignoring serious concerns to push through policy changes that appear designed to benefit the mobile and cable industries. Most controversial was the decision to reverse net neutrality regulations but Pai has also changed ownership rules that a fellow […]

Major iPhone FaceTime bug lets you hear the audio of the person you are calling … before they pick up – 9to5Mac

Strongly recommend iPhone users disable FaceTime on their devices IMMEDIATELY until Apple releases a fix. A significant bug has been discovered in FaceTime and is currently spreading virally over social media. The bug lets you call anyone with FaceTime, and immediately hear the audio coming from their phone — before the person on the other […]

Happy Thursday! 770 MEEELLLION email addresses and passwords found in yuge data breach • The Register

I highly recommend you look into using one of the following password managers: LastPass 1Password KeyPass LessPass Security firm ESET’s Jake Moore opined: “There has never been a better time to change your password… If you’re one of those people who think it won’t happen to you, then it probably already has. Password managing applications […]

Facebook’s ’10 Year Challenge’ Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right? | WIRED

This is another reminder that you should consider carefully what you do and share on social media. Through the Facebook meme, most people have been helpfully adding that context back in (e.g. “me in 2008, and me in 2018”), as well as further info, in many cases, about where and how the pic was taken […]

Delete All Your Apps – Motherboard

Once a year, I wipe all of my devices and reload from scratch. I also do not install any of the Facebook apps (Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp). I’m looking at moving away from Google services because of their privacy issues as well. Today’s news isn’t surprising to me, but it is concerning. It might be […]

It’s time for BYOF (bring your own Fi) | Computerworld

This idea intrigues be greatly. How feasible would it be to require employees who wish to use their personal devices for work to use Google Fi? I’m also interested as I’m looking at Google Fi once my phone is paid off with T-Mobile. Google Fi will greatly reduce costs by putting the burden of managing […]

Marriott data breach: What to do if you were affected – CNN

Fortunately, I don’t have a Marriott account, but I’m sure I’ve stayed at at least one of their properties in the past four years. If you have, as well, you should read this article and take the necessary precautions to minimize anything the hackers could do if they were able to gather your information. Marriott […]