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Android Ransomware Infections Declined in 2017

Android users have a reason to cheer.  According to the latest report by ESET, the number of ransomware attacks targeting Android devices declined in 2017.  The decline represents a bit of ...

Sim Cards Can Now Be Built Into Processors

SIM cards have long been a source of frustration for equipment manufacturers.  With the relentless drive to produce smaller and smaller devices, the SIM card is a hurdle to be overcome.  ...

New Apple Update Available for Character Bug Solution

Recently, another "exotic character" bug was found in iOS.  If someone sends this particular character (a special character that's part of the Indian language pack) to your phone via any messaging ...

Known Bug On Macs May Be Causing Lost Data

Do you own a Mac?  Do you use APFS "sparse disk images?"  If so, be aware that under certain conditions, your trusty computer may allow you to copy important data into ...

40 Percent Of All Login Attempts Are From Bots

Here's a statistic that is as disturbing as it is frustrating.  According to the latest "State of the Internet/Security" report for the fourth quarter of 2017, as published by Akamai, bot-traffic ...

Traditional Hard Drive Technology Is Evolving

Rumors of the death of HDD technology have been greatly exaggerated.  The advancement of solid state technology and its increasing rate of adoption has been largely responsible for this, but don't ...

IRS Labeled Email Could Contain Ransomware

There's a new strain of the "Rapid Ransomware" making the rounds, and because of how it's being transmitted, it's destined to have a higher than average rate of infection.  The new ...

New Bug Discovered in iOS That Can Disable iPhone Apps

Last year, Apple had to fix a "special character" bug in their Message app that was more of an annoyance than anything.  This year, a new special character bug has been ...

Google Will Get Tougher On Websites Not Using HTTPS

Google is poised to make an important change to its Chrome browser beginning in July 2018. Here's the summary from Emily Schechter, the Google Chrome Security Product Manager: "For the past ...

Changes To Google Images Will Make Image Theft Difficult

Image theft is one of the biggest problems on the internet.  If you're a photographer, you've almost certainly lost money because people find your work online and make a copy of ...

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