(NOTE: Apple will drop support for Adobe Flash in
their Safari browser on January 23rd)
Protect Yourself From Cybercriminals
Google researchers find serious privacy risks in
Safari’s anti-tracking protections
Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention can open
users to a variety of attacks.
Targeted Phishing Campaign Leverages Death of
Iranian General Qasem Suleimani
How to Create a Checklist in Google Docs or Slides
What Are My Hotmail and Outlook.com Account
Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Microsoft account
compromise and loss happens. How to get your account back varies
based on just what was stolen. I'll review different scenarios.
How to block or unblock someone on Skype in a few
How to Remove That Microsoft Warning Alert
It's a scam you don't want to fall for
How to block Facebook and Google from identifying
- A New York Times report over the weekend
discussed a company named Clearview AI that can easily recognize
people’s faces when someone uploads a picture.
- It scrapes this data from the internet and
sites people commonly use, such as Facebook and YouTube, according
to the report.
- You can stop Facebook and Google from
recognizing your face in their systems, which is one step toward
regaining your privacy.
- Still, it probably won’t entirely stop
companies like Clearview AI from recognizing you, since they’re
not using the systems developed by Google or Facebook.
12 Creative Uses for Smart Plugs That’ll Make You
New Clop Ransomware Encrypts Windows Processes
New phishing tactics bait victims
Plus, more news bytes of the week, including the
resignation of Pete Buttigieg’s CISO, Ukraine asking the FBI for
help investigating a cyberattack, and the data breach of an adult
Worried about an NSA ChainOfFools/CurveBall attack?
There are lots of moving parts. Test your system.
While many researchers recommend that you install
Microsoft’s January Patch Tuesday updates to fend off a
not-yet-imminent attack from the CVE-2020-0601 security hole,
skeptics who are concerned about buggy Windows updates can now
independently check their systems. Thanks to SANS, it’s easy.
Iowa caucus app sparks election security concerns
Every level of the election process has come under
scrutiny since the intelligence community determined Russia tried
to interfere in the 2016 election.
Review: Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD – faster than
the T5 with fingerprint security in tow [Video]
How to Read More Books This Year: 5 Tips to Keep
You on Track
Looking to read more this year? It's easy, and you
don't have to move to a remote cabin in the middle of nowhere to
make it happen.
Ring announces 6 new products, along with measures
to quiet criticism of its privacy practices
A revamped Ring Control Center promises to make it
easier for users to manage their privacy settings while using
Ring’s video doorbells, cameras, and other home security devices.
Don't Trust Netflix's 'Most Popular' List
Top Staples Printers 2020
US jitters about the possibility of Iranian
cyberattacks persist. While many of the warnings (and Space Daily
has a useful collection) are founded largely on a priori
probability, Cyberint reminds all that Iran does have a track
record in cyberspace.
Smart Speaker Sales Soar as Owners Buy Multiple
More people are buying smart speakers—and one of
the reasons the numbers have risen so high recently is that many
owners have purchased more than one device
Anyone can snap a photo of you and see who you are,
where you live
Iran-Linked RAT Used in Recent Attacks on European
How to Find and Replace Text and Numbers in Excel
Can I Count on Mail to a Bad Address Bouncing Back?
If you send email to an invalid address or a closed
account, usually you'll get a bounce back. Usually. But you cannot
count on bounces.
Best Self-Monitored Home Security Systems With No
How to Set up a VPN in Windows 10
Looking for more privacy? Add a VPN to your Windows
Google CEO eyes major opportunity in health care,
says it will protect privacy
- Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet and its
Google subsidiary, that health care offers the biggest potential
over the next five to 10 years for using artificial intelligence
to improve outcomes.
- The CEO of Alphabet and its Google
subsidiary also vowed that the technology giant will heed privacy
- U.S. lawmakers have raised questions about
Google’s access to the health records of tens of millions of
How to Use Amazon Echo and Alexa to Be More
Cyber Attack Fears Rise Over Iran Conflict
Answers to key questions on massive Telnet IoT data
FAQ: Microsoft's new Edge explained
Microsoft's Chromium-based browser has officially
arrived, no doubt bringing questions from users about what it
means for them. We've got answers.
Angelina Jolie to produce BBC Show to help kids
spot fake news
"I hope it will help children find the information
and tools they need to make a difference on the issues that matter
to them," Jolie said of the show.
Apple Watch Connected: a rewards program that works
as you work out at the gym
5 Fascinating Books About Computers and Technology
Have you ever wanted to know the story behind the
computer on your desk or in your pocket?
Braun circles back to hi-fi audio
As the German manufacturer prepares to celebrate
its 100th anniversary, it seeks to resurrect its reputation as a
purveyor of high-fidelity audio.
ProtonMail Just Launched A Calendar So You Can
Encrypt Your 2020
This highly rated, camera-packing drone is just $67
The Snaptain A15 drone is on sale for $67.50 on
Amazon after a discount and a 25 percent off coupon.
CRN offers a rundown of opinion to the effect that
reaction to CVE-2020-0601 has been “overblown,” and to be sure the
NSA-disclosed Windows crypto flaw is not apocalyptic, but it’s
nonetheless one that should be patched without delay.
How Much Do Your Devices Cost You Per Year?
Even thought we're holding onto our smartphones
longer, getting caught up in the upgrade cycle can be costly.
Gas pump skimmers steal your money – here’s how to
Serious Vulnerabilities Expose Honeywell
Surveillance Systems to Attacks
How to Fix Your Crooked iPhone Photos Automatically
Why Am I Getting Spam from Myself?
Getting spam from yourself? We all do. I'll look at
why it happens; what little you can do about it; and something
unlikely but important to check.
After its launch was delayed due to 'high demand,'
the $1,500 Motorola Razr foldable smartphone finally has a release
How Do I Start Windows in Safe Mode?
Start in Safe Mode in Windows 10, Windows 8, or
The US needs a national privacy law for personal
data, Salesforce co-CEO says
- “There is no question there needs to be
some sort of regulation in the United States,” the Salesforce
- Speaking at the same panel, the CEO of
PayPal said that the current way of displaying terms and
conditions is not good for anybody.
New PC? 15 Must-Have Windows Applications You
Should Install First
North Korea Accused of Attacking Windows Users
Answers to 5 key questions about highly publicized
How to FBI-proof your encrypted iPhone backups
Keep it local
Already saturated with politics? News stations are
about to step it up.
With a record $10 billion in political advertising
at stake, the news industry is expanding operations to all corners
— from broadcasting live campaign events to offering daily news
shows on entertainment platforms.
Bloomberg: New low-cost iPhone entering production
next month, could be released in March
Life in the (second) age of pirates.
Nexx Smart Wi-Fi Garage Door Controller NXG-200
review: Sophisticated, but very expensive
We dig the features, but not the price tag.
This Is the Decade Smartwatches Actually Became a
The magnificent Fitbit Inspire HR is just $70, but
only for 24 hours
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excellent price for 24 hours at Amazon.
Microsoft’s fix for Windows’ CryptoAPI, issued
yesterday with credit to NSA for telling Microsoft about the
vulnerability, prompted an emergency directive from the Department
of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security
Hottest PC Components and Storage at CES 2020: AMD,
and SSDs, Still Rising
A 64-core/128-thread CPU. A new challenger in
laptop processors. A feisty new fighter in midrange graphics.
These three things have three letters in common. Plus: SSDs take
on stunning new capacities, speeds, and looks.
Facebook will now alert you when another company
accesses your data
US Presses France for 'Strong Security Measures'
How to Set Up iCloud Email and Calendar Access on
Phishing: How to Know It When You See It
Phishing is a way scammers trick you into providing
your personal and financial details. Phishing opens the door to
identity theft, and more.
Microsoft accidently exposed 250 million customer
How to Boot From a USB Device
Make your PC boot from a USB flash drive or
external hard drive
Amazon just filed a bunch of international
trademarks for ‘Amazon Pharmacy’
The Best Free Movie Streaming Websites
Scammed by Easy / Net PC Expert? Here's What to Do
Avast continues support for Microsoft’s Windows 7
Apple Watch gym partnerships give you perks for
Starting today with four gyms
Dating apps sharing personal data with third party
Many Americans use dating apps as a way to meet
other people, but a lot of those services share users’ data with
outside companies. Security experts recommend not giving these
apps more information than they need and to delete them if you
aren’t using them.
Broadcom announces new ‘high-performance component’
deals with Apple, valued at $15B
Some tech I loved is getting worse and I’m mad
Emporia Vue energy monitor review: Understand your
home’s energy consumption without breaking the bank
Even novices can use this system to easily get a
grip on how much juice they’re using.
Google Search Now Has a (I'll Probably Never)
This portable music player blows your iPhone out of
the water—and it's on sale
Inside the World's Highest-Stakes
Industrial Hacking Contest
At Pwn2Own, hackers had no trouble
dismantling systems that help run everything from car washes to
The Secret to a Better Laptop Privacy
Filter? Your Reflection
The SureView Gen 4 integrated laptop
privacy filter harnesses the screen's natural reflectiveness,
obfuscating the view from an angle without affecting picture
Windows users beware: New ransomware
can lock you out of your PC
Multiple Vulnerabilities Found in AMD
ATI Radeon Graphics Cards
Google CEO Sundar Pichai: ‘Privacy
cannot be a luxury good’
Apple's Fancy Browser Privacy Tech May
Do More Harm Than Good
First Look: Surface Duo OS