Tag Archives: security

Microsoft Backtracks

Update 1:33 PM: An earlier version of this story focused entirely on the fact that Microsoft will allow older hardware to install Windows 11 unofficially, even if the company neither recommends nor supports it. Since this story was written, Microsoft has released new information that points to a substantial loophole …

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iPhone Universal Jailbreak

  Apple urged iPhone owners to install the latest update to iOS last month, but that in and of itself wasn’t unusual. What was unusual was the reason for the update. Apple rolled out iOS 14.4 to plug a security hole that online criminals were actively exploiting. Now, that vulnerability …

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1 Billion Downloads

  Getting data from one place to another is easy when you’ve got reliable internet connectivity, but that’s not the case everywhere. That’s why an Android app called SHAREit has more than a billion downloads. Unfortunately, Trend Micro says the app is also a security nightmare that could allow intruders …

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Security Researcher

  The SolarWinds saga keeps getting worse as time goes by. Several days ago, news broke that some 18,000 companies had been compromised by a nation-state actor. The attackers in question are believed to be affiliated with Cozy Bear, aka APT29, aka the Russian government. The hack has hit multiple …

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Apple’s T2 Security Processor

  Apple loves to market itself on security and does so more often than most firms. This is always a risky proposition because nothing yells “Please attack me!” more loudly than advertising the strength of one’s security implementation. In this case, security researchers have found a problem in Apple’s T2 …

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The Ulysses Strategy

The Ulysses Strategy (Ulysses is the Latin name for Odysseus) is a method financial planners developed to keep savers and investors from listening to the sirens’ call that could wreck their financial ship. The Story of Ulysses and the Sirens In “The Odyssey,” the great adventurer Odysseus spends ten years …

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Samsung’s Tizen OS may be overrun with security flaws

Samsung is indisputably the most successful maker of Android devices, even with the trouble last year with the Note 7 battery fires. Android is doing fine right now — better than fine, actually. If that ever changes, Samsung is hedging its bets. Samsung has long had an in-house mobile platform …

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SXSW 2017: A look at the complex cyber security chess game

AUSTIN – Information security has never been more front and center than it is now. The recent hacking of the Democratic National Committee; the implications that Russia — a sovereign country — may have been deeply involved; the potential implication it had on a national election; and the accusations, difficulty …

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