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Updated to the New Apple iOS? Here are 10 Changes You Need to Know

Apple released iOS 11, its newest version of the mobile operating system powering iPhones and iPads last month. And as is the case every time such a major update happens, countless Apple device users users are facing a decision on whether or not to download it, not knowing what to expect.

The newest iteration has some potentially major changes in stock, depending on how you use your mobile device. So whether you’re already completed the update or are still considering it, here are 10 features that are new to iOS 11 for your consideration. Continue Reading

What’s New With iOS 10.3?

iOS 10.3 is an important new release, with new features from Siri to the file system. As with almost every release, it includes lots of security fixes, so just staying safe is enough of a reason to upgrade. The latest version is actually 10.3.2, which fixes some bugs and security issues. The release notes are available from Apple.

Version 10.3 requires an iPhone 5, fourth-generation iPad, sixth-generation iPod Touch, or later. Continue Reading

Ransomware – WannaCry locks down all the files on an infected computer

Organizations in dozens of countries have all been hit with the same ransomware program, a variant of WannaCrypt (also known as WanaCrypt0r and WCry). Cybersecurity firm Avast said it has tracked more than 75,000 attacks in 99 countries.

“The spread is immense,” says Adam Kujawa, the director of malware intelligence at Malwarebytes, which discovered the original version of WannaCry. “I’ve never seen anything before like this. This is nuts.”

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Backups vs. Archives: Understanding the Difference

An information archive is a collection which has long-term usability. It can serve many different purposes: research, compliance with the law, reference, documentation, and the simple satisfaction of curiosity. A usable archive isn’t just a lot of files kept together; it needs organization and context. Continue Reading

  • 05/20/2016
  • OS

Staying safe and minimizing risk while using social media

Do your friends make questionable decisions on social media? Yes, because many of our friends actually help scammers share their message, many because they are not well-informed. But just in case you’re in any doubt about how important it is to proceed with caution on social media, consider these three factors:

  1. The web is a dangerous place: The security company Sucuri scanned about 10 million websites and found 26% of them were compromised (hosting malicious injections or otherwise blacklisted).
  2. People are sharing more personal data than ever: That’s not just a hunch, that was the finding of a seven-year study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University: Silent Listeners: The Evolution of Privacy and Disclosure on Facebook.
  3. Consumers are not the only victims: Criminals conducting cyber attacks against companies are finding social media a great resource (there are several social media attack scenarios in the recently published Trustwave 2013 Global Security Report).

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Technology Fuels Cyberbullying

Gone are the days when a child’s home is a refuge from playground or neighborhood bullies. The Internet is the new playground, and there are no off-hours. Tech-savvy students are turning to cyberspace to harass their peers using a new method of bullying—cyberbullying.

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  • 09/06/2012
  • OS

Viral “Facebook Privacy Notice” is FALSE

We have gotten some questions about this… A so-called “Facebook Privacy Notice” claims you need to repost it to protect your privacy. The notice went viral on the network Tuesday but is, in fact, a fake.

The posting is based on the idea that Facebook’s recent listing as a publicly traded company will negatively affect its users’ privacy.

This is an untrue.

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  • 06/07/2012
  • OS
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