With Chrome 70, hundreds of popular websites are about to break

A lot of secure sites are set to grind to a halt with security error messages in the next version of Google  Chrome, after the browser will drop trust for a major HTTPS certificate provider following a series of security incidents.

Chrome 70 is expected to be released on or around October 16, when the browser will start blocking sites … Read more...

Windows 10’s latest update is deleting some users’ documents

Microsoft released its latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update earlier this week, but some users are reporting serious issues. Threads on Reddit, Microsoft’s own support site, and other forums show that some Windows 10 users are upgrading to the October 2018 Update and having their documents, photos, or even entire user profiles wiped out. While some have … Read more...

California passes law that bans default passwords in connected devices

Good news!

California has passed a law banning default passwords like “admin,” “123456” and the old classic “password” in all new consumer electronics starting in 2020.

Every new gadget built in the state from routers to smart home tech will have to come with “reasonable” security features out of the box. The law specifically calls for each device to come … Read more...

What Is a VPN and What Can (and Can’t) It Do?

VPN (or virtual private network) services create a secure, encrypted connection between your computer and a VPN server at another location. That type of secure connection is a worthwhile investment for anyone who wants to wrap their data in an extra layer of privacy and security, especially when connecting to public Wi-Fi networks. But a VPN is not a magic … Read more...

New hack bypasses iPhone’s lock screen on iOS 12

Apple’s iPhone is advertised as a highly secure device, which is why it’s a bit funny when someone easily beats its security shortly after a major new version of iOS is released.

A YouTube video posted last week alleges that it’s possible to bypass the lock screen of an iPhone running iOS 12 without knowing the password, and access both … Read more...

How to Make Wired Speakers Wireless

It’s a process, but definitely doable on your own

Many of us have old speakers that are sitting around going unused because they don’t work with wireless audio systems. However, as it turns out, those wired speakers can actually be used in the wireless world.

The Benefits of Making Wired Speakers Wireless

  • Use wired speakers with your smartphone and
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