Researchers find 29 types of USB attacks, recommend never plugging into a USB you don’t own

If you ever find a lost charger, don’t use it. If you need power and are tempted to plug into a public USB port, don’t do it.

It’s long been known that you should never insert an unknown USB drive to your computer because it could be loaded with malware. However, new research from Ben-Gurion University has exposed 29 types … Read more...

Survey shows companies sacrifice mobile security for business reasons

Most organizations feel that better mobile security may be hampered by a lack of understanding of specific threats and solutions.

Verizon warns that a significant number of businesses and other organizations are falling short in securing their mobile data due to a lack of awareness about threats — or by placing a higher priority on getting products to market. The … Read more...

Scammers hack Deer Lake Holiday Inn Express phone system to snag guest credit card numbers

Hotel manager says automated phone system removed until more secure one installed

This Holiday Inn Express in Deer Lake was recently the target of a phone scam (Twitter/@MitchelmoreMHA)

A Deer Lake, N.L. hotel is reviewing its telephone system after recent incident where two guests were targeted by a phone scam.

This is a wake-up call to us, and it Read more...

The iPhone is Dead


I’ve switched back-and-forth between iPhone and Android in the past and I’ve always felt the iPhone edged out any Android phone, but not anymore.

I switched to a Galaxy S8 months ago and I don’t see myself going back to iPhone, even the X. The iPhone is dead to me. Here’s why.

iPhones don’t age well

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The death of macOS Server

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What do you call a server with no server functionality? Junk. Apple is done with the server business.

Apple has long had a love/hate relationship with server operating systems and hardware. When Apple wanted to be a serious business player, it would play up its server offerings. When Steve Jobs focused Apple on consumers with iPhones and Macs, its server … Read more...

Cisco: This VPN bug has a 10 out of 10 severity rating, so patch it now


The researcher who found the flaw will be telling the world how to exploit it this weekend.

Cisco has warned customers using its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software to patch a dangerous VPN bug that a researcher will be revealing how to exploit this weekend.

Cisco’s ASA operating system for its network security devices has a severe double-free vulnerability in … Read more...