How to use a strong passcode to better secure your iPhone.

How to use a strong passcode to better secure your iPhone.

With at least two companies selling technology that can be used by law enforcement and government agencies to unlock iPhones, this would be a good time to safeguard your information with a stronger passcode. Here’s how.   With police departments and federal agencies lining up to buy technology from two companies whose products can bypass iPhone…

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HOW TO CHECK IF FACEBOOK SHARED YOUR PERSONAL INFO WITH CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA

HOW TO CHECK IF FACEBOOK SHARED YOUR PERSONAL INFO WITH CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA

Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from 87 million Facebook users. Was your Facebook data shared with Cambridge Analytica? The political research firm harvested the personal information of roughly 87 million people to target American voters, using a personality quiz called “This Is Your Digital Life” that scraped the Facebook data of you and your friends. The social network recently…

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MELTDOWN AND SPECTRE FAQ: HOW THE CRITICAL CPU FLAWS AFFECT PCS AND MACS

MELTDOWN AND SPECTRE FAQ: HOW THE CRITICAL CPU FLAWS AFFECT PCS AND MACS

Massive security vulnerabilities in modern CPUs are forcing a redesign of the kernel software at the heart of all major operating systems. Since the issues—dubbed Meltdown and Spectre—exist in the CPU hardware itself, Windows, Linux, Android, macOS, iOS, Chromebooks , and other operating systems all need to protect against it. And worse, plugging the hole can negatively…

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Wi-Fi Alliance launches WPA3 protocol with new security features

Wi-Fi Alliance launches WPA3 protocol with new security features

           The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry body made up of device makers including Apple, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, announced Monday its next-generation wireless network security standard, WPA3. The standard will replace WPA2, a near-two decades-old security protocol that’s built in to protect almost every wireless device today — including phones, laptops, and…

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