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WhatsApp Is Getting a Super-Useful Security Feature

WhatsApp was, is, and will most likely continue to be the number one messaging app on mobile platforms, including here both iOS and Android. The Facebook-owned company, however, knows that the competition in this market is getting fiercer, so it’s working on several important updates that would soon go live for everyone. Including a new web authentication...

The Best Antivirus for Android

While many still believe that it’s enough to always download apps from the Google Play Store to remain protected on an Android drive, security experts still recommend the installation of a dedicated software solution that can detect malware and malicious apps. And just like it happens on Windows, finding that one security product for Android that...

University of Utah Pays Hackers Half a Million Dollars After Ransomware Attack

The University of Utah has become the latest victim of ransomware attacks, with hackers eventually getting paid nearly half a million dollars not to release sensitive information on the Internet. While no specifics have been shared on the type of ransomware that was used for the attack, the university confirmed that the infection affected .02% of...

Elon Musk Finally Confirms the iPhone App Update That Everybody Wants

You wouldn’t normally expect a mobile app like Tesla’s to miss essential security functionality but here we are still unable to configure two-factor authentication in the official Tesla app on the iPhone. As weird as that may sound, Tesla somehow forgot to implement 2FA in its iPhone app, despite the fact that this is pretty much the easiest way...

TikTok Collected Android Users’ MAC Addresses Despite Google Security Systems

While Microsoft is now in talks to purchase Internet phenomenon TikTok, new information reveals that the Chinese-owned service sometimes turned to questionable tactics without users knowing about them. More specifically, a report from the WSJ reveals that TikTok collected users’ MAC addresses from Android devices despite a series of protections put...

NSA Recommends Against Enabling Location Data Due to National Security Risks

The United States National Security Agency, or NSA, requires employees to disable location sharing on their mobile devices and other gadgets to eliminate any security risk and leak of information. More specifically, the NSA tells its staff that mobile devices shouldn’t have location services turned on because these could track movement inside government...

Why an Unpatchable Bug in iPhone’s Secure Enclave Processor Is Horrible News

Apple has made data security and user privacy priorities of its iPhone push, as well as two important pillars of its marketing strategy all over the world, not just for the smartphone, but for the other products too. And needless to say, the Cupertino-based tech giant has invested aggressively in device security, so its offering now includes important...

Garmin Confirms Recent Outage Was Caused by Ransomware Attack

Garmin has recently confirmed that the recent outage that took most of its services offline was the result of a hack attack that locked access to some of its systems. The ransomware attack happened on July 23, and access to some Garmin services has been restored after some five days, with the company confirming that activities based on the official...

Garmin Asked to Pay $10 Million Ransom, Russian Hacker Likely Behind the Attack

While Garmin is still struggling to recover after the ransomware attack that knocked its services offline last week on Thursday, more information emerges on who might be responsible for the whole thing. Garmin acknowledged the problems five days ago, explaining in a vague announcement on Twitter that it’s experiencing an outage and the company was...

Garmin Shuts Down Services After Ransomware Attack

Garmin is the most recent victim of ransomware attacks, with the company earlier today announcing that it’s taking some services offline, including call centers, the Garmin.com website and Garmin Connect. flyGarmin, the company’s avigation database services, has also been pushed offline, according to various reports. Garmin Connect is the service...

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