Security firm Check Point has revealed it has found a way to hack every iPhone and iPad running iOS 8 right up to betas of iOS 13. This spread covers eight years of devices (iOS 8 supports the 2011 iPhone 4S) and, with Tim Cook stating there are 1.4 billion (Yes, that’s BILLIONS!) active iPhone and iPad devices around the world, this is worrying news for the owners of pretty […]
If you use an iPhone, you may get yourself hacked by simply receiving an iMessage. The story may be found at: https://tinyurl.com/privacy0808a.
I don’t think I will do everything that Joel Stein did in order to improve his online privacy. However, his tale of online successes and woes probably should be required reading for everyone who owns a cell phone or ever goes online. I suggest you read the article at https://tinyurl.com/privacy-190808 and then think about your own online activities.
NOTE: This is an update to the information given in my earlier article, What is Wi-Fi Calling and Why Would I Want It? A lot has changed since I published the original article three years ago. In fact, today I am a bigger fan of wi-fi calling than ever before. It works well and I save more than $100 in monthly wired and cellular telephone charges as well. Many people […]
Do you have an Apple iPhone or iPad and, if so, do you feel smug about its security? If so, read the article by Chance Miller in the 9to5Mac web site at: http://bit.ly/2MQAhvJ. Once the phone is unlocked, the person holding it can learn a lot about you, including every phone call you made or received, every text message you sent or received, and a lot more.
Do you have an Android phone? If so, do you have an anti-virus app installed in it? If you answered “Yes” to both questions, you need to read the article by Catalin Cimpanu in the ZDNet web site at: https://www.zdnet.com/article/two-thirds-of-all-android-antivirus-apps-are-frauds.
In the June 19, 2018 edition of this blog, I wrote about a new, tiny cell phone that was expected to ship within a few weeks. My description of the World’s Smallest 4G Rugged Smartphone is still available at: https://wp.me/p5httC-18b. Since that article was published, Unihertz indeed has started shipping these tiny cell phones. I received mine a few days ago and thought I would report on my experiences with […]