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.
Once upon a time, Skype was an independent company that encrypted all calls so that nobody could listen in, other than the two people who were conversing. Then Skype was bought out by Microsoft and… well… things changed. The encryption went away and now contractors working for Microsoft are listening to personal conversations of Skype users conducted through the app’s translation service, according to a cache of internal documents, screenshots, […]
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 Use the Supposedly Private WhatsApp? If So, Read This and You Will Uninstall WhatsApp Immediately!
Anyone who believes their WhatsApp chats, or any other parts of their digital lives, are 100% private would be quickly disabused of that idea after spending two days with Tal Dilian. He is a 24-year Israeli intelligence veteran and multimillionaire spy-tech dealer who daily intercepts electronic communications, even those that supposedly are encrypted. He and the software tools he sells can recognize your face wherever you travel, listen in on […]
A Professional Hacker Reveals the Top Security Mistake People Make Online — and it’s Something You Probably Do Every Day
Are you making it easier hackers to spy on you? Read https://www.businessinsider.com/security-mistake-people-make-online-hacker-2019-8
“There is no such thing as a back door (or in this case, online surveillance tool) that can only be used by the good guys. The Shadow Brokers hack and the resulting WannaCry attack show what can happen when hackers get their hands on such tools. By forcing all Kazakh citizens to use the same certificate, the government is introducing a significant vulnerability. If hackers were able to get […]