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What is the Importance of Promptly Updating your Operating System / Software on iPhone? The thing to remember about application updates is that they usually make relatively small changes. These changes are mostly bug fixes some plug security vulnerabilities or changes to enhance compatibility with a new version of the operating system or any other […]

The worst passwords Here’s the list of the worst passwords. If you recognize your password on it, it’s time to rethink your password security and change your login: 123456 (Unchanged) password (Unchanged) 12345678 (Up 1) qwerty (Up 1) 12345 (Down 2) 123456789 (Unchanged) Football (Up 3) 1234 (Down 1) 1234567 (Up 2) baseball (Down 2) […]

Make Your iPhone More Secure – 4 Tips to Keep Your Smartphone Safer With the recent event of FBI being able to crack into a smartphone without any help from Apple being all over the news, people can’t help but think if their smartphone is secure at all even if there is a passcode on […]

Terrifying website streams camera footage from your webcam Joseph Cox did a fantastic article about a website that streams camera footage from users who never changed passwords from the default passwords on their web cameras.  I was quoted in several places, but before we get there, let’s examine this article a bit. There is a […]

“Isn’t this illegal? In the case of the cameras accessed using default passwords, of course. Attorney Jay Leiderman told Motherboard that Insecam “is a stunningly clear violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) [I made it clear that the CFAA was an American law, and that this may or may not be illegal […]

 

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