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Before calling your computer manufacturers 'HELP LINE" take a look
Carry your smart phone everywhere and have all your information on
If you do, the keys to your smart home are left in the lock, easily
by any unscrupulous hacker. Bank account too. If it's in your
phone, its theirs.
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Here's a snipit:
Sharyn Alfonsi: If you just have somebody's phone number, what could
Karsten Nohl: Track their whereabouts, know where they go for work,
which other people they meet
You can spy on whom they call and what they say over the phone. And you
can read their texts.
SS7. It is a little-known, but vital global network that connects
SS7 has been hacked and used to fraudulently transfer money out of
never to be seen again
Isn't this special, your cellphone
April 15 -2016
Homeland Security warns Windows PC users to uninstall Quicktime
Apple confirms it's the END of QuickTime for Windows
The rush to depend on technology to take care of daily
activities and track accounts has made it easy to loose your privacy
Microsoft ends support of Internet Explorer 8, 9*, and 10, leaving
only IE 11 supported
*Internet Explorer 9 remains actively supported on Windows
Microsoft is also ending
support for the original, 2012 release of Windows 8
(They're calling 8.1 a 'service pack, not a release)
So if you're running 8.1, Install the '10' upgrade
Windows Lifecycle (EOL) Fact Sheet
Found the following at http://slashdot.org/
According to data from Secunia, Apple's software for Windows is
now the biggest threat to PC security, surpassing previous long term
champion Java. Among U.S. users, some 61 percent of computers
detected running QuickTime did not have the latest version. With
iTunes, 47 percent of the installations were outdated versions.
There were 18 vulnerabilities in Apple QuickTime 7 at the time of
the study. Oracle has now fallen/risen to 2nd place, followed by
Adobe. All three vendors bundle automatic updater utilities with
their software, but users seem to be declining new versions.
Update fatigue, perhaps?
It's a repeat of what I have been telling everyone with a Windows
These MUST be updated individually, by YOU.
iTunes, Java, and Flashplayer (Flash)
Start Itunes then click HELP then about
If you see an update is available, DON'T ignore it. DO IT.
Java can be started from Control Panel, as can Flashplayer.
Java is pretty well 'done with' at this time also
Flashplayer and 'end of life'. So check your version
and update it if it's an EOL version.
Both are pretty much 'hobbled' by necessary security measures
taken so that malware writers can no longer exploit the holes.
I'm 'dumping windows' in favor of Linux. Want to know