Category Archives: News Briefs

Report: Your iPhone Is Vulnerable to Hacking Even When Turned Off

Posted by: Lucas Nolan | Breitbart
May 21, 2022

Researchers have developed a method to run malware on iPhones even when the devices appear to be powered off. The Bluetooth chip in all iPhones has no way to digitally sign or encrypt the firmware it runs, researchers have now developed a method to exploit the lack of security on the chip and run malicious firmware allowing the researchers to track the iPhone’s location or run new features.

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Pointing Fingers When a Standard Integration Feature Stops Working

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Several days ago, I became aware that buyers of physical goods from my online store were suddenly not being charged for shipping. They were only being billed for the cost of the product, plus applicable sales tax. This had never materialized as a problem in the past. My new concern motivated me to contact two key vendors I rely upon to operate my store: PayPal and E-Junkie.

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What is the Internet of Things?

If you have been following the tech news even a little bit over the last few years, you’ve heard of the Internet of Things. The IoT, we’re told, is supposed to revolutionize the way we interact with technology and will fundamentally change the way we live our lives.

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Don’t fall victim to a tech support scam!

Received a phone call from a customer who described his recent experience that sounded very much like a known scam effort run out of a call center in India.

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