Archive | May, 2014

Apple iPad & iPhone Users Locked Out of Devices by Hacker

Original article here Apparently a hacker has gained access to Apple iCloud accounts and used account information to remotely lock Apple iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers, demanding anywhere from $50 to $100 to unlock the devices.  No malware was installed on any of these devices to accomplish this.  The hacker used iCloud username/password information, combined […]

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Serious E-Bay Breech Requires Password Changes

Original article here. In essence, hackers managed to access an E-Bay customer database and gain access to the personal information of millions of E-Bay customers, including usernames and passwords.  E-Bay claims the passwords are encrypted, however, E-Bay customers should change their passwords nevertheless.  PayPal accounts were not directly affected since they are part of a […]

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HTML E-Mail versus Text E-Mail

So I have been against the use of HTML code in e-mail ever since it first started becoming popular, and now that e-mail clients more often than not come with that particular feature enabled by default, it’s time for me to share one of the many reason why I advise people against the practice. This […]

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Text to 911 Services Available in Some Areas May 15th

Original article here. Being able to text 911 in an emergency will be a service provided by all major cellular carries in the United States beginning on May 15th, 2014.  The catch:  Just because they provide the service doesn’t mean the emergency communications center in your county will necessarily make it available.  Currently it is […]

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