SECURITY AND RANSOMWARE WARNINGS


EXPLAINED: BUG POACHING

An inside look at a new type of digital extortion currently on the rise. More

THIRD TIME (UN)LUCKY: IMPROVED PETYA IS OUT

Third wave of Peyta ransomware works out the kinks, making it more dangerous than its predecessors. More

EXPLAINED: BUG POACHING

An inside look at a new type of digital extortion currently on the rise. More

POKEMON GO: POKECOINS SURVEY SCAMS CHOOSE YOU

Scammers have moved in on the Pokemon GO craze with spam that sends players to a malicious site. More

iOS BUG AFFECTING iPADS AND iPHONES

A new major iOS bug affecting millions of iPads and iPhones has been uncovered recently and it could lead to stolen passwords or even total device control with just a single text. The bug could also lead to a compromised device by just visiting a malicious website. Apple quietly rolled out iOS version 9.3.3 to the public bringing along performance enhancements, bug fixes and security patches to iPhones and iPads everywhere.

It is recommended that you update as soon as possible since a critical security fix is included to address a bug in the ImageIO system, which iOS uses to handle images.

PROBLEMS WITH TOSHIBA LAPTOPS

If you are the owner of a Toshiba laptop, there is a chance its battery could overheat and go kaboom and melt your machine—which is why the Japanese electronics giant recalled a bunch of Panasonic battery packs this week. Check this link out for the full story and how to tell if you are affected: Toshiba Laptop Batteries.

ADOBE VULNERABILITY

Adobe issued a new emergency patch that addresses a critical vulnerability that is being exploited by hackers to spread ransomware. This exploit affects all operating systems including Windows, OS X, Linux, and ChromeOS. You can get more information and links to update your Computer here: Adobe Vulnerability.