We know, you’re all tired of changing your passwords and hearing from IT that you’ve got to pick a new one you haven’t used before every 30 nanoseconds. The reason might not be what you think.
This time of year all the electronics seem to go on sale, except for Apple’s — why do you think that is?
Google is rolling out Project Fi to “most phones”. If you have reliable WiFi at home and at work you may be able to save a ton of money on your phone bill. Read more.
At JM Addington Technology Solutions & Kairos Digital Dynamics we’re usually a tad bullish on Windows Updates: they’re put out for good reason(s). However, Microsoft’s latest “Feature Update” (read: a big one, the Fall Creators Update or 1809) has been plagued with issues:
- It deleted data in some cases
- Windows Media Player, and a number of other apps, just stopped working (including Apple iCloud)
- Certain computers with Intel chipsts (which is most of them) don’t work correctly as of yet
This is definitely one to wait to install, maybe even until the next major update is released in the spring of 2019. If you’re a managed customer of either JM Addington Technology Solutions or Kairos Digital Dynamics we’ve you covered already. Otherwise, delay unless you’re either adventurous or ready to hire someone to come undo it for you!
Ars Technica shows off a Japanese cell phone that can fit in your wallet.
The South China Morning Post, one of the continent’s premiere English newspapers, has an article out this week via Bloomberg on the Yuan’s (CNY) value against the US Dollar (USD) over the next 12 – 15 months. Why should you care?
Politico’s Cybersecurity Newsletter from October 10th, 2018 references a report on hacking that has two golden nuggets in it.
Bloomberg reports that Facebook has been hacked, again.
Insttake: This won’t seriously affect the breached users. However, it continues to show that Facebook has been more focused on growth than security over the last several years. They will harvest that for years to come.
A university just paid $12m to a fraudster. Prevention would have been easy. Read more
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