The following alerts have been updated to reflect new and important security protection schemes:
2/1/2019: Google has patch a major bug in Android where you can get hacked just by looking at a picture in a SMS, Email, or web page! Update your Android software right away. If your phone no longer gets updates, please consider buying a new one.
1/2019: Marvell’s Wi-Fi chip is used in millions of devices. Unfortunately, it has a major security flaw. Look for updates soon. Devices that have no way to get updated are worrisome.
12/2018: Marriott – Starwood Hotels got hacked, leaking a ton of data. Change your credit card if you booked there.
10/4/2018: Bloomberg reports that China has infiltrated major tech companies by compromising servers from their Chinese factories. Never trust your hardware!
8/24/2018: HP Inkjet printers with Fax capability have a Faxploit exploit where someone could fax you a special page and take over your entire network. Patch now.
6/11/2018: The FBI has asked users to reboot your wireless router in an effort to prevent infection from the VPNFilter malware. You should do more than this, write down its settings, reset it to default settings, and updated it to the latest software.
Always update the software for your router to the latest version. If no update has occurred in the last 6 months, BUY a new one! Affected devices include: (Expanded List) Continue reading “Updated Safe Gadget Security News – Security Alerts 2019”