The Winter Olympics in South Korea are already underway, and as usual, people around the world will watch their favorite athletes and cheer on their countrymates. Unfortunately, patriotic fans aren’t the only ones keeping an eye on the Games, as hackers have already targeted the event.
If you own a smartphone or tablet, you’ve probably downloaded a few apps over the years. The apps that power our devices make them unique to our needs, meaning it’s possible that no two mobile devices are actually the same.
Social media can be a lot of fun, but if you’re not careful, it can be an easy road to identity theft, account takeover, and more. The three texts mentioned above are from actual poststhat have come across sites like Facebook, inviting others to share their answers…but why?
Data breaches like the ones that hit Target, V-Tech, the US Office of Personnel Management, and credit reporting agency Equifax have made headlines for the past few years. Each one saw millions of consumers’ personal identifiable information compromised, and the door to identity theft potentially left wide open.
Researchers have discovered two new flaws in the microchips that run most computers, laptops, and smartphones, and it could have implications for hundreds of millions of tech users. The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, as they’ve been dubbed, were first believed to only impact Intel chips, but the number of affected chips by several different manufacturers has grown significantly.
If you haven’t heard the term “Bitcoin” floating around the news, now is the right time to figure out what all the fuss is about. Bitcoin is just one of several different forms of cryptocurrency, which is virtual money that actually ends up having real value.