Tag Archive: Security


October 2019 security patch headed out the door and into Pixel phones

The patch fixes the dirty tricks with a handful of treats.

What you need to know The October 2019 security patch has been released. It’s rolling out now to Pixel owners. Images and update files available at the Google Developer site.

It’s time for some patching, and not the pumpkin kind.

Google has released the October 2019 Android Security Bulletin and associated patches, which means an update is now being served to all the Pixel phones. This  [Read More…]

Words with Friends developer Zynga suffers security breach

Words with Friends developer Zynga has suffered a security breach.

What you need to know Zynga, the company behind the popular Words with Friends game, had a recent security breach. In their statement, Zynga explained that it appears no financial information was reached but caution is urged all the same. If you were one of the players of this game, you should change your password and take other precautions.

Zynga, the developers of the Words with Friends  [Read More…]

Apple responds vehemently to concerns about iOS security vulnerabilities

What you need to know Apple released a statement addressing Google’s blog about iOS exploits. In the message, it reaffirmed customers that it keeps their security as a high priority. It also dispelled some false information that came of Google’s blog.

“Security is a never-ending journey and our customers can be confident we are working for them.”

Concerns about iOS security have been swirling since Google published a blog that outlined some vulnerabilities it discovered within iOS.  [Read More…]

Become a cyber security and IT pro for just $39

For all the differences found in countries like America, Russia, and China, there’s one thing that is becoming increasingly important for all of them – cyber security. They, like any and all other countries around the world, are in dire need of professionals in the space.

Take, for instance, this report from China Daily who advises:

Data from the Cyberspace Administration of China last year suggested the country currently lacks more than 700,000 cybersecurity professionals. That number is expected to  [Read More…]

Nokia’s first Android phones will get an extra year of security updates

The Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8 will receive quarterly security patches until October 2020.

What you need to know HMD Global has announced that its first Nokia-branded smartphones will receive quarterly security updates till the end of the third year. The Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8 were initially promised two years of regular security updates. Sadly, the Nokia 6 variant sold by Amazon in the US and India will no longer  [Read More…]

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will continue to receive quarterly security updates

The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will surprisingly continue to receive security updates every three months.

What you need to know Samsung has changed its mind once again and is now promising quarterly security updates for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The company had initially decided to discontinue quarterly security updates for the two phones in June. Until April this year, the two phones were receiving security updates every month.

In April this year, Samsung announced  [Read More…]

August 2019 security patch rolling out now to Pixel phones

The Essential Phone is also getting the update without skipping a beat.

What you need to know The August 2019 security patch has been released. It’s rolling out now to Pixel owners. The Essential Phone is also receiving the patch on day one.

Another month, another security patch.

On August 5, 2019, Google published details for the latest August 2019 Android Security Bulletin. The update has two build dates, including 8/1 and 8/5.

You’ll find the usual  [Read More…]

OnePlus 7 Pro gets August 2019 security patch before Pixels

OxygenOS 9.5.11 is rolling out to users now.

What you need to know OxygenOS 9.5.11 is rolling out to the OnePlus 7 Pro. The update brings the August 2019 security patch before any Pixel phones have gotten it. There are also fixes for some screen sensitivity issues.

There are a lot of reasons to buy OnePlus phones, but one aspect that’s helped them stick out over the years has been OnePlus’s commitment to fast and consistent software  [Read More…]

Google’s Titan Security Key arrives in Canada, France, Japan, and the UK

The bundle includes both a USB and Bluetooth hardware key.

What you need to know Google’s Titan Security Key Bundle is now available for purchase in Canada, France, Japan, and the UK. The bundle includes a USB and Bluetooth hardware key that are used in two-factor authentication. It retails for $ 50 in the U.S. and is sold for a similar price in other countries.

Nearly a year ago, Google started selling its Titan Security Key Bundle  [Read More…]

Join the elite ranks of cyber security and IT pros for just $39

For all the differences found in countries like America, Russia, and China, there’s one thing that is becoming increasingly important for all of them – cyber security. They, like any and all other countries around the world, are in dire need of professionals in the space.

Take, for instance, this report from China Daily who advises:

Data from the Cyberspace Administration of China last year suggested the country currently lacks more than 700,000 cybersecurity professionals. That number is expected to  [Read More…]