You can only stay safe by disabling AirDrop discovery in the system settings of your Apple device, a study says. Two security loopholes in Apple’s AirDrop feature could let hackers access the phone numbers and email addresses associated with both the sending and receiving device, German researchers have found. The feature, which lets users easily … More AirDrop flaws could leak phone numbers, email addresses
Does every device in your home really need to be connected to the internet? And could it be turned against you? If you try to purchase a new appliance these days, there is a good chance you will be guided toward the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art, smart appliances first. Whether you are in the market for … More Is your dishwasher trying to kill you?
How do you balance the right to repair with the requirement to remain secure? Images of jackbooted, militarized cops descending into dimly-lit basements where appliance techs slap grimy, roughshod parts of doubtful lineage together come to mind in the still-simmering fight – yes, it’s a fight – to allow people to work on the tech … More When repairing things you own may make you an outlaw
Nobody said parenting was easy, but in the digital age it comes with a whole slew of new challenges. How do parents view the role of parental monitoring in children’s online safety? Experience from my nearly 20 years of being involved in the conversation around child online safety has caused me to be skeptical when … More What’s your attitude to parental controls?
As we steadily adopt smart devices into our lives, we shouldn’t forget about keeping them secured and our data protected. As we aim to make our lives simpler to manage, especially in this hurried day and age, we increasingly rely on our connected devices. With Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices becoming cheaper and … More 5 steps to secure your connected devices