Update Your iPhone, iPad Now!
It’s time to double check your iOS. Apple has issued a patch to fix a critical security flaw only just discovered. The flaw allows hackers to take full control of the iPhone 6 remotely. Clicking on a link installs spyware that controls your camera to snoop, your microphone to listen, and popular chat and messaging software to log and record your activity. It also enables location tracking. The hack essentially turns an iPhone or iPad into a sophisticated bugging device.
Discovered in the Middle East and developed by an Israeli based company, the “Trident” attacks a memory corruption flaw. Users can install the iOS 9.3.5 update over the air or through the phone or tablet settings
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Breaking PCs
A blue screen of death, lock-ups, and broken webcams
Kindles and the BSOD
Windows 10 Anniversary Update has several nasty bugs. Some Kindle Paperwhite and Voyager devices are causing updated PCs to lock up with the dreaded blue screen of death (BSOD) whenever the e-readers are connected via USB. Microsoft says it’s working on it. Until Microsoft provides a fix, some users report that keeping the Kindle plugged in after the BSOD and then restarting provides a temporary solution, as does connecting the Kindle before booting the system up.
Some users report a bug that causes their PCs to freeze when they log-in. Microsoft claims it happens on PCs where the operating system is on a solid-state drive, while apps and data are located on a secondary drive. There doesn’t appear to be patch just yet. Microsoft says it is working on it. A community thread with some 70,000 views has prompted Microsoft to offer up a workaround involving a roll-back – a less than optimal solution – until it creates a fix.
Microsoft Community: Windows may freeze . . .
Broken Webcams prompted Microsoft to blacklist several video compression formats many webcams use, including the Logitech C920, one of the most popular webcams out there. The problem was apparently caused by a self-serving move to boost use of Microsoft’s own apps. However, apparently, the hue and cry from both consumers and corporate users is great enough to prompt Microsoft to promise a fix.
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