Tag: Apple

Mobile Users Running Old IOS Versions Vulnerable To Fake Apps

holstonit | November 24, 2016

Back in the good ol’ days before the rise of the iPhone, Apple devices were largely considered to be more secure than their Wintel counterparts. There was a time when Apple used this as a major plank in their marketing…


Space Buffs Watch Out For Mac Virus

holstonit | October 20, 2016

Say what you will about Russian hacking group “Fancy Bear,” but they’ve definitely got a sense of style. Fancy Bear is the group widely believed to be responsible for hacking the Democratic National Committee’s servers. Now, authorities believe the group…


Chrome Users On Mac OSX Seeing Better Battery Life

holstonit | October 19, 2016

Laptop users in general have been unhappy with Google’s Chrome browser. There are several aspects of the software’s design that cause it to drain battery power at an alarming rate. Fortunately, the company has decided to do something about that,…


New MacOS Sierra Available Includes Long-Awaited Features

holstonit | October 15, 2016

Over the past few years, most of MacOS’s updates have been aimed at bringing it firmly into alignment with iOS. Gradually, we’ve seen an increasing number of iOS’s features ported over to the desktop, up to and including the overall…


iOS Vulnerability Also On Mac Computers OSX

holstonit | October 6, 2016

Last month, a devastating security flaw was found in iOS. The flaw that was discovered was a chained trio of zero day exploits that, if executed in the proper order, would allow a hacker to take total control over your…


iPhone 7 Improves On Device That Has Sold A Billion Units

holstonit | October 1, 2016

Some, perhaps even many, people might think that it would be hard to improve on the iPhone. After all, Apple’s flagship product has sold more than a billion units, so people clearly like it, but Apple has done just that.…


Apple Wants To Teach Kids To Code With New App

holstonit | September 28, 2016

It’s never too early to start learning to code. There’s a lot to learn, and the field is extremely fluid and dynamic, so starting early is a sure way to get ahead of the game. Lots of companies agree with…


iOS Users: Apple Says Update Immediately

holstonit | September 22, 2016

There is a large and growing body of evidence that hackers and their attacks are increasing in sophistication. Hardly a month goes by that there isn’t a headline somewhere in the world about a new attack vector. The level of…


Malware On Your Mac May Be Caused By BitTorrent Client

holstonit | September 17, 2016

If you’re a Mac user who downloads files using the torrent software called “Transmission,” you may want to check your machine for signs of infection. It was recently discovered that a malicious copy of the torrent software had found its…


Your Keystrokes May Be Stolen Through WiFi

holstonit | September 16, 2016

There have been papers written and demonstrations conducted in recent months to show how it’s possible to wirelessly log your keystrokes. All of those demonstrations have relied upon specialized gear you can make using off-the-shelf components, but given that requirement,…