If you want a phone that’s less likely to be broken into simply because it does much less, the Nokia 3310 may be for you. No App Store and no wifi reduce its attack surface to whatever vulnerabilities are built into Nokia’s software and its baseband firmware.
Weekly security and privacy news review: SHA1, connected cars, SSL update, G Suite, unprotected server, drones and LEDs, Amazon Echo.
I’m experimenting with compiling a list of interesting articles each week – I’ll compile a list of articles that caught my eye. I’m trying to keep this quick and maintain a high signal-to-noise ratio.
Adobe Flash Critical Security Update
Adobe has released Flash Player version 188.8.131.52 for Windows, macOS and Linux. It fixes “critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system”. If you have Flash installed on your computer, update it immediately. Also update Chrome.
Except for the copy of Flash that comes with Chrome, I haven’t had Flash installed on my Mac in years and I don’t miss it at all.
By now you’re probably used to reading about web sites getting broken into, exposing millions of accounts. How do you protect yourself and how can developers protect their users?
The release of iOS 10 didn’t go smoothly. Here’s how to protect yourself when you update your iOS devices.