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Smart TV’s May Be Tracking You And Vulnerable To Hacks

Do you own a smart TV?  More than half of all television sales in the US last year were smart TVs, so chances are decent that you own one.  If you do, be aware that it may be collecting far more data about you than you think. Recall that last year, Samsung, (one of...

Some Smartwatches May Be Able To Diagnose Diabetes

That smartwatch you're wearing might save your life.  Literally. A new study conducted by the University of California San Francisco, and a healthcare startup called Cardiogram revealed that smartwatches and other wearables were able to detect diabetes in previously...

Vulnerability Found In Popular Grammar Checker

On February 2, Tavis Ormandy, a researcher on Google's Project Zero team discovered a critical flaw in the popular online grammar checking app, "Grammarly."  Tens of millions of users make regular use of the app to improve the quality of their writing.  The bug...

Almost Half Of Top Ranking Websites Are Vulnerable

Menlo Security just released their third annual "State of the Web" report and it's not pretty.  The headline finding is that 42% of the top 100,000 sites as ranked by Alexa are more dangerous than you think.   The report defines a risky site as one that meets one of...

Apple And Google No Longer World’s Top Brands

The latest Brand Finance Global 500 report out and contains some surprises this year. In the battle of the Brands, two companies have long topped the list:  Apple and Google.  This year, there's a new Sheriff in town.  Amazon blew past the top two claiming the top...

If your Point Of Sale Uses Oracle, Update Now

Oracle is currently the third-largest provider of POS (Point of Sale) software on the market today, which means that there's a fairly good chance you're using an Oracle POS system.  If you are, there's trouble ahead.  A recently discovered security flaw could put your...

Fitness Trackers Could Be A National Security Risk

If ever there were two phrases that didn't seem to go together, they would probably be "Fitness trackers" and "National Security Risk."  The very idea that a simple fitness tracker could pose such a risk seems laughable on the surface, but this is no laughing matter....