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Do you use a Kindle or another eReader? Download books only from reputable sources

Did you know that your eReader can be hacked? Just like any web-connected device, eReaders like Amazon’s Kindle are still susceptible to cyber attacks. Hackers most often attack endpoints – computers, smartphones or tablets – to later gain entry into the target network. That’s why it’s important you only download books from verified sources, like […]

Be careful with Apple AirTags

Apple’s AirTag is a button-sized device that can be attached to things to keep track of them. They use Bluetooth and Near-field communication (NFC) to anonymously communicate with a nearby iPhone through Apple’s “Find My” feature. In doing so, they can be used to actively monitor the device’s real-time location. Although equipped with security safeguards, […]

Use the built-in iOS feature to share Wi-Fi passwords

When you have friends, family or other guests to your home, chances are some of them may want access to your Wi-Fi. Instead of typing in a long password that the other person might see, you can use the Wi-Fi sharing feature in iOS 11 or higher that allows you to grant access to others […]

Limit message-based scams in Apple iMessage

The Messages app on any iPhone or Mac collects both your SMS texts and iMessage chats. For the latter, you can configure a setting that restricts notifications for any iMessage from a phone number or email address that’s not already in your contacts list. This can be used to help filter out message spam and […]

Update your mobile apps and operating systems often

Outdated applications and Operating Systems (OS) are a breeding ground for malware since they often have known vulnerabilities that can only be fixed by upgrading. If you see a new version is available, install it right away. Many platforms, such as Apple iOS, even allow you to automatically schedule security updates so you don’t miss […]

Use messaging services that offer end-to-end encryption

End-to-end encryption helps you protect your messages and conversations from being monitored and reviewed by unauthorized parties. Apple’s iMessage chat provides end-to-end encryption between iMessage users, and there are a variety of third-party messaging apps that can exchange encrypted over-the-top (OTT) messages between users on the same app. Popular options include WhatsApp and Signal, and […]