Avast Blog – 11.24.18 (11.21.18)
Right now you might be thinking, “Wait a minute, I’m an iPhone user — I don’t need mobile security, right?”
Well, not exactly. It’s true that Apple’s operating system (iOS) is one of the most secure out there. And yes, it’s fairly uncommon for an iOS device to get infected with malware. BUT this doesn’t mean iOS devices are completely immune to all threats. Effective iOS security isn’t about antivirus and malware protection — it’s about ensuring your online privacy and protecting your personal information from hackers and spies.
Read more: Avast Introduces Free Mobile Security for iOS
Microsoft Blogs – 11.24.18 (11.20.18)
I’m so excited to share today’s news! We just turned on the ability to securely sign in with your Microsoft account using a standards-based FIDO2 compatible device—no username or password required! FIDO2 enables users to leverage standards-based devices to easily authenticate to online services—in both mobile and desktop environments.
Read more: Secure password-less sign-in for your Microsoft account using a security key or Windows Hello
Avast Blog – 11.21.18 (11.20.18)
This holiday season, you can count on just about everyone to shop smart, and I mean that in both senses of the phrase. Everybody wants to get the best deals and the most bang for their buck, yes, but I’m also talking about the internet of things, those smart devices of every form and function that currently dominate the holiday catalogs of Walmart, Target, and every other big-box department store. With Amazon launching a whole new line of Alexa products, including a digital assistant for your car, a voice-controlled microwave, and even a “smart plug,” we can now fill our homes with enough gizmos and gadgets that we’re beginning to resemble The Jetsons.
Read more: Holiday Tips: How to Choose IoT Gifts
Kaspersky Labs Blog – 11.20.18 (11.19.18)
Black Friday — the first day of the Christmas sales season — is almost here, and many online stores are already advertising juicy discounts and other promotions. But sellers aren’t the only ones on the hunt for buyers. Lurking in the shadows, cybercriminals armed with banking Trojans are poised to steal the personal data and payment details of online shoppers.
Read more: Black Friday: How to pay with your card, not your card details
Google Blog – 11.19.18 (11.15.18)
Starting November 27th, 2018, we’ll make some small changes to the appearance of the Google sign-in page. These follow changes made earlier this year, which updated the sign-in page to match the Material Design principles used in other Google products.
Read more: Changes to the Google sign-in interface coming soon
1Password Blog – 11.19.18 (11.15.18)
We’re super excited to announce that in the spring of 2019, kids from all over will be able to enjoy 1Password Park – a 65 acre outdoor complex featuring soccer fields, an artificial turf football field, a playground with a splash pad and walking trails.
Read more: Let’s all go to the park – introducing 1Password Park