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No, Apple is not Listening to You through FaceTime

Earlier this week, reports broke that Apple’s popular video call service - FaceTime - had a software bug that allowed any user to hear and see the video and audio of the person that they were calling, even if that person had not answered. Reporting sparked concern into iOS users, and some reports even claimed Apple was using this bug to spy on its user base. What is this bug? Is it fixed and do I need to be worried? Those are all great questions!

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Why Your Digital Data is so Valuable

In the age of an ever-expanding digital world the public is beginning to hear more reports of large companies misusing and mishandling sensitive, private consumer data than ever before. What could possibly be so valuable about the information that a company or service is collecting on you? Why should consumers be more concerned and why are the wrong questions still being asked?

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Weaponized Ransomware Cripples the Globe, Again

Just of the heels from a global pandemic from Wannacry in May, the world is experiencing another ransomware attack. This attack started early Tuesday and spread to computer systems around the world. The attack seemed to focus on Europe, Ukraine in particular, and then spread to systems across the world, causing the world’s second large scale ransomware attack in as many months.

An Ever Growing Digital Security Crisis

Over the last few weeks the digital world has seen a rapid increase in security threats across all platforms. Attacks have ranged from coordinated global attacks, malicious collection of payment information at payment terminals in stores across the country, and an ever expanding black market of personal information from data dumps. It seems as if innovation is trumping user security, but if security continues to take a back seat there will not be many users comfortable using the products on the market today.

Ransomware Holds World Hostage

Last Friday, the world was taken hostage by a ransomware that crippled systems from the U.S, to Britain, to Russia, to China, and anything in between. WannaCrypt, the ransomware, took hold of vulnerable machines through a security flaw, locked all of the data on that system, and requested users to send $300-$600 to a digital account to regain access to their data.