Monthly Archives: March 2018

Does your iPhone need a new battery? Find out with iOS 11.3

Here's how to find out if your iPhone needs a new battery fitted.        By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes March 30, 2018       Is your iPhone running slow? Is it being throttled by iOS to prevent it from crashing? Would a new battery help restore it to peak performance? Here's how you can use iOS to…
Read more

Apple releases iOS 11.3 with iPhone battery tool, new Animoji, and more

Updates are also available for the Apple Watch, HomePod, and Apple TV.        By Jason Cipriani | March 30, 2018       You can now check your iPhone battery's health and see if your phone is being throttled or slowed down due to an older battery. This feature is included in iOS 11.3, which Apple released…
Read more

Why Microsoft is splitting up Windows in its latest reorganization

Connecting the dots: Here are some of the whys and hows around Microsoft's latest reorg -- and especially how it affects Windows and Devices.        By Mary Jo Foley March 30, 2018        The word is out: Microsoft is embarking on yet another reorg, arguably the biggest since Satya Nadella took over as CEO…
Read more

Android security: This malware will mine cryptocurrency until your smartphone fails

Monero-mining Android malware will exhaust your phone in its quest for cash.     By Steve Ranger | March 29, 2018       A new strain of Android malware will continuously use an infected device's CPU to mine the Monero cryptocurrency until the device is exhausted or even breaks down. Security company Trend Micro has named the malware HiddenMiner because of…
Read more

Cisco critical flaw: At least 8.5 million switches open to attack, so patch now

Cisco patches a severe flaw in switch deployment software that can be attacked with crafted messages sent to a port that's open by default.       By Liam Tung | March 29, 2018        Cisco has released patches for 34 vulnerabilities mostly affecting its IOS and IOS XE networking software, including three critical remote code execution…
Read more

Update Drupal ASAP: Over a million sites can be easily hacked by any visitor

A dangerous Drupal flaw could leave your site completely compromised if you don't patch the flaw immediately.        By Liam Tung | March 29, 2018       Developers of popular open-source CMS Drupal are warning admins to immediately patch a flaw that an attacker can exploit just by visiting a vulnerable site. The bug affects all…
Read more

Microsoft To Ban ‘Offensive Language’ & Monitor Your Private Account

  On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 6:09 PM, 'Beowulf' beowulf@westerndefense.net   CBS Local — Microsoft is cracking down on what people say while using their services online. According to a new services agreement written by the company, the tech giant is planning to ban accounts that use “offensive language” and will go through your private data…
Read more

FBI sought iPhone unlock order before exhausting tech options

But the report says that a senior FBI department chief "became frustrated that the case against Apple could no longer go forward" after a technical solution to access the device was found.        By Zack WhittakerMarch 28, 2018 (Image: CNET/CBS Interactive)     The FBI did not have the technical capability to access an iPhone…
Read more