Spectre & Meltdown: how to protect yourself

Jan 23, 2018 1:00:14 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018january23apple_a, Apple, cyber security, meltdown, processor, spectre, vulnerabilities

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Spectre and Meltdown are critical security flaws that affect a majority of computers today, including the one you’re using to read this. They can leak your passwords and other sensitive data, which is why software companies are working on security patches. The good news for Apple users is that fixes are now available to keep their devices temporarily safe.

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macOS High Sierra gives away your password

Oct 18, 2017 1:00:02 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017october18apple_a, apfs, Apple, bugs, Encryption, hard drive partitions, high sierra, macos, vulnerabilities

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A glaring security mistake has been discovered in Apple’s most recent desktop operating system. It’s not the sort of vulnerability that requires complicated malware or IT knowledge; anyone can learn this exploit in a matter of minutes to steal your password. Here’s how to stop that from happening.

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Are your printers safe?

Feb 23, 2017 1:00:11 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017february23_hardware_a, cyber security, cyber threats, Hardware, printer, vulnerabilities

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This is not a question often asked by anyone who has ever used a printer. Given the increasing sophistication of hackers’ capabilities, the discovery that cyber thievery can, in fact, be performed through some popular printer brands hardly comes as a surprise. One study reveals that at least 20 printer models are vulnerable to Distributed Denial-of-Service and other types of attacks. Let’s take a look at this chilling development in cybersecurity.

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