Cyber News Rundown: Children’s Tablets Show Vulnerabilities

  Children’s Tablets Leave Users Vulnerable At least one LeapPad tablet designed specifically for children has been found to harbor critical vulnerabilities in the app Pet Chat that could allow unauthorized access to online traffic. The vulnerabilities could be used locate the tablet’s owner by creating a temporary WiFi network to help the user connect […]

Malicious Android app had more than 100 million downloads in Google Play

Kaspersky researchers recently found malware in an app called CamScanner, a phone-based PDF creator that includes OCR (optical character recognition) and has more than 100 million downloads in Google Play. Various resources call the app by slightly different names such as CamScanner — Phone PDF Creator and CamScanner-Scanner to scan PDFs. Official app stores such […]

Be Wary of WhatsApp Messages Offering 1000GB of Free Data

Global messaging giant WhatsApp turned 10 years old this year. It’s not unusual for companies to provide loyal customers or members with gifts to show their appreciation during these milestones. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are using this as a ploy to carry out their malicious schemes. According to Forbes, security researchers have discovered a fraudulent message promising […]

5 reasons why general software updates and patches are important

You’re probably no stranger to those little pop-up windows. They tell you software updates are available for your computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. You might be tempted to click on that “Remind me later” button. Don’t do it. Or, at least don’t put off updating your software for long. Software updates are important to […]

Parent Summer Attack Plans: Keeping Kids Safe Over Summer Break

Summer break is swiftly approaching, and many parents are gearing up for family vacations, finding babysitters, and putting down deposits for summer camp. For many kids, more free time equals more screen time — but it doesn’t have to. Before the final bell rings to signal the start of vacation, sit down with your kids to […]