Apple Issues Urgent iPhone Update Alert to Block Malware

Apple issues urgent iPhone update alert to avoid malware that can allow hackers access to passwords

Apple has an urgent message for iPhone and iPad owners:  Make sure you download the newest iOS update for your device.

The message contains a file that downloads malware into your phone if you click onto it, allowing a hacker access to your contacts and passwords. You do not even have to launch anything for the malware to install.

Many people don’t worry about malware on Apple devices, unlike Windows computers, but this is one of those rare cases where iPhones have a vulnerability to a specific threat.

What You Need to Do

So Apple urges you to update to iOS 9.3.3 as soon as possible.

On most devices, the update will pop up when you turn it on, but many people dismiss updates for weeks. This is one update you don’t want to postpone, security experts say.

To update your device, go to Settings, and click Software Update or go to this Apple support page.

Uninstall QuickTime Software From Windows Computers To Avoid Being Hacked

Apple no longer supports the Quicktime video playback software, making it vulnerable to zero-day exploits

Because Apple no longer supports QuickTime for Windows, users are being encouraged to uninstall the program immediately. The warning from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) comes on the heels of a warning from antivirus vendor Trend Micro that the video playback software is vulnerable to a pair of zero-day exploits.

Apple has not updated the Windows version of QuickTime 7 since January and it would seem does not plan to release any more security patches to fix the exploits. Trend Micro notes that even Apple recommends Windows users uninstall the player. QuickTime for Mac is unaffected and remains supported by Apple.

Trend Micro said it was not aware of any active attacks against these vulnerabilities, but that “the only way to protect your Windows systems from potential attacks against these or other vulnerabilities in Apple QuickTime now is to uninstall it.”

The DHS warning is pretty basic and to the point about QuickTime no longer being supported, and it cites Trend Micro’s findings. DHS doesn’t usually issue these alerts, so it’s pretty serious when it does.

Now Remote Support For Android SmartPhones & Tablets, iPad, iPhone, iMac & Microsoft

Exciting News, Instant Remote Support Now Available For:

Alot of clients will be used to me remoting in and taking control of their desktop computer or laptops but now, Teamviewer quicksupport now works as an app on your Android SmartPhone, iPad, iPhone, iMac as well as all Microsoft devices.

Your can download for your device here:

Teamviewer QuickSupport for Microsoft PC
Teamviewer QuickSupport for Android
Teamviewer QuickSupport for Apple iPad or iPhone
Teamviewer QuickSupport for Apple iMac

The Real Cost of Free Mobile Apps: 79% More Data Usage + 16% Battery Drain

If you have an option to choose between a free, ad-supported mobile app or pony up a dollar or whatever the apps costs, you might be better off buying the app.

New research from the University of Southern California, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Queen’s University found that compared to apps without ads, apps with ads are a big drain on your battery, take up more processing time, and also use much more data.