The Hidden Risks of Public USB Charging Stations: Juice Jacking and How to Protect Yourself

Posted Posted in Apple, Best Practice, iPad, iPhone, Mobile General, Security

As a long-time user of Apple products, I’m well aware of the importance of keeping our beloved devices charged. Public USB charging stations in airports, hotels, and shopping centers have become a convenient solution for that purpose. However, the FBI Denver and the FCC have recently warned about a cyber-theft tactic called “Juice Jacking,” which […]

Time to remove Quicktime for Windows

Posted Posted in Apple, Best Practice, Windows

The US-CERT (Computer Emergency Readiness Team) (a division of the Department of Homeland Security) recently published an advisory to immediately ditch Apple’s QuickTime product on Windows systems. They cited a blog post from Trend Micro, which noted that Apple has dropped security updates for the product on Windows, and that there are known security holes […]

Review: Data Rescue 4

Posted Posted in Apple, Business Continuity, Reviews

Data Rescue 4 Prosoft Engineering Price: $0 – 299 I recently had the opportunity to review Data Rescue 4.2 from Prosoft Engineering, including a branded copy of their Bootwell USB thumbdrive. From the publisher’s website: Data Rescue is hard drive recovery software that can recover your photos, videos, documents from: crashed, corrupted or non-mounting hard […]