Tek Tips - 11/21/2019

Posted by Tom Meehan CFI on 11/21/2019 to Tek Tips

Keep Your Messages Secure

Instead of using your smartphone to send a text message (SMS), use an app like WhatsApp or Signal. Both apps are free and offer encryption for text messages along with voice and video calls, pictures and documents. Text messages may not protect your information and your privacy could be at risk. Both apps are available for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac.

What Is A Zero-Day Vulnerability?

A zero-day vulnerability is a software vulnerability unknown to the vendor or maker of the target software. Until the vulnerability is known, hackers could exploit it. Google Chrome recently had a zero-day that was exploited by hackers. It is important to always patch or update your software regularly and address zero-days once they are discovered.

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