Coronavirus and Business Continuity

The coronavirus pandemic is impacting everyone and as the situation continues to affect our world, we wanted to reach out and update you on how we at Simplicit are supporting our employees and you—our customers.

Beware of Clickbait Scams Regarding Kobe Bryant Tragedy

January 29th, 2020

 

 

Recently, news broke that sports icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi died in a helicopter crash. Scammers are going to take advantage of this shocking and tragic celebrity death in a number of ways. Be careful if you receive or see anything related to Kobe Bryant's death.

iPhone X Facial Recognition Hacked!

Just a week after Apple released its brand new iPhone X on November 3, a team of hackers has claimed to successfully hack Apple's Face ID facial recognition technology with a mask that costs less than $150.

Yes, Apple's "ultra-secure" Face ID security for the iPhone X is not as secure as the company claimed during its launch event in September this year.

Your kid may be able to unlock your iPhone X with Face ID

Another way to circumvent the iPhone X’s Face ID security system has been discovered — but, don’t worry, it’s not going to be one that affects the overwhelming majority of users.

The Face ID “hacker” in question is the fifth-grade son of an iPhone X owner, who apparently looks close enough to his mom in appearance that the system recognizes them both as the same person.

Beware of new Windows Movie Maker scam that is at the top of Google search results

Windows Movie Maker was discontinued in January of this year. A zombie imposter has risen to the top of the Google search results though. This is not a legitimate program and is actually fake software filled with spam ads.

Do not fall for this fake program!

Victims that download the fake Windows Movie Maker do get Microsoft's video editor, but are blocked from features like saving files unless they pay for the "full version.

5 Ways to Make Your iPhone More Secure

Turn off lockscreen notifications- Even if you have a strong password possible, your private data can be revealed by notifications on your lockscreen. This could be appointments, confirmation codes, financial data, etc. The less information that shows up on your screen the better your security will be.

There’s a NEW Cyber Security Threat: “Bad Rabbit”

How the hack works
Bad Rabbit is ransomware that spreads via a fake Flash update on compromised websites. If clicked it will run a program that can lock you out of your computer and files and it will ask you to pay them to unlock your computer.

Bad Rabbit is based on an exploit that was stolen from the NSA. Microsoft patched that particular exploit in March.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we know that for many businesses, this time means a lot of uncertainties and concerns. We want to let you know that our staff is 100% working from the safety of their home at 100% (if not more) capacity. Here at Simplicit Technologies our top priority is People First! We want to ensure that we continue to deliver great customer service to our clients.We have tools available to allow you to work remotely from the safety of your home.
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