Don’t be fooled when you get a pop-up error message saying ‘Please Call Apple Support’. It is a scam misleading Mac OS users that their Mac is infected with viruses and malicious applications thus the need to “contact” Apple support.
Once a user is tricked into calling the supposedly Apple support hotline (1-877-695-0922), cyber scammers will then try to get payment for the rendered unnecessary tech support.
If you’re getting the ‘Please Call Apple Support’ pop-ups, ignore these alerts by closing your browser. Do not call the number displayed or click anything as it will direct you to harmful websites to get money from your or infect your computer further.
Yesterday, June 5, Facebook has confirmed that it has data-sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese companies which include:
- Huawei (previously under scrutiny from U.S. intelligence agencies regarding security threat)
- TCL (the present manufacturer of BlackBerry phones)
- Oppo (OnePlus’ parent company)
The said agreements, dating to as far as 2010, gave the listed Chinese firms access to some of the users’ data so they could build Facebook interfaces on their own platforms. Facebook said that the data collected were stored and stayed on the users’ phones, and not on the phone manufacturers’ servers. Huawei, on their part, maintained that the company has worked with Facebook to make the latter’s services more convenient to users. It has never collected or stored any user data.
According to an interview with Facebook officials, the majority of these company partnerships have already wound down. However, the agreements with the four Chinese companies listed above remain in effect but they will be ending Huawei’s partnership later this week, to be followed by the other three companies as well.
If you’re concerned with your data being affected by this issue, don’t panic. If you’re using an iPhone, make sure to update to the latest iOS and for Android users, no need to worry. All the information you’ve shared or posted are stored on your device. Facebook simply manages the flow of information on their servers.
As an added precaution, consider following these tips:
- Minimize the amount of data you are sharing
- Change your privacy settings
- Turn off/limit access for third-party applications
- Avoid posting your every location
- Turn on extra security settings
- Only add people you know
Better safe than sorry, as they say!
ImpaqSpeed is an adware that will attempt to commandeer your browser search and homepage. The adware will send you to malicious websites to get money from you or infect your computer further. It may also prevent you from changing your settings back. ImpaqSpeed is usually installed through bundled software without you knowing.
Presented as a legitimate program, ImpaqSpeed is a helpful tool that will allow you to measure your Internet performance directly from your desktop. It may sound like a useful and handy utility but this so-called program will displace tons of undesired and intrusive advertisements or banners leading to harmful pages.
You probably don’t remember installing it but its contamination can be quite obvious hence you’ll discover it soon enough. Try your best to remove it instantly so as not to have your system infected.
Ipbsgpm4.top is an adware that will attempt to commandeer your browser search and homepage. The adware will send you to malicious websites to get money from you or infect your computer further. It may also prevent you from changing your settings back. Ipbsgpm4.top is usually installed through bundled software without you knowing.
This adware, Ipbsgpm4.top, is an advert service that publishers utilize so they can earn money on their websites. It will usually display numerous popups without the user’s permission. It enters your system without your knowledge so as soon as you discover it, you have to remove it right away. It may be hard to do because it hampers you from reverting settings and most often intends to scam you. Thus, an easy and effective solution is totally a must!
Search Dimension is a browser hijacker that will attempt to commandeer your browser search and homepage. The virus will send you to malicious websites to get money from you or infect your computer further. It may also prevent you from changing your settings back.
Once this browser hijacker, Search Dimension, is installed, your existing Internet browser settings will be changed directing your searches to searchdimension.com. It will also replace your homepage and new tab page with its own. Search Dimension is usually installed through bundled software without you knowing. Remove it immediately.
MOLE66 is an updated version of the CryptoMix ransomware. It will take over your computer functionality, encrypt your data, and lock your computer until you pay a “ransom” in order to get access back. It disguises itself as a legit official warning when in reality, it is all fake. Don’t fall for the trap and don’t pay any ransom fees! With software, you can remove MOLE66 easily.
This type of infection can be downloaded on your computer through spam attachments, harmful websites, malicious scripts embedded into online ads, codecs, or third-party downloads. Be sure to remove it immediately!
Vulkanplat1num.net is an adware that tries to take control your homepage and search browser. It will direct you to malevolent websites with the intent to cause fraud or contaminate your computer more. It may also hamper you from modifying your settings back. Vulkanplat1num.net is typically installed through packed software without you being aware.
Vulkanplat1num.net pop-ups will flood your system with tons of ads luring you to discount coupons, attractive deals and offers. Be wary because these pop-up ads will direct you to harmful websites with the aim to deceive, slow down and infect your computer. You have to remove it immediately!
There’s a new bug that is recently rendering iPhones to freeze, slow down, and crash. It is a harmless-looking message with a black dot emoji a.k.a. “the black dot of death”. This bug affects all iPhones running the most recent version of iOS, iOS 11.3 and the iOS 11.4 betas. There’s no verification yet though whether it also affects older iOS.
What Actually Happens
When a message is received containing the said emoji and eventually opened by the user, the messaging app will crash and the device locked into a white screen. This is because these messages containing the black dot emoji are followed by hundreds of thousands of invisible characters which causes the Messages app to freeze. It will then flood the iPhones’ CPU where it will overheat and a possibility of a device crash.
What You Can Do
The black dot “text bomb” bug can easily be transmitted. Someone will just simply send a string of texts, wait for their target to open such message and that’s it!
When your iPhone suddenly freezes because of this so-called text bomb, try force-quitting ‘Messages’ and re-open it. After which, delete the conversation with the black dot immediately.
Make sure also to update to the latest iOS when it is released. Apple will surely fix this issue and create a patch for this annoying bug.
RDN/Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC is an adware that will attempt to commandeer your browser search and homepage. The adware will send you to malicious websites to get money from you or infect your computer further. It may also prevent you from changing your settings back.
RDN/Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC is often installed through bundled software without you knowing.
The adware RDN/Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC will try to seize your homepage and browser search. It directs you to harmful websites to further infect your system or scam you. It may also stop you from reverting back your settings. RDN/Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC is unknowingly placed through software you download off the Internet.
Search.hineeddirectionsnow.com may look like a valid website but it is actually a browser hijacker that will attempt to commandeer your browser search and homepage. The virus will either send you to malicious sites to get money from you, bombard you with pop-ups and advertisement banners, or infect your computer further. It may also place your data privacy at risk and even prevent you from changing your settings back.
Search.hineeddirectionsnow.com is usually installed through bundled software without you knowing. Remove it immediately!