How to See if Zoom Is Running a Secret Web Server on Your Mac (and Remove It)

Wow…a Mac app that acts like a virus lol Who’da thunk it… I kid I kid I like teasing the Cult of Apple folks….

Zoom, a popular video-conferencing application, is in hot water today. The Mac version runs a secret web server in the background—even after you uninstall it!—that can be used to reinstall Zoom and even turn on your video camera.

If you’re wondering whether you’re affected—maybe you’re not sure if someone has ever installed Zoom on your Mac and then uninstalled it—here’s how to check. Continue reading

6 Windows Apps That Automatically Organize Files for You

Might be time to replace Belvedere…. some nice options here…. I’ve used DropIt before and it’s pretty cool and portable.

The only way to overcome information overload is to put everything in its place on arrival. But you don’t want to spend all your time organizing files on Windows 10. Why not take a smart and lazy approach! After all, the better organized your files, the faster you can retrieve what you need from them. Continue reading

BBS the Documentary [Full HD]

Where I started my online adventures… the precursor to the modern internet….

The BBS (bulletin board system) scene of the 80s and 90s was a magical time. Long before the Internet escaped from the lab, connected the planet and redefined what it meant to use a computer there was a brave and pioneering band of computer users who spent their time, money and sanity setting up their home computers and phone lines to welcome anyone who called. Continue reading

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

Folks should know by now China ain’t playing with nobody and certainly not playing fair…

Foreigners crossing certain Chinese borders into the Xinjiang region, where authorities are conducting a massive campaign of surveillance and oppression against the local Muslim population, are being forced to install a piece of malware on their phones that gives all of their text messages as well as other pieces of data to the authorities, a collaboration by Motherboard, Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Guardian, the New York Times, and the German public broadcaster NDR has found. Continue reading

Facebook Turned Off Search Features Used To Catch War Criminals, Child Predators, And Other Bad Actors

FB is all about that paper.. and not much else outside of white insecurity….

When Alexa Koenig learned of Facebook’s abrupt decision to turn off a set of advanced search features last week, she thought of a Libyan military commander named Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf al-Werfalli. Continue reading

Mobdro Android Streaming App Pushes Wi-Fi Password Stealing Malware

Ruh roh…. I didn’t use it much anyway but bye bye Mobdro…. better safe than sorry….

Mobdro is an Android streaming app that many uses as an alternative to the Kodi app but comes with much less credibility. In spite that fact, and due to its pirate-friendly nature and widespread support for devices like Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast, and many Android OS versions, Mobdro has grown in popularity, enjoying a significant userbase nowadays. However, a report from “Digital Citizens” puts fuel in the fire of distrust, as Mobdro was found by researchers to be amongst shady applications that push Wi-Fi network credentials, malware stealers. Continue reading

Jay-Z Invests in Company That Tracks Parolees With GPS Software

Is that y’alls man???

Rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z has reportedly made a $3 million investment in Promise, a startup company that helps state and local governments track parolees with GPS technology – and a lot of people, even some of his fans, are not happy about it. Continue reading