Mozilla Firefox – HIBP privacy feature in future version

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A future version of Mozilla Firefox will include a new privacy tool “Have I Been Pwned”(HIBP) as described below  https://thenextweb.com/security/2018/06/26/mozilla-bakes-have-i-been-pwned-into-firefoxs-new-privacy-tool/ Mozilla today announced an exciting new feature coming to future versions of Firefox. The feature is a proposed security tool that uses Troy Hunt’s ‘Have I Been Pwned‘ (HIBP) database to scour the web looking […]

Wireless Security – WPA3 adds 2 major protective features

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The Wi-Fi Alliance is beginning to certify products WPA3 that support WPA3.  While migration will be gradual over the next few years, it will become the successor to the WPA2 security protocol that’s been in use since 2004. https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/6/26/17501594/wpa3-wifi-security-certification WPA3 protections won’t just flip on overnight — in fact, it’s going to be a many-years-long […]

Facebook – 2012 purchase of Instagram increased 100X in value

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While Facebook is more popular with older users, Instagram is more oriented to younger kids and adults.  Back in 2012, Facebook bought the firm for $1 billion and it is now estimated to be worth $100 billion https://qz.com/1314089/instagrams-worth-is-now-estimated-to-be-100-billion/ In 2012, Facebook bought the 13-person photo-sharing app Instagram. Six years later, it seems safe to say […]

Apple – iOS 12 beta now available for early testers

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The new Apple iOS 12 beta just became publicly available.  This is targeted for early testers who are experienced technically in case issues surface.  https://www.cnet.com/news/you-can-now-download-apples-ios-12-public-beta-for-iphone-bring-on-the-memoji-but-no-siri-shortcuts You can now download Apple’s iOS 12 public beta. Get ready for plenty of animated selfie emoji — but you won’t be able to use Siri Shortcuts until the final […]


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