Tag Archives: Amazon

Amazon Moves A Step Closer To Delivery By Drone

For more than a decade, futurists have been talking about the day when drones will be used to deliver everything from packages to Pizzas. If you’ve been following the trends, you know that at least one major pizza chain has already begun experimenting with drone-based delivery. Now, Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery system has earned […]

Amazon Echobud Consumers Should Update Due To Overheating Issue

Do you own a pair of Amazon’s Echo Buds? If so, and in case you didn’t get an email from the company, be advised that Amazon recently discovered a potential safety risk. To address it, the company is asking all Echo Bud owners to perform a software update on their gear. In a nutshell, the […]

Spread Of COVID-19 Data Available From Google And Apple

Big tech firms are lining up to help us get a better handle on the data concerning this pandemic. Data includes who has Covid-19 and how fast and far the virus is spreading around the country (and around the world). Recently, tech giants Apple and Google announced a partnership that will focus on the use […]

Cashless Shopping Could Get Easier In the Future

For decades, futurists have been promising a cashless society and all the convenience that comes with it. So far though, the technology we have available hasn’t lived up to the promise. Sure, we’re moving inexorably in the direction of a cashless society, but we’re doing so at a snail’s pace. We’re moving in such tiny […]

Update Amazon Blink Cameras To Fix Security Vulnerabilities

Do you have a home security system that incorporates Amazon’s Blink XT2 cameras? If so, be advised that researchers at Tenable Security recently identified several serious security flaws that would allow an attacker to take control of the cameras remotely and use them to spy on you and your family. The security issues are centered […]

Are Hackers Using Popular Assistant Devices To Listen To Users?

The utility of virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home are undeniable.  They’re just genuinely handy devices to have around. Unfortunately, they’re also prone to abuse and exploits by hackers and unsavory developers. They can be used to spy on and even steal sensitive information from unsuspecting users. This is not new in and […]

Backup Still Necessary Even When Using Cloud Services

Do you keep all of your data on the cloud?  If so, you’re certainly not alone.  The past few years have seen a massive migration away from storing critical files locally to placing them on the cloud, where they’re more secure and accessible from anywhere you can get internet.  In fact, many people are so […]

New Phishing Scam Targets Your Amazon Account

McAfee researchers have discovered a new version of the 16Shop phishing kit in use by hackers around the world. According to the latest research, there are now more than 200 URLs currently being used by hackers to collect login information from Amazon customers. The methodology the hackers are using is simple. The hackers craft an […]

Amazon Sellers Dealing With Increased Hacking And Fraud

Amazon has a problem. If you’re an Amazon shopper, that means you have a problem. The company recently revealed that more than a hundred sellers using the company’s platform were victims of what the company is describing as an “extensive fraud operation.” Only a few specifics are known about the conduct of the fraud operation. […]

Digital Movie Service UltraViolet Is Shutting Down

On paper, UltraViolet seemed like a great idea.  It was (and still is, for the moment) a service that stored your license information for various digital media you purchased. You could buy a movie from Amazon Prime, buy something else from some other online vendor, and watch them on any number of devices without having […]