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Laptop Ban: US Airlines Said to Meet Homeland Security on Expanding Ban to Europe

HIGHLIGHTS Meeting included top executives from Delta Air Lines, United Airlines The US in March announced laptop restrictions on flights from 10 airports Britain quickly followed with restrictions on different set of routes US Homeland Security officials met with major US airlines and a trade group on Thursday to discuss the impact of possibly expanding a ban on large electronic ... Read More »

Steve Bannon removed from National Security Council

President Trump’s controversial chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, was removed from the National Security Council on Wednesday, Fox News confirmed. Bannon was put on the NSC’s “Principals Committee” as a check on former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn to make sure Flynn carried through with a directive to depoliticize the NSC, a senior administration official told Fox News. “[Obama ... Read More »

Microsoft’s decision to scrap February security updates unnerves patch experts

Microsoft this week canceled February’s slate of security updates for Windows and its other products, including Office, just a day after saying that the fixes would only be delayed. Patch experts struggled with the decision, pointing out that known vulnerabilities will go unpatched and that IT planning had been disrupted. “I was shocked,” said Chris Goettl, product manager at patch ... Read More »

Latest Concept build for Sony Xperia X brings February security patch

Sony has started rolling out a new update to the Xperia X units that are part of the Japanese company’s Concept for Android program. The update arrives as version 38.3.A.0.107 and brings along Android security fixes for the month of February. The update brings along changes related to the modem software as well as some stability improvements. It is currently ... Read More »

BlackBerry Priv starts getting February security update

BlackBerry has started rolling out a new update to its Priv smartphone. It’s a security update that brings along Android fixes for the month of February – the Android security patch level shows ‘5 February 2017’. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it may take some time for the update notification to pop up on your device’s ... Read More »

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+ are now receiving January security patch

T-Mobile has started rolling out a new update to Samsung Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+ units on its network. They are about 60MB in size and bring the Android security fixes for January. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge on T-Mobile are also said to be getting the patch, although the carrier is yet ... Read More »

January security update starts hitting Sony Xperia X and X Compact

Sony has started pushing out a new update to its Xperia X and X Compact smartphones (all variants). Arriving as build number 34.2.A.0.292, the update brings along Android security fixes for the month of January. Aside from the latest security patch, it isn’t known what other changes (if any) are included in the update. In case you missed, the Xperia ... Read More »

Ooma is adding DIY home security monitoring to its free VoIP phone service

Ooma, one of the biggest names in VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone service, is expanding into the DIY home security market. Ooma Telo owners will soon be able to install motion, door/window, and/or flood sensors in their homes, and add a new tier of service that provides home security monitoring. “The Ooma Telo is essentially a Linux computer that ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S5 on Sprint gets December security update

Sprint has started rolling out a new update to Samsung Galaxy S5 units on its network. Arriving as build version G900PVPU3CPL2 and weighing in at around 237MB, the update includes Android security fixes for the month of December. The carrier is yet to update the Galaxy S5 software update page on its website, so it’s currently difficult to say what ... Read More »

December security update starts hitting Samsung Galaxy S7 active

A new update has started hitting the Samsung Galaxy S7 active smartphone in the US. The update – which weighs in at around 45MB and carries a build number of MMB29M.G891AUCS2APL1 – is being rolled out by AT&T, which exclusively sells the handset. The update includes the security update that brings along Android security fixes for December. For those waiting ... Read More »