WhatsApp icon on phone screen

If, like me, you have the auto-update feature turned off on your mobile device, and you use WhatsApp for text messenging, you may have a version vulnerable to malware.

A bug affecting WhatsApp has been identified for older versions. You can read about the bug here: ZDNet article about WhatsApp spyware

This bug affects both Android and iPhone users, so if you use WhatsApp, update to the latest version now. The latest update includes a security fix for this bug.

If you have an iPad Pro, especially the larger screen models, you may it useful to employ the split screen feature whereby you can work in two apps at once. It’s especially useful to have a video playing (in YouTube for example) but have a browser window open for internet searches.

For my iPad Pro 2015 model, I enable this feature by first swiping up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the app dock.

Next, choose an app in the dock and drag it up. In the example below, I chose to open Chrome browser with the Blue Letter Bible website open in order to view it along side my app for editing this blog:

If you tap the small line at the top of the browser window (or whatever app window you’ve chosen) then you can resize that window:

You’ll see a line between the windows that you can drag to the left or right to resize each window:

Hope you found this picture tutorial helpful. What are your favorite iPad Pro features?

A Forbes article popped up in my Google app feed warning that devices running iOS 12 have a security flaw that allows the screen lock to be compromised. (I won’t post a link to the article as the site has numerous annoying popups and auto-running videos). The article didn’t give much detail and gave no advice for protecting your device.

An article from SlashGear.com states that the data recovery company that is exploiting the flaw in iOS devices, offering an expensive service to unlock devices,  is also claiming it can unlock devices running Android and Windows.

Maybe instead of getting too deep in fear, the best advice is to follow sound security practice, no matter the device you have or the operating system it runs. Check out this Tech Crunch article on iOS security settings you should employ.