As we’d expect this time of year, rumors are beginning to accumulate with timelines, features and other details we may expect to find with the next release of the iDevice opertaing system from Apple.
On the heels of the latest iOS 7.1 software update, we are seeing numerous reports and leaked screenshots of the next version of iOS, iOS8.
Consistent among many rumors, and fueling the logical progression of software updates we’ve seen thus far:
- Simplified Notification Center
- Game Center App removed
- improved CarPlay, without requiring a Lightning cable
- Automatic deletion of old message in Mail
- Separation of iTunes Radio into its own app
- Improvements to Maps
- Separation and improvements to Siri
If you are more in favor of deleting emails that you have read and not archiving them, you can change the default setting of the Mail app such that it gives you the Delete option on swipe and not Archive.
How? On your iOS device, open Settings, tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then tap the email account that you wish to change. There you’ll see an option that says Archive Messages. Turn it off and now you can send your messages from the Inbox straight to the Trash folder. ☺
for August included four “ransomware” programs, which aim to extract money by locking victims’ files or falsely warning they’ve been viewing illegal material.
The ransomware programs block “the work of the operating system and display a banner that gives instructions on how to unblock the computer. For example, the user is told to send a text message with a specific text to a premium-rate number,” the analysts wrote.
Two other very old email worms, Bagle and Mydoom, also made the top 10. After infecting a computer, Bagle infiltrates a person’s email contact list and sends itself out repeatedly. It was the third-most-common malware in August even though it was also discovered in 2004.
Two variations of Mydoom took the eighth and tenth places. Like Bagle, Mydoom also collects email addresses from infected computers and emails itself.
Phishing attacks rose tenfold, Kaspersky said, but still only amounted to a tiny fraction of overall spam, at .013 percent. Apple was one of the main phishing targets.
“We frequently came across emails that supposedly came from the official address of the company, but which in fact were phishing messages designed to deceive users and steal their logins and passwords,” Kaspersky wrote.
Some of the phishing emails, which purported to come from the “Apple Security Center,” warned users that their accounts had been frozen and that they have 48 hours to confirm their details.
Users are instructed to click on a link in the fraudulent email. “However, both the request to confirm the account information on third-party sites and the absence of a personal address should alert users to the risk of fraud,” according to the post.