FixMeStick’s Weekly Cybersecurity Round-Up: Nov 11th – 17th

Hello FixMeFans and StartMeStars! It’s time for Tuesday’s Cybersecurity Round-Up. This week we have more news about the Twitter political ad ban, the danger of public phone charging stations, a Siri bug, and how to keep yourself safe from scam calls. Read more on this week’s top stories below!

In late October, Twitter announced that it would be banning all political ads. That ban has now been made official. To read Twitter’s new rules and the exceptions, click here.

Ever get a call that looks legitimate according to caller ID, but turns out to be a scam? These phone scammers are not just after your money, but also your phone number.

Not sure how to tell if something is a scam? Check out this article for what information to watch out for. To find out exactly why these scammers are after your phone number, click here.

As the holidays draw near, you will likely find yourself on-the-go and needing to charge your phone. While these public charging stations are convenient, they can also be dangerous.

We wrote an article about how charging cables can be used to hack computers and phones, and how to keep yourself safe, check it out here. Hackers are now placing malware inside USB ports and public charging stations. To find out the latest development in this new type of malware, click here.

Siri learns your habits and makes suggestions based on data it collects. While this is helpful, is it always secure? A bug in Apple’s AI, Siri, has been exposing user’s email data, even if that data was encrypted. You can read the full story, as well as how to turn off this feature, here.

That’s all for this week’s Round-Up folks! Stay cybersafe and we’ll see you back here next week.