How to protect your iCloud account in light of a hacking threat

Last week, a group of hackers self-identified as the “Turkish Crime Family” came forward claiming they have accessed 250 million iCloud passwords. The group of hackers demanded ransom from Apple, with the threat of remotely wiping the iCloud accounts respective iPhones, iPads and MacBooks if Apple does not pay by April 8.

Apple issued a statement […]

By |March 28th, 2017|data security, Mobile, News|0 Comments

Samsung revealing Galaxy S8 Wednesday

Samsung plans to reveal the new Galaxy S8 device this Wednesday. With a delayed release date, and the high-profile failure of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has big shoes to fill in the upcoming device launch.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices are rumored to have 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch screens, with edge-to-edge screens and rounded […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Mobile, News|0 Comments

HOBI International, Inc. weekly blog recap 3/20-3/24

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 3/20-3/24

E-Scrap recycling market anticipating substantial growth

Transparency Market Research anticipates substantial growth for the e-scrap recycling market until 2022. The report indicates the market will grow at a CAGR of 7.2 percent within the next five years.

Google releases developer preview of latest Android OS

Yesterday, […]

By |March 24th, 2017|data security, Mobile, Recycling, Tablets|0 Comments

Google releases developer preview of latest Android OS

Yesterday, Google released a developer preview of the latest version of Android OS, temporarily called Android O. This version of Android hosts many updates that may or may not be included in the full release later this year.

Android O offers new features to improve and simplify device use, including new lock screen and keyboard shortcuts, […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Mobile, News|0 Comments

Officials write letter inquiring about SS7 vulnerabilities to the Department of Homeland Security

Two members of congress are inquiring about a potential mobile network vulnerability to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Last week, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) authored a letter to DHS Secretary John Kelly about security risks in Signaling System 7 (SS7) protocol.

SS7 protocol is used by global telecom networks to […]

By |March 21st, 2017|data security, Mobile, News|0 Comments

Apple delaying 10-year anniversary iPhone release, renaming “iPhone Edition”

Apple is anticipated to release three new iPhones this year, rumored to be the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and what was thought to be the iPhone 8, the 10-year anniversary device. But, new rumors indicate Apple is differentiating the 10-year device from the new 7s release, and may be calling it the iPhone Edition.

The […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Mobile, News|0 Comments

The 10th tip for data security

In light of documents released by WikiLeaks regarding potential CIA hacking tools last Tuesday, many Internet users have been increasingly paranoid about their data privacy. USA Today published an article with nine cybersecurity tips for devices, but forgot one imperative component of data security.

The nine tips USA Today lists are don’t get phished, turn on two-factor authentication, […]

By |March 14th, 2017|data security, ITAD, Mobile, News|0 Comments

HOBI International, Inc. weekly blog recap 3/6-3/10

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 3/6-3/10

Increasing cloud adoption inspires rapid cloud security market growth

According to Zion Market Research, the cloud security market will reach $9.8 billion by 2020, growing at an overall CAGR of 12 percent. The market is split into three segments: public cloud, private cloud and […]

By |March 10th, 2017|ITAD, Mobile, Recycling, Repair, Tablets|0 Comments