What Actually Happens When You Block Someone on Your iPhone

30th September 2019

The iPhone has a built-in blocking feature, but have you ever wondered what exactly happens when you block someone? The short answer: you get fewer unwanted texts and calls, and the people you block are none the wiser. You can block contacts through any of the iPhone’s communication apps (Messages, FaceTime, and Phone). Blocking a contact in one app will block them across the board. Of course, blocked callers can…

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Hackers cost these communities millions of dollars

30th September 2019

Ransomware is malicious software that cybercriminals can use to lock up your computer. It’s a problem if it happens to someone’s personal computer. But if crooks break into a town’s computer system, they can shut down important information like police records and tax payments. That’s probably why there’s an apparent increase in ransomware attacks targeting municipal government agencies. The cybersecurity firm Recorded Future said that, as of May, more than…

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