Author/Consultant Jeremiah L. Byerley
Jeremiah Byerley is a technical consultant & author who helps individuals and businesses develop the confidence and habits they need to be competitive in the information age. Jeremiah has unique insight in California’s South Coast working for companies such as Santa Barbara’s Higher Octave Music and Ojai’s Lynda.com with a wealth of international experience consulting for EMI, Activision, IDIMedia (Blaylock & Company), Anysoft and a contributor for online syndication company, Storyful. The news & tutorials on this site feature articles written by Mr. Byerley and curated selections. For consultations requests, please contact Jeremiah.

How Try Chrome OS in VirtualBox Before Buying a Chromebook

Google’s Chromebooks run Chrome OS, a lightweight operating system based on Linux that provides you with a full Chrome browser and a basic desktop environment. Before buying a Chromebook, you may want to play with Chrome OS in a virtual machine in a window on your desktop. What You’re Getting RELATED: The Best Chromebooks You Can Buy, 2017 Edition […]

Critical WordPress Bug Leaves 320,000 Sites Open to Attack

Authentication bypass bugs in WordPress plugins InfiniteWP Client and WP Time Capsule leave hundreds of thousands of sites open to attack. Two WordPress plugins, InfiniteWP Client and WP Time Capsule, suffer from the same critical authorization bypass bug that allows adversaries to access a site’s backend with no password. All an attacker needs is the […]

Mobile Carrier Customer Service Ushers in SIM-Swap Fraud

Weak challenge questions by customer service reps make it easy for fraudsters to hijack a phone line and bypass 2FA to breach accounts. Mobile carriers have left the door wide open to SIM-swap attacks, particularly when it comes to prepaid accounts, researchers have found. SIM swapping is a form of fraud that allows crooks to […]

How to Sync Google Calendar With iPhone Calendar

By Heinz Tschabitscher Early in the history of the iPhone, syncing Google Calendar with the iPhone Calendar app was an involved process, but current versions of iOS support Google accounts without any extra fiddling. Adding your Google Calendar events to the iOS Calendar app requires just a handful of taps. Apple’s iOS operating system supports […]

Meet the xenobot: world’s first living, self-healing robots created from frog stem cells

See the world’s first living, self-healing robots01:25 By Jessie Yeung, CNN Scientists have created the world’s first living, self-healing robots using stem cells from frogs. Named xenobots after the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) from which they take their stem cells, the machines are less than a millimeter (0.04 inches) wide — small enough to travel […]

No ‘Silver Bullet’ Fix for Alexa, Google Smart Speaker Hacks

Karsten Nohl, who was behind this week’s research that outlined new eavesdropping hacks for Alexa and Google Home, says that privacy for smart home assistants still has a ways to go. Researchers this week disclosed new ways that attackers can exploit Alexa and Google Home smart speakers to spy on users. The hacks, which rely on […]

OpenVPN vs IPSec, WireGuard, L2TP, & IKEv2 (VPN Protocols 2020)

What are VPN protocols and why do you need to understand the different options? With most VPN providers offering a variety of VPN protocols to choose from, it is good to know the pros and cons of these different options so you can select the best fit for your unique needs. In this guide we […]

China Poses an ‘Existential Threat’ to International Human Rights, Says Rights Group After Director Barred From Hong Kong

  Protesters attend a rally in Hong Kong to show support for the Uighur minority in China on Dec. 22, 2019. Dale de la Rey—AFP/Getty Images By Suyin Haynes and Sanya Mansoor January 14, 2020 China poses an “existential threat” to the international human rights system, according to a new report released today by Human […]

Apple Removes 17 Malicious iOS Apps From App Store

Researchers have uncovered malware in 17 iOS apps that were removed from Apple’s official App Store. Researchers have uncovered 17 apps on Apple’s official App Store infected with malware. Apple has since removed the apps from the App Store – but a “significant” number of iOS users could have installed them, researchers said. Once downloaded, […]

iMessage For Android: How to Get It And Use It

How To › Android iMessage For Android: How to Get It And Use It Share Pin Email Print   Android Tips & Tricks Basics Guides & Tutorials Installing & Upgrading Key Concepts Samsung Quick Tips By Sam Costello Writer Sam Costello has been writing about tech since 2000. His writing has appeared in publications such […]