I’ve got a couple of announcements to tell you, then a listener story from David Bogdan from Japan, and one from Denise Crown. At that point, I’m going to hand you over to Bart and me in Security Bits because there was so much to talk about with so many big stories. We’ll talk about password managers being used as trackers, the IOHIDeous vulnerability, and then spend a lot of time learning the truth (as of now) about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. It’s a fascinating session and Bart unpacks all of this for us beautifully of course.
Denise Crown sent in an interesting story about Verizon, credits to your account and how to keep them.
This may help some of you. The ;TLDR version: I received a $324.96 credit back from Verizon… now, here’s what happened.
I bought myself an iPhone X after dropping into my local Verizon store to gaze upon it with my own eyes. The rep basically told me I could trade my 7 Plus and my bill would increase a few dollars. I ordered my phone and went on my way.
Fast forward a couple weeks and the phone arrives, and a few days later, my bill. When they processed my order, they removed a credit of $27.08 / mo for my husband’s phone! With 12 months remaining on that promo, it was $324.96!