Category: Privacy

Privacy, Security

Security Think Tank: How zero trust lets you take back control

February 14, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Zero trust. It’s not just a new buzzword, or perhaps the name of a questionable action film, but instead a real set of principles, procedures and methods for tackling the changing IT security landscape, and modernising approaches to IT infrastructure […]

Privacy, Security

End-user security ignorance laid bare in new report

January 23, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Less than a quarter of people aged between 23 and 38 (so-called millennials) can correctly define the term “ransomware”, more than one-fifth of Brits don’t know how to change their Wi-Fi security settings, one-third of Aussies “don’t feel the need” […]

Cybersecurity, Privacy, Security

California’s CCPA an opportunity for security industry to do better

January 2, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and a related internet of things (IoT) privacy law, SB-327, formally came into effect on 1 January 2020 in a landmark move that will strengthen cyber security protections for Californians and paves the way […]

Apps & OS, Mobile, Privacy, Security

Android users should not install these 104 apps from the Google Play Store

December 24, 2019

Via: Phone Arena

This year it seems as though we have been giving you a list of Android apps to uninstall quite often. These are apps that look to steal your personal data, click on hidden ads, take over control of your phone […]

Computing, Privacy, Security, Software & Applications

Ghostery launches desktop VPN

December 20, 2019

Via: Techradar

The company behind the popular ad and tracker blocking extension, Ghostery has launched a new desktop app called Ghostery Midnight that offers extended privacy features for $14 a month. In addition to an ad-blocker and a tracker-blocker, the app also […]

Apps & OS, Mobile, Privacy, Security

How Apps Steal Your Privacy

November 19, 2019

Via: WebPro

Each day, the world makes 250 million terabytes of new data – every second 946 Instagram photos are taken, 8,690 tweets are posted, 77,783 things are searched on Google, and 2,845,459 emails are sent and received all over the world. […]

Cybersecurity, Privacy, Security, Uncategorized

Huawei and ZTE ‘can’t be trusted’

November 15, 2019

Via: Techradar

Huawei and ZTE have been branded as security threats that can’t be trusted by US Attorney William Barr. In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Barr noted that Huawei has faced charges on breaching American sanctions on Iran, […]

Privacy, Security

Microsoft says it will honor California’s digital privacy law throughout the U.S.

November 12, 2019

Via: TechSpot

The Redmond giant said in a statement released on Monday that it will honor the same “core rights” established by California’s new digital privacy bill for every citizen in the United States. The announcement was made by Julie Brill, who […]

Privacy, Security

Microsoft urges users to patch against BlueKeep attacks

November 8, 2019

Via: Techradar

Following a recent spike in BlueKeep exploit attempts, Microsoft is recommending that all users patch their out-of-date Windows systems to avoid falling victim to an attack. The software giant’s Microsoft Defender ATP Research Team published a blog post in which […]

Apps & OS, Mobile, Privacy, Security

Fingerprint unlock arrives in WhatsApp for Android – here’s how to enable it

October 31, 2019

Via: Techradar

After testing the feature on beta users for a little while, WhatsApp is now rolling out fingerprint unlock to all Android users. It brings biometric security to Android some 8 months after similar options landed on iPhone. The Fingerprint Lock […]