Category: Privacy

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Following a recent spike in BlueKeep exploit attempts, Microsoft is recommending that all users patch their out-of-date Windows systems to avoid falling victim to an attack.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 […]

Internet, Privacy, Security, Wireless & Cloud

Thinking about the security of IoT and the cloud

October 25, 2019

Via: Info World

Most of those who implement IoT linked with centralized cloud systems have little clue about security solutions for these architectures. You need to keep a few things in mind. First, this is all about data security. You’re persisting data on […]

Gadgets, Mobile, Privacy, Security

Third-party Amazon Echo and Google Home apps are a minefield of scary security flaws

October 21, 2019

Via: Phone Arena

Smart speakers are all the rage right now, with global sales growing at a rate reminiscent of the smartphone industry’s early days and two companies rising above the vendor pack to vie for the crown. In their battle for world […]

Privacy, Security

NordVPN admits being compromised in 2018

October 21, 2019

Via: Techradar

NordVPN, one of the world’s most popular VPN providers, has confirmed that it was hacked by an unidentified party as early as March 2018. Details are still scant but the virtual private network provider has confirmed to Techcrunch that one […]

Mobile, Privacy, Security, Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S10 has a major security flaw – but it’s going to be fixed

October 17, 2019

Via: Techradar

As security flaws go, a fingerprint scanner that will unlock a phone for any unregistered print is pretty serious – and that’s exactly what seems to be happening with the Samsung Galaxy S10. Okay, there’s a bit more to it […]

Privacy, Security

EFF: Encrypted DNS could help close the biggest privacy gap on the Internet

September 26, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Thanks to the success of projects like Let’s Encrypt and recent UX changes in the browsers, most page-loads are now encrypted with TLS. But DNS, the system that looks up a site’s IP address when you type the site’s name […]