Category: Privacy

Hacking, Mobile, Privacy, Security, Smartphones

Nearly all Android smartphones ‘can be hacked via Wi-Fi’

August 6, 2019

Via: Techradar

Hackers are able to target many leading Android mobile phones and other gadgets via Wi-Fi, researchers have revealed. Devices powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon family of processors are susceptible to the threat, which would allow hackers to gain access to a […]

Privacy, Security

Ofcom brings in new protections for mobile users

July 22, 2019

Via: Computer Weekly

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has laid out a range of new measures to help ensure mobile phone customers get a fairer deal from their operators, with new rules governing transparency and contract terms, and has forced new concessions on price cuts […]

Apps & OS, Mobile, Privacy, Security

Apple touts iOS security and recycling efforts in latest iPhone ads

July 2, 2019

Via: GSM Arena

Apple’s latest “That’s iPhone” ads are out, highlighting the superior security features of iOS devices as well as Apple’s dedication to protecting the environment. The first two clips highlight the App Store approval process for each app as well as […]

Mobile, Privacy, Security, Smartphones

With Multi ID on the G8 ThinQ, LG adds the convenience of choice to biometric security

June 11, 2019

Via: Phone Arena

As smartphones host more and more personal information such as family photos and even credit card details, security has become a greater issue in the minds of consumers. Accordingly, passwords have evolved from PINs to fingerprint to facial recognition in […]

Apps & OS, Hacking, Mobile, Privacy, Security

WhatsApp vulnerability allowed spyware to infiltrate phones

May 14, 2019

Via: TechSpot

WhatsApp is used by over 1.5 billion people and remains one of the most popular messaging and VoIP service. While it does offer “Security by Default” in the form of end-to-end encryption, there will always be vulnerabilities existing in the […]

Privacy, Security

Privacy and data protection an opportunity, says entrepreneur

April 29, 2019

Via: Computer Weekly

Privacy and data protection should not just be viewed as legal and technical compliance topics, according to James Aschberger, founder and CEO at One.Thing.Less, who says they present an opportunity to embrace, engage and build trust with customers. “From our […]

Computing, Operating Systems, Privacy, Security

Windows 10 update will do away with password expiry policies

April 26, 2019

Via: Techradar

Alongside the draft release of the configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903, Microsoft has revealed its plan to do away with password expiration policies beginning with the Windows 10’s May update. Once these policies are […]

Internet, Privacy, Security, Social Networking

How to protect your privacy on YouTube

April 19, 2019

Via: The Verge

YouTube has become a ubiquitous part of our online world, one where privacy is an issue. Your video-watching habits may be open for the world to see, along with your likes, dislikes, and more. If you create and upload videos, […]

Privacy, Security

Avast’s new Secure Browser will shield you from prying eyes

April 16, 2019

Via: Techradar

Avast has released an updated version of its security-focused web browser, with new features to help you protect your privacy and cover your tracks online. The new Avast Secure Browser, codenamed Aspen, includes a tool called Webcam Guard that prevents […]

Privacy, Security

Google will let you use your Android phone to verify logins

April 10, 2019

Via: Techradar

Protecting your Google account from phishing just got a whole lot easier with the announcement that any Android smartphone running Android 7 or higher can now be used as a physical security key for two-factor authentication (2FA). The tech giant […]