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Serious PGP Security Flaw Makes Email Encryption Unsafe: What To Do Until It's Fixed

Researchers have found a major security flaw in PGP, making users who encrypt their email with PGP or S/MIME vulnerable to attackers. The flaw has been dubbed 'EFAIL,' and it can pull plaintext from encrypted emails.

Security May 14, 2018

Ring Doorbell Users, Watch Out: New Flaws Lets Others Spy On You Even After Changing Passwords

You’d expect that changing your password will disable anyone from getting access to your devices, but for Ring doorbells, that’s unfortunately not the case. A security flaw within Ring doorbells is leaving many users vulnerable to spying.

Security May 14, 2018

Malicious Chrome Extension Based On 'The Wild Thornberrys' Infects 100,000 Users And Mines For Cryptocurrency

Google recently deleted a malicious Chrome extension that infected 100,000 users. It was based on 'The Wild Thornberrys' television show and mined for cryptocurrency.

Security May 11, 2018

Alexa, Siri, And Google Assistant Follow Malicious Voice Commands Hidden In Music

Researchers have found a way to hide malicious voice commands in music that Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant will follow. Are hackers already using this method to victimize users, and how can you protect yourself against it?

Security May 11, 2018

New Facebook Messenger Malware Can Steal Users' Passwords, Money, Or CPU Power

A new malware called FacexWorm is making rounds on Facebook Messenger and it can steal users' passwords and money, or exploit their PC to mine cryptocurrency. Here's what to look out for.

Security May 5, 2018

Change Your Password Right Now, Says Twitter: Here’s What Happened

Twitter asks everyone to change their passwords in light of a bug that it says it has already resolved. No accounts were compromised, and there is no evidence of password misuse, the company stresses.

Security May 4, 2018

Cambridge Analytica Officially Shuts Down Over Facebook Data Scandal

Cambridge Analytica, a key player in Facebook’s series of data scandals, has officially shut down. Employees were reportedly told to pack up and leave their offices immediately.

Security May 4, 2018

Some Gmail Users Are Getting Spam Apparently Sent By Themselves

Google says Gmail accounts seeing weight loss and growth supplements spam from Telus have not been compromised. This is despite the fact that the spam emails appear to have been sent from their own accounts.

Security April 23, 2018

Facebook Knows Too Much About You, But Google Might Know Even More

The Facebook data scandal rocked the internet world, and many thought that Google was the next in line to be asked data privacy questions. Google may know much more about users than Facebook, making it a bigger security threat.

Security April 23, 2018

LinkedIn Bug Could Have Compromised Users' Personal Data, Including Emails And Phone Numbers

A bug in LinkedIn's AutoFill plugin could have allowed attackers to steal user data, including email addresses and phone numbers. LinkedIn says it has now patched the flaw and it didn't find evidence of abuse.

Security April 21, 2018

Microsoft And 33 Technology Companies Vow To Prevent International Cyberwarfare Through Tech Accord

Microsoft and 33 of the world’s biggest technology companies have made a pact to not get involved in international cyberwarfare. Through a document called the Tech Accord, these companies laid out their vision to help their users everywhere.

Security April 17, 2018

Intel’s New Accelerated Memory Scanning Feature Uses Your GPU To Look For Malware And Other Viruses

Intel is working with Microsoft to roll out a suite of hardware-based security improvements called Security Essentials. One of the many changes included is the ability to offload virus scanning to a GPU, which improves battery performance.

Security April 18, 2018

Here’s How Facebook Collects Your Data Even When You Never Use It

Facebook explains what kinds of data it collects and how, even from those who don’t actively use the site or don’t have an account at all. The move follows Mark Zuckerberg's recent appearance in front of the Congress.

Security April 17, 2018

Google Play Store Contains Over 3,000 Android Apps For Kids That Improperly Collect Data

Researchers discovered that over 3,000 Android apps for kids on the Google Play Store improperly collect data, including nearly 300 apps that collect location or contact data without parents' permission. Can Google do something about this improper data collection issue?

Security April 16, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Nope, We’re Not Secretly Listening To Your Conversations

Despite what the conspiracy theorists claim, Facebook doesn’t secretly listen to your conversations, CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirms. The embattled executive has to do more than deny to rebuild the public’s trust.

Security April 11, 2018

Facebook Data Abuse Bounty Program Will Pay You Up To $40,000 For Catching Data Thieves Like Cambridge Analytica

Facebook launched the Data Abuse Bounty program, which invites users to help the social network identify apps and companies that are collecting and abusing Facebook data. The program is offering a reward of up to $40,000.

Security April 12, 2018

If Your Facebook Data Was Stolen, This Is What You'll See On Your News Feed

Facebook users will start to see notifications in their News Feed regarding the apps and websites that have used their data. The kind of notification will reveal if a user was affected by the data breach related to Cambridge Analytica.

Security April 9, 2018

Facebook: 87 Million Accounts Compromised By Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The number of Facebook accounts affected by the Cambridge Analytica data scandal is actually 87 million, as opposed to 50 million. Facebook is introducing a slew of privacy changes to mitigate the fiasco.

Security April 5, 2018

Do You Use MyFitnessPal? Your Data May Have Just Been Breached

About 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts were compromised in February, owner Under Armour learned earlier this week. The fitness company is encouraging users to change their passwords as soon as possible.

Security March 30, 2018

Facebook Releases Plan To Fight Back Against Election Interference In The 2018 Midterms Elections

The 2016 presidential election was a wake-up call for Facebook and plans not to let it happen again. The company released a detailed plan of the things it plans to do to fight back against election interference.

Security March 29, 2018

Facebook Having Cold Feet Over Smart Speaker Unveiling Because Of Data Collection Scandal

Facebook has delayed the announcement of its proprietary connected home speaker devices in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. They’re still on schedule to be released this year, though.

Security March 28, 2018

iOS Camera App Bug Could Open Up Malicious Website On iPhone: Here’s How To Avoid It

The Camera app on iOS has a buggy QR code scanner. It can be used to fool users into thinking they’re going to be taken to a particular website, but actually, they might end up in a malicious site instead.

Security March 27, 2018

It Just Got Worse: Facebook Has Been Collecting Phone Call, Messaging Data From Android Users

Facebook has been collecting SMS and call records all these years, according to Twitter users who noticed so while looking in their Facebook history file. The news comes amid the company’s Cambridge Analytics scandal.

Security March 26, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Apologizes For Data Scandal With Full-Page Newspaper Ads But Admits Something Scary

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in several major newspapers around the world to apologize for the data privacy scandal that has rocked the social network. However, the apology contains a statement that should scare Facebook users.

Security March 26, 2018

Facebook And Cambridge Analytica, Explained: Should You Join The #DeleteFacebook Movement?

Facebook finds itself in a massive scandal over supposedly lax privacy measures that allowed political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica to acquire and retain personal data from the social network. Meanwhile, the #DeleteFacebook movement is now gaining steam.

Security March 21, 2018

'Fortnite' Players Facing Hundreds Of Dollars Worth Of Fraudulent Charges

Some 'Fortnite' players took to Reddit and the 'Fortnite' forum to report that hackers accessed their accounts and made fraudulent charges. Epic Games says it's aware of the issue and is working to resolve it.

Security March 14, 2018

Smartphone Apps Are Selling Your Location Data: Can You Do Anything To Protect Your Privacy?

Smartphone owners are allowing their apps to track them and sell their location data. However, with some of the world's most popular apps needing to track locations to function properly, is there really a way to protect user privacy?

Security March 5, 2018

GitHub Survives The Most Powerful DDoS Attack In History: More To Come?

GitHub survived the most powerful DDoS attack in history that peaked at 1.35 TB per second. The software development website lived through the ordeal, but while the Memcrashed method is still available, even more powerful DDoS attacks may launch soon.

Security March 2, 2018

McAfee Alexa Skill Adds Voice Commands For Network Security

McAfee announced a new Alexa skill called the McAfee Secure Home Platform at MWC 2018. This skill will allow users to easily secure their home network, set parental controls, and more--all via voice commands.

Security February 27, 2018

WhatsApp Co-Founder Pours $50M Into Signal Messenger To Make Encrypted Messaging More Accessible And Ubiquitous

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton announced a $50 million investment in Signal as Open Whisper Systems is establishing the Signal Foundation. The goal is to enable secure global communication and make encrypted messaging ubiquitous.

Security February 22, 2018

Critical uTorrent Bugs Allow Hackers To Snoop And Steal Downloads

A Project Zero researcher found critical flaws in two uTorrent versions, which would leave users vulnerable to hacking and snooping. Fixes are on the way, but you might want to stop using uTorrent in the meantime.

Security February 22, 2018

Facebook Apologizes For Two-Factor Authentication Fiasco, Claims It Was A Bug: How To Protect Your Account

Facebook has now clarified the issue surrounding accounts who have received unwanted text notifications. The company claims that a two-factor authentication bug caused the spam messages.

Security February 18, 2018

Uh-Oh: Researchers Discover New Meltdown, Spectre Exploits To Steal Sensitive User Data

Just when you thought the Meltdown and Spectre situation couldn’t get worse. A bunch of researchers have developed nerfed variants of the exploits, called MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime, that employ far more sophisticated methods to obtain sensitive user data.

Security February 15, 2018

Hackers Exploit Telegram To Spread Cryptocurrency Mining Malware: Are You Affected?

A Russian cybercriminal group exploited a zero-day vulnerability within Telegram to spread a multipurpose malware. They were able to create a backdoor and mine for cryptocurrency on affected systems.

Security February 14, 2018

'Biggest iPhone Code Leak' On GitHub: Here's Why iBoot Leak Worries Security Experts

Someone has leaked iBoot on GitHub. There are missing files so it can’t be compiled, but hackers might still take advantage of this iPhone source code to find vulnerabilities in iOS and create jailbreaks.

Security February 8, 2018

There's A New Tech Support Scam Around That Freezes Google Chrome

Malwarebytes confirmed that scammers have a new method that causes Google Chrome to become unresponsive. Users are prompted to contact a paid tech support number to help resolve the issue.

Security February 7, 2018

T-Mobile Port Out Scam Alert Is Real: Here's What To Do To Protect Your Account

T-Mobile warned customers of a port-out scam that can have dire consequences. Here's what to do to protect your account.

Security February 6, 2018

Cisco Warns The World Of Super Dangerous VPN Bug: Here's What It Does

Cisco released a security advisory for a dangerous VPN bug discovered by NCC Group. The vulnerability found in the WebVPN feature of the company's Adaptive Security Appliance software may be exploited by hackers to take full control of systems.

Security January 31, 2018

Intel Notified Chinese Firms About Meltdown First Before US Government: Alibaba Group Among The First To Know

Intel has been in hot water since the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws were made public, but another controversy is ravaging the chipmaker. A new report says Intel first told Chinese companies about the flaws before the U.S. government.

Security January 29, 2018

Fitness Tracker App Strava Reveals Secret US Military Bases And Facilities Around The World

Fitness tracker app Strava, through its Global Heat Map, gave away the locations of secret U.S. military bases and facilities around the world. The freely accessible online map also shows the activity on the locations for an over two-year period.

Security January 28, 2018

Hackers Hijack Google’s DoubleClick Advertisement System On YouTube For Cryptocurrency Mining

Attackers took advantage of Google’s advertising platform to put cryptomining currency code inside YouTube ads. The perpetrators primarily used Coinhive to facilitate the attacks, a controversial subscription service.

Security January 27, 2018

Twitter: 700,000 Americans Liked, Retweeted, And Followed Russian Propaganda Bots During The Presidential Election

Twitter posted updates on its official blog regarding the investigation of Russian propaganda during the most recent presidential election. The data confirms that almost 700,000 Americans interacted with bots that were designed to mislead voters.

Security January 22, 2018

Up To 40,000 OnePlus Customers' Credit Card Details Stolen: Are You Affected?

OnePlus has been hit by a malicious script that has stolen the credit card details of up to 40,000 customers. Here's how to find out whether you're affected or not by the breach.

Security January 20, 2018

Global Spying Operation 'Dark Caracal' Uncovered: Hackers Compromise Thousands Of Android Smartphones, Windows Computers

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Lookout have uncovered Dark Caracal, a global spying operation that has compromised thousands of Android smartphones and Windows computers in 21 countries. Further investigations revealed that the hackers may be nation-state actors.

Security January 19, 2018

Intel Rolls Out Meltdown And Spectre Patches, Then Warns Against Installing Them Due To Glitches

Intel rolled out patches to fix the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, but some of the security updates are causing random reboots. Customers are now advised to hold off on installing them.

Security January 13, 2018

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