By | Aug 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
There's a new type of malware on the internet: "Stealers." They're aimed at swiping the autofill information stashed in your browser window — and one company found over 940,000 stealer attacks during the first half of 2019. Here's what to know and how to stay safe.
By | Aug 14, 2019 at 6:24 am
Suprema, a biometric security company has had its database breached, potentially leaking sensitive data about millions of people. The Biostar 2 database holds fingerprint and facial recognition data for big businesses around the world, as well as passwords, addresses and more.
By | Aug 12, 2019 at 6:54 pm
A new report took a dive into the most popular anti-robocall apps and found plenty of basic and obvious privacy violations. The most common: Anti-robocall apps often monetize their service by sending user data or device data to third-party companies for a profit.
By | Aug 12, 2019 at 10:47 am
President Donald Trump hopes to pass an executive order that would see social media companies face closer scrutiny from the government, following his repeated allegations that the platforms show bias against conservative viewpoints.
By | Aug 9, 2019 at 11:04 am
At its annual developers conference, Huawei finally lifted the lid on its brand new operating system. Called HarmonyOS, the new operating system is set to work on a variety of devices — including smartphones. So, will HarmonyOS spell the end for Android?
By | Aug 5, 2019 at 11:29 am
Nearly half of all phone calls made in the US are from scammers, and the growing number of robocall nuisance or scam calls is creating a serious problem for consumers and regulators. We examine the current best practice advice and how legislation may change in future.
By | Jul 29, 2019 at 9:31 am
Firefox and the Tor Project are, apparently, working on developing a new private mode for Firefox with even more proection and security thanks to Tor's server layering tech. So, what will that mean in practice? And, does it make Firefox a more enticing Chrome alternative?
By | Jul 17, 2019 at 7:54 pm
FaceApp's viral images come with a policy offering little data privacy, a company based in Russia, and 80 million users' photos. Should we be worried? The app's backlash might not be entirely justified, but it definitely says a lot about how public opinion on photos has evolved.
By | Jul 11, 2019 at 9:09 am
Google has been paying contractors to listen and transcribe Google Home recordings of completely unaware users. One of the contractors decided to blow the whistle to a Dutch-language news site, revealing that some of the conversations are up to a minute long.
By | Jul 9, 2019 at 12:33 pm
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has levied a record-setting £183.39 million fine against British Airways for a 2018 data breach. It's just the latest development in worldwide data privacy regulations, and it's a sobering one for anyone working in cybersecurity.
By | Jul 5, 2019 at 12:32 pm
This Sunday sees the final of the Women's World Cup, a soccer event that has grabbed our attention more than ever before, thanks to amazing performances on the pitch, as well as a little controversy off of it. Find out how you can watch it anywhere in the world, with a VPN
By | Jul 1, 2019 at 7:36 pm
Iran's government-subsidized electricity saw a 7% spike in consumption in June, destabilizing the country's power grid. The culprit, according to Iranian authorities? 1,000 illegal bitcoin mining machines.
By | Jun 27, 2019 at 4:51 pm
In May, the Trump administration issued a blanket ban on US companies supplying hardware or software to the Chinese tech giant Huawei. Now a new report claims that tech companies including Intel and Micron sold millions of dollars worth of products since the ban was announced.
By | Jun 24, 2019 at 4:09 pm
Hacking has paid off for the criminals who held the computer systems of a small Florida town hostage. Riviera Beach, a Palm Beach suburb, has paid $600,000 in ransom to hackers who breached its system and encrypted the city's records.
By | Jun 24, 2019 at 11:11 am
Today, Nick Clegg, Facebook's Vice-President of Global Affairs and Communications, sat down for an interview on BBC radio, and faced a grilling on his company's activities, past and present. Up for discussion were regulation, the Christchurch shooting, and Russian meddling.