While it is safe to say that out of the numerous flaws in Android – that could potentially risk giving away your private information – most if not all of them are invented by security companies and media outlets. The several layers of Android security are often more than enough unless deliberately turned off by the user but there still are quite a few genuine cases.
Often, an app or game finds its way onto almost everybody’s phone. Sometimes you’d get it too just to see what all the fuzz is about. Like Pokemon Go or Prisma. Meitu is a similar viral sensation thanks to the massive coverage it has received online and because who wouldn’t want to instantly give themselves or their favourite politicians and celebs a Japanese-anime inspired makeover, and with the world?
But if you are one of those, it’s time to uninstall Meitu. Continue reading “Beware the popular photo app Meitu – it will steal your data”
Cybercriminals are lurking around every corner of the internet, searching for their next victims. They will use everything in their arsenal to steal our personal information and money. Malware, ransomware and phishing attacks to name a few.
In many cases these fraudsters make simple mistakes, like poor spelling and grammar, that tip us off to their scams. However, there is an extremely effective phishing scam that is difficult to detect hitting and Gmail is the victim of this phishing scam that is even fooling experienced technical users. Continue reading “A new sophisticated scam is tricking even some rather tech savvy Gmail users”
Malware doesn’t always need to attack your computer through browser or OS based exploits. Sometimes, it’s the social networks themselves that can be the problem. An ongoing spam campaign is using boobytrapped image files to download and infect users with the Locky ransomware, Israeli security firm Check Point reports.
This works by taking advantage of flaws in the way Facebook and LinkedIn (among others) handle images in its bid to infect your PC. The security firm says that malware authors have identified vulnerabilities in the social networks that forcibly download a maliciously coded image file on the user’s computer, but in some cases, the user had to click on the image to download it. Continue reading “Locky ransomware can affect you via Facebook and LinkedIn”
Let’s just start by saying that this is not a political post, but simply a report on facts. If you don’t follow world politics, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of US and to say he has been a controversial figure would be an understatement.
Many Americans don’t seem very content with the election results and that has been made quite clear via protests and stuff. But surprisingly, or not surprisingly, there is now news regarding a 100% increase in use of email encryption services. Continue reading “Users opt for email encryption at double the rate after Trump’s win in the US”
Google wants to make the Internet a safer place to surf, it is after all the realm of Google’s existence. The Internet company will be taking those efforts in a slightly different direction. When a site engages in malicious behavior of any sort, such as phishing, Google is usually able to catch them in the act. When they do, they will warn users in Chrome and their search results about the site thanks to a service called “Safe Browsing”.
The company has revealed that these Safe Browsing warnings will expand to sites that it calls “repeat offenders”. Continue reading “Google will soon warn users of “Repeat Offender” websites”
A black shrouded figure appears on the screen, looming over the rapt audience, talking about surveillance. But this is no Big Brother figure seeking obedience though, rather the opposite.
Perhaps even his nemesis.
NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden is explaining how his former employer and other intelligence agencies have worked to undermine privacy on the internet and beyond.
“We’re seeing systemic attacks on the fabrics of our systems, the fabric of our communications… by undermining the security of our communications, they enable surveillance,” he warns.