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Facebook Paid Teens $20 to Install 'Research' App That Collects Private Data

THN - Wed, 30/01/2019 - 08:18
If you are thinking that Facebook is sitting quietly after being forced to remove its Onavo VPN app from Apple's App Store, then you are mistaken. It turns out that Facebook is paying teenagers around $20 a month to use its VPN app that aggressively monitors their smartphone and web activity and then sends it back to Facebook. The social media giant was previously caught collecting some of

iCloud Possibly Suffered A Privacy Breach Last Year That Apple Kept a Secret

THN - Wed, 30/01/2019 - 07:56
Late last year when an unknown group of hackers stole secret access tokens for millions of Facebook accounts by taking advantage of a flaw in its website, the company disclosed the incident and informed its affected users. Similarly, when Twitter was hit by multiple vulnerabilities (#1, #2, #3) in the last few months, the social media company disclosed those incidents and informed its affected

Japanese government will try to hack its citizens’ IOT devices

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 10:24
Japan will hack citizens' IoT devices to mop up cyber security before the Olympics. Don't like the notion? Here's how to lock 'em down!

How to Recover Lost or Deleted Files?

THN - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 10:02
Have you ever lost your important files, like memories or official documents, accidentally or maliciously? Adding more... when you even do not have any backup for the same. Unfortunate, right? We've all been there. Just last week I formatted my computer and later found that I didn’t have any backup for some recently saved important files. It was an absolute nightmare. We have frequently

Facebook to tie together WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 09:55
Should we cheer for WhatsApp-esque, end-to-end encryption everywhere, or tremble at creeping Facebookism?

Apple scrambles to fix FaceTime eavesdropping bug

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 09:29
Apple is scrambling to fix an embarrassingly dangerous "snooping" bug in its popular FaceTime app.

Thieves’ names and descriptions made public on B&Q database

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 09:05
DIY giant B&Q reportedly suffered an Elasticsearch database breach this week that gave up information on around 70,000 shoplifters.

Credential-stuffing attack prompts Dailymotion password reset

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 08:16
Dailymotion is resetting the account passwords of an unknown number of users after being hit by a “large-scale” credential stuffing attack.

Europol Now Going After People Who Bought DDoS-for-Hire Services

THN - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 07:13
If you were a buyer of any online DDoS-for-hire service, you might be in trouble. After taking down and arresting the operators of the world's biggest DDoS-for-hire service last year, the authorities are now in hunt for customers who bought the service that helped cyber criminals launch millions of attacks against several banks, government institutions, and gaming industry. Europol has

New FaceTime Bug Lets Callers Hear and See You Without You Picking Up

THN - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 06:42
If you own an Apple device, you should immediately turn OFF FaceTime app for a few days. A jaw-dropping unpatched privacy bug has been uncovered in Apple's popular video and audio call app FaceTime that could let someone hear or see you before you even pick up their call. The bug is going viral on Twitter and other social media platforms with multiple users complaining of this privacy issue

Police Shut Down xDedic – An Online Market for Cyber Criminals

THN - Tue, 29/01/2019 - 05:54
In an international operation involving law enforcement authorities from the U.S. and several European countries, feds have shut down an online underground marketplace and arrested three suspects in Ukraine. Dubbed xDedic, the illegal online marketplace let cybercriminals buy, sell or rent out access to thousands of hacked computers and servers across the world and personally identifiable

How my Instagram account got hacked

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 28/01/2019 - 11:39
After years of embarrassment, I'm finally ready to admit how and why my Instagram account got hacked.

How to protect yourself this Data Privacy Day

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 28/01/2019 - 10:49
Today is Data Privacy Day. We asked around at Sophos for some tips from people that live security day in and day out.

BGP secure routing experiment ends in online row

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 28/01/2019 - 10:41
An experiment to make the internet safer ended up breaking parts of it last week.

Twitter scammers jump in on real-time complaints to companies

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 28/01/2019 - 10:40
”Hi there,” said the polite (and fake) help desk, leading to a back-and-forth between a lying scammer and a lying security analyst.

Even Microsoft can’t escape ‘reply all’ email storms

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 28/01/2019 - 10:10
Of all the calamities that befall email users, few are more dreaded than the ‘reply all’ storm.

YouTube subscribers getting spammed by celebrity imposters

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 28/01/2019 - 09:39
YouTube personality Philip DeFranco warned that the messages pretending to be from him and other top influencers are scams.

New Exploit Threatens Over 9,000 Hackable Cisco RV320/RV325 Routers Worldwide

THN - Mon, 28/01/2019 - 09:31
If the connectivity and security of your organization rely on Cisco RV320 or RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN routers, then you need to immediately install the latest firmware update released by the vendor last week. Cyber attackers have actively been exploiting two newly patched high-severity router vulnerabilities in the wild after a security researcher released their proof-of-concept exploit code

Monday review – the hot 24 stories of the week

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 28/01/2019 - 09:00
From the US gov's emergency directive to the 10 Year Challenge, and everything in between. It's weekly roundup time.

Researchers Release Tool That Finds Vulnerable Robots on the Internet

THN - Mon, 28/01/2019 - 06:30
A team at a robot cybersecurity startup has released a free, open-source tool for information security professionals to help them easily 'footprint' and detect unprotected robots, not only connected to the Internet, but also to the industrial environments where they operate. Dubbed "Aztarna," the framework has been developed by Alias Robotics, a Spanish cybersecurity firm focused on robots and


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