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Brave browser explains Facebook whitelist to concerned users

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 09:16
Brave is playing down fears after the revelation of what looked like a whitelist in its code allowing it to communicate with Facebook.

Facebook defends gun-law loophole firm as “political advertisers”

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 09:06
Concealed Online, the third biggest "political advertiser" on Facebook, touts the Virginia loophole, granting concealed weapons permits.

Crypto mirror on the wall, who’s the smartest of them all?

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 13:38
Can scientists out-perform sports stars, musicians and politicians in recognition and influence? You bet they can!

McDonalds app users hatin’ it after being hacked by hungry hamburglars

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 10:01
At least two users of the McDonalds mobile app aren’t lovin’ it after thieves hijacked their accounts and ordered hundreds of dollars of food for themselves.

Secret Service busts online car sales crime ring

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 09:49
They posed as military needing to offload cars before deployment, allegedly posting bogus ads on Craigslist, eBay, and AutoTrader.

What comes after air gaps? DARPA asks world for ideas

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 09:42
According to DARPA, air gapping computers and data is a security idea that has run its course and urgently needs to be replaced.

Get-rich-quick social media scams are turning teens into money mules

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 08:39
Young people are being talked into handing over their bank details with the promise of some easy cash.

You can now unsend messages in Facebook Messenger

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 08:35
Facebook Messenger has made available the ability to unsend, or in their words "remove for everyone" your mis-sent messages.

Monday review – the hot 24 stories of the week

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 08:29
From the FBI-supporting DNA kit company, to the privacy bug in gay dating app Jack'd, and everything in between. It's weekly roundup time.

Android vulnerabilities open Pie to booby-trapped image attacks

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 13:58
A trio of bugs could have opened Android 7, 8 and 9 to remote attackers wielding booby-trapped image files. Here's what you need to know...

iPhone apps record your screen sessions without asking

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:51
Absent from privacy policies, the tracking came to light after a breach with Air Canada's mobile app, then password slurping from Mixpanel.

Child abuse imagery found in cryptocurrency blockchain

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 10:57
For the second time in a year, illegal child abuse images have been spotted inside a blockchain. According to a post by web blockchain payments system Money Button, on 30 January its service was abused to place “illegal content” inside the Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) ledger, a recent cryptocurrency hard fork from Bitcoin Cash [BCH]. […]

Student gets creative with data accidentally blasted out by university

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 09:27
A university employee accidentally emailed a spreadsheet containing personal information on every one of the college's 4,557 students.

Police demands Waze stop pinpointing their checkpoints

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 08:44
Waze users are helping intoxicated drivers to evade checkpoints and could thus be "engaging in criminal conduct," say police.

Facebook ordered to keep apps data separate without user consent

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 08:27
So much for creating a three-headed Cerberus marketing-happy chat dog! Also, we'll soon see the who-what-huh? behind the ads we're shown.

Serious Security: Post-Quantum Cryptography (and why we’re getting it)

Thu, 07/02/2019 - 13:57
Here's why NIST is running a competition to find algorithms for a Post-Quantum Cryptographic world...

KeySteal could allow someone to steal your Apple Keychain passwords

Thu, 07/02/2019 - 10:44
The researcher says it works without root or administrator privileges and without password prompts. But he's not revealing how it works to Apple because there's no money for him in its invite-only/iOS-only bounties.

Anyone want to lay claim to the USB drive found in seal poo?

Thu, 07/02/2019 - 10:08
It still works, you know. And there are photos and videos on it.

Chrome extension warns users their login credentials have been breached

Thu, 07/02/2019 - 09:57
Google's released a Chrome extension, Password Checkup, that's designed to warn users when they enter a username and password the company has detected in a data breach.

Unlimited crypotocurrency? Zcash fixes counterfeiting flaw

Thu, 07/02/2019 - 09:40
Privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash has fixed a flaw that would have allowed anyone with knowledge of it to produce counterfeit currency.

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