Category: Privacy

iPhone users are finding that their cameras are being turned on by using the Facebook app Concerned iPhone users brought to light a bug that activates their device’s camera when using the Facebook app. It was noted that the camera was activated behind Facebook’s app as users were watching videos or looking at photos on […]

7 ways that Firewall as a Service increases business security, flexibility and growth   With the importance of continuity and uptime in order to maintain a competitive advantage in business, your network protection needs to be on point. With more and more migration to cloud-based platforms, and the rise of doing business using mobile devices, […]

Google and Mozilla’s plans for encrypted DNS upset big ISPs When you visit a new website and your computer submits a request to the domain name system (DNS) to translate the domain name to an IP address, most of those DNS queries are unencrypted. This of course raises privacy and security concerns. Google and Mozilla […]

A zero-day vulnerability gives attackers full control of Android phones At least 18 different phone models are vulnerable to a zero-day vulnerability in Google’s Android mobile operating system that’s being exploited by attackers. At this time there has been reported evidence that the vulnerability is being actively exploited by exploit developer NSO Group or one […]

The FBI is warning about an attack that bypasses multi-factor authentication Recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyber Division sent out a Private Industry Notification (PIN) to warn about cyber criminals using social engineering and technical attacks to circumvent multi-factor authentication (MFA). The FBI still recommends that companies use MFA, stating “Multi-factor authentication continues to […]

A CPU Memory concept has been published in an effort to fight security attacks The Intel STORM (STrategic Offensive Research & Mitigations) team published a white paper that suggests the development and implementation of a new kind of CPU memory. This new CPU memory would be able to block side-channel attacks like Spectre and Meltdown. […]

Over 200 million devices vulnerable to remote takeover The operating system that may be controlling everything from elevators, medical equipment, and other mission-critical systems is vulnerable to attacks that give attackers complete control of the device. Researchers found that it accounts for about 200 million internet-connected devices. Researchers with security firm Armis identified 11 vulnerabilities […]

Poll finds that security concerns go out the window around free WiFi A survey of 1,195 internet users found that 82% of people state that they will connect to any available free WiFi that’s available in a public place. When they were asked about the security implications of such a decision, a shocking 71% of […]

Malwarebytes has launched a free safe browsing extension for Chrome and Firefox Malwarebytes has released a new browser extension aimed at safeguarding consumers from scammers. Browser Guard is available for both Chrome and Firefox. The tool works by blocking pop-ups, browser hijacking and browser locking (including the popular ‘tech support scams’. It also filters out […]

Manufacturers left a default password of ‘123456’ on GPS trackers causing security risk Over 30 models of commonly used GPS trackers for pets, kids, and the elderly have been shown to be compromised due to manufacturers setting them up with a standard ‘123456’ password. Security researchers at Czech cyber-security firm Avast have reported that at […]