Category: Privacy protection

Privacy protection

Why Facebook Security Questions Are no Substitute for MFA

January 11, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

If identity is established based on one thing you know and one thing you have, the latter should not also be a thing you know because in the sharing economy, we share everything. If you’ve been on Facebook any length […]

Privacy protection, Virus & Malware

How Antivirus Software Can be the Perfect Spying Tool

January 10, 2018

Via: Security Week

Your antivirus product could be spying on you without you having a clue. It might be intentional but legitimate behavior, yet (malicious) intent is the one step separating antivirus software from a cyber-espionage tool. A perfect one, experts argue. Because […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

Sensor data can be used to guess your PIN, unlock your phone

January 3, 2018

Via: Naked Security

Turns out that those sensors in your smartphone that do all kinds of cool, magical things like give you directions, find your friends, let your Uber or Lyft driver find you, count the steps in your workout, let you know […]

Network security, Privacy protection

ADS-B and Aviation Cybersecurity: Should Passengers Be Concerned?

December 28, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) is a technology mandated in all commercial and general aviation aircraft by 2020. It gives the pilot a kind of weather radar and assists with situational awareness, bringing excellent value to the cockpit for professional […]

Hacker, Network security, Privacy protection

‘Starwars’ is a ‘dangerous’ password to use, says SplashData

December 21, 2017

Via: Hot for Security

‘Starwars’ is one of the newest additions to 2017’s Worst Passwords of the Year list, as determined by SplashData in its annual report. According to the company’s CEO, this password is “dangerous.” Millions continue to use easily guessable passwords despite […]

Privacy protection

Privacy Rights in Balance as Supreme Court Hears Cellphone Tracking Case

November 29, 2017

Via: Security Week

Privacy rights in the digital age face a crucial test Wednesday when the Supreme Court hears a case over police use of a person’s location data from cellphone towers. Civil liberties advocates from both the right and the left have […]

Privacy protection

Firefox Bolsters Privacy, Pulls Plug on Browser Canvas Fingerprinting

November 1, 2017

Via: Threat Post

The Mozilla Foundation is boosting privacy in an upcoming version of its Firefox browser by removing the snooping capability called canvas fingerprinting, a method of tracking users across multiple websites. The feature is expected to be removed in January 2018 […]

Network security, Privacy protection

Windows 10 will get a privacy boost with Fall Creators Update

September 14, 2017

Via: TechRadar

Microsoft is set to further bolster Window 10’s privacy tools in the upcoming Fall Creators Update, having revealed new changes people can expect when they download the free update from October 17. In a blog post Marisa Rogers, Windows Devices […]

Privacy protection

Tempted to join the games in the crytpcurrency playground?

September 5, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Should central banks be worried about cryptocurrency – Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Monero and hundreds of others? Perhaps more important, should you – the average, privacy-conscious person or even the not-so-average Dark Web drug dealer – be worried? That depends in […]

Cyber-crime, Privacy protection

New ESET research uncovers Gazer, the stealthy backdoor that spies on embassies

September 4, 2017

Via: We Live Security

Security researchers at ESET have released new research today into the activities of the notorious Turla cyberespionage group, and specifically a previously undocumented backdoor that has been used to spy on consulates and embassies worldwide. ESET’s research team are the […]