Category: Privacy protection

Malware, Privacy protection

With Android P Google Plans To Prevent Cellphone Spying Through Your Camera and Microphone

February 27, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Android P, is expected to include a neat feature that prevents apps running in the background from spying on you through the camera or microphone on your cell phone. Do you cover the lens on your webcam to prevent someone […]

Privacy protection

Artificial intelligence reads privacy policies so you don’t have to

February 22, 2018

Via: Naked Security

We can think of privacy policies as fortresses made out of thick bricks of gobbledygook: impenetrable, sprawling documents that do little beyond legally protect companies. Nobody reads them. Or, to be more precise, 98% of people don’t read them, according […]

Hacker, Privacy protection, Security, Tech

How safe are you around your smart TV?

February 14, 2018

Via: We Live Security

The times when all that our TV sets could do was show us ‘regular’ TV stations are now over. These days, such ‘old-school’ television sets are increasingly being replaced with their ‘smart’ successors, which we can use for streaming video […]

Privacy protection, Security, Tech

Blockchain Hardened devices: Can they restore privacy with security by design?

February 14, 2018

Via: We Live Security

Regardless of your favorite or most hated device due to security concerns, the technologists behind them and the software they use, should share a key concern: “Security by design (and by default)”. While a strong line of prose, Security by […]

Privacy protection, Security

Facebook’s privacy settings are illegal, says court

February 13, 2018

Via: Naked Security

Facebook tucks default privacy settings away where you have to go dig for them – not exactly what you’d consider a way to get informed consent, the Berlin Regional Court in Germany has decided. And what’s up with that real-name […]

Network security, Privacy protection, Security

Protect your Privacy with Bitdefender VPN

February 13, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

A Virtual Private Network – also known as a VPN – is a group of computers linked together over the internet. This basically allows someone who’s connected to the internet, from anywhere in the world, to access a network that’s […]

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 […]