Verizon to pre-install a 'Spyware' app on its Android phones to collect user data

Verizon to pre-install a ‘Spyware’ app on its Android phones to collect user data

| March 30, 2017

If the death of online privacy rules wasn’t enough for Internet Service Providers and advertisers to celebrate, Verizon has planned to pre-install spyware on customers’ Android devices in order to collect their personal data. The telecom giant has partnered with Evie Launcher to bring a new application called ‘AppFlash‘ — a universal search bar that […]

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Wikileaks Reveals How CIA was Hacking your Iphones and MacBooks

Wikileaks Reveals How CIA was Hacking your Iphones and MacBooks

| March 29, 2017

As part of its “Vault 7” series, Wikileaks — the popular whistle-blowing platform — has just released another batch of classified documents focused on exploits and hacking techniques the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) designed to target Apple MacOS and iOS devices. Dubbed “Dark Matter,” the leak uncovers macOS vulnerabilities and attack vectors developed by a […]

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Websites Can Now Track Across Multiple Browsers

Websites Can Now Track Across Multiple Browsers

| February 21, 2017

You might be aware of websites, banks, retailers, and advertisers tracking your online activities using different Web “fingerprinting” techniques even in incognito/private mode, but now sites can track you anywhere online — even if you switch browsers. A team of researchers has recently developed a cross-browser fingerprinting technique — the first reliable technique to accurately […]

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Office Depot Accused of Running a Real-World Tech Support Scam

Office Depot Accused of Running a Real-World Tech Support Scam

| November 21, 2016

Office Depot employees have been selling unnecessary tech repair services after telling customers that their laptops and computers were infected with malware, reporters from Seattle TV station KIRO 7 said this week after being tipped off by a former employee. The whistleblower told KIRO 7 reporters that Office Depot employees were forced by internal procedures […]

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Microsoft: Windows Flaw Used by Hackers Linked to Russians

Microsoft: Windows Flaw Used by Hackers Linked to Russians

| November 3, 2016

Microsoft says a newly discovered flaw in its Windows software was used by a hacking group that other researchers have linked to Russia’s government and computer intrusions at the Democratic National Committee. The flaw was detected by researchers at Google, who recently alerted software makers Microsoft and Adobe Systems about vulnerabilities in their programs. Adobe […]

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An Army of Million Hacked IoT Devices Almost Broke the Internet Today

An Army of Million Hacked IoT Devices Almost Broke the Internet Today

| October 22, 2016

A massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against Dyn, a major domain name system (DNS) provider, broke large portions of the Internet on Friday, causing a significant outage to a ton of websites and services, including Twitter, GitHub, PayPal, Amazon, Reddit, Netflix, and Spotify. But how the attack happened? What’s the cause behind the […]

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Don't be snared by new Win10 tech-support scams

Don’t be snared by new Win10 tech-support scams

| September 15, 2016

Online scammers are now targeting those who recently upgraded to Win10, via fake — but highly sophisticated — Windows support sites. Some of these scam sites appear to be authentic Microsoft offerings, complete with the word “Microsoft” or “Windows” in their names, and with layouts, colors, typefaces, and logos that are similar to official sites. […]

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