SAN FRANCISCO — Protecting your Internet activities from collection and sale by marketers is easier said than done, especially after Tuesday’s vote to overturn pending FCC privacy rules for Internet Service Providers. The move by Congress dismantled rules created by the Federal Communi...
(Reuters) - The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs. VPNs cloak a customer's web-surfing history by making an encrypted connection to ...
As government chisels away at internet privacy protections, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University have developed a system they say will give you more anonymity in cyberspace. The catch: You’ll probably have to pay for it. To start with, it’s important t...
Panaji: With 1.3 billion connected devices and Internet of Things (IoT) devices expected to populate homes in India by 2021, home networks can become easy targets for cyber criminals, said global cyber security agency Fortinet. Personal, financial and medical information, as well as work assets are ...
One-on-one[1] with retired police commander, Gadi Eshed, Associate at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and former commander of Tel Aviv’s Central Unit. In honor of the publication of his article dealing with Lone Wolves on Social Media, we sat down for a discussion...
Internet service providers have warned that using WhatsApp offline can expose subscribers to hacking and malicious viruses. This was contained in a message by Airtel Nigeria, which advised Nigerians, especially subscribers on its network, to be vigilant in accepting certain messages. It said on...
In the ongoing battle to purge Twitter of content promoting terrorism, the social media company has closed hundreds of thousands of accounts in recent months. In its latest transparency report covering the period from July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, Twitter said it shuttered a total of 376,8...
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HAVE you ever checked your phone and gotten the feeling that you’re being watched? Has an advertisement for a product or place ever popped up on your screen that you were just talking about? When security researcher Mustafa Al-Bassam stepped into a McDonald’s last year, he “almost had a heart...
Recently, an internet privacy joint resolution (S.J. Res. 34), passed the U.S. Senate, with the support of Sen. Orrin Hatch. This resolution seeks to gut the FCC privacy protections that every U.S. internet user currently has. It would allow an Internet Service Provider ("ISP") to search your brows...
The number of victims of identity theft rose by 57% last year, figures from fraud prevention service Cifas suggest. The data, taken from 261 companies in the UK, suggests fraudsters are increasingly getting people's personal information from social media sites. Cifas said Facebook, Twitter and Linke...
In 2016, the number of hacked websites rose by 32%, according to a recent blog post from Google. And, unfortunately, the search giant said it believes that number will continue to rise as hackers become more sophisticated.   While 84% of webmasters who "apply for reconsideration" were...
WHATSAPP Web users are being warned after a vulnerability is discovered that allows hackers to access personal data - luckily there is a very simple fix that everyone should follow. Users of the popular WhatsApp Web service are being warned to restart their web browsers after a terrifying&...
It seems that every day we see stories of companies that have been hacked and frequently millions of passwords, credit card numbers or other key pieces of information make their way out of the computers where they are stored. It’s clear that the more information we have outside of our homes and on...
A dark web vendor is reportedly selling millions of decrypted Gmail and Yahoo accounts in an unspecified underground marketplace. Over 20 million Gmail accounts and five million Yahoo accounts from previous massive data breaches are now reportedly up for sale. A dark web vendor going by the name "Su...
WASHINGTON, United States — Google painted a bleak picture of cybersecurity trends Monday, saying the number of websites hacked rose 32 percent last year, with little relief in sight. “We don’t expect this trend to slow down. As hackers get more aggressive and more sites become outdated, hacke...
Some people say the only way to stop online harassment is to stop going online. Well, we aren't going anywhere. Reclaim Your Domain is Refinery29's campaign to make the internet (and the world of outside it) a safer space for everyone — especially women. If Kim Kardashian's robbery taught us ...
Keeping malware off of your mobile device should be a top priority for anyone who purchases a new smartphone or tablet, but what if the battle against bad actors has been lost before you even open the box? That’s exactly what security firm Check Point says is happening right now, and it just relea...
Cloudflare, which operates a widely used web content delivery network, announced a security bug on February 23 that caused sensitive data to leak from its customers’ websites.  The exact number of websites potentially affected is unknown but some estimates place the total ...
More details surrounding the voluntary anti-piracy agreement between Google, Bing, and major rightsholders have emerged. In addition to efforts to mitigate pirate sites' efforts to jump domains to avoid downranking, the search engines will "exchange detailed information" with rightsholders "on a con...
The malware, developed during a hackathon between British and American spies, turns ordinary smart TVs into listening devices. Buried in a trove of classified and secret CIA documents leaked earlier on Tuesday are files that show British and American spies worked closely together to hack i...
Last month cybersecurity firm Nuix released The Black Report, a white paper that contains specific tactics used by hackers, cybersecurity experts, and CISO and CSOs to attack and defend systems. The report, dissected extensively by ZDNet, found that some widely used defensive tactics are u...
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With numerous high profile security breaches and hacks in the news, privacy and security are at top of mind for many. It's not just about emails either, all of your data is at risk including photos, text messages, files, and browser history. It's more important than ever to keep your personal data s...
University of Washington researchers have shown that Google’s new machine learning-based system to identify toxic comments in online discussion forums can be bypassed by simply misspelling or adding unnecessary punctuation to abusive words, such as “idiot” or “moron.” Perspective is a pro...
Thanks to Google and Tavis Ormandy, your personal information is secure. If you are a frequent user of Uber, Ok Cupid or FitBit, then know that your passwords, messages or the content of your emails might not be personal anymore. Someone out there might be going through your emails or reading your m...
Google is attempting to tackle one of the most hostile places on the Internet: comment sections. This week, the search engine announced a new project called Perspective in collaboration with Jigsaw, a tech incubator owned by Google's parent company.   "Imagine trying to have a conversatio...
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