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Friday February 22, 2019. 10:26 AM
Following the scandal surrounding the collection of user data, Facebook has removed its Onavo VPN app from the Google Play Store -- a full six months after the iOS version of the Facebook Research app was kicked out of the App Store by Apple. Facebook will also be ending its ...
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Thursday February 21, 2019. 07:56 PM
The abuse of opioids and other prescription drugs in America is an absolute tragedy and epidemic. It affects people from all socioeconomic classes. Not only do these drug abusers risk death and financial ruin, but their actions negatively impact friends and family too. In...
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As enterprises continue the shift towards mobile devices there's concern that the risks could begin to outweigh the benefits. Mobile security specialist Wandera has released a new report on the mobile threat landscape which looks at the risks faced by enterprise mobile...
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According to a new survey 83 percent of security professionals believe that employees have accidentally exposed sensitive customer or business data at their organization. The study from data protection specialist Egress also finds that accidental data breaches are often...
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If you're a user of WinRAR -- a staple tool for decompressing files whose popularity stems from not only its support for RAR files, but also its never-ending trial period -- it's time to ensure you have the latest security patch installed. Security experts from Check Point...
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Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 build to insiders -- Windows 10 19H1 Build 18342. This new build sees improvements to gaming that fix problems with State of Decay. There is also the new and much-requested ability to access Linux files from Explorer, a host of bug...
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While Apple reigns supreme on mobile from both a hardware and operating system perspective (iPhone and iOS are best in class), Google is still king of apps and services. Things like Google Maps, Chrome, and Gmail are used by many iPhone and iPad users. Why do Apple fans opt...
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Wednesday February 20, 2019. 07:39 PM
Howard Stern is arguably the greatest broadcaster of all time -- his radio show is legendary for its innovation and laugh-out-loud comedy. For well over 30 years, Stern has been broadcasting in some form -- first terrestrial radio, but since 2006, he has been on satellite...
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Faced with continued criticism about privacy, Facebook is rolling out an update to Android users that gives a greater degree of control over the sharing of location data with the social network. Specifically, the update makes it possible to stop Facebook from using tracking...
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Employees and contractors are exposing confidential and sensitive information online and in the cloud in some 98 percent of organizations. This is found primarily in Dropbox, Google, and Microsoft SharePoint. This is among the findings of a new report from insider threat...
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Cloud data warehouses (CDW) offer broader data capabilities, stronger performance, and greater flexibility than traditional on-premise databases according to a new survey. But the study by TDWI on behalf of Talend also shows enterprises need to follow some best practices to...
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Now in its fifth year, the GitHub Security Bug Bounty has been updated to offer larger rewards to those who find bugs. At the same time, the scope of the program is being expanded and protections for researchers have been added through new Legal Safe Harbor terms. As well as ...
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The latest Symantec Annual Threat Report reveals that cybercriminals are continuing to follow the money, but as ransomware and cryptojacking show falling returns they are turning to other techniques. One of these is formjacking -- essentially virtual ATM skimming -- where...
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Microsoft has revealed that it detected various attacks by Russian hackers targeting democratic groups in Europe. The company says that numerous attacks carried out between September and December 2018 can be linked to a group known as Strontium. Also known as Fancy Bear, the ...
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The first release for 2019 of the Debian-based Linux distro Kali Linux is now available for download. Kali Linux 2019.1 sees the kernel moving up to version 4.19.13, and it also includes Metasploit 5.0. Offensive Security's penetration testing distro is much-loved by the...
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Tuesday February 19, 2019. 07:52 PM
Having a 'smart home' is all the rage these days, with people installing Wi-Fi cameras, locks, and security systems. Not to mention, voice assistant hardware from companies like Amazon, Google, and Apple allow you to interact with those aforementioned smart devices....
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Seeking to give a home to those who have helped to build the web, Google has launched a new top-level domain. The new.dev TLD comes after the company launched.app and.page, all are protected by HTTPS. Google has already used the TLD for a few of its own projects, such as...
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Following criticism of how its strike system was implemented, YouTube has announced an update to its Community Guidelines that helps to make things clearer. In the past it was often the case that strikes were handed inconsistently, and it was not always clear what...
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A few months ago we reported on a study that found half of calls to mobiles would soon be scams without more effective protection measures being introduced. First Orion the company behind that survey is addressing the problem with the launch of a new platform that gives...
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The line between information technology and operational technology is an increasingly blurred one. As companies drive towards digital transformation so OT environments increasingly interconnect with IT, resulting in a complex, sensitive and vastly expanded attack surface....
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