Cybercriminals are putting a new twist on an old trick Scammers are combining spoofed company websites and fake job ads to trick unsuspecting job seekers into surrendering their sensitive information and paying fraudulent fees. According to a recent public service announcement by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), fraudsters increasingly post job openings on [...]
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Safari’s anti-tracking feature could apparently give access to users’ browsing habits An anti-tracking tool baked into Apple’s Safari web browser was found to contain flaws that, if abused, could enable the very thing that the tool was designed to prevent, according to a team of Google researchers. In a recently released report, the researchers disclosed [...]
Databases containing 14 years’ worth of customer support logs were publicly accessible with no password protection More than 250 million customer service and support records were exposed by Microsoft over a two-day period in December 2019 due to a server misconfiguration. Since the records weren’t secured with any authentication measures, anyone with an internet connection [...]
Some of the most popular dating services may be violating GDPR or other privacy laws Unbeknownst to their users, several popular dating apps, including Tinder, OkCupid and Grindr, share detailed personal data on their users with third parties for advertising purposes, a study conducted by the Norwegian Consumer Council has found. The details spanned the [...]
Are you looking to hide in plain sight? Here’s a rundown of three options for becoming invisible online As concern about internet privacy grows and grows, more and more people are actively seeking to browse the web anonymously. There are various ways to avoid being identified or tracked on the internet, although, in fact, “attempt [...]
You may want to implement a workaround or stop using the browser altogether, at least until Microsoft issues a a fix Microsoft has released a security advisory alerting users to an as-yet unpatched vulnerability in its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser that is being exploited in limited targeted attacks. The zero-day, which is tracked as [...]
A subscription to the trove of personal details could be had for as little as $2 US law enforcement has seized the WeLeakInfo.com domain name for peddling personal data stolen in data breaches. The shadowy website offered a pay-to-play scenario that allowed anyone to search for and access other people’s personal details, according to a [...]
And it doesn’t require much more than downloading a dedicated app Last year, Google made it possible for most Android users to use their phone as a physical security key for their Google accounts. Fast forward a few months and most iPhone users receive the same option. According to Google’s blog post yesterday, the feature [...]
An ESET-commissioned survey sheds light on the browsing habits of Australians and how they protect themselves online Australia is a highly interconnected country with nine in ten inhabitants being internet users, most of whom use the internet every day. What do they know about cybersecurity and how do they approach it, though? A recent survey [...]
The company will also soon launch anti-fingerprinting measures aimed at detecting and mitigating covert tracking and workarounds Google has announced plans to phase out support for third-party cookies in its Chrome web browser within the next two years. The company is joining the ranks of Mozilla and Apple that, also in a bid to improve [...]