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Popular password manager in the spotlight over web trackers

2021-03-01T16:21:48+00:00

While the trackers in LastPass’ Android app don’t collect any personal data, the news may not sit well with some privacy-minded users LastPass, a popular password manager, has come under some fire following a report that its Android app features seven built-in advertising and analytics trackers that gather data ranging from the user’s device type [...]

Popular password manager in the spotlight over web trackers2021-03-01T16:21:48+00:00

Oxford University COVID‑19 lab hacked

2021-02-26T15:30:31+00:00

Neither clinical research into the coronavirus nor any patient data were affected by the incident Oxford University has confirmed that one of its biology laboratories that is researching ways to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has fallen victim to a cyberattack. Details about the incident at the Division of Structural Biology (Strubi) were released by Forbes. [...]

Oxford University COVID‑19 lab hacked2021-02-26T15:30:31+00:00

Safeguarding children against cyberbullying in the age of COVID‑19

2021-02-26T14:00:39+00:00

As screen time has increased, so has the risk of cyberbullying. What you can do to help protect your children from online harassment? It’s been almost a year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, and people everywhere have been doing their best to adhere to regional and national stay-in-place [...]

Safeguarding children against cyberbullying in the age of COVID‑192021-02-26T14:00:39+00:00

Championing worthy causes: How ESET gives a helping hand

2021-02-26T10:30:21+00:00

A snapshot of some of the ways ESET makes an impact supporting the well-being of people, communities and the environment Technology companies have been developing software and hardware that has over time become an integral part of our lives. But besides providing people with the products they need, many companies are also an essential part [...]

Championing worthy causes: How ESET gives a helping hand2021-02-26T10:30:21+00:00

Facebook ramps up fight against child abuse content

2021-02-25T17:43:07+00:00

Two new tools will warn users about the risks of searching for and sharing content that exploits children, including the potential legal consequences of doing so Facebook has announced a pair of new tools to help combat child abuse and exploitation content on its platform and apps. While one tool aims to curb the potentially malicious [...]

Facebook ramps up fight against child abuse content2021-02-25T17:43:07+00:00

Clubhouse chats streamed to third‑party website

2021-02-23T17:38:45+00:00

The incident raises concerns about the privacy and security of conversations taking place on the platform Clubhouse, the social media platform du jour, has experienced a data incident as an unidentified user found a way to stream audio feeds from the app’s chat rooms to a third-party website. Speaking to Bloomberg, Clubhouse spokeswoman Reema Bahnasy confirmed [...]

Clubhouse chats streamed to third‑party website2021-02-23T17:38:45+00:00

Brave browser’s Tor mode exposed users’ dark web activity

2021-02-22T19:37:42+00:00

A bug in the ad blocking component of Brave’s Tor feature caused the browser to leak users’ DNS queries Brave, one of the top-rated browsers for privacy, has fixed a bug in its Private Windows with Tor feature that leaked the .onion URLs for websites visited by the browser’s users, according to a report by an anonymous [...]

Brave browser’s Tor mode exposed users’ dark web activity2021-02-22T19:37:42+00:00

TDoS attacks could cost lives, warns FBI

2021-02-19T15:49:48+00:00

Both hacktivists and extortionists have used telephony denial-of-service attacks as a way to further their goals The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a stark warning about consequences that telephony denial-of-service (TDoS) attacks on call centers could have on people’s lives. If launched against critical call centers, TDoS attacks could ultimately prevent callers from [...]

TDoS attacks could cost lives, warns FBI2021-02-19T15:49:48+00:00

Malware authors already taking aim at Apple M1 Macs

2021-02-18T17:21:48+00:00

The first instance of malicious code native to Apple Silicon M1 Macs emerged a month after the release of devices equipped with the company’s in-house CPUs In November, Apple debuted a series of Mac computers sporting its new Apple Silicon M1 chips to great acclaim. The release of the new hardware also grabbed the attention [...]

Malware authors already taking aim at Apple M1 Macs2021-02-18T17:21:48+00:00

Attacks targeting IT firms stir concern, controversy

2021-02-17T01:20:50+00:00

The Exaramel backdoor, discovered by ESET in 2018, resurfaces in a campaign hitting companies that use an outdated version of a popular IT monitoring tool France’s national cybersecurity agency ANSSI has disclosed details about an intrusion campaign targeting IT services firms that run the Centreon IT resource monitoring tool. The attacks are thought to have [...]

Attacks targeting IT firms stir concern, controversy2021-02-17T01:20:50+00:00
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