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Deep fakes – a threat to truth online?

Every now and then, a new face swap app appears that takes the internet by storm. For a couple of days, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are taken over by selfies that have been digitally altered to show us as older, younger or as a different gender. There is something undeniably funny about snapping a selfie and then swapping our face with a friend’s, which
Publish At:2022-06-27 07:39 | Read:276 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security deepfakes Privacy security

DOJ Dismantles Major Russian Botnet Responsible for Hacking Millions of Connected Devices

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) seized a Russian-controlled proxy server known as RSOCKS. In a statement released on Thursday, the DOJ stated that the infrastructure of the large-sized botnet RSOCKS had been completely dismantled. The Russian-operated botnet is responsible for hacking millions of computers and other connected electronic devices. A messa
Publish At:2022-06-23 11:37 | Read:214 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Hackers security USA hack botnet

Facial recognition firm fined by UK regulators

A US-based company has been ordered to delete all the personal data they have collected from UK citizens. Clearview AI were also ordered to pay a fine of £7.5 million for harvesting photos and images from social media sites without permission. The ruling by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s data protection regulator is the fourth such jud
Publish At:2022-06-21 08:48 | Read:362 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News privacy Privacy security

Travel tips and how to stay safe while on the go this summer

The summer of 2022 is expected to be the first-time people will be taking a proper vacation since the pandemic started in 2019. The shockingly expensive gas prices, high inflation, war in Europe, flight cancellations and restrictions, and the somewhat reappearing covid-19 cases in Asia are not stopping people from planning trips away from home this summer. O
Publish At:2022-06-13 08:47 | Read:270 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Tips holidays security tips

Would you watch TV on the road?

Driving a car safely is particularly complex operation. As well as steering their vehicle and managing their speed, drivers must also be fully aware of the situation outside their vehicle to avoid potentially fatal accidents. This makes the recent announcement that UK authorities plan to allow self-driving car owners to watch television as they ‘drive’ comes
Publish At:2022-06-09 08:47 | Read:449 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Technology self-driving cars technology UK

Can iPhone be hacked when turned off?

German researchers from the Technical University of Darmstadt recently discovered a possible security loophole in iPhones that, in theory, could potentially allow hackers to maliciously interact with a turned-off device. Contrary to popular belief, when newer model iPhones are off, they do not immediately fully powered down. Instead, the intelligent Apple de
Publish At:2022-06-01 08:47 | Read:371 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Mobile Security Security iPhone security hack

How are hackers targeting your network through mobile devices?

Mobile devices are now a key part of our personal and professional lives. But the fact that we carry smartphones in our pockets (or bags!) means that we treat them slightly differently to other gadgets like computers and laptops. They quickly become personal devices – even if they are given to us as part of our job. This means that we use our smartphones sli
Publish At:2022-05-30 08:47 | Read:424 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Mobile Security Security mobile devices security

Goodbye cookies, hello digital fingerprints

For many years, internet marketers have used a technology called ‘cookies’ to track what people read and interact with online. Using the collected information they are able to build extremely detailed profiles about what we like and dislike, and to then use that information to target us with advertisements that are more relevant to us. More relevant ads mean
Publish At:2022-05-25 08:47 | Read:466 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy cookies digital fingerprint digital prin

Foreign-based phone scammer lands in US prison after targeting former FBI director

Criminals love easy targets, and one of the easiest targets for foreign-state-based scammers is older adults living in the USA. Elders are often not fully up-to-speed with technology, which makes them vulnerable to tech-related attacks. In addition, this type of social group is generally living off retirement savings meaning that they have access to cash. Un
Publish At:2022-05-18 08:47 | Read:418 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security fraud scams security FBI

Is your Internet too slow?

Over the last two decades, home internet morphed from a luxury to a utility. Couple years ago, even Congress finally acknowledged that broadband is essential and it must be accepted as a utility as other vital home services such as electricity, gas, water, etc. Governments around the globe are looking for ways to treat broadband as a utility by establishing
Publish At:2022-05-17 08:47 | Read:457 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Tips internet speed tips

How to blur your house on Google Maps and why you should do it now?

You might have already noticed, but people’s faces on Google’s Street View are always blurred. In the early 2000s, Google was pressured to take security and privacy seriously. And in 2008, the tech conglomerate began testing a technology that blurs faces and car license plates. They have been successfully implementing it for more than a decade no
Publish At:2022-05-11 08:47 | Read:392 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Tips Google Maps security

Panda Security leads the AV-Comparatives’ Performance Tests – again!

We have done it again. The AV-Comparatives performance tests consolidate Panda Free Antivirus as the top-performing program in its category. As usual, the Austrian laboratory has analysed the 18 most relevant cybersecurity solutions on the market in its performance test. This test measures the impact of different cyber security software on the PC. In this ca
Publish At:2022-05-09 12:38 | Read:355 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Panda Security Technology av-compartives test se

Google takes steps to better protect Play Store customers

Following the lead set by Apple, Google has promised to better protect the privacy of people who use Android-powered devices. This means that they are committed to removing apps from the Play Store that violate user privacy or that use sneaky tactics to harvest and resell personal data. And now Google is taking these promises seriously. Around 15 popular app
Publish At:2022-05-09 08:38 | Read:934 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Mobile Security Security App Store apps security

Internet scams are a daily reality for the UK

Cybercrime is increasingly common – but we tend to hear about multi-million dollar heists that affect big business and governments. However, normal people are also being targeted by cybercriminals every single day. Recent shows like The Tinder Swindler and Inventing Anna have shown just how common online scams are – and how effective they can be. It’s no sur
Publish At:2022-05-03 08:38 | Read:915 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security scams security UK

Are you making this important TikTok error?

A new report suggests that 16% of all children in the UK aged between 3 and 4 years old are currently using the TikTok video sharing app. This rises to 33% of all kids aged 5-7. What is the problem? The TikTok terms of service are clear – no one under the age of 13 is permitted to create an account of view videos. Similar to other online services (YouTube, F
Publish At:2022-04-27 08:38 | Read:1250 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security children TikTok

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