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Android user? Update your Twitter app now

Have you ever landed on a website and had a pop-up warning about an infection on your computer? You must download an urgent update or risk all of your data being stolen. As you probably realised, these pop-ups are a scam. The urgent patch is the virus. If you click OK, you install the malware and infect your own computer. But sometimes you really do have to
Publish At:2020-08-07 06:55 | Read:114 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News apps Twitter

Is TikTok going to be banned?

TikTok, one of the most downloaded apps of 2019 in the USA, is on the brink of getting banned due to security concerns. President Trump initially stated that the app would be prohibited within 48 hours. However, Microsoft stepped in and expressed interest in purchasing it instead. The President then delayed the decision to get rid of the Chinese app for good
Publish At:2020-08-05 06:45 | Read:59 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Social Media apps Microsoft TikTok

State-sponsored malware – a real and present danger

Last week on the Panda Security blog we reported the first annual fall in malware attacks that we could remember. But as we noted at the time, we all need to stay vigilant because cybercriminals continue to develop new attacks. It is also worth noting that cybercriminals are not the only source of malware. A recent study has found that national governments a
Publish At:2020-07-28 15:54 | Read:106 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile News Security security

Is your smart home hosting malware attacks?

Here on the Panda Security blog, we usually write about malware infecting computers, tablets and smartphones. But the truth is almost any electronic device can be compromised by hackers – including your smart home gadgets. Now researchers have discovered a new family of malware called Mozi that has been quickly spreading online since last year. What does Moz
Publish At:2020-07-23 08:30 | Read:168 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Technology security smarthome

Multiple Twitter Profiles of Celebrities Hacked

Last week hundreds of millions of people saw fraudulent tweets coming from some of the most influential Twitter users. The messages sent in the social network were inviting hundreds of millions of followers to send cryptocurrency funds to a Bitcoin address. The promise was that the celebrities would send back double the funds. So, users were expecting to tra
Publish At:2020-07-21 14:02 | Read:108 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Social Media hack Scam Twitter

Affected users can now claim $25 from Apple’s ‘batterygate’ $500 million settlement

We previously reported that users affected by ‘batterygate’ might dip in Apple’s $500 million settlement and claim $25. Now, approximately four months later, claims are finally being accepted, and affected users are invited to claim their share from the class action lawsuit. It is relatively easy to submit a claim but first we suggest you c
Publish At:2020-07-17 17:23 | Read:241 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Apple lawsuit

‘Appathy in the UK’: 80% of Brits refuse to download Covid tracking apps

A new survey of nearly 2,000 people* in the UK from Cybersecurity specialists Panda Security, has further thrown in to doubt the ability of the government to effectively track and trace pub and restaurant goers who come in to contact with the COVID-19 virus. Despite the British Government recommending that venues notify customers that they should order food
Publish At:2020-07-15 03:36 | Read:117 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy Technology apps contact tracing covid-19

Tesla close to developing fully autonomous cars, says Elon Musk

Elon Musk, Tesla’s eccentric CEO, said in a pre-recorded video that he is extremely confident that level five or virtually complete self-driving car autonomy will happen soon. In the same video, the real-life Tony Stark highlighted that he is reasonably optimistic that Tesla will have the basic functionality of level five car-autonomy developed by 2021. Elon
Publish At:2020-07-13 05:17 | Read:132 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Technology autonomous vehicles tesla

Good news! Malware attacks decline for the first time ever

Every day there seems to be a new story about a cybersecurity breach or hacking that causes devastation and destruction – we regularly cover them here on the Panda Security blog. So it makes a pleasant change to write about something more positive occasionally – like a significant reduction in malware incidents. According to a recent study published in Infos
Publish At:2020-07-10 07:47 | Read:141 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Security cybersecurity Malware

iOS 14 Beta Goes Public – Should You Install It?

When Apple unveiled iOS 14 at their annual WWDC developer conference, there was a lot to be excited about. iOS, the operating system that powers iPhones and iPads, is about to get a load of new functions and features to improve the user experience. Android owners will have been amused to see home screen widgets finally appear on Apple devices many years afte
Publish At:2020-07-07 09:40 | Read:128 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Mobile Security Apple iOS iPhone IOS

Will iPhone replace your passport and driver’s license soon?

Apple has actively been working on making iPhone the sole thing people have to carry while out and about. The company has successfully eliminated the need to carry items such as diary, laptop, car insurance card, credit card, home keys, etc. They also recently announced plans to help humanity get rid of the need for car keys. However, in the USA iPhones have
Publish At:2020-07-03 05:55 | Read:155 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Technology Apple iPhone

How to recognize a charity scam?

Charity scams are on the rise in North America. The Covid-19 pandemic and the complicated political situation in the USA caused by the upcoming presidential elections have made more and more people be extra vocal about the causes they support. While some are taking it to the streets or presidential rallies, others are simply looking for charities that repres
Publish At:2020-07-01 15:18 | Read:206 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Tips hacking Scam

Should you jailbreak your iPhone?

Simple and reliable, Apple iPhones are believed to be some of the most secure mobile devices available. Apple security comes down to one factor – very tight control of the operating system and hardware. To better protect users, Apple iPhones and iPads can only install apps from the official App Store. Every app is checked by Apple’s security experts to verif
Publish At:2020-06-29 05:24 | Read:343 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Tips Apple iPhone jailbreak security

Brits are worried about the COVID-19 tracing app

Like many other countries, the UK government has announced plans for a COVID-19 tracing app to help limit the spread of the virus. An app is currently undergoing testing on the Isle of Wight before being rolled out to the rest of the country later this year. But even before the app goes live there are concerns that the project will fail. Helping reduce local
Publish At:2020-06-24 09:35 | Read:203 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Technology contact tracing covid-19

Experian, Equifax, TransUnion team up to offer weekly free credit report

The Covid-19 crisis has sparkled a rise in identity theft crimes and has drastically increased the demand for credit monitoring. Hackers have been actively exploiting the confusion around the stimulus checks, the enormous amount of unemployed people across the USA applying for benefits, and the fact that millions of people were forced to start working from h
Publish At:2020-06-22 07:23 | Read:277 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security credit fraud hacking

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