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Sir Tim Berners-Lee publishes plan to save the web from ‘digital dystopia’

byJohn E DunnWeb inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee is so worried his 30-year-old creation is turning into a “digital dystopia” that he’s proposed a Contract for the Web to rescue it from a headlong plunge into a moral abyss.It’s not an original worry – Berners-Lee has publicly fretted about the web’s direction many times in recent years – and it’s not
Publish At:2019-11-26 12:35 | Read:333 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Google Microsoft Privacy Twitter Contract for the W

ACCESS Act might improve data privacy through interoperability

Data privacy is back in Congressional lawmakers’ sights, as a new, legislative proposal focuses not on data collection, storage, and selling, but on the idea that Americans should be able to more easily pack up their user data and take it to a competing service—perhaps one that better respects their data privacy. The new bill would also require certain t
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:241 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy ACCESS Act Apple Pages Big Tech Center for Democracy

A week in security (November 4 – November 10)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we announced the launch of Malwarebytes 4.0, tackled data privacy legislation, and explored some of the ways robocalls come gunning for your data and your money. We also laid out the steps involved in popular vendor email compromise attacks. Other cybersecurity news Bug bounty bonanza: Rockstar Games open up their bounty prog
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:115 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security awis cyber facebook fake news hacking Mob

A week in security (October 7 – 13)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we peered into the possible future of cybersecurity insurance, described the process for securing today’s managed service provider, and provided an in-depth explainer on the business espionage tactic known as “war shipping.” Further, in considering the intersection of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and National Dom
Publish At:2019-10-14 23:20 | Read:312 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon body cams bots chrome cybersecurit

H1 2017 – Twitter suspended a total of 935,897 accounts for the promotion of terrorism

Twitter published its Transparency Report related to H1 2017, the company suspended 935,897 accounts for the promotion of terrorism. Twitter suspends 299,000 accounts linked to terrorism in the first six months of 2017, the company revealed that 75 percent of the infringing accounts were suspended before their first tweet confirming the huge efforts in fight
Publish At:2017-09-21 20:20 | Read:3649 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Reports Social Networks Terrorism propaganda s

Porn Spam Botnet Has Evil Twitter Twin

Last month KrebsOnSecurity published research into a large distributed network of apparently compromised systems being used to relay huge blasts of junk email promoting “online dating” programs — affiliate-driven schemes traditionally overrun with automated accounts posing as women. New research suggests that another bot-promoting botnet of
Publish At:2017-07-16 15:55 | Read:3392 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other .tk AshleyMadison ASN19984 Deniro Marketing google par

Simple Ways To Make Your Twitter Safer

Anyone can fall victim to a twitter hack. “I hope the new world order will arrive as soon as possible!” – Britney Spears 2011 It used to be easy to quote literature and big names in a credible way. You’d pick out a book with an author’s name on the cover and you could use the author’s words without fear of ridiculously misquoting anyone. Wi
Publish At:2017-05-13 17:35 | Read:2820 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Social Media cybersecurity social media tips Twi

Turkey banned Wikipedia because its content web contents that represents a threat to national security

The monitoring group Turkey Blocks confirmed that Turkey banned Wikipedia because its content web content that represents a threat to national security. According to the telecommunications watchdog, Turkey has blocked the access to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia on Saturday, the Government has taken this decision citing a law that allows it to ban access
Publish At:2017-05-01 03:35 | Read:2975 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Security Censorship Hackers social

What is an online troll?

You’ve probably heard about online trolls – but what are they? And what do you need to know about them? Digital bullies Online trolls are most similar to the playground bullies you would have encountered at school. These people deliberately provoke arguments and fights on social media and forums, often by saying the most grossly insensitive and offensive thi
Publish At:2017-04-28 06:25 | Read:3242 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security cybersecurity social media tips Twitter

Protect Your Twitter Account or Face Serious Security Consequences

In recent months, we have witnessed an increase in businesses making problematic social media posts. Many of the companies involved blamed the incidents on compromised social media accounts and infrastructure. McDonald’s, for example, recently blamed an incendiary tweet on cybercriminals who allegedly breached the fast food chain’s official, veri
Publish At:2017-04-17 01:45 | Read:2744 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Identity & Access Access Management Identity

Keep Calm and Revoke Access

For the last 24 hours, the Twitter landscape has seen several official accounts hacked. The same Tweet was posted thousand times. It was about the political conflict between Turkey and Holland: Many other accounts were affected (like the one of the EU Commission). Usually, Twitter accounts are hijacked simply due to weak credentials used to manage them and
Publish At:2017-03-16 09:25 | Read:3519 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Social Network Revoke Twitter

Turkey vs Holland – Hackers broke into Twitter CounterApp to hijack hundreds of High-Profile Accounts

Turkey vs Holland – Hackers launched a massive hacking campaign that hijacked hundreds of High-Profile Accounts to spread political messages against Holland. A huge number of high-profile Twitter accounts have been hijacked following the recent diplomatic crisis between Turkey and the Netherlands. The hackers posted through many Twitter accounts politi
Publish At:2017-03-16 01:20 | Read:2874 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Hacktivism CounterApp defacement Twitt

Third-Party Twitter Service Hacked to Push Out Nazi-Themed Tweets

Attackers hacked a third-party service and used their unauthorized access to push out Nazi-themed tweets from high-profile Twitter accounts.On 14 March, prominent companies, publishers, and personalities tweeted out messages containing swastikas and the hashtags #NaziGermany and #NaziHollan written in Turkish. It’s thought that supporters of Turkey sen
Publish At:2017-03-15 23:30 | Read:3449 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News hack third-party Twitter

A bug in Twitter allowed hackers to access to locked accounts until October

A flaw in Twitter allowed attackers to access locked accounts bypassing the locking mechanism implemented by the company. A flaw in the Twitter application allowed, until a few months ago, to access locked accounts bypassing the locking mechanism implemented by the IT giant. Twitter can lock user accounts every time it believes the users are abusing its serv
Publish At:2017-03-08 06:00 | Read:2925 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Social Networks Uncategorized authenti

A hacker confirmed that President Trump Twitter account is linked to a private account

A security researcher has discovered that the President Trump’s Twitter account is exposed to the risk of hack due to security misconfigurations. While the experts are warning the press about the fact that the American President Trump is still using his personal insecure Android smartphone, we have discovered that his Twitter is exposed to the risk of
Publish At:2017-01-27 18:40 | Read:4033 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking 2FA President Trump Twitter

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