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ISPs in at least two countries were involved in delivering surveillance FinFisher Spyware

Security researchers at ESET have uncovered a surveillance campaign using a new variant of FinFisher spyware, also known as FinSpy. Finfisher infected victims in seven countries and experts believe that in two of them the major internet providers have been involved. “New surveillance campaigns utilizing FinFisher, infamous spyware known also as FinSpy
Publish At:2017-09-21 20:20 | Read:71 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence

GDPR offers new protections for young adults

From May 2018, a new data protection law – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – will come into force, designed to better protect the privacy of European citizens. GDPR gives consumers a number of rights over the personal data that companies collect, and forces those businesses to better protect the information too. If a company does breach the GDP
Publish At:2017-09-14 13:35 | Read:123 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety Mobile News gdpr Privacy

Cyber Security Tips for Parents and Children

How to protect your children from cyber threats The summer just gracefully glanced over our lives, and now it is time for things to get back to normal – we will soon start feeling the cold breeze and the days will become shorter. Even though that the good old days of casual dress code in the office are now gone, being back to reality has some positives too.
Publish At:2017-09-05 17:15 | Read:218 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Tips cybersecurity passwords Privacy

Popular Sarahah App secretly uploads your phone contacts to the company’s servers

According to a report published by The Intercept, the popular Sarahah app silently uploads users’ phone contacts to the company’s servers. This summer, Sarahah became one of the most popular iPhone apps in the world for both iOS and Android. Sarahah has been created by Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq, it implements a social network
Publish At:2017-08-28 14:00 | Read:219 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Digital ID Mobile app permissions mobile privacy Sarahah

Leading by Example: Security and Privacy in the Education Sector

Today’s students will be the first generation entering adulthood with a digital footprint from birth, yet education is one of the most underexplored sectors when it comes to security and privacy. If we’re not careful about securing this data, we leave our children vulnerable to embarrassing — if not outright dangerous — situations. My experienc
Publish At:2017-08-22 09:31 | Read:158 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Risk Management Academia Data Privacy Data S

When is a VPN not private? When you’re not paying for it

One of the world’s most popular virtual private networks (VPN) is not so private, according to a complaint filed earlier this week with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), a nonprofit that advocates for free speech and privacy, contends that the free Hotspot Shield VPN, a product of AnchorFree, Inc
Publish At:2017-08-09 19:40 | Read:185 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Center for Democracy & Technology Federal Trade Comm

Hotspot Shield VPN threatens your privacy by injecting ads and JS into browsers

The CDT urged US federal trade authorities to investigate VPN provider AnchorFree for deceptive and unfair trade practices. The digital rights advocacy group Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) urged US federal trade authorities to investigate VPN provider AnchorFree for deceptive trade practices. AnchorFree provides the Hotspot Shield VPN app claimi
Publish At:2017-08-08 05:45 | Read:299 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Security AnchorFree CDT Center for

Four Things You Should Know About the GDPR

May 25, 2018 will mark a “before and after” in the field of data protection legislation. That day will see Europe’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) come into effect. Although the date of its entry into force was 25 May 2016, when the two-year transition period stipulated by the legislation is up, any company that violates the requirements of this r
Publish At:2017-07-26 17:05 | Read:295 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security b2b data protection gdpr Privacy

Worst known governmental leak ever affected the Swedish Transport Agency. Homeland security at risk

Worst known governmental leak ever affected the Swedish Transport Agency, data includes records of members of the military secret units. Sweden might be the scenario for the worst known governmental leak ever, the Swedish Transport Agency moved all of its data to “the cloud,” but it transferred it to somebody else’s computer. The huge trove of data includes
Publish At:2017-07-23 05:40 | Read:484 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Digital ID homeland security priva

Tor launches Bug Bounty Program, hackers can earn between $2,000 and $4,000 for high severity flaws

The Tor Project announced the launch of a public bug bounty program. Bug hunters can earn between $2,000 and $4,000 for high severity flaws. It’s official, the Tor Project announced the launch of a public bug bounty program through the HackerOne platform, the initiative was possible with support from the Open Technology Fund. “With support from t
Publish At:2017-07-20 22:05 | Read:321 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Deep Web Digital ID Hacking anonymity privacy

AlphaBay Market, one of the largest Dark Web marketplaces is down. Is it an Exit-Scam?

The AlphaBay Market went down Tuesday night without any explanation, many users that have purchased products on the marketplace fear the Exit-Scam. The news is shocking, the AlphaBay Market, one of the largest Dark Web black markets is down. We have analyzed many times the popular black market where it was possible to buy any kind of illegal goods, including
Publish At:2017-07-06 08:10 | Read:464 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Deep Web anonymity AphaBay black m

UK.gov accidental data leak. Users’ details left publicly accessible on a third-party site

UK.gov leaves data dashboard users’ details on publicly accessible on a third-party system. Users are urge to reset their password. Are you a user of the UK Government website UK.gov? Change your password now! Users of the government’s data dashboard have been notified that their information was accidentally made public so they urge to change their pas
Publish At:2017-06-30 04:50 | Read:341 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach data breach privacy UK.gov

Three years ago ProtonMail was launched. Today, it is launching ProtonVPN

ProtonMail announced ProtonVPN is now available to the general public. ProtonVPN is officially out of beta. You can now directly get ProtonVPN by visiting https://protonvpn.com After more than 1 year of development, and four months of beta testing by over 10’000 members of the ProtonMail community, we’re finally making ProtonVPN available to everyone. And we
Publish At:2017-06-21 18:15 | Read:543 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID privacy ProtonMail ProtonVPN VPN

In Search of Equilibrium: Compliance and Security

The Moody Blues searched for the “Lost Chord,” Captain Kirk searched for Spock and the “In Search Of” television show sought to solve unexplained mysteries. Similarly, IT and security professionals are always searching for solutions that can balance myriad standards and regulations against a continuously evolving threat landscape. A
Publish At:2017-06-21 17:10 | Read:461 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Compliance Data Privacy immune system Privac

The apparent difficulty of implementing email encryption in Gmail

It’s been almost three years since Google first announced its intention to add end-to-end encryption to Gmail. However, the free email service is yet to provide users with that feature. Despite the Internet giant insists that it was never a bluff, one of the company’s latest movements has reignited the criticism. Recently, a spokesperson from Goo
Publish At:2017-06-14 11:50 | Read:497 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security end-to-end encryption Gmail Google Privacy technolo

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