Less than a third of consumers worldwide feel very secure when shopping online, yet more than half are doing so more frequently than pre-pandemic, ESET reveals

ESET reveals that only 29% of consumers worldwide feel very secure when shopping online, yet 61% of all consumers are shopping online more often than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic. ESET has explored the topic of online shopping and banking in the consumer segment of its global financial technology (FinTech) research, surveying 10,000 consumers … More Less than a third of consumers worldwide feel very secure when shopping online, yet more than half are doing so more frequently than pre-pandemic, ESET reveals

Clubhouse chats streamed to third‑party website

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 … More Clubhouse chats streamed to third‑party website

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

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 researcher, … More Brave browser’s Tor mode exposed users’ dark web activity

Telephony denial-of-service attacks could cost lives

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 … More Telephony denial-of-service attacks could cost lives

Malware authors already taking aim at Apple M1 Macs

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 … More Malware authors already taking aim at Apple M1 Macs