42% of global consumers use a free FinTech application, but half don’t know if the app sells their data, ESET survey reveals

ESET reveals that 42% of global consumers use a free FinTech application or platform. Of those, half (50%) do not know if the app they use sells their data. ESET has explored the topic of data security in the consumer segment of its global financial technology (FinTech) research, surveying 10,000 consumers across the UK, US, … More 42% of global consumers use a free FinTech application, but half don’t know if the app sells their data, ESET survey reveals

Data Privacy Day: Top tips for safe remote learning

As schools and students continue to contend with the very real cyber-risks of virtual classrooms, we share some advice for protecting children’s data and privacy. The COVID-19 pandemic is still here, with pupils and students still soldiering on mostly remotely and focusing on their education from the confines of their houses. While another semester studying … More Data Privacy Day: Top tips for safe remote learning

WhatsApp updates privacy policy to enable sharing more data with Facebook

Many users have until February 8 to accept the new rules – or else lose access to the app. In a major update to its Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, WhatsApp is notifying users in many parts of the world that as of February 8 it will share some of their data with Facebook, the chat app’s … More WhatsApp updates privacy policy to enable sharing more data with Facebook

Bumble bugs could have exposed personal data of all users

The information at risk of theft due to API flaws included people’s pictures, locations, dating preferences and Facebook data. Security vulnerabilities in Bumble, one of today’s most popular dating apps, could have exposed the personal information of its entire, almost 100 million-strong user-base. The bugs – which affected Bumble’s application programming interface (API) and stemmed … More Bumble bugs could have exposed personal data of all users

Data on millions of hotel guests exposed in cloud storage leak

The cache of data sitting wide open on a server included full names, national ID numbers and credit card data. A wide range of sensitive information of millions of hotel guests has been discovered sitting on an unsecured server and accessible for anyone to view. The data was stored on a misconfigured Amazon Web Services … More Data on millions of hotel guests exposed in cloud storage leak