Here’s what to know about attacks where a fraudster has your number, literally and otherwise. SIM swap scams have been a growing problem, with fraudsters targeting people from various walks of life, including tech leaders, and causing untold damage to many victims. Here’s why you should be on the lookout for attacks where someone can upend your … More SIM swap scam: What it is and how to protect yourself
It won’t be music to your ears – researchers spot an unsecured database replete with records used for an account hijacking spree. Researchers have found an unsecured internet-facing database containing over 380 million individual records, including login credentials that were leveraged for breaking into 300,000 to 350,000 Spotify accounts. The exposed records included a variety … More Up to 350,000 Spotify accounts hacked in credential stuffing attacks
They’re supremely easy to remember, as well as easy to crack. Here’s how to improve your password security. Cybersecurity experts often share advice about the do’s and don’ts of passwords as a vital part of good cyber-hygiene practices. And yet, annual roundups of the most common passwords show that many of us continue to prioritize convenience over … More The worst passwords of 2020: Is it time to change yours?
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
Established by the Anti-Bullying Alliance in 2004, Anti-Bullying Week is an annual event that raises awareness of bullying of children and young people. Anti-Bullying Week takes place November 16 to 20, and this year’s theme is United Against Bullying. Over the years, bullying has evolved and adapted to the changing world – and, unfortunately, technology … More Anti-Bullying Week: United Against Bullying Online