Critical Bluetooth bug leaves Android users open to attack

Google releases a fix for the security hole that, if left unplugged, could allow attackers to run malicious code with no user interaction. Google has rolled out a security update to address a critical flaw in Android’s Bluetooth implementation that allows remote code execution without user interaction. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-0022, affects devices running Android … More Critical Bluetooth bug leaves Android users open to attack

Facebook now lets parents monitor their children’s chats

The feature is part of expanded parental controls on the Messenger Kids app aimed at children under 13. Facebook is rolling out a slew of changes to Messenger Kids that give parents more control over how their children use the messaging app. You can review who your kids are interacting with and review their chat … More Facebook now lets parents monitor their children’s chats

Electric scooters vulnerable to remote hacks

A helmet may not be enough to keep you safe(r) while riding an e-scooter. Electric scooters are steadily becoming a popular alternative for short commutes. Besides convenience, however, they also introduce a range of cybersecurity and privacy risks, according to a study by the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The review – which UTSA said is “the … More Electric scooters vulnerable to remote hacks

Facebook privacy settings: Protect your data with these tips

As Facebook turns 16, we look at how to keep your personal information safe from prying eyes. Sixteen years, that’s how long Facebook has been around. This means that it has accompanied some of us throughout our teenage years to adulthood. Quite an achievement since websites and services tend to lose popularity over the years … More Facebook privacy settings: Protect your data with these tips

Would you get hooked by a phishing scam? Test yourself

As the tide of phishing attacks rises, improving your scam-spotting skills is never a bad idea. Many people are confident in their ability to recognize phishing scams a mile away. In a recent survey, however, only 5% of the respondents had a 100-percent success rate in spotting simulated attacks aimed at stealing their sensitive information. … More Would you get hooked by a phishing scam? Test yourself

Google: Flaws in Apple’s privacy tool could enable tracking

Safari’s anti-tracking feature could apparently give access to users’ browsing habits. An anti-tracking tool baked into Apple’s Safari web browser was found to contain flaws that, if abused, could enable the very thing that the tool was designed to prevent, according to a team of Google researchers. In a recently released report, the researchers disclosed multiple … More Google: Flaws in Apple’s privacy tool could enable tracking

Microsoft exposed 250 million customer support records

Databases containing 14 years’ worth of customer support logs were publicly accessible with no password protection. Over 250 million customer service and support records were exposed by Microsoft over a two-day period in December 2019 due to a server misconfiguration. Since the records weren’t secured with any authentication measures, anyone with an internet connection and … More Microsoft exposed 250 million customer support records