Face scanning – privacy concern or identity protection?

What issues would face scanning attached to a mobile device resolve and, if used correctly, would it make the incursion into my privacy acceptable? On December 1st, China’s regulation requiring people to have their face scanned when subscribing for a new mobile phone took effect. If you were not aware of this regulation your initial … More Face scanning – privacy concern or identity protection?

Malicious campaign targets South Korean users with backdoor-laced torrents

ESET researchers have discovered a malicious campaign distributing a backdoor via torrents, with Korean TV content used as a lure. Fans of Korean TV should be on the lookout for an ongoing campaign spreading malware via torrent sites, using South Korean movies and TV shows as a guise. The malware allows the attacker to connect … More Malicious campaign targets South Korean users with backdoor-laced torrents

Two billion user logs leaked by smart home vendor

The leak, which apparently has yet to be plugged, exposes a range of very specific data about users. A Chinese smart home solutions provider has been leaking billions of logs from devices managed via the company’s cloud platform, exposing a range of sensitive information about their users. The database – which was found sitting an … More Two billion user logs leaked by smart home vendor

iOS VPN apps removed from Apple’s Chinese App Store

Regular readers of We Live Security will know that we have long been proponents of internet users protecting their privacy by installing a VPN on their computers, tablets, and smartphones. Don’t know what a VPN is? Watch this video from ESET. Ok, so hopefully we’re all up to speed and understand the importance of running a VPN. But depending … More iOS VPN apps removed from Apple’s Chinese App Store

Financial cybersecurity ‘needs to be a key agenda item at G20’

Improving financial cybersecurity at an international level must be a key agenda item at the G20 Summit in China this month (September 4th-5th). This is according to a group of prominent US senators, who have urged president Barack Obama to raise this critical issue at the event. In a letter to the White House, Gary … More Financial cybersecurity ‘needs to be a key agenda item at G20’