Critical Android flaw lets attackers hijack almost any app, steal data

Left unpatched, the vulnerability could expose almost all Android users to the risk of having their personal data intercepted by attackers. Researchers have found a critical flaw that affects nearly all devices running Android 9.0 or older, which implies that over 90% of Android users could be vulnerable. If exploited, the security hole allows hackers to hijack … More Critical Android flaw lets attackers hijack almost any app, steal data

Two years later, has GDPR fulfilled its promise?

Has the landmark law helped build a culture of privacy in organizations and have consumers become more wary of sharing their personal data? “Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping Tom to install your window blinds” – John Perry Barlow, EFF (July 1992). Any individual who has the slightest engagement in the … More Two years later, has GDPR fulfilled its promise?

Over 160 million user records put up for sale on the dark web

Eleven companies, ranging from online marketplaces to news websites, have had their user databases poached. More than 164 million user records stolen from almost a dozen companies have been put up for sale on the dark web in recent days. The data trove is being peddled by a cybercriminal collective going by the name Shiny … More Over 160 million user records put up for sale on the dark web

Professional data leakage: How did that security vendor get my personal data?

…and why are they selling it to other security vendors and product testers? If you were hoping to find a sensational story outing one of our competitors, I am going to disappoint you right away. This is not that, but it is something, something that can happen to all of us! Spam is something that … More Professional data leakage: How did that security vendor get my personal data?

Work from home: Should your digital assistant be on or off?

Being at your beck and call is central to the “personality” of your digital friend, but there are situations when the device could use some time off. Do you start the day with “Alexa, what’s the weather today?” Many of you may have a digital friend at home, an Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri … More Work from home: Should your digital assistant be on or off?