Android 12 will give you more control over how much data you share with apps

An all-new privacy dashboard and better location, microphone and camera controls are all aimed at curbing apps’ data-slurping habits. With the upcoming official release of Android 12, Google has outlined a range of security and privacy improvements that users can expect to experience once the new version of the mobile operating system is launched. Android’s new iteration … More Android 12 will give you more control over how much data you share with apps

Colonial Pipeline attack: Hacking the physical world

The attack is a reminder of growing cyberthreats to critical infrastructure while also showing why providers of essential services are ripe targets for cybercriminals. While detractors have argued that threats against physical infrastructure are overstated and largely theoretical, the growing list of organizations that have been successfully attacked suggests otherwise. And now the media is full of … More Colonial Pipeline attack: Hacking the physical world

What can we learn from the HSE and Department of Health ransomware attacks?

Ireland appeared to be shaken to the core by the recent cyberattack on HSE and the Department of Health, but once past the initial shock, is it time for an in-depth look at the Irish cybersecurity infrastructure and whether such attacks could not have been anticipated, detected or prevented. In 2017 the National Health Service … More What can we learn from the HSE and Department of Health ransomware attacks?

WhatsApp will limit features for users who don’t accept new data‑sharing rules

Your account won’t be deleted, but here’s what you may want to be aware of if not even repeated reminders to accept the new policy do the trick. WhatsApp users have several weeks to accept the app’s updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Service that require sharing data with Facebook or else they’ll have some of the app’s key … More WhatsApp will limit features for users who don’t accept new data‑sharing rules

Clubhouse in the spotlight after user records posted online

Reports of another trove of scraped user data add to the recent woes of popular social media platforms. It seems that threat actors are increasingly setting their sights on extracting vast amounts of data from social media platforms. The cascade of incidents started off with a data leak impacting more than half a billion Facebook users and … More Clubhouse in the spotlight after user records posted online