Smartwatch exposes locations and other data on thousands of children

A device that is supposed to help parents keep track of their children and give them a peace of mind can be turned into a surveillance device. Researchers at the AV-Test Institute have uncovered gaping privacy and security holes in the SMA-WATCH-M2 smartwatch that is designed to keep children safe and their parents feeling secure about their … More Smartwatch exposes locations and other data on thousands of children

Disney+ accounts hacked – How to protect yourself

As users are losing access to their accounts by the dozens, we offer a few tips to help keep your streaming subscriptions safe. The long-awaited streaming service Disney+ was launched to the cheers of many. But it wasn’t without technical issues; in addition, within hours of the service going online many users were reporting that … More Disney+ accounts hacked – How to protect yourself

Safe downloading habits: What to teach your kids

Even if you are careful about what you download, chances are your children will be less cautious. Here’s how you can help them – and your entire family – stay safe… Life without the internet is rather difficult to fathom, and particularly for children the online world holds a magical allure. While many parents are becoming … More Safe downloading habits: What to teach your kids

Your smart doorbell may be collecting more data than you think, study finds

The study tested 81 IoT devices to analyze their behavior and tracking habits, and in some cases brought rather surprising findings. Have you stopped to think what kind of data may be collected by an innocuously-looking smart device, where the information is sent, and whether it is encrypted? Researchers at Northeastern University and Imperial College … More Your smart doorbell may be collecting more data than you think, study finds

NordVPN reveals breach at datacenter provider

The company says that the incident, going back to March 2018, affected only 1 out of its 3,000 servers. The well-known virtual private network (VPN) provider NordVPN admitted to a breach on Tuesday that had occurred at one of the facilities from which the company rents its servers. The bad actors exploited an insecure remote management system left by … More NordVPN reveals breach at datacenter provider

Are you sure you wiped your hard drive properly?

Almost 60% of second-hand hard drives hold leftover data from previous owners, a study shows. Have you ever seen a hacker movie? When the other shoe drops, you can see the black hat scrambling for their computer, tearing out their hard drives and trying to erase them. They may even run neodymium magnets over them … More Are you sure you wiped your hard drive properly?