Streaming devices track viewing habits, study finds

Do you know what kind of data your streaming device may be collecting while you binge watch? Steadily, we are adopting more and more technology into our households. Our homes are becoming more interconnected, with IoT (Internet of Things) devices becoming regular parts of our lives. One of the devices that is the centerpiece of … More Streaming devices track viewing habits, study finds

The 21st Anniversary of Google: celebrating two decades of technological evolution

On September 27, 2019, Google turned 21 years old! Though technically born on September 4, 1998, when the company filed for incorporation, the search engine has changed its mind over the years about the date on which it wishes to celebrate its birthday. For now, Google has chosen to host the festivities on the 27th, … More The 21st Anniversary of Google: celebrating two decades of technological evolution

Smart TVs: Yet another way for attackers to break into your home?

A primer on why internet-enabled TVs make for attractive and potentially soft targets, and how cybercriminals can ruin more than your TV viewing experience. With their high-resolution screens, cameras, microphones and innovative interfaces geared towards a better user experience, smart TVs have found their way into many homes. They have become so popular that, according to … More Smart TVs: Yet another way for attackers to break into your home?

Malware sidesteps Google permissions policy with new 2FA bypass technique

ESET analysis uncovers a novel technique bypassing SMS-based two-factor authentication while circumventing Google’s recent SMS permissions restrictions. When Google restricted the use of SMS and Call Log permissions in Android apps in March 2019, one of the positive effects was that credential-stealing apps lost the option to abuse these permissions for bypassing SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) mechanisms. … More Malware sidesteps Google permissions policy with new 2FA bypass technique

Your Android phone can now double as a security key

An extra layer of security never hurt anybody, and now you can turn your phone into a physical security key. Google has announced that any smartphone running Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later can now be used as a hardware security key for two-factor authentication (2FA). Available in beta at the moment, the new feature is intended … More Your Android phone can now double as a security key

Google hit with €1.49 billion antitrust fine by EU

The third penalty that Europe has levied on the tech giant in less than two years brings the total to €8.25 billion. European Union (EU) authorities have handed down a €1.49 billion (US$1.7 billion) fine to Google for abusing its dominant position in the brokering of online search adverts, according to a statement by the European … More Google hit with €1.49 billion antitrust fine by EU