Drowning in spam? A study presented at Black Hat USA 2021 examines if sharing your personal information with major companies contributes to the deluge of nuisance emails, texts and phone calls. Every day my inbox seems to receive more and more spam. Understanding what generates it and how to avoid it is essential in the … More Is your personal information being abused?
Other leaked data included a range of personal information such as names, addresses and personal healthcare information. Over 45 million medical imaging files including x-rays and CT scans have been found sitting on internet-facing unprotected servers and accessible for anyone to view. The discovery of the leaked data from hospitals and medical centers from around … More Medical scans of millions of patients exposed online
Cyberbullying can happen to anyone, at any time – and at any age. How can adults deal with various forms of online abuse and harassment? Whenever cyberbullying is mentioned, our minds usually associate the topic with children or teenagers. Much has been said about cyberbullying by psychologists, organizations, public figures, as well as other concerned … More Cyberbullying: Adults can be victims too
The bug, which has already been fixed by Facebook, allowed access to private user information that could be abused by malicious actors. A security flaw that allowed an attacker to access account information, such as a user’s full phone number and real name of Instagram users was found. Facebook, who previously confirmed the existence of … More A vulnerability in Instagram exposes personal information of users
How a Montreal-made “social search engine” application has managed to become widely-spread adware, while escaping consequences. Background Wajam Internet Technologies is a start-up founded in December 2008 by Martin-Luc Archambault (a famous entrepreneur in Quebec) and based in Montreal, Canada. The core product of the company is a social search engine application (i.e. it allows … More Wajam: From start-up to massively-spread adware