European Commission orders recall of children’s smartwatch over privacy concerns

The watch has been found to expose its wearers to a high level of risk of being contacted and monitored by attackers. The European Commission has issued a recall order for a smartwatch aimed at children due to concerns that it represents a serious risk for the privacy and security of its wearers. The watch, … More European Commission orders recall of children’s smartwatch over privacy concerns

Houzz discloses data breach, asks some users to reset passwords

Citing an ongoing investigation, the company wouldn’t say how or when the incident occurred. Online home design biz Houzz revealed late last week that it had been hit by a data breach recently, but didn’t disclose when the incident had occurred or how many people had actually been affected. “Houzz recently learned that a file … More Houzz discloses data breach, asks some users to reset passwords

Apple takes Group FaceTime offline after discovery of spying bug

The company is rushing to fix a glitch that may let other iPhone users hear and see you – before you answer the call. Apple has promised to issue a software update later this week to fix a serious bug in Apple’s video and audio call app FaceTime that can be easily exploited to spy … More Apple takes Group FaceTime offline after discovery of spying bug

Suspected GDPR violations prompt over 95,000 complaints

Eight months after the landmark rules came into effect, data released by the European Commission provides a glimpse into the law’s application. National data protection watchdogs in the European Union (EU) have received 95,180 complaints from citizens alleging the mishandling of personal data since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May … More Suspected GDPR violations prompt over 95,000 complaints

Can you spot the phish? Take Google’s test

Everybody loves quizzes. So why not take this one and hone your phish-spotting prowess? Google’s technology incubator Jigsaw has revealed a quiz that tests users’ abilities to identify phishing attacks. In asking you to distinguish legitimate emails from phishing scams, the test reveals some of the most common scenarios that fraudsters use with a view to … More Can you spot the phish? Take Google’s test