How to stay safe on public WiFi networks?

Every now and then it’s good to remind readers of some basic security measures. Although we’ve written about it before, it’s time to look at public WiFi security again. There are several potential dangers when using public WiFi, ranging from privacy issues to cybercrime attacks. But most can be easily avoided by following these simple … More How to stay safe on public WiFi networks?

Superdrug targeted by miscreants who claim to have stolen customer data

The retailer says that whatever data the crooks have obtained, they weren’t stolen through a breach of its systems. Superdrug is urging its online customers to change their passwords after being contacted by cybercriminals who claim to have secured a range of personal details belonging to 20,000 customers of this British health and beauty retailer, Huffington … More Superdrug targeted by miscreants who claim to have stolen customer data

Software bugs put nearly 100 million health records at risk of exposure

The slew of vulnerabilities – since patched – were found without the use of automated testing tools. A team of seven researchers has discovered more than 20 security vulnerabilities in OpenEMR, an open-sourceapplication used worldwide for the electronic management of the medical records of almost 100 million people. In keeping with the principles of responsible disclosure, … More Software bugs put nearly 100 million health records at risk of exposure

Fake banking apps on Google Play leak stolen credit card data

Fraudsters are using bogus apps to convince users of three Indian banks to divulge their personal data. Another set of fake banking apps has found its way into the official Google Play store. Claiming to increase the credit card limit for users of three Indian banks, the malicious apps phish for credit card details and … More Fake banking apps on Google Play leak stolen credit card data

Bluetooth bug could expose devices to snoopers

Patches have already been released or are expected to see the light of day soon. Researchers have discovered a flaw in some Bluetooth implementations that could allow an attacker to intercept or tamper with data exchanged between two vulnerable devices. The cryptographic bug, tracked as CVE-2018-5383, has been identified by scientists at the Israel Institute of … More Bluetooth bug could expose devices to snoopers

Facebook fined over data privacy scandal

Social media giant fined in the UK for failing to protect users’ personal information and for a lack of transparency. Facebook is facing its first possible financial penalty for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal that saw the personal data of millions of users harvested without their knowledge. The social media giant was hit with a … More Facebook fined over data privacy scandal