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

Microsoft reveals breach affecting webmail users

Some users of Microsoft’s web-based email services such as Outlook.com had their account information exposed in an incident that, as it later emerged, also impacted email contents. Microsoft has acknowledged a security incident that, for almost three months, gave hackers access to information related to an unknown number of email accounts on the tech giant’s … More Microsoft reveals breach affecting webmail users

Hackers crack university defenses in just two hours

More than 50 universities in the United Kingdom had their cyber-defenses tested by ethical hackers, and the ‘grades’ aren’t pretty. A team of ethical hackers recently conducted tests on the cybersecurity defenses of more than 50 universities in the United Kingdom. In each case, it took them less than two hours to gain access to … More Hackers crack university defenses in just two hours

540 million records on Facebook users exposed by third-party apps

The databases, sitting unprotected on cloud servers, contained reams of information amassed by two apps integrated with the social network. Two caches of data on millions of Facebook users were recently discovered sitting unprotected on cloud-computing servers. In one security lapse, no fewer than 540 million records on Facebook users were found lying around in … More 540 million records on Facebook users exposed by third-party apps

Look who’s stalking

Aren’t we just making it too easy for online followers to become real-life trackers with the amount of open data we are posting online? Cyber-stalking has never been so widespread: it’s increasingly easy for stalkers to watch, analyze and even physically follow their victims. In extreme cases, we have seen murders as a result after … More Look who’s stalking

ESET launches a new blog aimed at insecure Android apps: Android App Watch

ESET unveiled a new blog named Android App Watch to help Android users protect themselves against insecure applications. “Insecurely developed apps, those that put their users’ privacy or money at risk are a growing problem. On one hand, such apps don’t qualify as malware and thus cannot be blocked by security solutions. On the other, the … More ESET launches a new blog aimed at insecure Android apps: Android App Watch