Getting smart about TV data collection and sharing

If you have a so-called smart TV from VIZIO, LG, or Samsung, you may want to check its settings related to Privacy, Marketing, and Automatic Content Recognition (ACR). Why? Because your TV may be collecting information about what you and your family watch, and then sharing that data with third parties in ways that you … More Getting smart about TV data collection and sharing

Apple iOS and OS X flaws leave passwords vulnerable

A vulnerability found in Apple’s iOS and OS X devices could allow hackers to upload malware and steal passwords for services including Mail and iCloud, reports The Register. The discovery was made by six researchers at Indiana University, Peking University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, whose academic paper (view PDF) revealed a flaw that could allow malicious … More Apple iOS and OS X flaws leave passwords vulnerable

New exploit compromises Samsung Galaxy phones

Potentially 600m Samsung Galaxy phones are at risk of malicious compromise after a new exploit was discovered by a security researcher. The vulnerability is down to the way in which SwiftKey keyboard app updates – it periodically queries a server to check if new updates exist. However, the process is conducted in the clear, and … More New exploit compromises Samsung Galaxy phones

CyberThreats Daily: Support scams continue, Ireland no exception

We regularly warn our readers about the dangers of “support scams”, where calls from supposed tech support companies offer remotely fixing computers as well as installing some actual or bogus antivirus product for a fee. Since we’re getting increased reports about such activities in Ireland as well, it would be useful to read ESET researcher … More CyberThreats Daily: Support scams continue, Ireland no exception