Why you should ensure that all those apps on your smartphone only run with the permissions they reasonably need to do their job. Friends mention exciting new apps or we see a promotion that requires an app to be downloaded, and the rush is on to download the app and start interacting with it. But … More Do apps need all the permissions?
Are you – and especially your children – aware of the risks that may come with sharing selfies? Social media sites are brimming with instant self-portraits, and children and teens are especially adept at taking and sharing images of themselves online. But it can be just as safely assumed that tweens and teens, and not … More Selfies for kids – A guide for parents
With the end of Toruk, the famous Cirque du Soleil show, also ends a digital experiment that made your mobile device vulnerable. One of the famous Cirque du Soleil shows, Toruk, had its final performance in London on June 30th, 2019. This event, while unfortunate for the show’s fans, brought one positive effect: the mobile app … More A great show is now history, as is its insecure mobile app
These days, there isn’t much that can’t be done on mobile, and that includes banking. Banking apps are quickly becoming the go to method of managing finances, and as a result, mobile banking malware targeting Android phones has become a serious and somewhat underestimated threat. For malware creators motivated by financial gain, banking apps provide … More Banking Malware: Countering the threats with certified (browser) protection
Are you in the 26% of people who use one of these PIN codes to unlock their phones? You’ve likely seen a list of top 25 passwords that get reused time and time again – “password” is a usual suspect – but what about phone PIN numbers? How unique are the PIN codes that we choose to … More You’d better change your birthday – hackers may know your PIN
La Liga has taken substantial flak for tapping into microphones and geolocation services in fans‘ phones in a bid to root out piracy. Spain’s national data protection agency AEPD has slapped a fine of €250,000 (US$280,000) on the country’s top-flight football league, La Liga, for failing to make it adequately clear to users of its … More Spain’s top football league fined over its app’s ‘tactics’
We all know parenting is one of the hardest jobs many of us will ever do, and some would say it’s getting even more difficult when considering the growing dangers children face online. As technology continues to expand with new digital platforms, so too does the potential for risk to occur. It’s important for parents … More Keeping kids and parents safe online