Do social media listen in on our conversations in order to target us with ads? Or are we just a bit paranoid? A little test might speak a thousand words. We have all heard that our phones could be listening to our everyday conversations in order to then bombard us with targeted adverts. Is there … More Is your phone listening to you?
A device that is supposed to help parents keep track of their children and give them a peace of mind can be turned into a surveillance device. Researchers at the AV-Test Institute have uncovered gaping privacy and security holes in the SMA-WATCH-M2 smartwatch that is designed to keep children safe and their parents feeling secure about their … More Smartwatch exposes locations and other data on thousands of children
What technology makers and others can – and should – do to counter the kind of surveillance that starts at home. Regardless of whose statistics you read, a disturbingly high percentage of women and men will experience intimate partner violence or harassment in their lifetime. Worryingly, technology is being used more and more frequently as a tool to coerce … More Stopping stalkerware: What needs to change?
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
Imagine a situation where you are working on your laptop and all of the sudden the green light next to your built-in webcam blinks for a second and immediately goes dark again. Would you just ignore it? Or would you start digging around to find out if it was something more serious? If you want … More Afraid someone is misusing your webcam?