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Your smartphone is surprisingly vulnerable to viruses and malware. But you can protect yourself. More BARCELONA — The smartphone industry has given birth to a vibrant growth sector distinguished by its creativity, drive and entrepreneurship. Unfortunately, that sector is malware. Conversations wit...
The problem with our grasp of cybersecurity isn’t so much that we remain dangerously illiterate — it’s that we think we know what we’re doing anyway. The Pew Research Center was a little more diplomatic than that, though, in characterizing the findings of a new survey of Americans’ underst...
The intrusion tools highlighted by the WikiLeaks documents do not appear to be instruments of mass surveillance. So it's not as if everyone's TV or high-tech vehicle is at risk The publication by WikiLeaks of documents it says are from the CIA’s secret hacking program describe tools that can turn ...
On Monday, President Trump signed into law a rollback of internet privacy rules in a decision widely condemned by Democrats and privacy advocates. Opposition to the bill centered on one flawed – though admirable – argument, namely that Corporate America should not be allowed to snoop ...
Plans to keep a record of UK citizens' online activities face a challenge from tech firms seeking to offer ways to hide people's browser histories. Internet providers will soon be required to record which services their customers' devices connect to - including websites and messaging apps. The Hom...
When it comes to internet trolls, online harassment and fake news, there’s not a lot of light at the end of the online tunnel. And things are probably going to get darker. Researchers at the Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center asked 1,537 scholars and tec...
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel have developed a new technique to combat cyber attacks, which they say can protect against any attack carried out through internet photo and video. A new technique for combating cybercriminals, developed by a researcher at Ben-Gurion University of the N...
Companies like Paul Bunyan Communications, AT&T and Comcast have made public announcements pledging that their values remain unchanged in the face of the FCC ruling that now allows them to sell customer data. (TNS) — BEMIDJI — Internet providers locally and nationally have stated they won't ...
Amidst WikiLeaks’ revelations about the CIA’s capabilities to hack into Apple products is DarkSeaSkies – a tool used to monitor and control MacBook Air that’s physically installed by a CIA agent or asset in “less than 29 seconds.”    Screwdriver’DarkSeaSkies is a tool that ru...
Users of the popular WhatsApp Web service are being warned to restart their web browsers after a terrifying vulnerability was discovered. The serious security flaw can allow cyber criminals to access personal data including photos, contacts and videos in a matter of seconds. Worryingl...
SAN FRANCISCO — Protecting your Internet activities from collection and sale by marketers is easier said than done, especially after Tuesday’s vote to overturn pending FCC privacy rules for Internet Service Providers. The move by Congress dismantled rules created by the Federal Communi...
(Reuters) - The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs. VPNs cloak a customer's web-surfing history by making an encrypted connection to ...
As government chisels away at internet privacy protections, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University have developed a system they say will give you more anonymity in cyberspace. The catch: You’ll probably have to pay for it. To start with, it’s important t...
Scientists have found a new vulnerability in a common tech component, uncovering a security flaw that could expose potentially millions of smartphones, fitness wearables, and even cars to hacking. By using sound waves, researchers have figured out how to trick accelerometers – the tiny sensor...
Panaji: With 1.3 billion connected devices and Internet of Things (IoT) devices expected to populate homes in India by 2021, home networks can become easy targets for cyber criminals, said global cyber security agency Fortinet. Personal, financial and medical information, as well as work assets are ...
One-on-one[1] with retired police commander, Gadi Eshed, Associate at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and former commander of Tel Aviv’s Central Unit. In honor of the publication of his article dealing with Lone Wolves on Social Media, we sat down for a discussion...
Internet service providers have warned that using WhatsApp offline can expose subscribers to hacking and malicious viruses. This was contained in a message by Airtel Nigeria, which advised Nigerians, especially subscribers on its network, to be vigilant in accepting certain messages. It said on...
In the ongoing battle to purge Twitter of content promoting terrorism, the social media company has closed hundreds of thousands of accounts in recent months. In its latest transparency report covering the period from July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, Twitter said it shuttered a total of 376,8...
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Recently, an internet privacy joint resolution (S.J. Res. 34), passed the U.S. Senate, with the support of Sen. Orrin Hatch. This resolution seeks to gut the FCC privacy protections that every U.S. internet user currently has. It would allow an Internet Service Provider ("ISP") to search your brows...
The number of victims of identity theft rose by 57% last year, figures from fraud prevention service Cifas suggest. The data, taken from 261 companies in the UK, suggests fraudsters are increasingly getting people's personal information from social media sites. Cifas said Facebook, Twitter and Linke...
In 2016, the number of hacked websites rose by 32%, according to a recent blog post from Google. And, unfortunately, the search giant said it believes that number will continue to rise as hackers become more sophisticated.   While 84% of webmasters who "apply for reconsideration" were...
WHATSAPP Web users are being warned after a vulnerability is discovered that allows hackers to access personal data - luckily there is a very simple fix that everyone should follow. Users of the popular WhatsApp Web service are being warned to restart their web browsers after a terrifying&...
It seems that every day we see stories of companies that have been hacked and frequently millions of passwords, credit card numbers or other key pieces of information make their way out of the computers where they are stored. It’s clear that the more information we have outside of our homes and on...
WASHINGTON, United States — Google painted a bleak picture of cybersecurity trends Monday, saying the number of websites hacked rose 32 percent last year, with little relief in sight. “We don’t expect this trend to slow down. As hackers get more aggressive and more sites become outdated, hacke...
Some people say the only way to stop online harassment is to stop going online. Well, we aren't going anywhere. Reclaim Your Domain is Refinery29's campaign to make the internet (and the world of outside it) a safer space for everyone — especially women. If Kim Kardashian's robbery...

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