Category Archives: Privacy

Android Lockscreen Patterns Less Secure Than PINs

Researchers settle PIN versus pattern debate with study that proves a low-tech hack makes cracking an unlock screen simple.

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Wireless ‘BlueBorne’ Attacks Target Billions of Bluetooth Devices

Bluetooth attack vector, dubbed ‘BlueBorne’, leaves billions of smart Bluetooth devices open to attack including Android and Apple phones and millions more Linux-based smart devices.

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Tor Project Brings Security Slider Feature to Android App Orfox

Tor Project developers recently bolstered Orfox, a Tor Browser for Android devices, to help privacy-conscious mobile browsers better customize their security.

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Threatpost News Wrap, September 1, 2017

The Onliner spambot, Google’s forthcoming Not Secure warnings for Chrome, the WireX botnet, Sarahah privacy and more are discussed.

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Anonymous Messaging App Sarahah to Halt Collection of User Data With Next Update

The anonymous messaging app Sarahah says it plans to remove a feature that uploads users contacts, including phone numbers and email addresses to the company’s servers, in the next update.

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Threatpost News Wrap, June 23, 2017

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including Citizen Lab’s latest report, WannaCry hitting Honda, GhostHook, and Fireball.

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Android Gets Security Makeover With Google Play Protect

Google announces big changes for Android security including new features, a rebranding of old services and an updated UI, all streamlined under a new service called Google Play Protect.

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Why WhatsApp’s ‘Backdoor’ Isn’t a Backdoor

A chorus of security experts say allegations WhatsApp’s end-to-end messaging platform has a backdoor are wrong and explain why reports making the claim are false.

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Choosing And Protecting Passwords

Passwords are a common form of authentication and are often the only barrier between you and your personal information. There are several programs hackers can use to help guess or “crack” passwords. But if you choose good passwords and keep … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Privacy Online

How Do You Know If Your Privacy Is Being Protected? To protect your identity and prevent an attacker from easily accessing additional information about you, avoid providing certain personal information such as your birth date and social security number online. … Continue reading

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