How to Sweep For Bugs and Hidden Cameras

How to Sweep For Bugs and Hidden Cameras

Bugs always need a way to deliver the data they're gathering to their owners, so deep bug sweeps should go beyond regular electronics detection to scan for laser beam and microwave transmission setups.

How Australia Will Handle Cryptocurrency Hacks After Coincheck

How Australia Will Handle Cryptocurrency Hacks After Coincheck

What the Coincheck hack tells us about how Australian regulators will handle a cryptocurrency hack Hacks like the one on Coincheck expose gullible investors to risk, but it also means funds could be flowing undetected into the hands of money launderers and terrorists.

Check to See If Your Next Chrome Extension Is Safe with This Website

Check to See If Your Next Chrome Extension Is Safe with This Website

Advertisement According to the data from Duo Labs’ initial survey of the Chrome Web Store in January, which checked 120,463 Chrome apps and extensions, almost 85 percent of extensions have no privacy policy, 35 percent could read your data on any website, and almost 32 percent—nearly a third—feature known security vulnerabilities.

Marriott letting guests check to see if they were affected by data breach

Marriott letting guests check to see if they were affected by data breach

Marriott promised to reply to form submissions “as soon as reasonably practicable and consistent with applicable law.” Last month, Marriott disclosed that five million unencrypted passport numbers were stolen in the breach of its Starwood hotel reservation system.

Firefox 67 to display breach alerts

Firefox 67 to display breach alerts

Mozilla plans to extend the functionality of Firefox Monitor by displaying breach alerts to users of the browser. The feature was passive at that time; users could check whether an account -- email address -- was found on hacked passwords lists, and they could sign up to receive alerts when a particular account was discovered on new leaked lists.

My own Creepy Facebook Surveillance Moment

My own Creepy Facebook Surveillance Moment

TL;DR: Blank Facebook account I opened 8.5 years ago and never used receives recommendation, out of the blue, to check out a small store I only just learned existed and started patronizing.

Google: All your leaked passwords are belong to us – here's a Chrome extension to find them

Google: All your leaked passwords are belong to us – here's a Chrome extension to find them

Users of password management app 1Password also have access to an extension that checks stored credentials against exposed ones using the same service. Password Checkup can thus subject user credentials to the same encoding process and then query Google's database of unsafe passwords for match candidates using the two-byte index.

Google Chrome can now tell you if your passwords were hacked

Google Chrome can now tell you if your passwords were hacked

And before you worry that your passwords need to travel the internet to Google’s servers to perform the check, you should know that Google’s security team worked with cryptographers at Stanford University to ensure that Google never learns any of your usernames and passwords, and that any breach data stays safe from wider exposure.

Checksum checking server

Checksum checking server

It is also usable in west countries because with cooperation of telecom companies software publisher can know if a IT company is downloading or ordinary user which cannot detect an unknown spyware this system can also be P2P but without a fully decentralized protocol it doesn't make any effect in being lobby-proof.

Mapping Who Lives in Border Patrol's '100-Mile Zone'

Mapping Who Lives in Border Patrol's '100-Mile Zone'

Congress also authorized CBP to set permanent and temporary checkpoints, patrol highways, and board buses, trains, and other vehicles “within a reasonable distance” of the U.S. border, which regulations in 1953 set as “up to a 100 miles.” These regulations were made to allow border officers to intercept unauthorized entrants who had bypassed checks at ports of entry.

Over 140 International Airlines Affected by Major Security Breach

Over 140 International Airlines Affected by Major Security Breach

Potential attackers could view and change private information in flight bookings made by millions of customers of major international airlines because of a security issue in the Amadeus online booking system found by Safety Detective's Noam Rotem.

There's a simple reason why your new smart TV was so affordable: It's collecting and selling your data

There's a simple reason why your new smart TV was so affordable: It's collecting and selling your data

Smart TVs can be sold at or near cost to consumers - which is great for consumers - because Vizio is able to monetize those TVs through data collection, advertising, and selling direct-to-consumer entertainment (movies, etc.) - which is less great for consumers.

Remote Work Security Guide

Remote Work Security Guide

Today we want to share our knowledge on how to build a remote team and especially – how we manage remote work security. Especially important in remote work security, and in general, is to make sure that the emails your team is receiving are from a trustworthy source.

How to Clear Your Cache, Cookies and Web History in Google Chrome

How to Clear Your Cache, Cookies and Web History in Google Chrome

Google Chrome stores information from websites you visit in its cache and cookies and logs your web history. The Basic menu allows you to clear browsing history from all signed in devices, cookies and other site data, and cached images and files.

Facebook's privacy problems: a roundup

Facebook's privacy problems: a roundup

Facebook disclosed on Friday that a bug may have affected up to 6.8 million users, allowing app developers to see photos that users had uploaded but never posted – but this was hardly the first mea culpa the social media giant has had to send out regarding data and security as of late.

How to Increase Your VPN Speed

How to Increase Your VPN Speed

Some VPN providers let you check the status of their servers so you can find a free one. You can try different VPN protocols (L2TP, OpenVPN etc) with TCP and UDP and find the fastest combination that works for you.

Lawmakers Drafting Bill That Would Allow Social Media Checks Before Gun Purchase

Lawmakers Drafting Bill That Would Allow Social Media Checks Before Gun Purchase

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Two New York lawmakers are working to draft a bill that would propose a social media check before a gun purchase.

Google Online Security Blog: Announcing some security treats to protect you from attackers’ tricks

Google Online Security Blog: Announcing some security treats to protect you from attackers’ tricks

Verify critical security settings to help ensure your account isn’t vulnerable to additional attacks and that someone can’t access it via other means, like a recovery phone number or email address.

Startpage.com

Startpage.com

So why are online companies harvesting our personal data without our consent? That’s why we’re developing online tools that help you to stay in control of your personal information. Because it’s our belief that personal data should be your data, not Big Data.

TSA lays out plans to use facial recognition for domestic flights

TSA lays out plans to use facial recognition for domestic flights

The airport security experience is about to see facial recognition technology taking on a bigger role, as TSA today released its roadmap to use biometrics technology in the coming years.