How to Hide Secrets in Strings— Modern Text hiding in JavaScript

How to Hide Secrets in Strings— Modern Text hiding in JavaScript

Fortunately, we were able to add 4 more characters to our arsenal, a total of 6 invisible characters that we can now use to hide our secrets in strings.

Fraudulent Ads Exploit COVID-19 Fears on Disney’s ESPN.Com

Fraudulent Ads Exploit COVID-19 Fears on Disney’s ESPN.Com

Fraudulent Ads Exploit COVID-19 Fears on Disney’s ESPN.Com. Scam advertisements across major media outlets originate from DoubleClick and Xandr/AppNexus.Unfortunately, other media outlets aren’t doing the same thing, and fake ads are spreading across major news sites that receive millions of visitors every month.

Tor Project lets go of a third of staff due to COVID-19

Tor Project lets go of a third of staff due to COVID-19

It is unfortunate that the Tor Project needs to let go of staff during such a crucial time; however, the move was made to ensure Tor’s continuity into the future.

How smart homes could be wiser

How smart homes could be wiser

Fortunately, because of the known risks, many developers, security experts, consumer groups and policy makers are working on solutions to make smart homes wiser.Beyond privacy and security, seek wiser smart home devices.

Web sites have a problem after top EU court rules that pre-ticked checkboxes for tracking cookies aren’t valid for consent

Web sites have a problem after top EU court rules that pre-ticked checkboxes for tracking cookies aren’t valid for consent

Unfortunately for the online advertising industry, the CJEU begs to differ: In today’s judgment, the Court decides that the consent which a website user must give to the storage of and access to cookies on his or her equipment is not validly constituted by way of a pre-checked checkbox which that user must deselect to refuse his or her consent.

Carnegie Experts Should Know: Defending Encryption Isn't an "Absolutist" Position

Carnegie Experts Should Know: Defending Encryption Isn't an "Absolutist" Position

Unfortunately, the report begins with the premise that the “problem” to be solved is that law enforcement agencies sometimes can’t access encrypted devices, then suggests those who disagree with the premise hold “absolutist” positions.

AI-powered cameras become new tool against mass shootings

AI-powered cameras become new tool against mass shootings

Police, retailers, stadiums and Fortune 500 companies are also using intelligent video.“What we’re really looking for are those things that help us to identify things either before they occur or maybe right as they occur so that we can react a little faster,” Hildreth said.

Glasgow Council makes email data blunder

Glasgow Council makes email data blunder

It has inadvertently shared emails around the people making the applications, including details on children’s names, their schools, dates of birth, parents’ earnings, national insurance details and banking information. A council spokesperson said: "Unfortunately due to a procedural error, personal information was shared with third parties and we have apologised and informed everyone concerned.

Fortune 500 giant Tech Data exposed customer and billing data

Fortune 500 giant Tech Data exposed customer and billing data

The Fortune 500 information technology giant secured an exposed server shortly after researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar found and reported the leaking data.

Guide On How To Unlock Mac With Apple Watch – Setapp

Guide On How To Unlock Mac With Apple Watch – Setapp

Well, when you connect Apple Watch to MacBook, it allows you to bypass the need to enter a password before you can start using your Mac. Unfortunately, it’s possible to run into instances where your Apple Watch won’t unlock Mac products that are sitting on your desk, throwing out infuriating error messages like “Your Mac was unable to communicate with your Apple Watch.”.

Millions of Golfers Land in Privacy Hazard After Cloud Misconfig

Millions of Golfers Land in Privacy Hazard After Cloud Misconfig

Unfortunately, Game Golf landed its users in a sand trap of privacy concerns by not securing the database: Security Discovery senior security researcher Jeremiah Fowler said that the bucket included all of the aforementioned analyzer information, plus profile data like usernames and hashed passwords, emails, gender, and Facebook IDs and authorization tokens.

What Type of Data Do Our Devices Gather and Send to Companies?

What Type of Data Do Our Devices Gather and Send to Companies?

Unfortunately, you might be horrified to discover that some of your most trusted devices are gathering a slew of personal data and trends about your life, compiling them, and selling them off to the biggest advertising agencies.

Dr. A. Estwick: Safety of Your Personal Data Online Is a Life-And-Death Issue

Dr. A. Estwick: Safety of Your Personal Data Online Is a Life-And-Death Issue

‘Until we get serious, until we get to a point where there’s enough education [...], unfortunately, we’ll keep hearing about data breaches, but there won’t be too much action afterward’, - says Dr. Amelia Estwick, the Program Director at the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College (NCI).Dr. Estwick has an impressive 20-year long career, she entered the industry before the term ‘cybersecurity’ appeared in our lexicon.

Guide to reasonable privacy on Android

Guide to reasonable privacy on Android

The primary purpose for this purchase was to test the feasibility of having to use Android for everyday needs as an alternative to the unfortunate and seemingly inevitable demise of Window Phone, like my ultra-awesome Lumia 950 , which remains the most graceful and elegantly designed mobile operating system, decent privacy included.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Explains Privacy Strategy in Interview

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Explains Privacy Strategy in Interview

Deep into Michal Lev-Ram’s fine new cover story on Facebook in the just-out issue of Fortune is this startling fact: made an average of $35 last quarter on each of its U.S. and Canadian users, ten times the amount of per-user revenue it collects in the Asia-Pacific region.

Surveillance Capitalism, China and Iran Hacking, 'Gangster' Facebook

Surveillance Capitalism, China and Iran Hacking, 'Gangster' Facebook

This is exactly the kind of dystopian scenario my paranoiac mind feared… Robert Hackett @rhhackett [email protected] Welcome to the Cyber Saturday edition of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily tech newsletter.

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

That's exactly why some users are choosing the "nuclear option" when it comes to online privacy: deleting or deactivating accounts when and where possible. Unfortunately, you can never remove yourself completely from the internet, but there are ways to minimize your online footprint, which would lower the chances of your data getting out there.

Pangolin Smart Firewall

Pangolin Smart Firewall

It is simply an unfortunate truth in a world that is connected 24/7: data privacy is always at risk when devices aren’t part of a closed or secure network.

Facebook Is the Least Trusted Major Tech Company When it Comes to Safeguarding Personal Data, Poll Finds

Facebook Is the Least Trusted Major Tech Company When it Comes to Safeguarding Personal Data, Poll Finds

is the least trustworthy of all major tech companies when it comes to safeguarding user data, according to a new national poll conducted for Fortune, highlighting the major challenges the company faces following a series of recent privacy blunders.

We Need Decoy Operating Systems on Smartphones

We Need Decoy Operating Systems on Smartphones

Whether it violates the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution or not, it’s an unfortunate fact that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents routinely force travelers entering the country to unlock their phone for inspection under the threat of confiscation or prolonged detainment.

The currency of the future is personal data

The currency of the future is personal data

Unfortunately, if blockchain startups need regular people to understand and care about new “self-sovereign data” business models, they’re likely to remain as niche as other cypherpunk projects that sought to redistribute the power of the internet.

So Hey You Should Stop Using Texts for Two-Factor Authentication

So Hey You Should Stop Using Texts for Two-Factor Authentication

And for services like Twitter that only offer second factor protections that depend on SMS, it's time to wake up, smell the targeted attacks, and give users better options.1 Unfortunately, some services like Twitter still only offer two-factor authentication that depend on the security of SMS.