Earlier this month, the company chased that up with a new account control panel, making it easier for users to find and opt-in to two-factor authentication; now, finally, the setting is not optional.
The Multi-Account Containers Add-on will now sync your container configuration and site assignments.Firefox Multi-Account Containers allows users to separate their online identities into different tab types called Containers.This privacy feature allows users to assign sites to only open in a specific Container.
Providers like Google, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft can, and have, cut people off from the data and services that they rely on to run their lives, businesses, and communities.
That’s why today we’re launching the new Control Center, a feature in the Ring app that lets customers manage important privacy and security settings from one simple, easy-to-use dashboard.
Kelly told Business Insider he has been in contact with the school about the parody account, including the administrator whose email appeared to be given access to it.
“With this study, we now have empirical evidence of privacy investments paying off for companies – particularly with improved customer relationships, revenue impact and real bottom-line results,” said Cisco vice-president and chief privacy officer Harvey Jang.
Apple announced in a report Friday that it received a record-high 3,619 requests from the US government for users‘ account information in the first half of 2019, up 36% from the previous six-month period.
On Monday, in time for this year's CES in Las Vegas, the home surveillance camera and internet-connected doorbell specialist made a point of unveiling an account control panel it hopes will allow users to better manage the access settings on their devices and keep hackers and other intruders out.
When you set up your Google account, it asks you to "opt in" to let Google track your video and audio recordings.Google, we discovered, can record, store and archive your queries when using the apps or even https://t.co/lhIuCc5DLl and voice search.
Passwords and payment information weren't included in the exposed database, but to be proactive and ensure user accounts remained private, Wyze signed everyone out and reset all third-party connections to its services, such as Alexa and Google Assistant.
This issue was first reported by user /r/Dio-V on Reddit and affects his Xiaomi Mijia 1080p Smart IP Security Camera, which can be linked to a Google account for use with Google/Nest devices through Xiaomi's Mi Home app/service.
“Most of the answers to security questions like these are easily acquired by hackers,” Tom Lysemose Hansen, founder of mobile app security vendor Promon, explains, “using simple trial-and-error methods based on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and even Wikipedia data, which give away much of our personal and family details.” Indeed, it’s incredible, and incredibly worrying, what a simple Google search can uncover.
Not only is this an annoyance but if you end up in some comedy-of-errors situation where someone who isn’t you logs into the Windows Store then it converts your local user account to a Microsoft account with their login credentials.
A security researcher said he has matched 17 million phone numbers to user accounts by exploiting a flaw in Twitter’s Android app.He said Twitter’s contact upload feature doesn’t accept lists of phone numbers in sequential format — likely as a way to prevent this kind of matching.
Recently, a security researcher named Bob Diachenko found a database of user account info including their name and phone numbers for 267 million Facebook users.There’s no new information about how users can find out if their data was hacked and if the database is still being shared on hacker forums.
The company alerted the affected customers but did not provide many details in its official account of the hack.The company said in its disclosure to affected users that its security team had shut down “malicious, unauthorized access” to prepaid data customers.
Disney says its new Disney Plus streaming service doesn’t have a security breach, but some users have been shut out after hackers tried to break into their accounts.Disney Plus does require codes sent by email when changing account passwords, but it doesn’t use them for logging in from new devices.
Back when Twitter relied on SMS to send users their six-digit 2FA codes this requirement made more sense, but now that it allows them use authentication apps or security keys, however, asking for phone numbers is increasingly unnecessary.
And if you’re concerned about what adults will think or say when they read your posts, consider making a “burner” or alternate account with stricter privacy settings for your most sensitive posts — or anything you fear could be taken out of context.
Internet users can find out exactly what information Google thinks it knows about them - and then shares with advertisers - from their search history, including relationship status and even whether they have children.
Fifty-five percent of people couldn’t identify an example of two-factor authentication (which is when you might use a password to log into a service like Twitter, but then Twitter also texts your phone to double check it’s you—the two-factor just adds a second step to proving your identity).
"We recently discovered that when you provided an email address or phone number for safety or security purposes (for example, two-factor authentication) this data may have inadvertently been used for advertising purposes, specifically in our Tailored Audiences and Partner Audiences advertising system," Twitter's announcement reads.
At the end of month, Yahoo announced that if you had an account any time between Jan.1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2016, and are a resident of the US or Israel, you are part of the settlement class and can file a claim for part of the $117,500,000 settlement fund.
On Windows 10 Professional, there’s reportedly a “Domain Join Instead” option that will create a local user account.Windows 10 offers no option to create a local account from within the setup process.
Then, when presented with the option to connect to a network, you could simply hit the “I don’t have internet,” click through to “Continue with limited setup”, after which you would be presented with an option to create an offline account.