What would you do if you lost your Google account?

What would you do if you lost your Google account?

What information will Google want to know about you and how can you best prepare for this situation so you don’t lose access to your account completely.

Android users, your WhatsApp chat backup on Google Drive may soon be encrypted

Android users, your WhatsApp chat backup on Google Drive may soon be encrypted

The company itself mentions this on its FAQ website “Media and messages you back up aren’t protected by WhatsApp end-to-end encryption while in Google Drive.”.As mentioned by the WABeta Info account, Google Drive backup of chats might finally be encrypted.

Google Photos video backups sent to strangers last year

Google Photos video backups sent to strangers last year

Google this evening began alerting Takeout users about the “technical issue.” From November 21-25, 2019, those that requested backups could have had videos in Google Photos “incorrectly exported to unrelated users’ archives.”.

Apple reportedly abandoned plans to roll out end-to-end encrypted iCloud backups, apparently due to pressure from the FBI

Apple reportedly abandoned plans to roll out end-to-end encrypted iCloud backups, apparently due to pressure from the FBI

Messages are also stored using end-to-encryption but as said earlier, this is nullified if the user also enabled iCloud Backup.

WhatsApp Begins Move to Ban GB WhatsApp Users

WhatsApp Begins Move to Ban GB WhatsApp Users

The following steps will help you switch from the app’s clones to the original WhatsApp with all your chat data intact as if nothing even ever happened;.

Privacy: What Apple does and doesn’t know about you

Privacy: What Apple does and doesn’t know about you

iCloud backups contain a copy of almost all the data on your devices, and although they are encrypted, Apple does hold the key. However, end-to-end encryption is used for all browser data from iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, so then Apple will have no access.

P410n3 - blog: Trust is good, cryptography is better

P410n3 - blog: Trust is good, cryptography is better

This is what many people refer to as a "Threat Model".What I am saying is: When choosing a cloud storage provider, we should think about our personal privacy and security, as these two things go hand in hand these days.

New Huawei P30 Pro found to be querying serve...

New Huawei P30 Pro found to be querying serve...

The Facebook page ExploitWareLabs at 5:32 p.m. on Sunday uploaded a post which included a list of DNS (Domain Name System) queries being delivered behind the scenes from a new Huawei P30 Pro. A DNS query (also known as a DNS request) is a demand for information sent from a user's computer (DNS client) to a DNS server.

How to unlock an iPhone you've forgotten the password to, even if it's disabled

How to unlock an iPhone you've forgotten the password to, even if it's disabled

Dave Johnson/Business Insider Instead, you need to reset the iPhone to its factory settings and then restore your apps and data from a backup. After it's erased, it'll be returned to its factory settings and you can follow the directions to restore the iPhone with a recent backup.

Windows 10 Shouldn’t Upload Encryption Keys to Microsoft, Privacy Watchdog Says

Windows 10 Shouldn’t Upload Encryption Keys to Microsoft, Privacy Watchdog Says

Microsoft is one of the giants that can further improve how user security is handled, as the EFF says that Windows 10 should actually allow customers who install the Home version of the operating system to keep the disk encryption keys to themselves.

Pragmatic Cypherpunk’s Personal Backup

Pragmatic Cypherpunk’s Personal Backup

Borg is super flexible but it does not cover “the last mile” some users would expect — things like periodic running, default opinionated setup, and desktop notifications integration. It also offers opinionated borg configuration for pragmatic remote backups with focus on security and efficiency.

Deleted WhatsApp Messages Can Be Restored – Here’s How

Deleted WhatsApp Messages Can Be Restored – Here’s How

After verifying that a backup exists, simply delete and reinstall WhatsApp from the App store, verify your phone number, and follow the on-screen prompts to restore your chat history.

Digital Safety: Using security keys to secure accounts against phishing

Digital Safety: Using security keys to secure accounts against phishing

Two-step verification is an extra layer of security used to protect accounts. The most secure way to protect accounts is by using a security key. A security key is a hardware device that you can either plug into your computer via USB or connect to wirelessly via your phone.

How to Completely Wipe Your Phone Before Selling It

How to Completely Wipe Your Phone Before Selling It

Go to Settings and select Backup and Reset. After this, your phone will be reset to original settings and your data will be wiped clean. With just two easy steps, you can reset your phone to old factory settings.

How to Delete Your Google Photos

How to Delete Your Google Photos

If the Backup and Sync settings on your Android phone are turned on, your photos will automatically be uploaded to Google Photos. If you don’t have backup and sync on your phone, your photos will not be automatically uploaded to the cloud.

No, end-to-end encryption does not prevent Facebook from accessing WhatsApp chats

No, end-to-end encryption does not prevent Facebook from accessing WhatsApp chats

During his Congressional hearing, Mark Zuckerberg claimed that Facebook doesn’t have access to WhatsApp chats thanks to end-to-end encryption. Nevertheless, communication channels between the WhatsApp and Facebook iOS apps could be abused to leak data from the entire chat history.

Why a VPN App is Always Better than a VPN Plugin

Why a VPN App is Always Better than a VPN Plugin

A VPN company might offer Chrome and Mozilla plugins that automatically encrypt your traffic as soon as you start browsing and you’ll never have to open the app. A VPN browser plugin will not support several applications including these:

IOS 11 Horror Story: the Rise and Fall of iOS Security

IOS 11 Horror Story: the Rise and Fall of iOS Security

If the attacker has your iPhone and your passcode is compromised, you lose your data; your passwords to third-party online accounts; your Apple ID password (and obviously the second authentication factor is not a problem).

Your WhatsApp chats are now a little less secure

Your WhatsApp chats are now a little less secure

All WhatsApp data backed up using Google Drive will no longer be protected by end-to-end encryption. “Important: Media and messages you back up aren’t protected by WhatsApp end-to-end encryption while in Google Drive.”

Free Methods to Auto Backup OST File Periodically in MS Outlook

Free Methods to Auto Backup OST File Periodically in MS Outlook

For Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, and Outlook 2010 , click File menu à Options tab à Advanced Further, click ‘ AutoArchive Settings ’ button following which ‘AutoArchive’ dialog box opens.