Exclusive: Massive spying on users of Google's Chrome shows new security weakness

Exclusive: Massive spying on users of Google's Chrome shows new security weakness

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters, highlighting the tech industry’s failure to protect browsers as they are used more for email, payroll and other sensitive functions.

Dating Apps Exposed 845 GB of Explicit Photos, Chats, and More

Dating Apps Exposed 845 GB of Explicit Photos, Chats, and More

And though the exposed data included limited "personally identifying information," like real names, birthdays, or email addresses, the researchers warn that a motivated hacker could have used the photos and other miscellaneous information available to identify many users.

I was emailed after abandoning a registration form. I did not click Submit. This is not ok.

I was emailed after abandoning a registration form. I did not click Submit. This is not ok.

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LAPD Got Tech Demos from Israeli Phone Hacking Firm NSO Group

LAPD Got Tech Demos from Israeli Phone Hacking Firm NSO Group

Members of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) met with employees of the U.S.-branch of the controversial Israeli surveillance vendor NSO Group and received a demo of the company's powerful phone hacking technology, according to emails obtained by Motherboard.

Slack Removed a Blog Post Showing How Police Use its Tech

Slack Removed a Blog Post Showing How Police Use its Tech

In response, Megan Anctil, a former Slack employee, tweeted, "is one of those actions going to include taking down the blog post about working with the police that I and other black employees diplomatically asked to have removed three years ago that’s still up?".

Delete the data you didn’t know the Internet has on you

Delete the data you didn’t know the Internet has on you

Around the world, our digital footprint – that is, the amount of data we’re sharing online with companies and service providers – increased between March and May 1 “by an average of 55 percent in the six countries we measured,” Ringel explains.

Home Chef confirms data breach after customer info reportedly sold on dark web

Home Chef confirms data breach after customer info reportedly sold on dark web

Home Chef Meal kit delivery service Home Chef on Wednesday confirmed that a data security incident exposed some customer information, including names, email addresses, phone numbers and the last four digits of credit card numbers.

When Your Office Scanner Is Framed for Phishing

When Your Office Scanner Is Framed for Phishing

The phishing campaign attempts to leverage the 'scan to email' functionality of modern office document-handling equipment as the bait text to lure users into opening an attachment which contains a credential-harvesting phishing page.

Senator Wyden Wants Congress to Investigate Which Local Cops Have Hacking Tools

Senator Wyden Wants Congress to Investigate Which Local Cops Have Hacking Tools

"Government hacking is among the most invasive forms of surveillance—tracking someone’s movements, turning on their webcam and microphone, or accessing photos and other sensitive data on a phone or computer," Senator Wyden told Motherboard in a statement.

How To Hide Your Real Email Address

How To Hide Your Real Email Address

In this article, I’m going to share a neat little trick (or rather a service that I’m personally using) with which you can hide your real email address and still continue using your email service to send/receive emails as usual.

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GoDaddy Confirms Data Breach: What 19 Million Customers Need To Know

GoDaddy Confirms Data Breach: What 19 Million Customers Need To Know

The email notification stated that, upon an investigation of the incident, it was determined that an "unauthorized individual" had gained access to login credentials that meant they could "connect to SSH" on the affected hosting accounts.

Quibi Improperly Shared User Email Addresses With Third-Party Ad Firms, Researcher Says

Quibi Improperly Shared User Email Addresses With Third-Party Ad Firms, Researcher Says

Less than a month after its April 6 launch, Quibi was discovered to be making available email addresses of users who clicked on confirmation links on signup to third-party partners via plain text in the URL (i.e., the email addresses were readable in the link), according to report published Wednesday by Zach Edwards, founder of analytics consulting firm Victory Medium.

Faking an email sender makes a scam email appear legitimate. Since the corona pandemic scammers increasingly fake emails from the WHO.

Faking an email sender makes a scam email appear legitimate. Since the corona pandemic scammers increasingly fake emails from the WHO.

Strict DKIM/DMARC policies in federated organizations might also lead to legitimate emails failing DKIM/DMARC checks and ending up in spam folders.To protect our users from faked emails coming from outside: We have just revamped our DMARC and DKIM checking to be more secure against forgery.

Why I Deactivated Tracking in MailChimp

Why I Deactivated Tracking in MailChimp

For example, I can see: How many times you opened each email, and whenOn which links you clicked how many times, and whenYour locationAnd the whole history of your interactions with my newsletters So I asked myself some questions: Do I track regular emails like that?Do I use those stats in any meaningful way?

Canadian passengers from virus-stricken Zaandam cruise ship hit by federal gov't privacy breach

Canadian passengers from virus-stricken Zaandam cruise ship hit by federal gov't privacy breach

(Holland America Line)Tilley said she didn't notice either of the Global Affairs emails sent on April 1, because she was so preoccupied with the COVID-19 outbreak plaguing the cruise at the time.

Verizon’s new marketing tool sets emails to arrive when you look at your inbox

Verizon’s new marketing tool sets emails to arrive when you look at your inbox

According to Verizon, the company isn’t allowing advertisers to track you directly; instead, when a user logs into their email account, it notifies Verizon servers and the View Time Optimization tool automatically sends out the ad the client has already set up ahead of time.

NASA under 'significantly increasing' hacking, phishing attacks

NASA under 'significantly increasing' hacking, phishing attacks

NASA has seen "significantly increasing" malicious activity from both nation-state hackers and cybercriminals targeting the US space agency's systems and personnel working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elon Musk's SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns: memo

Elon Musk's SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns: memo

(Reuters) - Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX has banned its employees from using video conferencing app Zoom, citing “significant privacy and security concerns,” according to a memo seen by Reuters, days after U.S. law enforcement warned users about the security of the popular app.

Zoom is Leaking Peoples' Email Addresses and Photos to Strangers

Zoom is Leaking Peoples' Email Addresses and Photos to Strangers

The issue lies in Zoom's "Company Directory" setting, which automatically adds other people to a user's lists of contacts if they signed up with an email address that shares the same domain.

Incident Notification

Incident Notification

Although our investigation is ongoing, we currently have no reason to believe that the information involved included Marriott Bonvoy account passwords or PINs, payment card information, passport information, national IDs, or driver’s license numbers.

How can I block email trackers and read receipts?

How can I block email trackers and read receipts?

As well as simply knowing you've read the email, tracking pixels can be used for various other nefarious and intrusive means, as was proved last year by popular new email client SuperHuman.

‘Flood the Streets’: ICE Targets Sanctuary Cities With Increased Surveillance

‘Flood the Streets’: ICE Targets Sanctuary Cities With Increased Surveillance

The request follows an earlier decision, made public last month, to deploy elite tactical BORTAC agents — immigration SWAT teams that are normally assigned to risky border smuggling, rescue and intelligence operations — to help arrest and deport immigrants in sanctuary cities.

Multi-Account Containers Add-on Sync Feature

Multi-Account Containers Add-on Sync Feature

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.

How Big Companies Spy on Your Emails

How Big Companies Spy on Your Emails

Motherboard has also obtained documentation that provides more specifics about how two other popular apps—Cleanfox and Slice—sell products based on users' emails to corporate clients.

Edison Mail Responds to Report on Email Apps Selling Anonymized Data Scraped From Inboxes

Edison Mail Responds to Report on Email Apps Selling Anonymized Data Scraped From Inboxes

Edison Mail is transparent about its data collection in its privacy policy, for example, noting that it uses "non-personal data such as seller, product and price extracted from information we collect" to help its Edison Trends business partners "aggregate and understand commerce trends.".

Grindr, Tinder privacy: How to keep dating apps from selling your data

Grindr, Tinder privacy: How to keep dating apps from selling your data

Whether it's hackers or predators, a cybercriminal can use that information to send you a phishing email, and you can fall for it," said Jo O'Reilly, a data privacy expert at ProPrivacy.Report: Dating apps like Grindr, Tinder and OkCupid collect, share your personal data.

In an unprecedented move, Twitter gave a state university access to a student’s parody account after it complained that he was mocking the school

In an unprecedented move, Twitter gave a state university access to a student’s parody account after it complained that he was mocking the school

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.

Myths of Email

Myths of Email

Therefore, when considering an offshore email service, it is important to ascertain the status of a government’s independence and the facts pertaining to its privacy and data retention laws.Offshore email services with data retention and weak privacy standards should be avoided.

In the face of password breaches, we are equal

In the face of password breaches, we are equal

I decided to survey the managers of the 11 most valuable companies in Finland and checked if I could easily find information about data breaches that they were involved in.After gathering the emails, I need to check if they were involved in public data breaches including leaked passwords.