There's Another Facebook Phone Number Database Online

There's Another Facebook Phone Number Database Online

See More →An online tool lets customers pay to unmask the phone numbers of Facebook users that liked a specific Page, and the underlying dataset appears to be separate from the 500 million account database that made headlines this week, signifying another data breach or large scale scraping of Facebook users' data, Motherboard has found.

533M Facebook users' data leaked

533M Facebook users' data leaked

The database has been online since last June .Alon Gal, co-founder of Israeli cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock, said on Saturday the database appears to be the same set of Facebook-linked telephone numbers that have been circulating in hacker circles since January and whose existence was first reported by tech publication Motherboard.“If you have a Facebook account, it is extremely likely the phone number used for the account was leaked,” Gal tweeted.

533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online

533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online

Gal first discovered the leaked data in January when a user in the same hacking forum advertised an automated bot that could provide phone numbers for hundreds of millions of Facebook users in exchange for a price.

Samsung Find My Mobile app can now locate Galaxy devices even when they're offline

Samsung Find My Mobile app can now locate Galaxy devices even when they're offline

The latest update for the Find My Mobile app (version 7.2.05.44) adds a new ‘Offline finding’ feature that will let you find your phone using someone else’s Galaxy device, even when your device isn’t connected to a network.

After Twitter Hack, Senator Asks Why DMs Aren't Encrypted

After Twitter Hack, Senator Asks Why DMs Aren't Encrypted

After hackers managed to take over a wave of high profile accounts on Twitter by leveraging access to an internal tool, Senator Ron Wyden is highlighting that the social network has not implemented end-to-encryption for direct messages, even though the company previously explored the idea.

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.

Amazon's Alexa may have witnessed alleged Florida murder, authorities say

Amazon's Alexa may have witnessed alleged Florida murder, authorities say

Police in Florida believe recordings from a murder suspect's Amazon Echo may contain crucial information as they investigate an alleged argument at the man's home that ended in his girlfriend's death.

Farmer’s bid to have land designated official offline black spot

Farmer’s bid to have land designated official offline black spot

The Shepherd’s Hut at Creeside Farm does not have Wi-Fi Credit: Paul Chappells/PA Sarah Redman, of Creeside Farm, said that people who stay at their off-grid Shepherd’s Hut enjoy getting away from their phones and having a “digital detox”.The Shepherd’s Hut at Creeside Farm also features in what is said to be the first “off-grid” map of the UK which pinpoints many of the best locations where people can switch off from emails and social media.

Stalkerware Warning: Your Partner or Ex May Be Tracking Your Smartphone

Stalkerware Warning: Your Partner or Ex May Be Tracking Your Smartphone

Anti-virus software researchers report that thousands of people, mostly women, have “stalkerware” apps hidden on their phones — surreptitiously installed by their partners — that give the stalker access to the victim’s email, location, SMS, social media messages and even live feeds from their device cameras or microphones.

Why the Air Force is investigating a cyber attack from the Navy

Why the Air Force is investigating a cyber attack from the Navy

The Air Force defense lawyer reported the tracking device to his information security manager, who concluded the malware was a “splunk tool,” which allowed the sender of the malware to gain “full access to his computer and all files on his computer,” Wilson wrote in the memo, which he sent to the chief of staff for the Navy’s Region Legal Service Offices.

Policymakers seek to rebuild public confidence in a data-driven world

Policymakers seek to rebuild public confidence in a data-driven world

The event, held in central London, brought together policymakers, government advisors, and senior representatives of top international firms to discuss the future of data handling in the UK.“It’s essential to get this right,” said Roger Taylor, chair of the Centre of Data, Ethics, and Innovation, who kicked off proceedings by outlining the government’s forthcoming National Data Strategy.“The obstacles to the collection and use and sharing of data are many and varied.

Facebook hires State Department lawyer as general counsel

Facebook hires State Department lawyer as general counsel

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Monday named the legal adviser to the U.S. State Department as its general counsel, as the social media giant faces growing regulatory hurdles and privacy concerns.

Google accused of sabotaging Firefox, again

Google accused of sabotaging Firefox, again

According to a former Mozilla executive, it’s something Google has been doing for years: intentionally sabotaging Firefox to increase Chrome’s popularity. "Google Chrome ads started appearing next to Firefox search terms. Each time one of these issues arose, Firefox lost users to Chrome.

Former Mozilla exec: Google has sabotaged Firefox for years

Former Mozilla exec: Google has sabotaged Firefox for years

"When I started at Mozilla in 2007 there was no Google Chrome, and most folks we spoke with inside [Google] were Firefox fans," Nightingale recollected in a Twitter thread on Saturday.

If You Write a Political Post on Facebook, They Might Send a Representative to Your Home to Verify

If You Write a Political Post on Facebook, They Might Send a Representative to Your Home to Verify

Facebook, facing the election heat in India and unable to stop misinformation and fake news circulating on its platforms, is busy doing something never heard of: Sending its representatives to users' home to verify if the post with political content was actually written by them.

Ex-Mozilla CTO: US border cops demanded I unlock my phone, laptop at SF airport – and I'm an American citizen

Ex-Mozilla CTO: US border cops demanded I unlock my phone, laptop at SF airport – and I'm an American citizen

"CBP's baseless detention and intrusive interrogation of Andreas Gal and the attempted search of his devices violated his Fourth Amendment rights," ACLU Northern California senior counsel William Freeman said of the complaint.

Hacker Eva Galperin Has a Plan to Eradicate Stalkerware

Hacker Eva Galperin Has a Plan to Eradicate Stalkerware

Ahead of her talk, Galperin has notched her first win: Russian security firm Kaspersky announced today that it will make a significant change to how its antivirus software treats stalkerware on Android phones, where it's far more common than on iPhones.

ACLU: Apple employee was illegally harassed by U.S. Customs over company devices

ACLU: Apple employee was illegally harassed by U.S. Customs over company devices

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California filed a complaint Tuesday on behalf of top Apple employee Andreas Gal, who says he was illegally harassed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials when he asked to speak to a lawyer before they could search his company devices.

There Are Probably Cameras on Your Flight, but Relax, They’re Not On (Yet)

There Are Probably Cameras on Your Flight, but Relax, They’re Not On (Yet)

“We use it to allow the passenger to ask the crew for something, and they have a crew screen and camera in the galley,” said Patrick Brannelly, vice president for passenger experience at Emirates.

Senators want to know when they've been hacked

Senators want to know when they've been hacked

In a letter signed by Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, and Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, the senators ask Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger to provide an annual report on the number of times Senate computers have been hacked, and incidents where hackers were able to access sensitive Senate data.

Unsecured MongoDB databases expose Kremlin's backdoor into Russian businesses

Unsecured MongoDB databases expose Kremlin's backdoor into Russian businesses

"I had to do some digging to understand that the Kremlin requires remote access to systems that handle financial transactions." The researcher says that after his initial finding, he later found the same "[email protected]" account on over 2,000 other MongoDB databases that had been left exposed online, all belonging to local and foreign businesses operating in Russia.

Manage your privacy

Manage your privacy

The consultations that we make to search engines, the pages we visit, that describe our interests and priorities and are constantly analyzed for licit or illicit purposes.

Data from man’s pacemaker led to arson charges

Data from man’s pacemaker led to arson charges

Compton, who has extensive medical problems, including an artificial heart implant that uses an eternal pump, told police that when he saw the fire, he packed some belongings in a suitcase and bags.

• Chart: The Crimes Americans Worry About Most

• Chart: The Crimes Americans Worry About Most

That's according to a new Gallup poll which found that 67 percent of U.S. adults frequently or occasionally fret about having personal, credit card or financial information stolen by hackers.