Over half a million active GPS trackers have ‘123456’ as default password

Over half a million active GPS trackers have ‘123456’ as default password

Back in May, UK cybersecurity firm Fidus Information Security revealed a vulnerability in a popular GPS tracker used by elderly patients that can be tricked into sending its real-time location simply by sending it a text message with a specific command.

MoviePass database exposes 161 million records

MoviePass database exposes 161 million records

“Because a database was left publicly accessible, reportedly for months, at least 58,000 records related to MoviePass customers are vulnerable to misuse and abuse at the hands of cybercriminals,” said Stephan Chenette, Co-Founder and CTO at AttackIQ.

Google job search tool under EU microscope

Google job search tool under EU microscope

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators are checking Google for Jobs to see if the company unfairly favors its fast-growing tool for searching job listings, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Tuesday.

Chinese Agencies 'Crack Telegram': A Timely Warning For End-To-End Encryption

Chinese Agencies 'Crack Telegram': A Timely Warning For End-To-End Encryption

Telegram, the secure messaging platform, is used by pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong as a means of keeping communications away from the prying eyes of the Chinese authorities.

Ireland Assessing Minors' Profiles on Instagram

Ireland Assessing Minors' Profiles on Instagram

Data Scientist Files Reports With European Regulators Photo: Santeri Viinamäki via Wikimedia Commons/CC Ireland's Data Protection Commission says it is "assessing" a report concerning minors who have business profiles on Instagram that may expose email addresses and phone numbers.

Amazon offers Prime Day shoppers $10 to track their web data

Amazon offers Prime Day shoppers $10 to track their web data

Amazon has an offer for customers who sign up for its Amazon Assistant shopping tool: Install the service, and we'll give you $10 -- for the right to your browsing data.

Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook at Congress antitrust hearing: How to watch

Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook at Congress antitrust hearing: How to watch

Getty Images Congress on Tuesday will be tackling one of the biggest questions facing the tech industry in decades: Have companies like Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon become so big that they need to be broken up ?Already, the battle lines have been drawn.

Alexa, Google Home now battling perception of being ‘surveillance’ devices

Alexa, Google Home now battling perception of being ‘surveillance’ devices

Google goes on to discuss how it safeguards user privacy and how only a small percentage of audio clips go to third parties for review. A recent survey from NPR suggests that some consumers are now hesitating to buy smart speakers for privacy reasons.

Detroit cops arrest police commissioner, protester at raucous public meeting

Detroit cops arrest police commissioner, protester at raucous public meeting

Twitter/Alan Campbell Detroit police yank police commissioner Willie Burton from his seat. Detroit Police Commissioner Willie Burton was yanked out of his seat and arrested during a public meeting Thursday because the chairwoman wanted him to stop talking.

Has Google's data collection gone too far?

Has Google's data collection gone too far?

Google has taken steps in recent years to be more transparent about what it does with our data, and users of its products now have more control over the use of personal information when using its services.

More than 1,000 Android apps harvest data even after you deny permissions

More than 1,000 Android apps harvest data even after you deny permissions

Researchers from the International Computer Science Institute found up to 1,325 Android apps that were gathering data from devices even after people explicitly denied them permission.

Facebook and Google’s Data-Control Tactics Aren’t Just a Privacy Issue Anymore

Facebook and Google’s Data-Control Tactics Aren’t Just a Privacy Issue Anymore

“We propose to consider whether consumers have the knowledge, skills and desire to control how data about them is collected and used by the online platforms, and how far they are able to exercise such choice,” the CMA said.

17-Year-Old Weakness in Firefox Let HTML File Steal Other Files From Device

17-Year-Old Weakness in Firefox Let HTML File Steal Other Files From Device

Except for phishing and scams, downloading an HTML attachment and opening it locally on your browser was never considered as a severe threat until a security researcher today demonstrated a technique that could allow attackers to steal files stored on a victim's computer.

Why is Stack Overflow trying to start audio?

Why is Stack Overflow trying to start audio?

A minimal test version of the header is deployed on Stack Overflow now to help the browser teams investigate what we’re hitting. Programmatic ads are not being tested on Stack Overflow at all.

Tails - Tails 3.14.2 is out

Tails - Tails 3.14.2 is out

Changes and upgrades Fixed problems Known issues Get Tails 3.14.2 What's coming up? To fix this issue: Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method.

Google Confirms Creepy New Privacy Problem

Google Confirms Creepy New Privacy Problem

The Nest spycam problem came to light when the gadget site Wirecutter published a report on how someone sold his Nest Cam Indoor and then discovered that he was "still able to access images from his old camera."

Firefox 67.0.4 Released — Mozilla Patches Second 0-Day Flaw This Week

Firefox 67.0.4 Released — Mozilla Patches Second 0-Day Flaw This Week

After patching a critical actively-exploited vulnerability in Firefox 67.0.3 earlier this week, Mozilla is now warning millions of its users about a second zero-day vulnerability that attackers have been found exploiting in the wild.

Cyber security issues in 2018: three most prominent data breaches

Cyber security issues in 2018: three most prominent data breaches

Cambridge Analytica shocked the netizens of the world wide web and gave birth to intense debates on online privacy, cyber security, and accountability of the companies that experienced data breaches.

Buyer Beware: Used Nest Cams Can Let People Spy on You

Buyer Beware: Used Nest Cams Can Let People Spy on You

Note: After our story broke yesterday, a Google representative sent us the following statement: “We were recently made aware of an issue affecting some Nest cameras connected to third-party partner services via Works with Nest.

Tails - Tails 3.14.1 is out

Tails - Tails 3.14.1 is out

Fixed arbitrary code execution in Tor Browser Upgrades and changes Known issues Tails fails to start a second time on some computers (#16389) Get Tails 3.14.1 To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage To install Tails on a new USB stick To download only What's coming up?

Ajit Pai Is Still Withholding Facts About Location-Data Abuse From Fellow Commissioners

Ajit Pai Is Still Withholding Facts About Location-Data Abuse From Fellow Commissioners

At an oversight hearing last month, House lawmakers pressed Chairman Ajit Pai to respond to charges that his office had refused to provide the Democratic commissioners with access to requested documentation, including any letters of inquiry the FCC might’ve sent to companies under suspicion of illegally selling location data derived from consumers’ cellphones.

YouTube facing investigation from federal government over inability to protect children

YouTube facing investigation from federal government over inability to protect children

YouTube’s ongoing problems surrounding content that involves children has led to an investigation from the federal government, according to a new Washington Post report.

OnePlus was leaking user emails in its ‘Shot on OnePlus’ wallpapers app

OnePlus was leaking user emails in its ‘Shot on OnePlus’ wallpapers app

If the photo is selected, it appears publicly in the Shot on OnePlus app and within the Gallery on their website. If the photo is selected by OnePlus, it appears publicly in the Shot on OnePlus app and within the gallery on their website.

New release: BridgeDB 0.7.1

New release: BridgeDB 0.7.1

The new BridgeDB release addresses this issue by only handing out a bridge’s probing-resistant protocols if the bridge supports protocols that are both vulnerable and resistant to active probing. For example, if a bridge supports both vanilla Tor and obfs4, then we only hand obfs4 to users.

Germans fear return of 'scary' surveillance

Germans fear return of 'scary' surveillance

Now, Germany's national police -- like many law enforcement services -- wants access, not only to phone data, but also information collected by digital assistants such as Google Home and Amazon Echo.

Privacy Fears Split German Government on Use of Alexa Data as Evidence

Privacy Fears Split German Government on Use of Alexa Data as Evidence

The federal interior ministry is preparing to back a proposal from the state of Schleswig-Holstein to make evidence from smart devices and virtual assistants admissible in court, the RND news organization reported Wednesday.

Firefox CSP Issue may cause extension conflicts

Firefox CSP Issue may cause extension conflicts

Mozilla Firefox has an issue right now that is causing conflicts if multiple extensions are installed that modify CSP headers on visited sites. Mozilla Firefox has an issue right now that is causing conflicts if multiple extensions are installed that modify CSP headers on visited sites.

Most popular types of cyber attacks against individual users, part II

Most popular types of cyber attacks against individual users, part II

Furthermore, good anti-viruses have online protection and will alert you if a web page or an email attachment is trying to infect your system.

Google Stored G Suite Users' Passwords in Plain-Text for 14 Years

Google Stored G Suite Users' Passwords in Plain-Text for 14 Years

However, Google also says that the plain text passwords were stored not on the open Internet but on its own secure encrypted servers and that the company found no evidence of anyone's password being improperly accessed.

Tails - Tails 3.14 is out

Tails - Tails 3.14 is out

To fix this issue: Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method. If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can directly download Tails 3.14: For USB sticks (USB image) For DVDs and virtual machines (ISO image) What's coming up?