Coronavirus Phishing Attacks Aim to Spread Malware Infection

Coronavirus Phishing Attacks Aim to Spread Malware Infection

“The sole intention of these threat actors is to play on the public’s genuine fear to increase the likelihood of users clicking on an attachment or link delivered in a malicious communication, to cause infection, or for monetary gain.

Why an internet that never forgets is especially bad for young people

Why an internet that never forgets is especially bad for young people

The second potential danger is more troubling: in a world where the past haunts the present, young people may calcify their identities, perspectives, and political positions at an increasingly young age.

LinkedIn Asks Court To Reconsider Decision Allowing HiQ To Scrape Data

LinkedIn Asks Court To Reconsider Decision Allowing HiQ To Scrape Data

The ruling, issued last month by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, requires LinkedIn to allow publicly available data about its users to be scraped by hiQ.

Microsoft's LinkedIn loses appeal over access to user profiles

Microsoft's LinkedIn loses appeal over access to user profiles

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday rejected LinkedIn’s effort to stop a San Francisco company from using information that users of the professional networking website have deemed public.

Androids And iPhones Hacked With Just One WhatsApp Click — And Tibetans Are Under Assault

Androids And iPhones Hacked With Just One WhatsApp Click — And Tibetans Are Under Assault

NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty ImagesHigh-profile Tibetans have seen their Apple iPhones and Android devices targeted by hacks delivered in WhatsApp messages.The latest attacks on the Tibetan community also contained some novel Android spyware, said Citizen Lab researcher Bill Marczak.

Private Instagram Posts Aren’t Exactly Private

Private Instagram Posts Aren’t Exactly Private

The hack works even when images and videos in a private Instagram story expire or are deleted.

Wipe Data From Your Car Before Selling It

Wipe Data From Your Car Before Selling It

Blue Link, FordPass, and OnStar can send data from a car to the cloud even if you don’t have a current subscription, Yu says.Auto dealers, banks, and insurance companies may attach such devices to vehicles when setting up financing and coverage deals.

Commentary: LinkedIn Learning policy violates library patrons' privacy

Commentary: LinkedIn Learning policy violates library patrons' privacy

Under the new LinkedIn Learning policy, library users would be required to create a personal, publicly searchable, profile and agree to LinkedIn’s user agreement and privacy policy before being able to use LinkedIn Learning.

ALA urges LinkedIn Learning to reconsider changes to terms of service that impair library users’ privacy rights

ALA urges LinkedIn Learning to reconsider changes to terms of service that impair library users’ privacy rights

“The requirement for users of LinkedIn Learning to disclose personally identifiable information is completely contrary to ALA policies addressing library users’ privacy, and it may violate some states’ library confidentiality laws,” said ALA President Wanda Kay Brown.

12 BEST Private Search Engines: Anonymous search - NO Tracking

12 BEST Private Search Engines: Anonymous search - NO Tracking

Features: Allows you to convert your search request into an anonymous query It is a private search engine that integrates with a proxy server which hides your IP address.

FasterChrome speeds up Chrome browsing

FasterChrome speeds up Chrome browsing

FasterChrome is a new browser extension for Google Chrome that speeds up browsing in the web browser by preloading certain pages. FasterChrome works automatically on any page you visit in the Chrome web browser and on most links.

Google Photo is making your photos semi-public and you probably don’t realise

Google Photo is making your photos semi-public and you probably don’t realise

Furthermore, the interface looks almost identical to Google Drive, which by default only lets people see a file when logged into the specific account it was shared with.

IOS 13 lets you strip location data when sharing photos

IOS 13 lets you strip location data when sharing photos

iOS 13’s new sharing options panel includes a few other goodies, too. However, sending an iCloud link will include location data. Like iCloud link sharing, Full Original Capture includes location data. The option to remove location data should live inside the photo-picker, too.

Taiwan's CyberLink aims to bring facial recognition to US stores

Taiwan's CyberLink aims to bring facial recognition to US stores

"Smart retail is one of the most [popular] industries at the moment because [companies] want to create a very personalized experience in brick-and-mortar stores," Richard Carriere, U.S. senior vice president of global marketing at Cyberlink, told the Nikkei Asian Review.

GitHub - nickspaargaren/pihole-google: Completely block Google and its services

GitHub - nickspaargaren/pihole-google: Completely block Google and its services

The GAFAM is an acronym used to describe the five multinational technology companies Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, taking the first letters of all these companies. Feel free to criticize our blocklist to make it better and better.

How social media companies misuse your data

How social media companies misuse your data

In this article, we are going to look at the instances of social media companies misusing their user’s data and how VID is going to prevent that from happening.

Cyberstalking Techniques: What Stalkers Can Do If They Have Your Name & Surname (Part I)

Cyberstalking Techniques: What Stalkers Can Do If They Have Your Name & Surname (Part I)

Your stalker can simply enter name/surname to Maltego’s database, and see what contact information is available about his victim online: what emails, what domains have a person by the same name are registered.

First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records — Krebs on Security

First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records — Krebs on Security

Shoval shared a document link he’d been given by First American from a recent transaction, which referenced a record number that was nine digits long and dated April 2019.

Facial recognition: Amazon is honing the technology with the help of police and government.

Facial recognition: Amazon is honing the technology with the help of police and government.

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>20,000 Linksys routers leak historic record of every device ever connected

>20,000 Linksys routers leak historic record of every device ever connected

Hackers abuse ASUS cloud service to install backdoor on users’ PCs Besides handing out device information, vulnerable routers also leak whether their default administrative passwords have been changed.

A thread written by @bleroy

A thread written by @bleroy

More specifically, what happened is that WhatsApp rendered a rich preview of the link in my chat feed. Conclusion: WhatsApp, despite being end-to-end encrypted, still leaks private information by making non-sandboxed queries to external web sites.

Local Sheriff — Watching them watching us.

Local Sheriff — Watching them watching us.

PII in URL on donate.mozilla.orgNow because this page loads some resources from third-parties and the URL is not sanitised, the same information is also shared with those third-parties via referrer and as a value inside payload sent to the third-parties.

Yes, LinkNYC Kiosks Are Giant Data-Harvesting Surveillance Cameras, Obviously

Yes, LinkNYC Kiosks Are Giant Data-Harvesting Surveillance Cameras, Obviously

Police identified Rodriguez using security camera footage captured by the kiosks themselves: In one video, he can allegedly be seen approaching one of the data monoliths and hurling a brick directly into its all-seeing face.

Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.2

Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.2

Here’s an example of when ITP 2.2 will cap cookie persistence to one day: The website social.example has been classified by ITP as having cross-site tracking capabilities.

Mozilla Firefox to Enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking By Default

Mozilla Firefox to Enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking By Default

Mozilla has told BleepingComputer that they will be enabling the tracking feature called hyperlink auditing, or Pings, by default in Firefox.

Unsecured Databases Leak 60 Million Records of Scraped LinkedIn Data

Unsecured Databases Leak 60 Million Records of Scraped LinkedIn Data

Between all eight databases, there was a combined total of approximately 60 million records that contained what appeared to be scraped public information of LinkedIn users.

Two in Three Hotel Websites Leak Guest Booking Details and Allow Access to Personal Data

Two in Three Hotel Websites Leak Guest Booking Details and Allow Access to Personal Data

Since the email requires a static link, HTTP POST web requests are not really an option, meaning the booking reference code and the email are passed as arguments in the URL itself.

Two Thirds of Hotel Sites Leak Guest Booking Info to Third-Parties

Two Thirds of Hotel Sites Leak Guest Booking Info to Third-Parties

Third-party services running on most hotel websites have access to guest booking information, including personal data and payment card details. "This information could allow these third-party services to log into a reservation, view personal details, and even cancel the booking altogether," Wueest says.

Major Browsers to Prevent Disabling of Click Tracking Privacy Risk

Major Browsers to Prevent Disabling of Click Tracking Privacy Risk

A HTML standard called hyperlink auditing that allows sites to track link clicks is enabled by default on Safari, Chrome, Opera, and Microsoft Edge, but will soon have no way to disable it.

Want a Facebook account? Just hand over your private email password

Want a Facebook account? Just hand over your private email password

After all, it was Facebook that stored half a billion users’ passwords on its servers in unencrypted plaintext for seven years - then told users not to worry, because its employees were trustworthy (those employees who weren’t calling the users “dumb f**ks,” that is).