How to safely and anonymously browse the Internet

How to safely and anonymously browse the Internet

Knowing how to safely and anonymously browse the web is essential for protecting your personal privacy.A virtual private network (VPN) can help keep your internet browsing private or anonymous, but it may depend on the quality of the VPN that you choose to use.

UK’s largest airline, easyJet, reveals January 2020 breach of 9 million customer records

UK’s largest airline, easyJet, reveals January 2020 breach of 9 million customer records

All in all, approximately 9 million customers were affected by the EasyJet hack.The EasyJet disclosure also revealed that 2,208 of the 9 million affected customers had their credit card information accessed but nobody had their passport records accessed.easyJet breach affects 9 million customers.

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.

My identity was stolen. This is what I learned.

My identity was stolen. This is what I learned.

Using my cellphone number, this person had received text codes as part of a two-factor authentication to access my accounts.Having an online account text an authorization code was supposed to be an added security measure.

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.

Trolls exploit Zoom privacy settings as app gains popularity

Trolls exploit Zoom privacy settings as app gains popularity

Working and socialising from home has brought new risks to everyday life, as webcam meetings and chatroom cocktail hours contend with privacy invasions, phishing attacks and “zoombombings” – uninvited guests abusing the popular video service to broadcast shocking imagery to all.

Researchers expose vulnerabilities of password managers

Researchers expose vulnerabilities of password managers

Senior author of the study, Dr. Siamak Shahandashti from the Department of Computer Science at the University of York, said: "Vulnerabilities in password managers provide opportunities for hackers to extract credentials, compromising commercial information or violating employee information.

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.

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.

Opinion | Jeff Bezos’ Phone Hack Should Terrify Everyone

Opinion | Jeff Bezos’ Phone Hack Should Terrify Everyone

“They’re shocked when we give them their password and tell them where we found it, but it doesn’t hit as hard as when we tell them their entire home automation system has been potentially online and viewable for three or five or eight years,” he said.

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.

List of Top 10 Worst Passwords of 2019

List of Top 10 Worst Passwords of 2019

Nowadays, there many online tools are also available to generate complex passwords with multiple combinations.According to the data from last year breaches, there were around 200 most popular passwords used by online users.

Ring hit with class action lawsuit for 'failure to take basic security precautions'

Ring hit with class action lawsuit for 'failure to take basic security precautions'

The lawsuit, which was filed earlier this month in the United States District Court, claims that Ring has shirked basic security measures that would help protect camera owners' accounts, even though the company has known that its devices are a popular target for hackers.

Skype audio graded by workers in China with 'no security measures'

Skype audio graded by workers in China with 'no security measures'

A Microsoft programme to transcribe and vet audio from Skype and Cortana, its voice assistant, ran for years with “no security measures”, according to a former contractor who says he reviewed thousands of potentially sensitive recordings on his personal laptop from his home in Beijing over the two years he worked for the company.

Wyze camera data leak: How to secure your account right now

Wyze camera data leak: How to secure your account right now

Passwords and payment information weren't included in the exposed database, but to be proactive and ensure user accounts remained private, Wyze signed everyone out and reset all third-party connections to its services, such as Alexa and Google Assistant.

Get yourself cybersecure for 2020

Get yourself cybersecure for 2020

“Most of the answers to security questions like these are easily acquired by hackers,” Tom Lysemose Hansen, founder of mobile app security vendor Promon, explains, “using simple trial-and-error methods based on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and even Wikipedia data, which give away much of our personal and family details.” Indeed, it’s incredible, and incredibly worrying, what a simple Google search can uncover.

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.

VeraCrypt - Free Open source disk encryption with strong security for the Paranoid

VeraCrypt - Free Open source disk encryption with strong security for the Paranoid

Therefore, the Volume Creation Wizard automatically scans the cluster bitmap of the outer volume (before the hidden volume is created within it) and determines the maximum possible size of the hidden volume.***.

How to Revert Your Windows 10 Account to a Local One (After the Windows Store Hijacks It)

How to Revert Your Windows 10 Account to a Local One (After the Windows Store Hijacks It)

Not only is this an annoyance but if you end up in some comedy-of-errors situation where someone who isn’t you logs into the Windows Store then it converts your local user account to a Microsoft account with their login credentials.

Facebook faces another huge data leak affecting 267 million users

Facebook faces another huge data leak affecting 267 million users

More than 267 million Facebook users’ IDs, phone numbers, and names were exposed to an online database that could potentially be used for spam and phishing campaigns.

Privacy features on iOS 13: Tips to help protect your privacy

Privacy features on iOS 13: Tips to help protect your privacy

iOS 13 allows you to switch Face ID/Touch ID on and off for: iPhone Unlock iTunes and App Store Apple Pay Password AutoFill Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode (or Touch ID & Passcode on older iPhones), and enter your existing passcode to take control of this.

If you care about user privacy, do NOT use Facebook JS SDK

If you care about user privacy, do NOT use Facebook JS SDK

inject an iframe in your website to display the Continue as {MyName} or Login with Facebook button.The good news is this is actually easy as Facebook implements OAuth2/OpenID standard so you can use any OAuth2/OpenID library to add the Facebook login button.

More than 1 million T-Mobile customers exposed by breach

More than 1 million T-Mobile customers exposed by breach

The company alerted the affected customers but did not provide many details in its official account of the hack.The company said in its disclosure to affected users that its security team had shut down “malicious, unauthorized access” to prepaid data customers.

Suspect can’t be compelled to reveal “64-character” password, court rules

Suspect can’t be compelled to reveal “64-character” password, court rules

Writing for the majority in a ruling handed down on Wednesday, Justice Debra Todd wrote: Based upon these cases rendered by the United States Supreme Court regarding the scope of the Fifth Amendment, we conclude that compelling the disclosure of a password to a computer, that is, the act of production, is testimonial.

Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers

Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers

Bitdefender said the Amazon-owned doorbell was sending owners’ Wi-Fi passwords in cleartext as the doorbell joins the local network, allowing nearby hackers to intercept the Wi-Fi password and gain access to the network to launch larger attacks or conduct surveillance.

Sudo Flaw Lets Linux Users Run Commands As Root Even When They're Restricted

Sudo Flaw Lets Linux Users Run Commands As Root Even When They're Restricted

The vulnerability in question is a sudo security policy bypass issue that could allow a malicious user or a program to execute arbitrary commands as root on a targeted Linux system even when the "sudoers configuration" explicitly disallows the root access.

Twitter "Unintentionally" Used Your Phone Number for Targeted Advertising

Twitter "Unintentionally" Used Your Phone Number for Targeted Advertising

That’s exactly what Twitter fessed up to yesterday in an understated blog post: the company has been taking email addresses and phone numbers that users provided for “safety and security purposes” like two-factor authentication, and using them for its ad tracking systems, known as Tailored Audiences and Partner Audiences.

Pair Locking your iPhone with Configurator 2

Pair Locking your iPhone with Configurator 2

This gave me a chance to re-run the steps required to pair lock the device, a process which prevents law enforcement from using forensics tools against your phone, and the result of which is this blog post.

Google Warns LastPass Users Were Exposed To ‘Last Password’ Credential Leak

Google Warns LastPass Users Were Exposed To ‘Last Password’ Credential Leak

Project Zero has just disclosed that a security vulnerability left some of those 16 million users exposed to the risk of credential compromise as, in an ironic twist, LastPass could leak the last password used to any website visited.

GitHub - karlicoss/rexport: Reddit takeout: export your account data as JSON: comments, submissions, upvotes etc. 🦖

GitHub - karlicoss/rexport: Reddit takeout: export your account data as JSON: comments, submissions, upvotes etc. 🦖

Script to export your Reddit data as json: saves, upvotes, submissions etc.In order to use Reddit API, you need to register a custom 'personal script' app and get.In order to access user's personal data (e.g. saved posts/comments), reddit API also requires./ --secrets >reddit-$(date -I).json.