Column: Equifax left unencrypted data open to Chinese hackers. Most big U.S. companies are just as negligent

Column: Equifax left unencrypted data open to Chinese hackers. Most big U.S. companies are just as negligent

Shackelford noted that the growing use of cloud-based data storage services run by the likes of Google and Amazon makes encryption more accessible to smaller companies.

#Privacy: Pharmacy fined £275K for GDPR violation

#Privacy: Pharmacy fined £275K for GDPR violation

“Regardless of the exact number of care homes involved, given the volume of documentation and size of Doorstep Dispensaree’s business, it appears likely that hundreds and possibly even thousands of data subjects have been affected,” read the notice.

Here's that hippie, pro-privacy, pro-freedom Apple y'all so love: Hong Kong protest safety app banned from iOS store

Here's that hippie, pro-privacy, pro-freedom Apple y'all so love: Hong Kong protest safety app banned from iOS store

Apple has banned an app that allows people in Hong Kong to keep track of protests and police activity in the city state, claiming such information is illegal.

Opinion | I Used Google Ads for Social Engineering. It Worked.

Opinion | I Used Google Ads for Social Engineering. It Worked.

The goal of my first redirect campaign was to sway the ideology of suicidal people. The problem my campaign addressed: Suicidal people are underserved on Google. In 2010, Google started making the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline the top result of certain searches relating to suicide.

How to enable DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) in Firefox

How to enable DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) in Firefox

This mode of operation bypasses the default DNS settings that exist at the OS level, which, in most cases are the ones set by local internet service providers (ISPs).This also means that apps that support DoH can effectively bypass local ISPs traffic filters and access content that may be blocked by a local telco or local government -- and a reason why DoH is currently hailed as a boon for users' privacy and security.

Media Briefing Monday: EFF and Partners Will Discuss California Bills Aimed at Weakening State’s Consumer Privacy Law

Media Briefing Monday: EFF and Partners Will Discuss California Bills Aimed at Weakening State’s Consumer Privacy Law

San Francisco—On Monday, June 8, at 11 am, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the ACLU, Common Sense Media, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and Consumer Reports will hold a conference call to brief reporters about five bills designed to weaken consumer privacy protections that are set for hearing in the California Senate.

Proven Methods to Enjoy iTunes Audiobook on Sonos

Proven Methods to Enjoy iTunes Audiobook on Sonos

Sometimes Sonos is not so powerful to play all the audio files you want like iTunes Audiobooks. Step 2, Click the Add button and select the audiobook files you want to convert from iTunes library.

How to Stream Apple Music to Omars DOGO Speakers

How to Stream Apple Music to Omars DOGO Speakers

After removing DRM limitations from Apple Music, you can also use Alexa to play Apple Music via Omars DOGO Speakers. After the conversion, you can upload your converted Apple Music files to Amazon Music and then play them via Alexa.

Most commonly hacked passwords - is one of them yours?

Most commonly hacked passwords - is one of them yours?

An analysis of the 100,000 most regular passwords made public by data breaches and hacking campaigns suggests that tremendous swathes of individual still don't understand the importance of having a strong password – or how to create one – using names, sports teams, groups and even just keys close together on the keyboard in an effort to secure their accounts.

How to Set a Sleep Timer on iPhone, iPad and Android

How to Set a Sleep Timer on iPhone, iPad and Android

You can ask the sleep timer feature of Music for help, which allows you to fall asleep to Apple Music or Beats 1 radio without it playing all night. The sleep timer will start and will automatically turn off Apple Music or Beats 1 radio after the time set by you.

Spoof your MAC address automatically at boot on macOS using SpoofMAC

Spoof your MAC address automatically at boot on macOS using SpoofMAC

Run the following command.ifconfig en0 | grep ether | awk '{print $2}'This MAC address is always the same by default and can be used to identify you personally (well, your device) when you go from one place to another.

San Francisco Takes a Historic Step Forward in the Fight for Privacy

San Francisco Takes a Historic Step Forward in the Fight for Privacy

The Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance also takes an important step toward ensuring a more informed and democratic process before the San Francisco Police Department and other city agencies may acquire other kinds of surveillance technologies.

Crowdselling your personal data through Firefox

Crowdselling your personal data through Firefox

The Streamr community has been talking about crowdselling data and forming data unions since at least the . It’s this step which will mean that data unions can be formed. Working on developing Community Products; the platform and tools to create digital data unions.

UK ministers urge internet users to increase online security

UK ministers urge internet users to increase online security

And less than half of those surveyed do not always use a strong, separate password for their main email account. NCSC’s Technical Director Dr Ian Levy added: "Password re-use is a major risk that can be avoided - nobody should protect sensitive data with something that can be guessed, like their first name, local football team or favourite band.

How To Stop Using Free Email

How To Stop Using Free Email

So for most free services like Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail, you're not going to be able to use your existing email address with a different email provider. The next thing you want to do is update all your online accounts that use your old address to contact you.

How to increase your chances of finding a hidden camera

How to increase your chances of finding a hidden camera

Step 3: Scan the house network to identify potential cameras. That is, if a host wants to hide a camera they can connect it to a network that you may not have access to.

How to protect kid’s online privacy?

How to protect kid’s online privacy?

The advancement of cell phones and access to the internet enable young teens and children to use social messaging apps all day long. In my opinion, I would suggest you monitor the digital activities of teens using cell phone spy apps.

Add Stretch-Hash-and-Truncate option for extreme DNS privacy · jedisct1/dnscrypt-proxy@2d1dd7e

Add Stretch-Hash-and-Truncate option for extreme DNS privacy · jedisct1/[email protected]

Step 2: in case the Argon2id algorithm has a vulnerability, or, since this is a popular function used for hashing passwords and for cryptocurrencices, and people may have built rainbow tables already, we use a hash function over the result of the previous function.

Self-host your very own strongSwan IKEv2/IPsec state-of-the-art VPN server for iOS and macOS

Self-host your very own strongSwan IKEv2/IPsec state-of-the-art VPN server for iOS and macOS

Self-host your very own strongSwan IKEv2/IPsec state-of-the-art VPN server for iOS and macOS. Step 3: Create a SSH key pair for vpn-server.

Chrome “clear cookies on exit” feature does not work

Chrome “clear cookies on exit” feature does not work

If - like me - you don't mind having the Chrome bookmarks bar always visible, it gives you instant access to manually clear cookies by site.

Automatic per-tab session isolation with Firefox

Automatic per-tab session isolation with Firefox

Step 4: Permanent containers Using temporary containers means you’re never signed in to any website by default, so you’ll most likely want to add at least one permanent container.

Your iPhone Is Secretly Tracking Everywhere You Go and This is How to Turn Off The Hidden Feature

Your iPhone Is Secretly Tracking Everywhere You Go and This is How to Turn Off The Hidden Feature

There’s no doubt that mapping apps in your Phone collect a significant amount of information of the places you visit, but what may come as a surprise to users is that Apple Maps actually records the locations you frequently visit and stores additional information such as the times you’ve arrived and departed.

What are Data Manipulation Attacks, and How to Mitigate Against Them

What are Data Manipulation Attacks, and How to Mitigate Against Them

The ability of attackers to manipulate and shift data around is a real threat – one that could cause widespread financial and even physical harm as a result – if done successfully. Mitigating Against Data Manipulation Attacks To combat these types of attacks, organizations need to ensure they have endpoint visibility on their IT systems.

How to Completely Banish Google from Your Android Experience

How to Completely Banish Google from Your Android Experience

Step 2: Install a Google Play Store Replacement With your Google account banished, you've probably started to wonder how you'll get apps on your device.

True People Search Removal & Opt Out Instructions

True People Search Removal & Opt Out Instructions

One of the first things we recommend for anyone looking to protect their personal information online is to go through the True People Search removal process. When sites like True People Search make everything available for free, the only thing a scammer needs to access your info is an internet connection.

How to Find Hidden Cameras and Spy Bugs (The Professional Way)

How to Find Hidden Cameras and Spy Bugs (The Professional Way)

Sweeping For Hidden Cameras & Devices Is Becoming A Necessity Just in the past couple of years, we have seen a rise in hidden cameras and spy gear being used in nefarious ways, targeting guests that stay on cruise lines, in hotel rooms, Airbnb houses, the list goes on.

Artificial intelligence advances threaten privacy of health data

Artificial intelligence advances threaten privacy of health data

Someone else can come back and put it all back together if they have the right kind of information." "In principle, you could imagine Facebook gathering step data from the app on your smartphone, then buying health care data from another company and matching the two," he added.

A guide to fighting surveillance with GnuPG encryption

A guide to fighting surveillance with GnuPG encryption

This guide will teach you a basic surveillance self-defense skill: email encryption. Even if you have nothing to hide, using encryption helps protect the privacy of people you communicate with, and makes life difficult for bulk surveillance systems.

How to Purify Your Device After Clicking a Phishing Link

How to Purify Your Device After Clicking a Phishing Link

Once you’ve realized that you clicked on a phishing link, the first thing you should do is disconnect from the internet. Next, install it on your suspicious device, ignoring any prompts to connect to the internet to update the program.

Leave Gmail in 10 steps

Leave Gmail in 10 steps

Important edit: As many commenters pointed out, this analogy is actually not correct anymore, as Google stopped reading your emails for ad-personalization in 2017, sorry I missed that news. All the mails received during the migration, and the future incoming ones to Gmail will now be synchronized to your new account.