7 Mobile Security Tips to Help Safeguard Your Device and Personal Information

7 Mobile Security Tips to Help Safeguard Your Device and Personal Information

by Alina Bizga, from HotForSecurity , on 15.06.2021

Our mobile devices are not just a means to communicate with others. Theyand#8217;ve evolved into a data storage device, a video and sound recorder, as well as an easy way to access our bank accounts. Mobile security is often overlooked by many technology users, who dismiss the reality of security risks brought by careless interactions [and#8230;] read more

Mobile security threats: reality or myth?

Mobile security threats: reality or myth?

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 14.06.2021

Consumers are sometimes skeptical about warnings that smartphones face just as many security threats as regular computers. While some security experts might seem over-zealous shouting about the dangers, the vast majority of warnings about mobile security threats are indeed justified. Just because our phones are not tethered physically to a network doesn’t mean they’re safe [and#8230;] read more

Who’s Responsible for Cybersecurity when You Work from Home?

Who’s Responsible for Cybersecurity when You Work from Home?

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 11.06.2021

The ability to work from home seems to have seeped into people's consciousness like it's something normal and expected. Employees now ask if they can work remotely when applying for a new job, and companies have to take this into consideration. But these expectations are changing the cybersecurity landscape and force organizations to adapt to a new paradigm in which employees are no longer entirely under the protective umbrella of the corporation. The responsibility for employees' cybersecurity is no longer clear-cut, and new definitions are needed. read more

Android devices under attack: fake apps and SMS messages lead to data-stealing malware

Android devices under attack: fake apps and SMS messages lead to data-stealing malware

by Cristina POPOV, from HotForSecurity , on 10.06.2021

Bitdefender researchers warn about a new wave of attacks that infect Android devices and steal personal details.and#160; Several popular apps have been impersonated and packed with malware named Teabot, the latest Bitdefender Lab report shows. Cybercriminals trick users into installing these apps outside of the official store. If the mobile device on which it’s downloaded [and#8230;] read more

RockYou2021: The Mother Lode of Password Collections Leaks 8.4 Billion Passwords Online

RockYou2021: The Mother Lode of Password Collections Leaks 8.4 Billion Passwords Online

by Alina Bizga, from HotForSecurity , on 08.06.2021

The most extensive data leak collection to date, dubbed and#8216;RockYou2021and#8217;, was dumped on popular hacking forums earlier this month. According to a CyberNews report, a forum user posted a 100GB text file with 8.4 billion password entries, presumably obtained from previous data leaks and breaches. Despite the authorand#8217;s claims that the document contains 82 billion [and#8230;] read more

GitHub Improves Policies to Better Distinguish Malware or Vulnerability Research from the Rest

GitHub Improves Policies to Better Distinguish Malware or Vulnerability Research from the Rest

by Silviu STAHIE, from HotForSecurity , on 08.06.2021

Following a public debate, GitHub changed its policies regarding exploits, malware and vulnerability research so that the companyand#8217;s position is much clearer when it comes to action and its responsibilities. Thereand#8217;s no denying that GitHuband#8217;s usefulness far outweighs that of the potential harm that it can generate. The platformand#8217;s often been used in various malware [and#8230;] read more

Criminal networks smashed after using “secure” chat app secretly run by cops

Criminal networks smashed after using “secure” chat app secretly run by cops

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 08.06.2021

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has revealed that it was able to decrypt and snoop on the private messages sent via a supposedly secure messaging app used by criminals… because the app was actually the brainchild of the FBI. At a press conference, AFP commissioner Reece Kershaw described how the idea of and#8220;AN0Mand#8221; and#8211; a [and#8230;] read more

DOJ Accessed Darkside’s Crypto Wallet and Seized $2.27 Million from Pipeline Hackers

DOJ Accessed Darkside’s Crypto Wallet and Seized $2.27 Million from Pipeline Hackers

by Alina Bizga, from HotForSecurity , on 08.06.2021

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has seized more than half of Colonial Pipeline’s $4.4 million ransom payment towards the infamous cybercriminal group known as Darkside. According to a press release posted on June 7, the FBI recovered $2.27 million from a cryptocurrency account used by the hackers. Federal investigators managed to track down the [and#8230;] read more

TikTok Tells Users It Will Collect Biometric Data

TikTok Tells Users It Will Collect Biometric Data

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 07.06.2021

TikTok changed its Terms of Service so it can collect a lot of sensitive data, including biometric identifiers and other biometric information, although it remains unclear what it plans to do with the data. The change in the Terms of Service has been a quiet one as the company didn’t announce anything beforehand. This is ... The post TikTok Tells Users It Will Collect Biometric Data appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

HMRC Issues Nationwide Warning on Tax Credit Renewal Scams

HMRC Issues Nationwide Warning on Tax Credit Renewal Scams

by Alina Bizga, from HotForSecurity , on 07.06.2021

The HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned the British public to be vigilant against scams and fraud attempts, as the remaining annual renewal packs are due to arrive via post this week. The alert was issued in response to more than 1 million referrals and suspicious contacts received by the public from April 2020 [and#8230;] read more

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