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Mega Facebook data breach sees Meta fined $277m

December 9, 2022/

There’s some bad news for Meta, in the form of a $277 million fine related to a data breach which impacted no fewer than 500 million users. The fine, issued by the Irish Data Protection Commission, is a result of the fallout from scraped data posted to a hacking forum in 2019. As The…

Major password manager suffers another security breach

December 4, 2022/

LastPass maintains that passwords remain safely encrypted. Password manager LastPass announced Wednesday it had suffered its second data breach in three months. CEO Karim Toubba said the company recently detected unusual activity within a third-party cloud storage service that is shared by LastPass and affiliate GoTo. He said an investigation was immediately launched into…

WiFi routers

December 3, 2021/

Security researchers analyzed nine popular WiFi routers and found a total of 226 potential vulnerabilities in them, even when running the latest firmware. The tested routers are made by Asus, AVM, D-Link, Netgear, Edimax, TP-Link, Synology, and Linksys, and are used by millions of people. The front-runners in terms of the number of…

Hackers deploy Linux malware, web skimmer on e-commerce servers

November 20, 2021/

Security researchers discovered that attackers are also deploying a Linux backdoor on compromised e-commerce servers after injecting a credit card skimmer into online shops’ websites. The PHP-coded web skimmer (a script designed to steal and exfiltrate customers’ payment and personal info) is added and camouflaged as a .JPG image file in the /app/design/frontend/…

PRIVACY REPORT: WHAT ANDROID DOES IN THE BACKGROUND

November 20, 2021/

We’ve come a long way from the Internet of the 90s and early 00s. Not just in terms of technology, capabilities, and culture, but in the attitude most of us take when accessing the ‘net. In those early days most users had a militant drive to keep any personal or identifying information to…

Hackers are stealing 2FA codes with terrifyingly effective voice bots

November 17, 2021/

Every time a massive data breach makes the news, we remind you about the best practices you need to employ to protect your online properties. You should never use weak passwords and recycle them. Instead, pick a password manager that lets you generate unique passwords for every different service, website, and app. And use two-factor authentication (2FA)…

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