Researchers: ‘Simjacker’ Attack Silently Tracks Your Phone’s Location

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Both Apple and Google spend a great deal of time and energy strengthening the security of their mobile platforms. No piece of software is perfect, but Android and iOS are overall very secure these days. That doesn’t matter when […]

Why Do Android Flashlight Apps Need Dozens of Permissions?

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. No one should be downloading a flashlight app in the Year of Our Lord 2019 — that’s why both Google and Apple have integrated the ability into their devices as part of the base operating system. Avast security researcher […]

Shape Security hits $1B valuation with $51M Series F – gpgmail

[ad_1] Anti-fraud startup Shape Security has tipped over the $1 billion valuation mark following its latest Series F round of $51 million. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company announced the fundraise Thursday, bringing the total amount of outside investment to $183 million since the company debuted in 2011. C5 Capital led the round, along with several […]

Web feature developers told to dial up attention on privacy and security – gpgmail

[ad_1] Web feature developers are being warned to step up attention to privacy and security as they design contributions. Writing in a blog post about “evolving threats” to Internet users’ privacy and security, the W3C standards body’s technical architecture group (TAG) and Privacy Interest Group (PING) set out a series of revisions to the W3C’s […]

The Wikimedia Foundation taps $2.5M from Craig Newmark to beef up its security – gpgmail

[ad_1] Last week, users around the world found Wikipedia down after the online, crowdsourced encyclopedia became the target of a massive, sustained DDoS attack — one that it is still actively fighting several days later (even though the site is now back up). Now, in a coincidental twist of timing, Wikipedia’s parent, the Wikimedia Foundation, […]

Apple Says Google Blew iPhone Hacking Report Out of Proportion

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Apple is used to promoting the security of its products in comparison to the competition, but it was on the defensive last week following a report from Google’s Project Zero. According to Google researchers, iOS was the target of […]

Telegram fixes bug that failed to delete ‘unsent’ photos and videos – gpgmail

[ad_1] Mobile messaging app Telegram has fixed a bug allowing users to recover photos and videos “unsent” by other people. Telegram, which has more than 100 million users, has an ephemeral messaging feature that allows users to “unsend” sent messages from other people’s inboxes, such as when a message is sent by mistake. But one […]

DMVs Are Selling Data to Private Investigators, Marketing Firms

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A new report shows that the DMVs (Department of Motor Vehicles) in many states are taking full advantage of the modern information economy, and they’re making bank doing it. The data we’re required to hand over by law in […]

Apple doesn’t want Google ‘stoking fear’ about serious iOS security exploits – gpgmail

[ad_1] Apple has issued a tart response to an extensive report by Google of a serious security flaw in iOS. The flaw, which let an attacker gain root access to a device visiting a malicious website, was reported last week. Apple wants to “make sure all of our customers have the facts,” which is funny, […]

Monster.com says a third-party exposed user data, but didn’t tell anyone – gpgmail

[ad_1] An exposed web server storing résumés of job seekers — including from recruitment site Monster — has been found online. The server contained résumés and CVs for job applicants spanning between 2014 and 2017, many of which included private information like phone numbers and home addresses, but also email addresses and a person’s prior […]