Mobile security vendor Lookout has discovered a variant of the malware SocialPath in Google Play, in an app that describes itself as a ‘reputation management’ tool, which says that it will notify users whenever their photos are uploaded on the Internet. But it actually steals their data.
Author: Summer Hirst
According to a new law, Canadian ISPs are now required to send copyright infringement statements to their subscribers. The new law also creates troubles for VPN providers as they may now be required to log their customers’ data for a minimum of six months.
Security experts are expecting 2015 to be the year where ransomware and extortionware grows significantly, according to reports. In its 2015 Threats Prediction Report, McAfee Labs says that this year we will see an increase in the use of cyber espionage and cyber warfare tactics, with analysts predicting an increase in ransomware and extortionware, where Read More
Authorities in the UK and Finland have been questioning two people allegedly involved with the hacker group, Lizard Squad, who were responsible for the Christmas Day attacks on PlayStation and Xbox.
The FBI is now hiring technology experts to join their forces in roles like cyber special agents and computer scientists with experience in ethical hacking, malware analysis, and computer programming.
It looks like Netflix wants to stop VPN users from accessing its services. The company has updated its Android application to prevent VPN users from using custom DNS servers that redirect some traffic over a VPN server located in the country of their choice.
When the Internet was in its nascent stage, user privacy was not a big issue. Privacy in those days meant being online when there was nobody else in the room. However, now the situation is entirely different, with most websites using cookies to collect personally identifiable information from you. While they claim that this will Read More
Iran is all set to expand its ‘smart filtering’ of the Internet. The country appears to be no longer interested in imposing a blanket ban on websites and will instead attempt to filter out the ‘harmful’ content.
The year 2014 witnessed several cases of hacking and security breaching. From malware attacks on Yahoo and Apple to online attack on thousands of stores, 2014 was an eventful year that saw many cyber hits.