Creepy malware found on Android and iOS that can steal your photos and passwords

A terrifying new strain of malware has been discovered in both Android and iOS apps, that can steal all your personal data. The malware, dubbed Exodus, was discovered by Security Without Borders, who first found it in Android smartphones . It was hidden inside files in several apps on the Google Play Store, which once installed on a smartphone, could […]

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Twitter limits the number of accounts you can follow – here’s why

In the hopes of deterring spammers from its platform, Twitter has introduced new limitations to the number of accounts you can follow each day. While users were previously able to follow 1,000 new accounts each day, now you can only follow 400. Twitter explained: “Follow, unfollow, follow, unfollow. Who does that? Spammers. So we’re changing the number of accounts you […]

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Facebook stored hundreds of millions of users’ passwords in plan text for years

Facebook is alerting hundreds of millions of users that it stored their passwords in a plain text, putting the security of many accounts at risk. Passwords are usually masked in an unreadable format but the social network has admitted hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users and tens of thousands of Instagram users […]

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‘Sextortion’ on the rise as scammers demand cash for ‘hacked’ webcam videos

Sextortion scams are on the rise, with some web users receiving "dozens" of emails every month, threatening to release stolen webcam footage unless they pay up. Scammers typically claim to have hacked the victim’s webcam and recorded them masturbating to pornography or engaging in sexual activity. "I’ve been watching you for a while because I hacked you through a trojan […]

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Exposed Chinese database reveals scope of citizen surveillance

BEIJING — The Chinese database Victor Gevers found online was not just a collection of old personal details. It was a compilation of real-time data on more than 2.5 million people in western China, updated constantly with GPS coordinates of their precise whereabouts. Alongside their names, birthdates and places of employment, there were notes on the places that they had […]

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Millions of nude photos leaked online due to security flaw in gay dating app

Millions of nude photos have been leaked online from gay dating app , Jack’d. A security flaw in the popular app led to the intimate images being exposed on the internet. Worryingly, anyone with a web browser can access the photos, even without a Jack’d account, according to a report by BBC News. Jack’d is one of the most popular […]

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Hackers are targeting office gossip on Slack

Be careful what you chat your coworkers — it could be costly. Slack Technologies, the popular workplace messaging service, is moving forward with plans to go public after garnering a $7.1 billion valuation in August. But there’s one issue experts say will be a major hurdle for the company, its users and potential investors: security. In 2017, Slack said it […]

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How to stay safe when meeting someone from a dating app, according to experts

It’s something that most people wouldn’t think twice about, but meeting up with someone from a dating app can come with several risks. A recent survey revealed that 24% of people have felt concerned for their own safety whilst on a date. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to stay safe when meeting someone from a dating app, […]

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Quora data breach – how to find out if you have an account and how to delete it

Earlier today, Quora announced that it had suffered a massive data breach, leaving the personal details of up to 100 million users vulnerable. Personal details at risk include names, email addresses, and worryingly even encrypted passwords. If you’re worried that you may have been affected, thankfully there’s an easy way to find out if you have a Quora account, and […]

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