Reuters: Hackers targeted WHO amid pandemic

Hackers attempted to violate W.H.O. systems earlier this month, sources told Reuters, in what a senior official described as a doubling of cyberattacks. Flavio Anzio, chief information security officer of W.H.O., said the identity of the hackers is unknown and the attempt was unsuccessful. But he warned that hacking attempts against the service and its Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Teleworking and Covid-19: What Employees and Businesses should pay attention to

With the decision of governments to close educational institutions and workplaces in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, many of us will need to connect remotely to work/school networks, further burdening online resources. We will also see many who are accustomed to the protection offered by a corporate/educational network to work remotely for the first time. This, combined Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Discovered vulnerability that jeopardizes more than one billion devices

ESET researchers discovered Kr00k (CVE-2019-15126), a hitherto unknown vulnerability to Wi-Fi chips used on client devices, Wi-Fi access points and routers. The Kr00k vulnerability encrypts the network communication of an infected device with an “all-zero”encryption key, enabling the cyber-criminal to decrypt wireless network packages and successfully crown its attack. Kr00k’s discovery is linked to previous ESET investigation into security gaps detected in the Amazon Echo, Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Google: users’ personal videos sent to strangers due to a technical problem

Google apologized after a bug was discovered that resulted in some users’ personal videos being accidentally shared with others. This problem affected Google Takeout, which allows Google Photos users to export the content of their accounts for four days, between November 21 and November 25, 2019. Google has said that those who used it may have received Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Zuckerberg says Facebook’s new approach ‘is going to piss off a lot of people’

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will stand up for principles like free expression and encryption, even if it means facing a backlash. “This is the new approach, and I think it’s going to piss off a lot of people. But frankly, the old approach was pissing off a lot of people too, so let’s try something Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

New online fraud system with bogus requests for “damages”

Kaspersky experts have identified a new online fraud system designed to trick people, making them believe they are owed compensation. Under the guise of offering compensation for personal data leaks, scammers urge users to buy “temporary U.S. social security numbers” worth about $9 each. Victims were identified in Russia, Algeria, Egypt and the UAE, among other countries. Privacy and data are among the most discussed topics of Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

How mobile phones share our sensitive data

You use an app on your mobile phone, you make an appointment, order a product, make a reservation. All these simple daily actions of any unsuspecting citizen can lead to the creation of a digital file, which includes his/her consumer habits, the areas he/she moves, religious beliefs, political and social views, state of health, sexual preferences! Exaggerations? Don’t Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

‎Windows 10: Serious security gap in the operating system revealed for the first time by the NSA‎

In an ‎‎unprecedented for secret Service move‎‎, the ‎‎National Security Agency (NSA) of the U.S.‎‎ -the great overhearer- ‎‎publicly revealed that it found a serious security loophole in Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system‎‎, which could be ‎‎exploited by hackers or other malicious agents‎‎.‎ Normally you would expect-after the revelations of Edward Snowden- ‎‎the NSA‎‎ to Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

‎Kaspersky warns users in view of winter discounts

Kaspersky Researchers detected a Trojan application that deceizes users with unsolicited advertisements and enhances the installation of applications for online purchases;‎‎ by tricking both users and advertisers. This ‎‎malicious app ‎‎”visits”‎‎ smartphone app stores, ‎‎”Downloads”‎‎ and launches applications and leaves false reviews on behalf of the user‎‎, all ‎‎unbeknownst to the device owner‎‎ . ‎ Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

How often you should clear the browser history

‎”Protection of personal data”‎‎, a phrase we see on TV all the time, we read it in the newspapers, we hear it on the radios and it is mentioned in every second line in the newsfeed of social media. ‎ However, we usually do nothing about it. A typical example is this: The browsing history Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …