Google: forget the passwords; 2SV is coming; how we will log into our accounts

Google will automatically register 150 million of its users and 2,000,000 YouTube users in the new security service. Until now we have known it as “two-factor authentication” (in short “2FA”). The tech giant has called it “two-step verification (2SV)”. In any case, it is two-factor authentication, i.e. two ways of certification. In case you do not know, in “2FA” (which Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Francis Hogen: What complaints about Facebook reached the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

A day after her identity was uncovered and a few hours after the blackout of the Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger platforms ended, Francis Hogen’s complaints reached the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The complaint states that Facebook misled investors about the size of its audience and hid the steady decline of younger users Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Three common scams on Instagram

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms. Indeed, with more than a billion active users, it is one of the four most popular social networks in the world. The number of its users, however, makes it more attractive to internet hackers everywhere. Amer Owaida, from international cybersecurity firm “ESET”, analyzes the three most common scams that a simple Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Facebook’s five guilty secrets revealed

From the very first moment of its operation, Facebook gathered negative reviews on various kinds of issues. In recent years, the platform that created the world of social media, has been put under the microscope of various authorities around the world on issues related to its tactics, the security of personal Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Microsoft has opened a window to password removal

Microsoft has announced that all users of Windows and other products can now remove all passwords from their Microsoft accounts and, instead, use a special mobile authentication application, or other solution. The US company in March allowed only its business users to use password-free accounts, a system that will now Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Instagram will ask for a birthday date

Instagram will start requiring users to confirm their dates of birth as part of an effort to push for new security measures for young people, the popular social media app said on Monday. Instagram has explored the possibility of creating a version of its app for children under 13, provoking reactions from the political arena, because Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Tinder: Brings account authentication via id around the world

Tinder has announced that it is going to introduce ID verification into its app for users around the world. In the first phase, according to the Techgear.gr, it will have to work out which forms of identity are acceptable and while it will start as a test feature –-except in the countries where it is required-– Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Messenger and Instagram are shielded with encryption

Messenger is one of the most popular ‘online’ communication platforms. It is estimated that around 20 billion text messages are exchanged every month through the Facebook-owned application. The company protects text messages with encryption technology but does not do the same with voice messages or video calls made through the service and their number Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Passwords with three random words are safer than complex character sequences, experts say

It is much better to compose passwords for online accounts consisting of three random words than to create complex combinations of letters, numbers and symbols, according to UK government experts.  In a related blogpost, the “National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)” stated a three-word system creates passwords that are easy to remember. In addition, it creates unusual Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

7 ways to communicate more securely through messaging apps

Digital security is in the spotlight, as approximately 2.8 billion people worldwide used messaging applications in 2020 and are expected to exceed 3 billion by 2022. In this context, “Viber” experts share with the public the best tips for digital security. As they say, it all starts with using a secure application and checking Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The simple step that can prevent hackers from intercepting your data

Angus King, a member of the US Senate intelligence committee, received interesting advice to protect his phone at a staff briefing he attended this year. The first key step is to turn off the phone and the next step is to turn it on. According to him, the tactic of restarting phones makes it difficult for hackers to maintain their access Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

What Pegasus spyware is; How users can be protected

“”Pegasus” is spyware for “iOS” and “Android”. In 2016, an “iOS” version of “Pegasus” was discovered. Later, a version was also found for “Android”, which is slightly different from that for “iOS” devices. One of the main infection schemes is this: The victim receives an “SMS” with a “link” and if he “clicks” on it, his device becomes infected with Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …