Avast in the Hot Seat for Selling Users Data

1/27/20

According to a joint investigation by PCMag and Motherboard, the widely used antivirus solution Avast has been profiting off of selling users data to large enterprises like Home Depot, Microsoft and Pepsi and Google. Avast gained the information from its antivirus software, transferred it to its...

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Better to Skip the “Before” Pics

1/17/20

Just when you think hackers couldn't get any lower, they surprise us once again. Worse than a sextortion scam? Yep! This time bad actors have compromised a plastic surgeon's server (Florida MD Richard Davis) and they are going after his patients--threatening to reveal the "before" pics,...

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Power grids could be next on hacker’s agendas

1/15/20

"The number of cyber-criminal operations targeting electricity and other utilities is on the rise, according to a new report on the state of industrial control systems.” Not only do we need to worry about our security cameras, smart TVs, and local municipalities being attacked, but now there...

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Uber Making Big Changes as New Work Law Goes Into Effect

1/11/20

Uber is drastically altering their app in California to comply with the state’s new work law that makes it harder for the company to classify drivers as independent contractors. On Wednesday, Uber contacted through email over 150,000 drivers and millions of passengers to communicate the...

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Deepfakes

More Concern Over Deepfakes Technology as Apps get Creative with “Face-swap”

1/09/20

We’ve seen our photos transformed to show how we might look years into the future, the past, and edited to make ourselves more (and sometimes less) attractive. It’s possible to edit our faces in every type of media, and now ByteDance, the parent company of the highly popular app TikTok and...

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Is America looking at a potential cyberwar?

1/08/20

Given the current state of affairs in America, most citizens are probably glued to their device’s screens even more than they normally would be, come the beginning of a new decade. The beginning of this new era, however, brings with it the threat of political retaliation. The recent events...

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Is it possible to disconnect from the internet? Yes, Russia did.

1/06/20

It’s the World Wide Web for a reason, it encompasses the good, the bad, and the ugly. Tests in Russia however, have confirmed It can be effectively disconnected. The Russian government announced that through a series of long planned tests, carried out over multiple days, “it successfully...

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