Half of anti-malware products fail to recognize notable threats

Only two solutions scored a perfect 100 percent. Of course, you get what you pay for, and if you rely on free products to protect your most valuable data; you have to question how much you really value it ! A recent report looks into the detection rates of a...

India Bans 47 More Chinese Apps

India has banned 47 more Chinese apps just weeks after blocking the highly popular video-sharing platform TikTok and 58 others over national security and privacy concerns, an information ministry official and media reports said Monday. Tensions between the world's two most-populous nations soared last month after a Himalayan border clash that left...

Instacart Customers’ Data Is Being Sold Online

Names, credit card data, addresses, and information on transactions as recent as yesterday are being sold online. Buzzfeed says information including “names, the last four digits of credit card numbers, and order histories” appearing to belong to 278,531 Instacart accounts is available to buy. (Though it’s impossible to verify that...

Catalonian Politician’s Phone Targeted by Spyware

One of Catalonia’s most senior politicians has been warned his mobile phone was targeted using spyware its makers say is only sold to governments to track criminals and terrorists. WhatsApp believes the attacks occurred over a two week period in April to May 2019, when a total of 1,400 of...

HOWTO: Delete Your Houseparty Account & App

With the recent rumours of the Houseparty being hacked, many people are rushing to delete the app; but are not quite thinking that they also need to delete their account too. Here's how to do both in the right order: Send an email to support@houseparty.com In the subject line, type Delete...

Was Houseparty Hacked ?

Group videochat app Houseparty has been caught up in some controversy with claims that users' social media accounts have been hacked after installing and using the app. Across Twitter complaints have been flooding in of hacked Spotify, Netflix and facebook accounts; but these have been strong denied by the app...

Marriott Hacked Again

The Marriott hotel group has been hacked again for the 2nd time in 2 years. Marriott's rewards scheme company Bonvoy - which holds contact details (name, mailing address, email address, and phone number); loyalty account information; additional personal details; partnerships and affiliations; and preferences Hotels  that data was exposed. Marriott...

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Zoom Admits Its Video Calls Are Not Secure

Zoom, the video calling app is seeing a massive surge in users in recent weeks as a result of the COVID-19 virus outbreak; and is used by many people, companies and Governments as countries put populations on lockdown. But recently Zoom has admitted that its calls are unencrypted and insecure....

Uber reveals a sharp increase in Govt requests for customer data

Uber said the number of law enforcement demands for user data during 2018 were up27% on the year earlier, according to its annual transparency report published Wednesday. Uber said the rise in demands was partly due to its business growing in size, but also a “rising interest” from governments to...

GateHub and RuneScape Gaming Portals Hacked

"Password data and other personal information belonging to as many as 2.2 million users of two websites—one a cryptocurrency wallet service and the other a gaming bot provider—have been posted online, according to Troy Hunt, the security researcher behind the Have I Been Pwned breach notification service. One haul includes...