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FACEBOOK USERS WILL BE ABLE TO CONTROL DATA FLOW

Lately Facebook has been slapped a 5 billion dollars fine for mishandling their users data during the Cambridge Analytica scandal. And as a result, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has obliged them to put new policies to protect their users’ data and to apply these policies also on Instagram and Whatsapp. Facebook has also been...

WHATSAPP IS LATELY SUFFERING SOME SECURITY FLAWS

According to some security reports published by (Checkpoint) the specialized company in discovering security flaws in Whatsapp, the application includes a very dangerous flaw that allows hackers to change the content of the messages. Apparently  Whatsapp is already aware of this flaw, but they didn’t take a step towards solving this problem so far. According...

MICROSOFT RELEASES NEW SECURITY UPDATE FOR WINDOWS 10 AND RECOMMENDS T...

According to the latest statistics, more than 800 million devices of computers and smartphones use Microsoft Windows 10. That doesn’t only show how important is this operating system, but also shows how dangerous it could be if it is not well secured. After discovering two “dangerous” security flaws by the technology giant’s developers during working...

BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT: THEY “HACKED” MY PHONE

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said that some hackers hacked his phone. He has received this information from the ministry of justice, according to his tweet. The ministry announced later that four hackers targeted Bolsonaro’s phones and they have been suspended in Sao Paulo, but the ministry never disclosed If the hackers reached the data on...

Google Stored Plaintext Passwords Since 2005

Google has admitted that some of its enterprise customers’ passwords have been erroneously stored in plaintext, in a security issue dating back 14 years. The tech giant’s VP of engineering, Suzanne Frey, explained that the problem occurred when it introduced a new way for G Suite domain administrators to upload and manually set new passwords...

Cybersecurity Skills Shortage: Where Are All the Penetration Testers?

It’s no secret that the security industry suffers from a severe skills shortage. Amongst the many cybersecurity positions companies are currently challenged to fill are penetration testers’ roles. However, of all the skills that are in high demand and short supply, pen testing shouldn’t be one of them. Pen testers are the rock stars of...

Ransomware Not Gone but More Targeted, Report Says

Cyber-criminals continue to grow more sophisticated, developing advanced attack methods, including tailored ransomware, according to the Q1 Global Threat Landscape Report, published today by Fortinet. In addition to targeted attacks, criminals are also using custom coding, living-off-the-land (LotL) and sharing infrastructure to maximize their opportunities, the report said. Despite a decline in previous high rates of ransomware,...

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