Facebook Imports Info Without User Consent | Avast

Before 2016, one of Facebook’s regular protocols was an option for users to verify their accounts using email passwords. Users were informed if they chose this option, all of their email contacts ...
Move Fast and Break Things

With No Permission, Facebook Slurped up ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of Email Contacts

This story only gets worse for Facebook: Two weeks ago, I told you about how Zuckerberg’s firm was demanding some users enter their email passwords, so they can be “verified.” But now, further ...
Security Boulevard

How Safe Is Budget-Tracking Software? | Avast

| | Privacy, Tips & Advice
These days, it seems like the next security breach is always lurking just around the corner. Whether it’s the latest Facebook password kerfuffle or a company’s credit card database being breached, news ...
Facebook’s Shift to Private Communications Makes No Sense

Facebook’s Shift to Private Communications Makes No Sense

As a social network, Facebook is inherently at odds with private, secure communications – its business model is built on harvesting people’s information. And it’s not just that Facebook’s business model is ...
Nathan Sykes

In 2019, Don’t Forget About Phishing

There’s no question that digital safety and data security are serious concerns for everyone these days. Businesses big and small simply cannot survive without some kind of security program in place. While ...
Avast Secure Browser Updates to Aspen | Avast

Avast Secure Browser Updates to Aspen | Avast

| | Avast News, browser, Privacy
How often do you sit at your computer without a browser window open? If you’re like us, the answer is never. If we’re on our machines, there is always at least one ...
Privacy 2019 - Tor, Meek & The Rise And Fall Of Domain Fronting

Privacy 2019: Tor, Meek & The Rise And Fall Of Domain Fronting

| | censorship, meek, Privacy, security, SNI, TLS, tor
The first in a series covering privacy, anonymity and security on the internet in recent times, with a focus on real issues affecting people in the real world. Censorship and pervasive state-sponsored ...
RobbinHood Ransomware Demands Grow $10K Per Day after Fourth Day

RobbinHood Ransomware Demands Grow $10K Per Day after Fourth Day

The ransom demands imposed by the new “RobbinHood” ransomware family increase $10,000 each day beginning on the fourth day following encryption. The creators of RobbinHood appear to be aiming their attacks at ...
Keeping Workplace Privacy Accidents to a Minimum

Keeping Workplace Privacy Accidents to a Minimum

Data privacy is taking center stage in countries worldwide. Organizations are strengthening privacy controls in the face of endless data breaches, tighter regulations, stiff penalties and customer pushback. We’re undergoing a major ...
Security Boulevard

Amazon Echo Recording Controversy, New Mobile Phone Scam, Hotels Leaking Data

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for April 15th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Amazon Echo’s recording controversy, a new mobile phone scam, and hotels leaking ...
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