Everything we know about the security gaps that led to this week’s Parler hack

Everything we know about the security gaps that led to this week’s Parler hack

| | Blog, Hack, hacktivism, Parler, social media
Parler, the far-right social media platform that has garnered headlines after being used by Trump supporters to organise the now-infamous march on the US Capitol building, was taken down earlier this week ...

Parler data scraped and archived by online activists

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A hacker who has asked to be called by her Twitter handle, @donk_enby, has scraped and archived data from the social network Parler, which bills itself as the “premier free speech social ...
Twitter, Facebook, Zoom, LinkedIn, Instagram, Microsoft Teams, Gmail, Hotmail are they safe to use?

Twitter, Facebook, Zoom, LinkedIn, Instagram, Microsoft Teams, Gmail, Hotmail are they safe to use?

 This was a question that deeply interested me for two primary reasons. The first was that even if they were unsafe, people would continue to use them because not to, meant that ...
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California Federal Court Weighs In (Again) on Social Media Scraping

Social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn have collected personal information on hundreds of millions of subscribers. They have also promised those subscribers that their data will only be shared or ...
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Securing Devices at Home and Work

Securing Devices at Home and Work

It's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! We're sharing tips to secure your devices at home and at work so that you can #BeCyberSmart. The post Securing Devices at Home and Work appeared first ...

The Social Dilemma

In episode 142 for October 12th 2020: My conversation about the pros and cons of the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma” with frequent guest, Kevin Johnson. The Social Dilemma is a popular ...
APWG: SSL Certificates No Longer Indication of Safe Browsing

APWG: SSL Certificates No Longer Indication of Safe Browsing

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has released its Phishing Activity Trends Report analyzing phishing attacks and identifying theft techniques reported by its members for Q2 of 2020. Key highlights of the report ...
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Election Interference: The Russians Are Back, or They Never Left

Every day brings new revelations on Russia’s strategy of disruption to the west, the United States specifically. As Yogi Berra said, “It is déjà vu all over again”—in December 2017 we wrote ...
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Almost 235 Million YouTube, TikTok and Instagram Profiles Exposed Online by Unsecured Database

Almost 235 Million YouTube, TikTok and Instagram Profiles Exposed Online by Unsecured Database

A security researcher has found a database with almost 235 social media profiles scraped from the Internet, likely belonging to Social Data. Public user data is precious, and many companies want to ...

Audio Recordings Used to Copy Keys, Carnival Ransomware Attack, Social Media Profile Data Exposed

In episode 135 for August 24th 2020: Details on how researchers can use audio recordings of keys being used in locks to create copies, Carnival cruise lines becomes the victim of a ...