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Recently, Apple has released a security patch for iOS devices. Among the 47 data security vulnerabilities it addresses, it also patches the infamous ‘Broadpwn’ Wi-Fi hack, so your device is no longer vulnerable to it. iPhone and iPad users are encouraged to update their devices right away. Basically, the ‘Broadpwn’ hack can be used to compromise iPhones and iPads in Wi-Fi range. In technical terms, the attack is executed by targeting the Wi-Fi chip found

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A data security researcher has discovered a new way for hackers to get into your Facebook account: by taking advantage of old phone numbers you’re no longer using, yet still have linked to your account. If your Facebook account ever gets compromised, there is a lot at stake. Your private photos, personal conversations, and other types of sensitive data could all get exposed to a third party, a scenario no one would ever like to

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Last month, there was a massive Google Docs phishing attack, and Google is implementing a new data security measure to fight against these types of attempts so that cyber criminals will have a harder time doing this in the future. Now, whenever you’re going to be using an app, and it happens to be unverified, Google will warn you about the potential risks of doing so with the help of interstitial screens. Users will now

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There is a new data security threat on the horizon, and this time, cybercriminals are after your banking info. The new phishing campaign is targeting WhatsApp users, hoping to trick them into handing over their banking details. In the fake messages they are sending out, cybercriminals are “alerting” WhatsApp users that their subscription is ending soon, prompting them to update their payment information. Some people might not realise that WhatsApp stopped charging a subscription fee

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Recently, Dell introduced new software that will help protect your business against cyber threats. The new Dell Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise is equipped with two important features: advanced threat protection and data encryption. Among other things, the software uses artificial intelligence as well as predictive mathematical models to help shield your systems against malware. It also has a nice perk: it doesn’t require an internet connection to provide the much-needed protection. This comes in handy

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Recently, the personal data of at least 14 million Verizon subscribers was exposed. This included customer names, phone numbers, and account PINs. Is there something you can do to stay safe? This particular data security breach was made possible because Verizon opted to store customer records in the log files from customer service calls. With the help of the data that was exposed, a hacker could potentially gain control over your email account or any

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Adwind, a data-stealing trojan which can infect all sorts of operating systems, including Linux, has resurfaced. This time, however, this potent data security threat is targeting the global aerospace industry. If the name doesn’t ring any bells, here are some of the alternative names this particular malware is known by: – Unrecom – JSocket – Frutas – AlienSpy – jRat – Sockrat The malware was first spotted in 2013. It can infect Windows, Android, Linux,

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McAfee researchers have discovered a new data security threat on the Google Play Store: malware which tries to extort $50 in exchange for not sharing your browsing history with your phone and email contacts. LeakerLocker, as the new malware is called, acts almost like typical ransomware. However, instead of encrypting your files and demanding a ransom, this cleverly thought-out malware leverages the power of embarrassment to extort $50 from the victim in exchange for not

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Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos alongside Loews Hotels have issued warnings to their customers: there was a data security breach that may have resulted in the theft of their information. There appears to be a common denominator, namely SynXis, a third-party reservation platform. Regretfully, they only started notifying their client hotels in June, which is months after the attacks took place. According to the Hard Rock hotel chain, the unauthorised access to payment card details

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In a recent data security breach, several Reliance Jio customer details were leaked through the Magicapk website. The website has been giving out the following customer data: – Full names – Mobile numbers – E-mail addresses – Date of SIM card activation (and in which circle it was activated) ETech verified that the website was serving authentic data by trying out several different Jio numbers. When doing so, the search attempts returned personal data associated

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