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Capital One Was Hit by a Massive Data Breach - Here's What You Need to Know screenshot

Capital One Was Hit by a Massive Data Breach - Here's What You Need to Know

If you've applied for a credit card at Capital One between 2005 and 2019, you are very likely to be affected by the data breach the US bank announced yesterday. Capital One admitted that a hacker has accessed copious... Read more

July 30, 2019
Private Data of 13,000 National Australia Bank Customers Was Exposed, but Passwords Were Spared screenshot

Private Data of 13,000 National Australia Bank Customers Was Exposed, but Passwords Were Spared

We keep saying that money isn't everything, but at the same time, there's little point in denying the fact that without money, our lives will be difficult. What's more, most of us work long and hard to earn our money,... Read more

July 30, 2019
What Does Nation-Sponsored Hacking Entail and Should You Be Worried About It? screenshot

What Does Nation-Sponsored Hacking Entail and Should You Be Worried About It?

In theory, probably everyone can imagine what a hacking process looks like. We might not know all the details, but we know that it is a malicious deed that can render the victims penniless and file-less. Worse, cyber... Read more

July 30, 2019
Meet Monokle, an Android Malware Family Capable of Stealing and Changing Passwords screenshot

Meet Monokle, an Android Malware Family Capable of Stealing and Changing Passwords

Special Technology Center (STC) is a software development company based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and the American Government hasn't been particularly happy with it. In 2016, Barack Obama imposed sanctions on STC... Read more

July 29, 2019
Robinhood Accidentally Left Some of Its Users' Passwords in Plaintext screenshot

Robinhood Accidentally Left Some of Its Users' Passwords in Plaintext

Robinhood Markets Inc. is a privately-owned financial services company that is best known for its commission-free stock trading app. It recently completed its latest round of financing and is now believed to be worth... Read more

July 26, 2019
Sky Customers Are Informed That Their Passwords Have Been Reset as a 'Safety Precaution' screenshot

Sky Customers Are Informed That Their Passwords Have Been Reset as a 'Safety Precaution'

What's worse than a cybersecurity incident? Poorly handled cybersecurity incident. British telecommunication provider Sky UK is trying to give everybody a pretty good understanding of what 'poorly handled... Read more

July 25, 2019
Here's All You Need to Know About DataSpii and the 8 Extensions That Could Leak Information About You screenshot

Here's All You Need to Know About DataSpii and the 8 Extensions That Could Leak Information About You

We don't pay nearly as much attention as we should to our browsers. A web browser is our gateway to the online world, and often, going about our everyday lives without it is impossible. Because it's such an... Read more

July 24, 2019
Slack Started Resetting Passwords That Were Affected During the 2015 Data Breach screenshot

Slack Started Resetting Passwords That Were Affected During the 2015 Data Breach

Can a data breach that happened and was remedied some four years ago impact people right now? Last week, popular work collaboration and instant messaging service Slack showed us that this is indeed possible. Let's... Read more

July 23, 2019
Did FaceApp Steal All Your Personal Photos? No, It Didn't! screenshot

Did FaceApp Steal All Your Personal Photos? No, It Didn't!

Unfortunately, it looks like the only thing easier than accessing information in the 21st century is accessing information that is factually incorrect. Last week's viral spread of misinformation around popular mobile... Read more

July 22, 2019
An iOS 13 Bug Allows Unauthorized Access to the Data in 'Website & App Passwords' Settings screenshot

An iOS 13 Bug Allows Unauthorized Access to the Data in 'Website & App Passwords' Settings

Ask any fan of Apple products what makes their devices better than the rest, and one of the arguments that will inevitably crop up is the steady stream of software updates. Indeed, cold, hard statistics show that... Read more

July 18, 2019
Hackers Could Have Broken into Any Instagram Account Through a Flaw in the Password Reset System screenshot

Hackers Could Have Broken into Any Instagram Account Through a Flaw in the Password Reset System

Most Facebook users probably have no idea who Laxman Muthiyah is, which is a shame because they have no idea how much he has done to protect their privacy. Laxman Muthiyah is a web developer and security researcher... Read more

July 17, 2019
The Numbers Are In: $45 Billion Was Lost Due to Cyber Criminal Activity in 2018 screenshot

The Numbers Are In: $45 Billion Was Lost Due to Cyber Criminal Activity in 2018

The online world is so vast and complex that trying to detail even a small portion of it with any sort of accuracy is going to be next to impossible. That won't stop people from trying, though, and this is a good... Read more

July 17, 2019
FinSpy Malware Can Intercept Messages on FB Messenger, Skype, Signal, and Other Platforms screenshot

FinSpy Malware Can Intercept Messages on FB Messenger, Skype, Signal, and Other Platforms

The homepage of a German company called Gamma Group claims that it provides 'turnkey telecommunications solutions, expertise, and consultancy'. But is this really all there is to it? Well, have a look at an archived... Read more

July 12, 2019
Watch out for the Anubis Banking Malware That Can Put Your Virtual Privacy at Risk screenshot

Watch out for the Anubis Banking Malware That Can Put Your Virtual Privacy at Risk

If you ever find yourself wondering how large a large-scale cybercrime operation can be, you could do worse than take a look at the Anubis Android malware. The trojan has been around for at least five years now, but... Read more

July 10, 2019
Hackers Put a Backdoor in a Ruby Password Strength Checking Library screenshot

Hackers Put a Backdoor in a Ruby Password Strength Checking Library

Password strength meters were created for all the best reasons. Their idea is to alert people to the danger of weak passwords and to encourage them to better protect their data. Unfortunately, they are not perfect. In... Read more

July 9, 2019
A Badly Designed Payment App Causes $500 Thousand in Damages for Japanese 7-Eleven Customers screenshot

A Badly Designed Payment App Causes $500 Thousand in Damages for Japanese 7-Eleven Customers

As we all know, Japan is often among the first countries to embrace a new piece of technology and to implement it in people's everyday lives. In light of all this, many of you will probably be surprised to learn that... Read more

July 9, 2019
The Maker of a Gay Dating App Gets Fined After Leaking Private Photos screenshot

The Maker of a Gay Dating App Gets Fined After Leaking Private Photos

Should software developers and online service providers be held accountable when they fail to protect users' data? Of course they should. Is this happening in the real world? Well, Online Buddies, Inc. the maker of... Read more

July 9, 2019
A Chinese IoT Company Exposes More Than 2 Billion Records in an Insecure Database screenshot

A Chinese IoT Company Exposes More Than 2 Billion Records in an Insecure Database

Several months ago, VPN review website vpnMentor gathered together a group of security researchers and organized a web-mapping project. The team is headed by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, and their task is to scan blocks... Read more

July 8, 2019