If you use this app, your private data might have been exposed in a big data breach

Reports have begun circulating that Zee5, an on-demand Internet streaming service based in India, that’s available almost everywhere globally except the US, may have suffered another data breach — this time reportedly putting some 9 million users’ private data at risk of being exploited by hackers. Previous Zee5 data leaks were reported last year. WhatContinue reading “If you use this app, your private data might have been exposed in a big data breach”

Apple’s new way to unlock your iPhone with an Apple Watch works even when you cover most of your face

Apple will soon let you unlock your iPhone as long as you’re wearing an Apple Watch. That means it will be a lot easier to unlock your phone while wearing a mask, which you currently have to remove for Face ID to work. The feature will launch sometime this spring when Apple rolls out iOS 14.5 forContinue reading “Apple’s new way to unlock your iPhone with an Apple Watch works even when you cover most of your face”

iOS 14.5 Beta Directs ‘Safe Browsing’ Traffic in Safari Through Apple Server Instead of Google to Protect Personal User Data

Starting with iOS and iPadOS 14.5, Apple will proxy Google’s “Safe Browsing” service used in Safari through its own servers instead of relying on Google as a way to limit which personal data Google sees about users. Safari on iOS and iPadOS includes a built-in feature called “Fraudulent Website Warning.” As Apple describes it, having theContinue reading “iOS 14.5 Beta Directs ‘Safe Browsing’ Traffic in Safari Through Apple Server Instead of Google to Protect Personal User Data”

Remote Desktop Protocol Attacks Surge by 768%

Remote desktop protocol (RDP) attacks increase by 768% between Q1 and Q4 last year, fuelled by the shift to remote working, according to ESET’s Q4 2020 Threat Report. However, a slower rate of growth was observed in the final quarter of the year, indicating that organizations have enhanced their security for remote users. Another key finding fromContinue reading “Remote Desktop Protocol Attacks Surge by 768%”

Microsoft has a new password security tool you need to check out

A staggering repository of 3.2 billion email and password combinations proves how dangerous poor password security combinations can be. This “Compilation of Many Breaches” shows the relentless work of hackers over the years, who obtained credentials to billions of email addresses. A variety of factors favored those security breaches, including inadequate security practices that certain companies employed,Continue reading “Microsoft has a new password security tool you need to check out”

Microsoft urges users to stop using phone-based multi-factor authentication

Microsoft is urging users to abandon telephone-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions like one-time codes sent via SMS and voice calls and instead replace them with newer MFA technologies, like app-based authenticators and security keys. The warning comes from Alex Weinert, Director of Identity Security at Microsoft. For the past year, Weinert has been advocating on Microsoft’sContinue reading “Microsoft urges users to stop using phone-based multi-factor authentication”

Five ways that backup has changed since the days of tape

Back in the day, all this was tape, but times have changed, with cloud-to-cloud backup, cloud storage, virtual and physical backup appliances and myriad endpoint hardware Backup has changed almost beyond recognition in the past decade or so. Traditional backup, to tape that was moved offsite with a secondary site to operate from in case of disaster,Continue reading “Five ways that backup has changed since the days of tape”

Mozilla Firefox’s new feature will make it harder for ISPs to spy on you

Mozilla is pressing ahead with its controversial DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) feature that many across the United States and the United Kingdom have lobbied against. The update will add an additional layer of encryption to your internet traffic and makes it more difficult for ISPs to snoop on your browsing data. Whenever you punch in a webContinue reading “Mozilla Firefox’s new feature will make it harder for ISPs to spy on you”