The little-known ways mobile device sensors can be exploited by cybercriminals

Credit to Author: Logan Strain| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:51:03 +0000

Mobile device sensors offer great utility to users—from taking pictures and commanding voice assistants to determining which direction to flip your screen. However, they harbor little-known vulnerabilities that could be exploited by crafty cybercriminals.

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Android security checkup: 16 steps to a safer phone

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 04:00:00 -0800

Android security is always a hot topic on these here Nets of Inter — and almost always for the wrong reason.

As we’ve discussed ad nauseam over the years, most of the missives you read about this-or-that super-scary malware/virus/brain-eating-boogie-monster are overly sensationalized accounts tied to theoretical threats with practically zero chance of actually affecting you in the real world. If you look closely, in fact, you’ll start to notice that the vast majority of those stories stem from companies that — gasp! — make their money selling malware protection programs for Android phones. (Pure coincidence, right?)

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Pegasus like spyware could be snooping on you right now!!

Credit to Author: Sushmita Kalashikar| Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 13:08:42 +0000

The recent news of Pegasus spyware attack via WhatsApp that targeted lawyers, journalists and human rights activists, offers an astonishing revelation on the kind of havoc such spyware can create. We covered the topic extensively, recently. The frequent media buzz about the recent incident of snooping by Pegasus spyware which…

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What you need to know about new data-security rules for business travel

Credit to Author: Mike Elgan| Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:39:00 -0800

From U.S. Customs agents to cybercriminals, everyone wants to copy the data on your phone and laptop. Here’s how to protect your rights and also avoid industrial espionage.

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The infamous Spyware – Pegasus, The NSO Group and The WhatsApp snooping saga

Credit to Author: Prachi Sudame| Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2019 07:41:18 +0000

The Indian media is abuzz these days with several news and allegations around snooping on several Indian citizens through a spyware named Pegasus, allegedly delivered through WhatsApp. It’s reported widely that Facebook Inc., the parent company of popular messaging app -WhatsApp, reached out to few users from India (and other…

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Home and Away, All Year Round: How Can I Keep My Kids Safe Online?

Credit to Author: Muriel Mathis| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 13:03:30 +0000

We’re well into another school year in the US and elsewhere. For many parents and their kids, this can be a stressful time — demanding new routines, more study and longer days. But how many of us think about the potential extra cyber risks to our family that might also emerge during this time? The…

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