Pegasus spyware has been here for years. We must stop ignoring it

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:10:49 +0000

The Pegasus Project revealed deeply concerning surveillance campaigns against activists and journalists. It’s time for us to act.

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Microsoft exec reveals “routine” secrecy orders from government investigators

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 18:27:45 +0000

Microsoft exec Tom Burt revealed Wednesday that Federal law enforcement agencies send “routine” secret orders for customer information.

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Jail for consultant who scraped colossal trove of Alibaba customer data

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 15:31:33 +0000

A baffling number of data points gathered by Alibaba were siphoned off by a marketing consultant to help other customers.

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WhatsApp reverses course, will not limit app functionality

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2021 19:25:55 +0000

WhatsApp said it will no longer limit app functionality for users who refuse to share some data with Facebook.

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Using Fake Reviews to Find Dangerous Extensions

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sat, 29 May 2021 16:14:47 +0000

Fake, positive reviews have infiltrated nearly every corner of life online these days, confusing consumers while offering an unwelcome advantage to fraudsters and sub-par products everywhere. Happily, identifying and tracking these fake reviewer accounts is often the easiest way to spot scams. Here’s the story of how bogus reviews on a counterfeit Microsoft Authenticator browser extension exposed dozens of other extensions that siphoned personal and financial data.

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“Have I been pwnd?”– What is it and what to do when you *are* pwned

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 20:26:09 +0000

You use Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) to check if your data has been compromised. What you do next when pwned takes a couple of steps.

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A week in security (May 10 – 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 09:47:49 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting secrurity stories alongside the very best of our own research, from May 10 – 16.

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WhatsApp calls and messages will break unless you share data with Facebook

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 14 May 2021 08:26:28 +0000

WhatsApp will remove core functions for users who refuse to share some of their data with Facebook, rendering the app useless for some.

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