Apple’s iOS 13 software update launched with its new iPhone 11 and available as a free upgrade for iPhone 6s and later devices includes some tremendous and some would say long overdue privacy and security features that you need to start using immediately to protect your data and your privacy from fraud and misuse.
The private email and phone numbers and contact info for more than 49 million Instagram Influencers was uncovered in an unprotected, unencrypted database hosted on Amazon Web Services. The Influencers, the social media term for accounts with many followers, include celebrities and International brands.
Data Breaches involving millions of consumers are becoming commonplace but last week two researchers uncovered a massive database of very detailed consumer records with no clear owner. Hosted on a Microsoft cloud server, the data deals with 80 million households headed by Americans over the age of 40.
Wireless cameras are appearing everywhere but we expect them to be our tools not to spy on us. Today a lack of legal protection for vacation renters, employees and others in private property and the emergence of super small cameras hidden virtually anywhere mean we can be spied upon at anytime from anywhere.
Do you have an Apple device? If so, it’s currently acting like a microphone allowing anyone to listen to you without your knowledge. The FaceTime flaw dubbed FacePalm applies to Macs, iPhones and iPads and Apple has been slow to fix the simple hack that allows anyone to turn your phone into a live, open, microphone.
A developer uncovered a Facebook vulnerability which granted access to the photos taken on mobile devices synced to Facebook. Up to 6.8 million people who gave permission to third-party apps unwittingly allowed those developers to view the photos they took. This includes photos those they did not explicitly share with Facebook. Another Security Breach for …
In 2015, millions of US Federal Employees of the OPM (Office of Personnel Management) had their identities hacked in a massive data breach many attribute to the Chinese government seeking leverage on them. A recent court hearing brings them one step closer to free lifelong identity protection. It has taken three years but two unions …