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After TikTok, LinkedIn, Reddit caught snooping on clipboard of iPhones

05 Jul 2020

After TikTok, LinkedIn, Reddit caught snooping on clipboard of iPhones

A few days back, we reported the case of Chinese video app TikTok snooping on the clipboard of iPhones.

UK also mulling to phase out Huawei's 5G network equipment

05 Jul 2020

UK also mulling to phase out Huawei's 5G network equipment

A few days ago, the US declared Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE "national security threats" and barred its telcos from buying network equipment from them.

Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber-attacks. Is China to be blamed?

19 Jun 2020

Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber-attacks. Is China to be blamed?

In a worrisome development, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has revealed that all levels of the government as well as its private sector, including businesses providing essential services, are facing sophisticated state-sponsored cyber attacks.

Now, attackers can use bulbs to spy on you (theoretically)

15 Jun 2020

Now, attackers can use bulbs to spy on you (theoretically)

If you are planning on discussing private matters with someone, better start with keeping all the windows and doors shut.

Don't update! Latest Windows 10 release can break your printer

14 Jun 2020

Don't update! Latest Windows 10 release can break your printer

Microsoft is having a hard time getting a grip on Windows 10 issues.

#HackAlert: Honda hit by cyber attack, global operations disrupted

09 Jun 2020

#HackAlert: Honda hit by cyber attack, global operations disrupted

Japanese auto giant Honda Motor Company has been hit by a major cyber attack.

COVID-19: Singapore is developing a wearable 'contact-tracing' device

08 Jun 2020

COVID-19: Singapore is developing a wearable 'contact-tracing' device

As the world races to deploy contact-tracing apps to warn and isolate close contacts of COVID-19 positive individuals, Singapore is taking a completely different - and potentially concerning - route.

Your WhatsApp-linked number could show up in Google Search

07 Jun 2020

Your WhatsApp-linked number could show up in Google Search

Your WhatsApp-linked number, maybe even name and email address, could be leaking through Google Search.

More than 13,500 Vivo phones found using same IMEI number

05 Jun 2020

More than 13,500 Vivo phones found using same IMEI number

In a major shocker, more than 13,500 Vivo smartphones have been seized with the same International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number.

#LeakAlert: Data of 7 million+ BHIM users exposed

01 Jun 2020

#LeakAlert: Data of 7 million+ BHIM users exposed

Personal and financial data of more than 7 million users of BHIM, a government-backed peer-to-peer UPI payments app, has been leaked publicly.

Indian techie flags vulnerability in Apple's sign-in system, wins $100,000

01 Jun 2020

Indian techie flags vulnerability in Apple's sign-in system, wins $100,000

Bhavuk Jain, a techie hailing from Delhi, has bagged $100,000 (Rs. 75.50 lakh) bug bounty from Apple.

Soon, Google Assistant will confirm purchases with your voice

27 May 2020

Soon, Google Assistant will confirm purchases with your voice

In a bid to enable a hands-free shopping experience, Google is working to add a new capability into Assistant, a feature that verifies your voice to authorize a purchase.

Google Home Hub shows stranger's Nest cam footage, now fixed

23 May 2020

Google Home Hub shows stranger's Nest cam footage, now fixed

A few days back, a Google Home Hub owner reported a mysterious (and creepy) case of seeing footage from the Nest security camera of a stranger.

Google Chrome is getting several privacy-focused changes: Details here

21 May 2020

Google Chrome is getting several privacy-focused changes: Details here

A few days back, Google had announced the plan to update its browser Chrome with features like grouping tabs by topic and blocking resource-hungry ads.

Edison Mail may have redirected your emails to someone else

17 May 2020

Edison Mail may have redirected your emails to someone else

Edison Mail, the popular app that lets you manage multiple email services from a single place, has run into a major privacy issue - a bug compromising personal email accounts of many of its users.

Millions of PCs are vulnerable to a Thunderbolt port flaw

11 May 2020

Millions of PCs are vulnerable to a Thunderbolt port flaw

A major security flaw has been flagged in Intel's Thunderbolt port.

#WeeklyRecap: New MacBook, Surface notebooks, Unacademy breach, and more

10 May 2020

#WeeklyRecap: New MacBook, Surface notebooks, Unacademy breach, and more

This week, some notable developments were made in the world of technology, particularly in the consumer tech category.

Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

08 May 2020

Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

Like most of the world, South Africa is also under lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

Data of 2.2cr Unacademy users hacked, available at Rs. 1.5L

07 May 2020

Data of 2.2cr Unacademy users hacked, available at Rs. 1.5L

Unacademy, one of the biggest online learning platforms in India, has suffered a massive data breach.

Hacker flags 'security issue' in Aarogya Setu, government responds

06 May 2020

Hacker flags 'security issue' in Aarogya Setu, government responds

A few hours ago, a French cybersecurity expert and hacker under the alias "Elliot Alderson" claimed that Aarogya Setu, the official contact-tracing app of the Government of India, carries a security issue.

You need to update Chrome right now: Here's why

01 May 2020

You need to update Chrome right now: Here's why

In a major shocker, two critical vulnerabilities have been flagged in Google's all-new Chrome 81 browser.

Hackers can hijack your Microsoft Teams account via GIFs

27 Apr 2020

Hackers can hijack your Microsoft Teams account via GIFs

In a major shocker, researchers at CyberArk, a US-based cybersecurity firm, have flagged a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Teams, the work communication service that goes against Slack.

Critical security vulnerability detected in top antivirus apps

27 Apr 2020

Critical security vulnerability detected in top antivirus apps

From Kaspersky to Quick Heal, all antivirus programs take out malicious programs well before they compromise the whole PC.

COVID-19 scams are rising drastically: How to protect yourself

23 Apr 2020

COVID-19 scams are rising drastically: How to protect yourself

In the wake of COVID-19, hackers have started using public fears around the pandemic to carry out malware and phishing attacks.

Critical vulnerability detected in Apple's Mail app: Details here

23 Apr 2020

Critical vulnerability detected in Apple's Mail app: Details here

A critical security flaw has been flagged in the Mail app of Apple's iOS.

Watch out! Hackers are bombing Zoom classes with porn

21 Apr 2020

Watch out! Hackers are bombing Zoom classes with porn

As India faces the COVID-19 lockdown, educators are rushing to use digital resources to ensure students keep learning even while being at home.

Five lakh Zoom accounts are being sold on dark web

14 Apr 2020

Five lakh Zoom accounts are being sold on dark web

Zoom, the video conferencing service that shot to fame in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and then became a center of multiple controversies, has been hit by another pressing issue.

Zoom will let customers choose data centers for routing calls

14 Apr 2020

Zoom will let customers choose data centers for routing calls

It has become dichotomous for video-conferencing giant Zoom. On one hand, its user have sky-rocketed, but on the other, those users are fast losing confidence, given the shady security practices of the company.

Zoom creates 'security council' to fight data privacy concerns

09 Apr 2020

Zoom creates 'security council' to fight data privacy concerns

In light of growing privacy-related concerns, popular video-conferencing service Zoom has announced a new 'information security council and advisory board'.

Hacker flags Safari vulnerabilities, wins Rs. 57 lakh from Apple

05 Apr 2020

Hacker flags Safari vulnerabilities, wins Rs. 57 lakh from Apple

Apple encourages security researchers to flag vulnerabilities in its products and is also willing to pay some really good money for that.

Marriott suffers data breach, over 5 million guest records stolen

03 Apr 2020

Marriott suffers data breach, over 5 million guest records stolen

In a major shocker, Marriott International has compromised the personal data of millions of its guests in, what looks like, a hack of its internal systems.

Zoom sued for covertly sending user data to Facebook

02 Apr 2020

Zoom sued for covertly sending user data to Facebook

Zoom, the video conferencing app that shot to fame after billions were put on lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19, has been sued for sharing user data without permission.

Microsoft halting less important Windows updates: Here's why

25 Mar 2020

Microsoft halting less important Windows updates: Here's why

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, big tech companies, including Google and Apple, have sent most of their employees to work from home.

Hackers are exploiting an 'unpatched' vulnerability in Windows 10

24 Mar 2020

Hackers are exploiting an 'unpatched' vulnerability in Windows 10

If you are using a Windows 10 PC, better be careful while downloading anything from the internet.

20 popular VPN, ad-blocking apps caught spying on users

11 Mar 2020

20 popular VPN, ad-blocking apps caught spying on users

In a major shocker, at least 20 apps dedicated to VPN and ad-blocking services have been caught spying on their users.

#BugAlert: Intel processors carry an 'unfixable' security flaw

11 Mar 2020

#BugAlert: Intel processors carry an 'unfixable' security flaw

In a major shocker, a group of researchers has revealed that Intel processors carry a critical security flaw.

#TechBytes: How to keep WhatsApp group links from being exposed

07 Mar 2020

#TechBytes: How to keep WhatsApp group links from being exposed

Recently, DW's Jordan Wildon flagged a major bug in WhatsApp - an issue that allowed Google and other search engines to index invitation links to private groups on the messaging service.

#TechBytes: How to make your Instagram private, dodge creepy stalkers

29 Feb 2020

#TechBytes: How to make your Instagram private, dodge creepy stalkers

With over a billion active users, Instagram dominates as one of the most popular (and controversy-free) products from Facebook.

Decathlon exposes data of millions of customers, employees

27 Feb 2020

Decathlon exposes data of millions of customers, employees

Renowned sports retailer Decathlon has been embroiled in a major controversy.

New bug exposes Wi-Fi traffic of billion devices (including phones)

27 Feb 2020

New bug exposes Wi-Fi traffic of billion devices (including phones)

In a major shocker, researchers from antivirus company ESET have raised alarms over a critical security vulnerability plaguing billions of devices around the world.