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#BugAlert: Dating app Grindr risked private user information

04 Oct 2020

#BugAlert: Dating app Grindr risked private user information

Popular gay dating app Grindr is drawing flak for a rather careless vulnerability in its service, an issue that risked the privacy and security of millions of people using the platform.

Edureka e-learning platform caught exposing data of 20 lakh students

30 Sep 2020

Edureka e-learning platform caught exposing data of 20 lakh students

Amid growing cases of cyber-attacks and data breaches, Edureka, a renowned Bengaluru-based online learning platform, has been caught exposing personal user information.

Instagram vulnerability could have led to account hijacks; now fixed

25 Sep 2020

Instagram vulnerability could have led to account hijacks; now fixed

Instagram has fixed a major flaw in its application.

Ray-Ban owner hit by ransomware attack: Details here

23 Sep 2020

Ray-Ban owner hit by ransomware attack: Details here

Luxottica, the Italian parent of popular eye-wear brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley, has fallen victim to a ransomware attack.

Iranian hackers develop malware to steal 2FA codes

21 Sep 2020

Iranian hackers develop malware to steal 2FA codes

Often, security experts recommend two-factor authentication (2FA) as a way to add an extra layer of security to your online accounts and services such as Facebook and Instagram.

#TechBytes: How to secure Zoom account with two-factor authentication

12 Sep 2020

#TechBytes: How to secure Zoom account with two-factor authentication

Zoom has had plenty of security issues, but among all of them, Zoom-bombing has been a persistent one.

#BugAlert: Critical desktop hijack vulnerability detected in Slack; now fixed

31 Aug 2020

#BugAlert: Critical desktop hijack vulnerability detected in Slack; now fixed

Slack, one of the biggest players in the remote collaboration space, has fixed a major flaw in its service.

Some Chinese smartphones shipped with malware, stole money

26 Aug 2020

Some Chinese smartphones shipped with malware, stole money

Chinese smartphone maker TECNO, known for taking on the likes of budget players in emerging markets, has landed in a major controversy.

#BugAlert: Attackers can use Google Drive to hack your system

23 Aug 2020

#BugAlert: Attackers can use Google Drive to hack your system

A major security flaw has been flagged in Googe Drive, an issue that could easily be used by a hacker to trick you into downloading malware or ransomware.

#BugAlert: Gmail bug allowed sending fake emails from real accounts

21 Aug 2020

#BugAlert: Gmail bug allowed sending fake emails from real accounts

Gmail has been having a really bad time lately.

Zoom bug allowed breaking into private password-protected meetings

30 Jul 2020

Zoom bug allowed breaking into private password-protected meetings

Even after all the promises, video conferencing giant Zoom keeps running into security issues.

Twitter hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts

23 Jul 2020

Twitter hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts

Last week's massive Twitter hack left more than 100 high-profile accounts, including those of business magnates like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk, compromised.

Hackers can make your device explode with a fast charger

21 Jul 2020

Hackers can make your device explode with a fast charger

Fast chargers are a boon for people who prefer to power up their phones/laptops in quick and short charging sessions.

#LeakAlert: 7 VPN services leaked 1.2TB private user data

20 Jul 2020

#LeakAlert: 7 VPN services leaked 1.2TB private user data

In a major shocker, seven virtual private network (VPN) providers, all hailing from Hong Kong, have been caught leaking private data of their users.

After major hack, Indian government issues notice to Twitter

19 Jul 2020

After major hack, Indian government issues notice to Twitter

The Government of India has issued a notice to Twitter to get more details around how it became the target of a massive coordinated hack three days ago.

Zoom bug allowed mimicking organizations; now fixed

17 Jul 2020

Zoom bug allowed mimicking organizations; now fixed

Zoom video conferencing service has had plenty of trouble in keeping its platform safe from uninvited hackers and so-called 'Zoom-bombers'.

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.