Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

Google wants to track you in real life – privacy group says, ‘No way!’

Big business gone rogue and out of control. Citizenry privacy worth nothing. Source: Sophos Naked Security There’s a long-term marketing bugaboo that Google has plans to fix: how to convince its clients that their ad dollars are turning into sweet payola. As Google announced at its annual Marketing Next conference in May, it will go beyond just serving… Read More »

Android users: beware ‘Invisible Man’ malware disguised as Flash

Source: Sophos Naked Security Android users have a new threat to worry about: keylogging malware that masquerades as a bogus Flash update and steals banking data. Needless to say, criminals in possession of your credentials will happily suck your bank accounts dry. SophosLabs detects the malware as Andr/Banker-GUA and is blocking it from customers. Also known as “Invisible Man,” the… Read More »

Facebook has got your number – even if it’s not your number

Source: Sophos Naked Security If you are a user of the social networking site you are going to want to read this article. Do you value your Facebook account? Have you linked your phone number to your Facebook account? You could lose access to it if you aren’t careful, according to James Martindale, who discovered a worrisome Facebook authentication… Read More »

Two-factor via your mobile phone – should you stop using it?

Source: Sophos Nacked Seruity Our friends over at The Register just documented yet another real-world example of a cybercrime known as SIM swapping. In its most up-front form, here’s the sort of thing that happens. A crook walks into a mobile phone shop, lets himself get talked into a top-of-the-range new mobile phone to replace the one he says he just… Read More »

Update your Android now – many holes fixed including ‘BroadPwn’ Wi-Fi bug

Source: Sophos Naked Security Google’s July 2017 security fixes for Android are out. As far as we can see, there are 138 bugs listed, each with its own CVE number, of which 18 are listed with the tag “RCE”. RCE stands for Remote Code Execution, and denotes the sort of vulnerability that could be abused by a crook to run some… Read More »