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Smart TVs are spying on you through your phone

9 Červenec, 2018 - 14:42
Smart TVs in millions of homes are using other devices on the same network in order to snitch on everything you watch and everywhere you go.

Monday review – the hot 22 stories of the week

9 Červenec, 2018 - 12:36
From Chrome and Firefox pulling a history-stealing browser extension and how Linux experts are crap at passwords to the child's avatar sexually assaulted on Roblox, and more!

Linux experts are crap at passwords!

6 Červenec, 2018 - 15:59
Last week's megastory was the Gentoo breach that saw an entire online Linux code repository hacked - now we know how it happened...

Chrome and Firefox pull history-stealing browser extension

6 Červenec, 2018 - 15:47
An extension used by about two million people has been pulled by Chrome and Firefox after it was found exfiltrating browsing data.

Employee allegedly stole government spyware and hid it under his bed

6 Červenec, 2018 - 15:22
Spyware that's supposed to be sold to governments was stolen and hidden under a mattress while it was offered for sale on the dark web.

The Pirate Bay is plundering your CPU for cryptocash, again

6 Červenec, 2018 - 14:17
The Pirate Bay seems to have returned to mining cryptocurrency in its visitors’ browsers without asking.

Are cybercrooks watching you copy and paste? [VIDEO]

6 Červenec, 2018 - 14:03
The clipboard is an obvious "place of interest" 'for cybercrooks - it's where you copy text that's hard to type, such as passwords!

SIM card in bird’s GPS tracker used to rack up $2,700 phone bill

6 Červenec, 2018 - 13:03
Researchers assumed the bird was dead when its GPS signal stopped moving. A few weeks later the team received a giant phone bill.

Your smartphone can watch you if it wants to, study finds

5 Červenec, 2018 - 14:38
Internet users have grown used to the idea that they can be tracked and profiled as they browse the web, but what about the specific risks of smartphones?

Serious Security: How to cut-and-paste your way to Bitcoin riches

5 Červenec, 2018 - 13:56
Malware that steals cryptocurrency doesn't need to crack passwords, read wallets, copy private keys, or even have a network connection...

Tor-linked nonprofit raided by police

5 Červenec, 2018 - 12:28
They were after the authors behind a blog calling for violent protests but didn't even bother with the authors' email provider.

7-year-old’s avatar sexually assaulted on “family-friendly” Roblox

5 Červenec, 2018 - 12:09
Her shocked mother grabbed screenshots that show her daughter's avatar knocked flat and an unambiguous animation of a penis.

Want to beat facial recognition? Join the Insane Clown Posse

4 Červenec, 2018 - 15:12
The black and white clown makeup worn by the rap duo and their fans fools facial recognition.

Elderly scam victims are too embarrassed to speak up

4 Červenec, 2018 - 14:47
Financial talk itself is taboo. Admitting to getting fleeced and losing all your savings? That qualifies as super taboo, a new report says.

Samsung phones sending photos to contacts without permission

4 Červenec, 2018 - 14:29
At least two Samsung smartphone models have reportedly spontaneously started sending photographs to contacts without being asked to do so.

Facebook accidentally unblocks people

4 Červenec, 2018 - 14:16
It's fixed now, thankfully: be it airheads who post baloney or stalkers, all blocked users deserve to STAY blocked.

Someone else is reading your Gmails

4 Červenec, 2018 - 14:02
Remember when privacy advocates used to worry about Google scanning your email? Well now, they have another problem on their hands: real people reading them.

Tool scrubs hidden tracking data from printed documents

3 Červenec, 2018 - 14:49
Just because a document isn't digital doesn't mean it doesn't contain metadata. Printed documents often have their own hidden details, and now German researchers have developed tools to help you scrub them clean.

Immigrant identity thief and ICE lawyer gets four years

3 Červenec, 2018 - 14:32
A former high-ranking lawyer at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is going to jail for four years after stealing the identities of US immigrants.

Facebook gave certain companies special access to customer data

3 Červenec, 2018 - 12:35
What do, Nissan, Spotify, and Nike have in common? They were all afforded temporary extensions to access private Facebook data API.