The hackers have been using files and emails that warn about a new coronavirus strain to trick users into opening them. Doing so can secretly deliver malware to the victim's machine.
'As CEO of Avast, I feel personally responsible and I would like to apologize to all concerned,' wrote Ondrej Vlcek following a PCMag-Motherboard investigation into the privacy risks around the data harvesting.
On Tuesday, Avast responded to a PCMag-Motherboard investigation into the company's browser history collection practices, saying it was entirely legal. Avast users should expect to see a prompt from the antivirus products, asking them to consent to the data...
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Avast is harvesting users' browser histories on the pretext that the data has been 'de-identified,' thus protecting your privacy. But the data, which is being sold to third parties, can be linked back to people's real identities, exposing...
The records involved conversation logs between Microsoft support agents and customers across the globe, dating back to 2005. Most of the records were redacted of customer contact information, but not all.
According to a recent forensic analysis, a WhatsApp account from the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman allegedly sent government-bought spyware to Bezos' phone in May 2018, two UN human rights experts said on Wednesday.
The stunning allegation reportedly comes from a forensic analysis Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos commissioned to determine the culprit behind the hack, which resulted in his private photos ending up in the hands of the National Enquirer.
Six sources confirmed Apple changed its mind on end-to-end encrypted backups two years ago following an FBI complaint and concerns users could lose access to their own data.
The FBI seizes the internet domain to WeLeakInfo.com, a site that was cataloging billions of records, such as email addresses and passwords, from more than 10,300 data breaches at various companies and service providers.
Security researchers are demonstrating how you can use the Windows 10 flaw, CVE-2020-0601, to spoof the trusted digital certificates for official website domains on Google's Chrome browser. These same certificates can warn you about hacking attempts.
Google has made it easier to join the company's Advanced Protection Program, which is designed to stop the most sophisticated hackers from breaking into your Gmail account. Before you needed two security keys to enroll. Now you just need...
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Malware on an air-gapped computer can transmit data like Morse code by changing screen brightness in a way that's invisible to the naked eye but easily recorded with a camera.
Watch out for suspicious interview requests. 'The main focus of this phishing campaign was stealing email account information of the victims, and finding information about their contacts/networks,' the cybersecurity experts at Certfa Lab warned on Wednesday.
Google's Takeout service was designed to let people download their data, but accidentally sent videos from Google Photos accounts to strangers.