Saturday, July 11, 2020

CEO of exam monitoring software Proctorio apologises for posting student’s chat logs on Reddit

Australian students who have raised privacy concerns describe the incident involving a Canadian student as ‘freakishly disrespectful’The chief executive of an exam monitoring software firm that has raised privacy concerns in Australia has apologised for publicly posting a student’s...

EasyJet hacking attack: are you affected and what should you do?

The airline has said the personal information of 9 million customers has been compromised• EasyJet reveals cyber-attack exposed 9m customers’ detailsEasyJet revealed on Tuesday it had suffered a “highly sophisticated” cyber-attack. It comes at a time of heightened concern...

EasyJet reveals cyber-attack exposed 9m customers’ details

Airline apologises after credit card details of about 2,200 passengers were stolenEasyJet has revealed that the personal information of 9 million customers was accessed in a “highly sophisticated” cyber-attack on the airline.The company on Tuesday disclosed that email addresses...

Early access to superannuation paused as police freeze $120,000 in allegedly stolen funds

‘Sophisticated’ identity theft attack leads to Australian Tax Office stopping early super withdrawals until MondaySign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsAllegations of identity theft involving 150 Australians...

The Guardian view on an NHS coronavirus app: it must do no harm | Editorial

Smartphones can be used to digitally trace Covid-19. But not if the public don’t download an app over privacy fears – or find it won’t work on their deviceThe idea of the NHS tracing app is to enable smartphones...

Government investigates data breach revealing details of 774,000 migrants

Guardian Australia on Sunday revealed SkillSelect app allowed users to see partial names of applicants for skilled visasThe home affairs and employment departments are investigating a data breach revealing the personal details of 774,000 migrants and people aspiring to...

Email bungle at company seeking jobkeeper payments exposes staff’s personal details

Names, addresses and birthdates of more than 100 people shared in privacy breachThe company responsible for delivering traffic reports on radio and TV stations across Australia accidentally sent out the dates of birth, names and home addresses of more...

Using Big Tech to tackle coronavirus risks swapping one lockdown for another | Adam Smith

An app that logs movements and contacts might seem like a fair trade now but we risk giving away our privacy for goodEven when the lockdown is lifted, there is no guarantee that life will ever return to normal....

‘Zoom is malware’: why experts worry about the video conferencing platform

The company has seen a 535% rise in daily traffic in the past month, but security researchers say the app is a ‘privacy disaster’As coronavirus lockdowns have moved many in-person activities online, the use of video conferencing platform Zoom...

Why isn’t the government publishing more data about coronavirus deaths? | Jeni Tennison

Studying the past is futile in an unprecedented crisis. Science is the answer – and open-source information is paramount• Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageWherever we look, there is a demand for data about Covid-19. We...

Morrisons is not liable for massive staff data leak, court rules

UK supreme court says retailer is not to blame for actions of employee with grudgeThe UK’s highest court has ruled that Morrisons should not be held liable for the criminal act of an employee with a grudge who leaked...

Contacts of 1m Virgin Media customers left on unsecured database

At least one person from outside Virgin Media accessed non-financial detailsAlmost a million Virgin Media customers had their personal details stored on a marketing database that had been left unsecured since last April, the company has admitted.Records show that...

China: new internet censorship rules raise fears of renewed crackdown

Controls on the ‘online information content ecosystem’ bring heightened concern about freedom of speechSweeping new internet censorship rules have gone into effect in China, prompting concerns that authorities will further control information and online debate as the country reels...

Our personal health history is too valuable to be harvested by the tech giants | Eerke Boiten

Action to prevent deeper access to our private lives and data is more essential than everHealth data paints a rich picture of our lives. Even if you remove your name, date of birth and NHS number to “anonymise” yourself,...

Google software glitch sent some users’ videos to strangers

Bug affected users of Google Takeout exporting from Google Photos in late NovemberGoogle has said a software bug resulted in some users’ personal videos being emailed to strangers.The flaw affected users of Google Photos who requested to export their...

Windows 10 Security Game-Changer As Microsoft Reveals New Hacker Protection

Microsoft is set to bring a powerful new security feature to Windows 10 that just might be a game-changer.

15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web

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Exclusive: Any Chingari App (Indian TikTok Clone) Account Can Be Hacked Easily

Following vulnerability disclosure in the Mitron app, another viral TikTok clone in India has now been found vulnerable to a critical but easy-to-exploit authentication bypass vulnerability, allowing anyone to hijack any user account and tamper with their information, content,...

Is TikTok Seriously Dangerous—Do You Need To Delete It?

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iPhone User Sues LinkedIn For Reading Clipboard Data After iOS 14 Alert Revelations

The fallout from Apple's new iOS 14 privacy notification feature continues as one iPhone user files a class-action lawsuit against LinkedIn for silently reading clipboard data.