Have you ever wondered how safe your smartphone and data are when you connect the device to freely available charging points at airports, cafes, parks and public transport? Do you know what, and how much data your mobile device is exchanging with these points while it’s charging?
Donna was alarmed when she received an email from Capital One thanking her for redeeming about 171,000 credit card reward miles, worth $1,710, for more than a week’s worth of hotel stays in New York. The reservation was under a name she didn’t recognize.
Phishing attacks are definitely on a rise nowadays with email scams and spam messages doing the round across the World Wide Web incessantly. Usually, these campaigns increase in their gravity, scope and proportion when a big event of national or global nature is expected to be held in the near future. The same is the case this time when the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics are due to be held malicious actors are showing their antics with full vigor and fervor.
In a major breakthrough, computer scientists at the Austin-based University of Texas have developed a novel means to produce genuinely random numbers, which can be employed to encrypt data and enhance cyber security.
A hacker is trying to sell the account information, including emails and passwords, of 117 million LinkedIn users. The hacker, who goes by the name “Peace,” told Motherboard that the data was stolen during the LinkedIn breach of 2012. At the time, only around 6.5 million encrypted passwords were posted online, and LinkedIn never clarified how many users were affected by that breach.
Turns out it was much worse than anybody thought.
Identity thieves stole tax and salary data from big-three credit bureau Equifax Inc., according to a letter that grocery giant Kroger sent to all current and some former employees on Thursday. The nation’s largest grocery chain by revenue appears to be one of several Equifax customers that were similarly victimized this year.
Bad guys have a new scam. They create websites that look just like the real sites from security software vendors like Symantec, McAfee, Malwarebytes, Kaspersky and others. When you search for these sites, you could very easily pick the fake site instead of the real one.
Noodles & Company, a fast-casual restaurant chain with more than 500 stores in 35 U.S. states, says it has hired outside investigators to probe reports of a credit card breach at some locations.
Have you upgraded your Windows 7 or 8/8.1 computer to Windows 10 yet? If not, and you think you would like to, your chance to do so for free is about to expire. As of May 5, Microsoft has announced plans for free Windows 10 upgrades to end in July. The good news for many Windows users is that the annoying pop-ups asking them to upgrade will be a distant memory once the deadline for upgrading passes; the potentially bad news is those who miss the deadline will be required to shell out more than $100 to do so down the road. To help you understand why Microsoft is putting a stop to free Windows 10 upgrades and what happens if you miss out, here’s everything you need to know.
These days, it is only a matter of time before we hear about technology being hacked. On the list for this month’s awareness lessons? Your gated apartment community might not be as secure as you think. Police are on the hunt for a burglar in breaking into downtown apartments and stealing high ticket items like TV’s. It’s believed the crook is gaining access by hacking into the electronic lock system that many downtown apartments have.