5 Ways to Become a Smaller Target for Ransomware Hackers

Hacking for ransom is on the rise — on pace to beat out last year’s figures — and hits people where it hurts, locking them out of files, photos and critical records until they pay hackers a bounty to restore their access. Hackers bait users to click on infected email links or open infected attachments, or they take advantage of outdated and vulnerable systems.

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Android Messaging Apps Leaking Data, Bug Dubbed ‘Surreptitious Sharing’,

German researchers have found a serious flaw in the way many popular Android email and messaging apps – including Skype and even secure systems like Telegram and Signal – share documents, images and videos. Dominik Schürmann and Lars Wolf from Braunschweig University of Technology say the bug, dubbed ‘Surreptitious Sharing’, allows attackers to capture data including passwords, private keys and message histories.

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