Category Archives: Security

Use strong passwords, Microsoft warns

Some users can’t learn from their own mistakes. Many users are using weak passwords and passcodes, often using common words or passwords like “12345” or year of birth as 4-numbered passcode on their mobile phone. Microsoft checked more than 3 000 000 000 leached login credentials from various sources, like public leaked databases or databases from criminal acts.… Read More »

Firefox will definitely block spying eyes by default

By many data your browser sends to webpages you visit, webpage can create an unique ID, called simple digital fingerprint. Deleting cookies won’t help. And as for cookies, webpages can track your activity on other webs you are currently keeping in tabs in your web browser or even webpages you visited before deleting cookies. Apple introduced its Intelligent… Read More »

Ransomware Cyborg is masked as an update, abusing Microsoft’s e-mail

In short, ransomware is a malicious software, which installs itself on victim’s computer and then, or after some time to mask its presence, it begins to encrypt your files. Your files are then encrypted and unusable till you pay ransom to attackers via Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency – and sometimes, attackers won’t send decryption key to unlock your… Read More »

Samsung updated software for fingerprint sensor

Fingerprint sensor is a great way to improve security of our, but not limited to, mobile smart devices. Every human got unique fingerprint and this biometric security is based on this fact. Sometimes may sensor let pass fingerprint authentification test with fingerprint from other person, because no sensor is perfect and many humans got very similar fingerprint, but… Read More »

Facebook pays to transcribe voice chats

If something is on the Internet, then it’s online forever. We are using many chat apps and intelligent assistants, like Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant. And while we do so, there is a question: what about our privacy? While Apple is using protection of users’ privacy in its marketing, what about social networks like… Read More »

Hacked by Lightning cable?

It’s impossible to believe, what can be used to hack your computer by hackers. Forget about tracking people by GPS metadata on photos taken on their iPhones or catching passwords via keyloggers. A security researcher named MG created an evil Lightning cable that can give hackers a way to remotely access your computer. Cable is directly from Apple,… Read More »