Parth Maniar

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WhatsApp Claims Limited Payment Data Shared With Facebook

Popular messaging app WhatsApp has claimed it shares limited data of payment service with its parent firm Facebook and the social media major does …

Social Media

Chrome and Firefox moving away from passwords with new USB key tech

First Firefox, now Chrome: Users can now log in to websites and online services without entering a password. The new standard, called WebAuthn, will …

Online Life

Google says its new disappearing email option won’t be a liability for companies, insisting it isn't 'the Snapchat of email'

In April, Google announced that Gmail would be getting a whole slew of new features, including one that sounds a lot like Snapchat and Wickr — the content-expiring messaging platform that put Uber in a sticky situation in the recent Uber vs Waymo case.<p>Gmail's new confidential mode lets users set an …

Privacy

Week in review: Zip Slip, GDPR and the US, why creativity is key to security

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles:<p><b>VPNFilter malware targets new devices, can deliver exploits to …

Cybersecurity

Signal And Whatsapp Are Only As Private As The People You Talk To

Image: TheDigitalArtist / Pixabay<p>In the show I'm in right now, there's an scene when the less-than-pleasant Archdeacon of the Notre Dame Cathedral, …

Privacy

Bitcoin price plunges after news of a cyber attack on South Korean exchange Coinrail

Spooked crypto investors unloaded $46bn (£34.3bn) worth of cryptocurrencies after the South Korean exchange platform Coinrail announced that it had …

Cryptocurrency

North Korea summit: What a chocolate biscuit tells us about Kim Jong-un's motivations

Since Kim Jong-un took the reins of power, and got those prized nukes, he has gradually shifted the weight of his country's priorities to the economy.<p>…

North Korea

Facebook embroiled in fresh privacy row over users’ friends

Facebook has found itself at the centre of another privacy scandal following the emergence of reports at the weekend that it had agreed bespoke …

Privacy

GDPR could result in higher ransomware demands, experts warn

The General Data Protection Regulation, which came into effect last month, may cause businesses to pay cyber ransom demands from criminals as they could be a cheaper option than high GDPR fines.<p>George Kurtz, chief executive of ­cybersecurity company CrowdStrike, said that “the price of admission of …

Cybersecurity

Four ways to survive the end of net neutrality today

Federal regulations mandating a free internet have formally expired, but there are still ways to protect your access and privacy.<p>As of today, federal net neutrality protections, which basically prohibit internet service providers from giving preferential treatment to certain websites, are no more. …

Net Neutrality

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange hacked for nearly $40M

Another day, another cryptocurrency heist. The latest to fall victim is the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange, Coinrail.<p>The company suffered a breach on Sunday, losing 30 percent of its cryptocurrency reserves. The exchange has not yet given an estimate of the loss, but local news outlet Yonhap …

Cryptocurrency

Mapping the ATT&CK Framework to CIS Controls

For the better part of a decade, I have spent a good amount of time analyzing security and compliance frameworks. There is beauty to be found in …

Information Security

It’s Time to Secure Your WordPress Site with HTTPS

Over the past few years, Google has increasingly stressed the importance of HTTPS encryption for websites, going as far as to mark certain HTTP pages …

IT security

Hackers Stole Over $20 Million in Ethereum from Insecurely Configured Clients

Security researchers have been warning about cybercriminals who have made over 20 million dollars in just past few months by hijacking insecurely …

Information Security

State of Cybersecurity 2018

Part 1, April<p>Download White Paper<p>For the fourth year in a row, ISACA has surveyed security leaders worldwide to determine their insights and …

Cybersecurity

Why Do We Care So Much About Privacy?

Big Tech wants to exploit our personal data, and the government wants to keep tabs on us. But “privacy” isn’t what’s really at stake.<p>The reason you’ve been receiving a steady stream of privacy-policy updates from online services, some of which you may have forgotten you ever subscribed to, is that …

Privacy

Tens of Thousands of Android Devices Are Exposing Their Debug Port

The security community raised the alarm regarding a serious issue last week —that of Android devices shipping with their debug port open to remote …

Information Security

As the West warns of Chinese cyber spies, poorer nations welcome gifts with open arms

China’s government is on a digital giving spree. Over the past five years, the government has donated computers and equipment to governments in over …

China

Bitcoin price plunges after cryptocurrency exchange is hacked

There has been a sharp drop in the price of bitcoin and other virtual currencies after South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail was hacked over the weekend.<p>A tweet from Coinrail confirming the cyber-attack sent the price of bitcoin tumbling 10% on Sunday to two-month lows.<p>The world’s …

Cryptocurrency

The Elite Microsoft Hacker Team That Keeps Windows PCs Safe

One of them jailbroke Nintendo handhelds in a former life. Another has more than one zero-day exploit to his name. A third signed on just prior to …

Windows 10

How NATO Defends Against the Dark Side of the Web

"Oops, your files have been encrypted!" This was the chilling message that greeted hundreds of thousands of computer users last summer. The WannaCry …

Cybersecurity

Creative Spam Thinks Outside the Macro with .IQY Attachments

The ability of these simple files to open Excel and download any data from the internet makes them extremely dangerous.

Cybersecurity

Canadian businesses aren’t guarding your private information as carefully as they should be: survey

Canadian companies still have a long way to go when it comes to understanding and implementing privacy laws, new government research reveals, despite …

Privacy

Tripura, Mizoram step up efforts to tackle cyber crime

Agartala/Aizawl, June 9 (IANS) Tripura and Mizoram have taken steps to strengthen their existing setup to deal with the growing incidents of cyber …

India

Unknown Hacker Broke Into John Kelly’s Email

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had one of his personal email accounts hacked by an unknown intruder, he told staff, according Buzzfeed. Kelly …

The White House

Microsoft Store Brings Remote App Install to Windows 10 With "Install on my devices"

Microsoft has added a new feature to the web version of the Microsoft Store called called "Install on my devices" that allows you to install an app …

Windows 10

How to Download Absolutely Everything You Can Find on the Web

The internet is always there, vast and accessible, from wherever you happen to be—until it isn’t. Maybe you’ve got a long flight ahead of you and …

Software

Hacking macOS: How to Use One Python Command to Bypass Antivirus Software in 5 Seconds

The misconception that macOS is more secure than the Windows operating system is far from the truth. With just one small command, a hacker can …

White Hat

Three months later, a mass exploit of powerful Web servers continues

Infected sites belong to universities, government agencies, and media companies.<p>More than 115,000 websites—many run by major universities, government …

Information Security

Attackers can hide malware in archive files with Zip Slip flaw; here's how to fight it

A newly revealed vulnerability affecting open source software libraries should have you worried about the security of your coding projects.<p>A recently …

Information Security