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IoT of toys stranger than fiction: Cybersecurity and data privacy update

The Internet of Stranger Things came to life in the recent case of a cuddly connected toy, raising wider and deeper questions about cybersecurity, privacy, and the future of digital technology.

FTC vs. VIZIO: Getting smart about TV data collection and sharing

Is your smart TV selling data about what you watch, without asking? As the US FTC goes after one TV maker, it may be time to check.

Password-stealing security hole discovered in many Netgear routers

A security researcher has described how he uncovered a severe security hole in dozens of different Netgear routers, meaning that “hundreds of thousands, if not over a million” devices could be at risk of having their admin passwords stolen by hackers.

An introduction to private browsing

Privacy and security fears are driving many people to look into the possibilities of private browsing. We investigate what it is and how you stay anonymous online

Worrying about data privacy isn’t enough: Here’s how to own your online presence

As Data Privacy Day is upon us, we thought it apt to put together some top tips on how to manage and secure your online information.

Amazon Echo and the Alexa dollhouses: Security tips and takeaways

Tips on securing the Alexa service on Amazon Echo devices, notably voice purchasing, a topic brought into focus by the recent “San Diego dollhouse TV story”.

FTC IoT privacy and security push points out D-Link router and webcam flaws

The US Federal Trade Commission has again acted on its serious concerns about data privacy and security in the Internet of Things (IoT). This time D-Link webcams and routers are the focus. Stephen Cobb puts this latest FTC move in context.

Yahoo flaw, now fixed, allowed hackers to access any user’s email

Malicious code could have been used to compromise an account, forward messages to an external account, or even spread a Yahoo Mail-infecting virus.

Dailymotion hacked, millions of user accounts exposed

Users are warned to be on the look out for spam emails and reminded to never re-use passwords, as popular video-watching site suffers a data breach.

Facebook Messenger’s creepy test of Conversation Topics

Need some more help choosing an inane conversation topic with your online friends? Don’t panic! Facebook appears keen to help you. But is its behaviour bordering on creepy?

What Pippa Middleton can teach us about iCloud security

Pippa Middleton is the latest in a long line of celebrities to have her online accounts broken into by criminals, and private photographs stolen.

Have you properly secured your iCloud account?

Internet of targets: Webcams and routers in the crosshairs of bad guys

Video rules the internet today and webcams are built into practically every new laptop, smartphone and tablet. It’s important to keep them secure.

EU-US Privacy Shield launches: Key points to this agreement

There are three key principles to be aware of when it comes to the EU-US Privacy Shield and we’ve digested all of the key points in this feature.

Afraid someone is misusing your webcam?

If you want to know which programs are actively using your webcam, here is a short guide from ESET’s Ondrej Kubovič to help you out.

Types of VPN networks and how they work: do you know which kind to use?

WeLiveSecurity delves deeper into VPN networks, asking how do they work? And what are the most common types of VPN that can be implemented?

Please stop spreading the Facebook privacy notice hoax

A widespread hoax is being circulated between Facebook users, in the mistaken belief that posting the message will will give them more control over their privacy.

Windows 10 security and privacy: An in-depth review and analysis

As Windows 10 nears its one year anniversary, WeLiveSecurity gives an in-depth review of the operating system from a security and privacy perspective.

32 million Twitter account credentials up for grabs – but site says it wasn’t hacked

Over 30 million Twitter account details are put up for sale on the computer underground.

Mandatory password reset for some Facebook and Netflix users in wake of mega-breaches

Don’t panic. Facebook and Netflix have not suffered a data breach. But it’s quite possible that they are asking you to change your password.

65 million Tumblr users should probably be careful…

65 million Tumblr users have had their details compromised as a result of a recently-discovered breach dating back to 2013. But it’s not just their passwords that they should be concerned about.

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