The former head of the UK’s government’s communications agency GCHQ has issued warnings over the privacy of the biometric security increasingly favored in top-end mobile phones and other devices, Computing reports.
Facebook has announced a set of new privacy focused terms of service, which aims to let users of the social network ‘control their information’, according to The Independent. The changes, which will be live as of 1 January 2015, introduce ‘Privacy Basics’, a tool that shows users who can see any information they share on
Technology might evolve, but cyber gangs rely on tried-and-tested tactics. With a bit of care and attention, it’s easy to sort the genuine bargains from the too-good-to-be-true fakes.
The infamous anonymity of Bitcoin as a currency has a weakness built into it, according to a paper published by the University of Luxembourg.
It’s easy to imagine that ALL connected devices – from fridges to CCTV cameras – are a security nightmare, but there are simple, sensible steps you can take to lock these risks down.
A Russian website is showing off hundreds of feeds of live webcam footage from inside homes and businesses, which have been accessed by hacking into people’s webcams, CCTV systems and monitors.
Privacy and security online are hot button topics in America today, as a new survey by the Pew Research Center confirms, mirroring similar results from two different privacy and security surveys conducted by ESET.
As we’ve reported before, users and businesses leaving their router username and passwords as the manufacturer’s default are potentially leaving themselves open to an easy hack, but a new website has sprung up illustrating the point in alarming detail.
If you use Gmail as your ‘main’ email account – or rely on Google services such as Drive for work – it’s well worth revisiting Google’s Settings menus to give your Google security a boost.
Government requests for private Facebook data have increased by nearly 25% since the second half of 2013, the social networking giant has reported.
Echoing sentiments from across the Atlantic earlier in the year, the head of British spy agency GCHQ as made calls for crypto backdoors into phones to tackle crime, stating, “privacy has never been an absolute right.”
Facebook has opened its doors to privacy concerned users, but opening up a dedicated Tor link, guaranteeing that people who visit the social networking site through anonymous browsers aren’t mistaken for botnets, Gizmodo reports.
A judge in Virginia has ruled that the police can require you to unlock your smartphone with a fingerprint, but not with a passcode, Mashable reports.
Job centers across the United Kingdom are due to get a technological makeover, courtesy of biometric and signature recognition pads, reports IT Pro Portal.
A selection of rival privacy conscious Tor routers have appeared on crowdfunding sites after the Anonabox was surprisingly pulled just days after smashing its modest funding targets.
Over the past few years, counter surveillance gadgets which might have been the preserve of secretive government departments a decade ago have suddenly hit mainstream shops – from Mission Impossible-stlye self-destructing drives to some rather eerie counter-surveillance masks.