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Uber-investor backed Airlift fixes OTP vulnerability in its e-commerce store

  • The bus ride-hailing startup applied security patches in its grocery delivery service's web app quickly.
  • These PrivacySavvy findings suggest one-time passwords do not provide enough security any longer.
  • Multi-factor authentication is a better alternative to OTPs and a quick fix to such vulnerabilities.
March 31, 2021 by Ali Qamar

Popular travel apps are exposing sensitive data of millions of users, report

Many of the widely-used ride-sharing and other travel apps out there have major server-side security vulnerabilities. PrivacySavvy research team discovered a group of travel apps leaving their servers completely open and accessible, ultimately exposing private user data for anyone to see. Most of the apps are leaking data through their…
March 16, 2021 by Ali Qamar

Data of 21 million users from 3 popular free mobile VPNs advertised for sale online

A hot deal turned sour after a hacker successfully stole details of more than 21 million free mobile VPN users. Remember, a VPN is meant to create a layer of security and protect you from falling into a cyber-security nightmare. But in this case, the providers illegally logged on their…
March 16, 2021 by Nwachukwu Glory

Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple face stalwart privacy decisions pipeline in the EU

The European Union’s privacy regulator expects to streamline its enforcement against big tech companies. It aims at making big decisions this year while refuting any reluctance claims. The regulator – overseeing Facebook Inc., Apple Inc., and Alphabet Inc.’s Google has pointed out that they are on…
February 28, 2021 by Thuranira John Kobia

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Chinese-affiliated APT31 reportedly copied and reuse the NSA hacking code

Last Updated: February 28, 2021 by Thuranira John Kobia

Billions of SHAREit app users at risk of getting their private information exposed

Last Updated: February 21, 2021 by Waqas Sattar

Hacker blackmails IPTV services over stolen data

Last Updated: February 10, 2021 by Waqas Sattar

Web consumers are concerned about data privacy; still, they ignore it

Last Updated: February 6, 2021 by Waqas Sattar

Link previews: How sharing links on social apps can turn into a security risk

Last Updated: February 6, 2021 by Nwachukwu Glory

Snapchat joins the social giant amid Facebook Apple tracking transparency feud

Last Updated: February 5, 2021 by Thuranira John Kobia