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

  • A hacker sells a massive database of more than 21 million free mobile VPN users on an underground forum.
  • The details in the hacker’s hands include email addresses, resident countries, users’ full names.
  • Hacker also claims to have users online banking and payment details, passwords, among other sensitive data.
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

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

Cybersecurity researchers from Trend Micro, Echo Duan, and Jesse Chan have detected many RCE vulnerabilities in the famous Android application, SHAREit. Remote Code Execution (RCE) bugs can let cyber attackers run malicious codes to extract the sensitive information of users if injected into a device. According to the…
February 21, 2021 by Waqas Sattar

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

The purpose of designating special days on the calendar is to avail the opportunity to raise awareness about particular events or topics worldwide. Since 2007 January 28th marks the International Data Privacy Day. On January 28 each year, we commemorate International Data Privacy Day. The aim as always was to…
February 6, 2021 by Waqas Sattar

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Snapchat joins the social giant amid Facebook Apple tracking transparency feud

Last Updated: February 5, 2021 by Thuranira John Kobia

Tiktok rolls out new security features for its underage users

Last Updated: February 3, 2021 by Waqas Sattar

Google updates on tightening Android security and privacy

Last Updated: February 2, 2021 by Nwachukwu Glory

Amazon Ring’s client tally surpasses 2000 US police and fire departments

Last Updated: February 1, 2021 by Waqas Sattar

Israel’s data-for-vaccines drives quick rollout but raises privacy concerns

Last Updated: February 1, 2021 by Thuranira John Kobia

Google’s new privacy-friendly plan FLoC likely to replace cookies

Last Updated: January 27, 2021 by Nwachukwu Glory