The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently announced that its tracker-munching browser add-on is ready for prime time. Privacy Badger version 1.0 is available now for Chrome and Firefox. Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web. If an advertiser seems to be tracking you across multiple websites without your permission, Privacy […]
Here’s an interesting article written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols and published in ZDNet: Worried sick over Windows 10’s privacy settings? There’s a lot you can do to lock them down, but you will lose some functionality along the way. See http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-secure-windows-10-the-paranoids-guide/.
In less than a week since the global release of Windows 10, the latest desktop operating system from Microsoft is getting criticized by privacy advocates and users alike. Some are even saying that the real price of Windows 10 – which is being marketed as a free upgrade – is actually users’ privacy. Windows 10 comes with a plethora of new features including the digital voice assistant Cortana among others. […]
Just days after Microsoft released its latest operating system, hackers have begun targeting soon-to-be Windows 10 users with an emerging kind of malware. Once a user downloads and opens the attached executable file, the malware payload opens, encrypting data on the affected computer, and locking the owner out. Details may be found in an article by Zack Whittaker in the ZDNet web site at http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-scam-email-will-encrypt-your-files-for-ransom/.
One month after a law was passed ending the NSA’s bulk collection of US phone records, the director of intelligence announced that records previously collected by the spy agency will be destroyed, according to the Associated Press.
Zimperium zLabs VP of Platform Research and Exploitation, Joshua J. Drake (@jduck), dived into the deepest corners of Android code and discovered what we believe to be the worst Android vulnerabilities discovered to date. These issues in Stagefright code critically expose 95% of Android devices, an estimated 950 million devices. Drake’s research, to be presented at Black Hat USA on August 5 and DEF CON 23 on August 7 found […]
While most of the privacy issues associated with Windows 10 can be alleviated with a simple adjustment of one’s settings, there are still a few issues worth highlighting before you start using Windows 10 as your everyday OS. Details are contained in an article by Yoni Heisler at http://bgr.com/2015/07/29/windows-10-privacy-issues.