Windows 11 Sends Massive Amounts of Data to Ad Companies

The PC Security Channel (TPSC) analyzed Windows 11 and found it sends massive amounts of user data to Microsoft, as well as third-party ad companies.

US Diplomats Among Those Hacked by Pegasus Spyware

Apple has alerted 11 US diplomats that they are among those hacked by the NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware.

AWS Bans NSO Group Behind Pegasus Spyware Used Against Journalists

Amazon Web Services has shut down the accounts of Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group, following explosive revelations of its software being used to target activist and journalists.

Is Microsoft Teams the Next Great Spyware?

Microsoft Teams is one of the primary corporate communications platforms, but recent information suggests it collects disturbing amounts of information.

TikTok Accused of Illegally Collecting Data and Uploading It to China

A California student has filed a class-action lawsuit against TikTock, the wildly popular social media app from China. According to a report in the Daily Beast, the suit alleges that TikTok uploads data without user consent—in some cases without a…

Android Flaw Lets Rogue Apps Spy On You, Accessing Camera and Mic

Security firm Checkmarx has announced a serious flaw in Android that allows rogue apps to access the camera, as well as the microphone. Director of Security Research Erez Yalon and Senior Security Researcher Pedro Umbelino authored the post detailing their…

Over 500,000 Google Chrome Users Affected by Malicious Extensions

Google has just recently removed four extensions from the Chrome Web Store after they were discovered to be malicious. The extensions, which already had over 500,000 downloads, were used to carry out click fraud and SEO manipulation. The malicious extensions…

Lily Collins Named “Most Dangerous” Cyber Celebrity

Lily Collins, daughter of 80’s pop-rock artist Phil Collins and star of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”, found herself at the top of a list no celebrity would seemingly want to be part of (unless they are just really…

Hotel Poachers: Criminals Branch Out From Online Banking

According to a new report from The Inquirer, criminals are capitalizing on hotel point of sale (PoS) applications to “siphon off travellers’ credit card details.” This form of theft is achieved by “using a remote access Trojan program to infect…

Google PPC Click Fraud Getting Harder to Detect

Perpetrators of click fraud are getting sneakier and sneakier. Harvard Business School professor Ben Edelman has uncovered one of the more diabolical click fraud schemes known to be hatched. As he summarizes it: