Tag Archives: privacy & security

  • wannacry china

    WannaCry: a Chinese lookalike for Android phones

    It comes from China a “tribute” to WannaCry, if we can say so. It is a malware virus for Android phones, whose graphics immediately reminds of WannaCry, and which, unlike much Android malware, does not just stop access to the phone, but it actually encrypts the files on the device – though for technical reasons […]

  • privacy

    Privacy and Safari: Apple’s browser new features

    Made safe of the name – honestly horrible: High Sierra – the new operating system that Apple is releasing for its Macs brings some under the hood refinements: stability, usability, and privacy first of all. For example, from next fall, Safari will do more than we can to protect our privacy while we visit several […]

  • ransomware

    The world’s youngest ransomware creator

    At age 14 I was thinking of doing something important in my life, but I never thought of creating a ransomware. Instead, an Osaka kid decided to spend his free time developing a software that can infect PCs. He added a free encryption system, actually creating the perfect ransomware: at first, it sneaks into a […]

  • twitter

    Twitter: a bug allowed to use accounts without password

    Twitter is one of the most important social media, though it continues to fall between the culprit and the bad. A few months ago a serious security problem was solved that would allow anyone – anyone – to post tweets from other accounts without any security check. Fortunately, the vulnerability was present in Studio, a tool […]

  • Facebook risponde alla May

    Facebook, Twitter, Google: we try to make our services hostile to terrorists

    A few days after the umpteenth terrorist attack in London, Google, Twitter, and Facebook confirmed they were working side-by-side with the UK government to enforce greater control over shared content across platforms. Theresa May, Prime Minister, stated the danger of social networks as channels for terrorism: according to her, terrorists can find online a safe […]

  • webrtc

    WebRTC on Chrome can record video and audio without users knowing it

    Google has recently been informed of a major security vulnerability that would allow malicious people to record audio or video without user permission using Chrome. The most up-to-date and used browsers support WebRTC technology, or Real-Time Communications Web, which supports real-time communication with no need for additional plugins. By doing so, you can create audio […]

  • yahoobleed

    Yahoobleed: Another Screw-up From Yahoo!

    Yahoo! Mail users may have been victims of yet another data thefts and sensitive information due to the software used to view images within the mail. This software is called ImageMagick, supported by PHP, Ruby, Python and dozens of other languages. But sending an email with a modified image let servers leak confidential information about […]

  • subtitles movies virus

    Subtitles for movies: beware of the virus

    Beware, readers who regularly download original language movies from the internet, perhaps with shady methods, and then look for subtitles to better understand the movie: you’re opening the door to a malware infection in full swing. If you think about it, it’s pretty obvious: subs files are text files, but they can deliver malicious code. […]