Facebook labels state-controlled media posts, will block ads

San Francisco: Facebook on Thursday began labelling media organizations whose editorial calls may be under the influence of governments and said ads from those outlets would be blocked later this year. The social network is following through on a previously announced plan to label state-controlled news publishers, according to Facebook head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher. “We believe people should know if the news they read is coming from a publication that may be under the influence of a government,” Gleicher said in a blog post. Facebook later this year…

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Cyber security – a medicine against technology-related anxiety?

The average time between cyber-attacks is estimated to be only 39 seconds, leaving a lot of us feeling like sitting ducks. Can technology be of help here? The letter contained a scarce explanation of a data breach and money being stolen. “We are deeply sorry to inform you…”. Mr. Somchai lost his whole paycheck.  Disgruntled, the 60-year-old decided to give up the convenience of online banking. Now he goes through a hassle of visiting a bank branch every time he needs to make a transfer. He has learned the hard…

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These Hackers Have Made $100 Million And Could Earn $1 Billion By 2025

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What is your first thought when someone says hacker? Is it the kind of cybercriminals that threatened to publish President Trump’s “dirty laundry” emails unless a $42 million (£34 million) ransom was paid? Or maybe it’s the Russian military Sandworm Team that the National Security Agency (NSA) has just warned is behind an ongoing cyberattack targeting U.S. organizations? Some hackers work to a different rule book, like those who recently managed to bypass Apple’s iPhone iOS lockdown security and release a “jailbreak” hack that works across most versions including the…

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Australian Cyber Security Centre spotlights most popular cyber-attack techniques

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The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has issued advice on cyber-attack methods being widely deployed by cybercriminals and state-sponsored advanced persistent threat (APT) groups. Based on ACSC investigations into cyber-attacks against Australian organizations in 2019 and 2020, the advisory outlines the various ways attackers are gaining access to vulnerable systems, exfiltrating data, and executing malicious commands, among other nefarious goals. It also offers information security professionals – in both the public and private sector – links to detection, mitigation, and remediation guidance related to the cyber-attack tactics, techniques, and procedures…

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Beware of cyber criminals exploiting Covid-19 situation, SBI tells

The buzz around the recently launched web series ‘Paatal Lok (underworld in Hindu mythology) seems to have prompted State Bank of India (SBI) to create a meme on its Twitter handle cautioning customers that cyber criminals from this ‘Lok’ are using Cerberus Trojan (malicious software) to steal financial data. India’s largest bank asked its customers to beware of fake SMSs claiming to provide big offers or information on the current Covid-19 pandemic via unknown links or downloading apps from unknown sources. In Hindu mythology, Paatal lok is one of the…

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New Tool Can Jailbreak Any iPhone and iPad Using An Unpatched 0-Day Bug

The hacking team behind the “unc0ver” jailbreaking tool has released a new version of the software that can unlock every single iPhone, including those running the latest iOS 13.5 version. Calling it the first zero-day jailbreak to be released since iOS 8, unc0ver’s lead developer Pwn20wnd said “every other jailbreak released since iOS 9 used 1day exploits that were either patched in the next beta version or the hardware.” The group did not specify which vulnerability in iOS was exploited to develop the latest version. The unc0ver website also highlighted the extensive testing that…

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WolfRAT Malware Targets Messengers Apps

Heads up Android users! Here is another threat targeting your devices. New malware WolfRAT has surfaced online that targets messenger apps on Android, including Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. WolfRAT Malware Targeting Messenger Apps Researchers from Cisco Talos Intelligence have found this Android malware in the wild, Dubbed WolfRAT, this malware specifically targets messaging apps on Android devices. These apps even include popular apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Line. Sharing the details in a blog post, the researchers stated that this malware loosely bases on the leaked malware DenDroid. Yet,…

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Instagram now supports 50 People Video Call through Messenger Rooms

Instagram has finally started rolling out the update for support of the Messenger Rooms shortcut. The social media brand will soon feature a shortcut within the app to conduct video calls of up to 50 people using Facebook’s Messenger Rooms. Instagram has announced the latest update on Twitter and has also revealed the way to make the group video call along with the process to send invites. The tweet stated, “an easy way to video chat with up to 50 of your favorite people? Yes please. Starting today, you can…

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How to Block My Phone From Being Tracked

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Privacy being invaded is one of the concerting factors that everybody deals with in this day and age. That is why people are starting to ask questions such as how to block my phone from being tracked? Here, you will find all the important information that you need to know that will give you a proper answer to your question – how to block my phone from being tracked? Part 1. How much do those application companies know about us? In the world where everything is connected to each other…

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Facebook Launches ‘Lock Profile’ Feature in India

Facebook has announced a new “lock profile” feature that will enable users to protect their information on the platform from being seen by anyone who isn’t in their ‘friends’ list. This security feature is designed for “people in India, especially women” who want more control over their information on Facebook, the company said. The latest profile security feature is touted as the successor of the Profile Picture Guard – launched nearly three years ago. The security feature will be rolled out to all users over the coming days. What does…

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