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Zara Larsson wants your password so she can watch Game of Thrones

When a celebrity asks if you can share your password…


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bitdefender.com

Facebook pulls its VPN from the iOS App Store after data-harvesting accusations

Facebook has withdrawn its Onavo Protect VPN app from the iOS App Store after Apple determined that it was breaking data-collection policies.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Smashing Security #090: Fortnite for Android, and the FCC’s DDoS BS

Fortnite players are told they’ll have to disable a security setting on Android, the FCC finally admits that it wasn’t hit by a DDoS attack, and Verizon’s VPN smallprint raises privacy concerns.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by David Bisson.


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Smashing Security #080: Country bans Facebook, eavesdropping Alexa, and PornHub VPN

The country of Papua New Guinea is planning a month-long nationwide ban of Facebook, PornHub wants to keep your online activities more private, and Amazon Alexa forwards a married couple’s private conversation to a random contact.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest 100% GDPR-compliant edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by ESET’s Tommi Uhlemann.


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Smashing Security #071: Pony-tailed pundit ponders privacy problems

Endangering your friends online, the fibs told by VPN vendors, developments from the world of cryptomining, and Carole shares an animated GIF with Mikko and Graham.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by Mikko Hyppönen from F-Secure.


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bitdefender.com

Guccifer 2.0’s schoolboy error reveals he’s hacking from Moscow

So-called “lone hacker” was in fact an officer with Russia’s military intelligence division. Forgetting to enable his VPN on one single occasion helped investigators identify his real location.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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VPN logs helped expose man’s cyberstalking campaign against former roommate, claims FBI

Using a VPN is not necessarily a guarantee that your identity will be kept secret from the police.

David Bisson reports.


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US Govt demands details of 1.3 million internet users who visited Trump resistance website

Visited a website protesting against the current US President? Law enforcement wants to know who you are…


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Hotspot Shield VPN accused of logging user data, selling it to advertisers

Privacy researchers have accused Hotspot Shield VPN of logging user data and selling it to advertisers, despite claims to the contrary.

David Bisson reports.


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welivesecurity.com

iOS VPN apps removed from Apple’s Chinese App Store

Apple has bowed to pressure from the regime in Beijing, and removed some VPN apps from the Chinese version of its iOS App Store.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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bitdefender.com

Watch out! Scammers are making a fortune in the iOS App Store

Just how much money can a scammy iPhone app make in the iOS App Store?

You may be surprised. After all, how does $80,000 per month sound to you?

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Malvertising campaign pushes data-collecting VPN on iOS users

A malvertising campaign is targeting iOS devices with a VPN that doesn’t hide the fact it collects large quantities of users’ information.

David Bisson reports.


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Would you risk running a VPN in the United Arab Emirates?

Those caught could face jail time and substantial fines.


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tripwire.com

Opera browser gets a free VPN – but you’ll need more than this to stay safe online

The desktop edition of the Opera web browser is getting a free, built-in VPN offering users a more secure and private browsing experience.

But can you trust it?

Read my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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VIDEO: What is a VPN, and why should you be using one?

Find out the benefits of running a VPN on your laptop and smartphone, especially if you are in the habit of connecting to public Wi-Fi hotspots.


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Juniper says it will remove flawed cryptographic code from its software

Juniper says it will replace the Dual_EC pseudo-random number generator, long criticised by security experts and potentially exploitable in backdoor attacks.

David Bisson reports.


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