News & Reviews: hacking
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2020
You may or may not have come across this news, but apparently it is possible for hackers to obtain your fingerprints through high-quality photos. Since using the peace-sign is one of the most popular poses for taking photos, it is reported that hackers can enlarge the photo and scan your fingerprints off.
Last Updated: Apr 23, 2020
Google recently weighed in online via Mark Risher, Senior Director for Account Security, Identity, and Abuse about the current online security COVID-19 situation. On Google’s side, Google Meet, GMail and Google Play Protect for example have mostly built-in automatic protections but there are a number of checkup tools to see if you’re safe or not and the advice on what to do about it. On our part, we’ve seen a marked increase in such scams.
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2020
Based on a statement by thehackernews.com, it seems that cybercriminals are utilizing a ‘coronavirus map’ to steal sensitive information such as passwords from any unsuspecting victims. The method in which they acquire such information is by tricking the users to download a software which is embedded with a malware called AZORult, which collects information from web browsers such as cookies, user ID, passwords and more.
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2019
Twitter recently confirmed that Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter’s Twitter account got hacked on Friday by a little known but formerly useful Twitter feature called tweet by text. Apparently, Jack’s account started spewing hate and racist tweets, but it was due to the tweet by text feature without having to actually hack the Twitter account. This was done by spoofing the phone number or tricking Twitter into believing that the hackers were actually using Jack’s phone.