Category Archives: Consumer Alerts

Exposed Facebook Server Leaks 419M Records | Avast

A security researcher discovered an exposed server that contained several databases of information on over 419 million Facebook accounts, Tech Crunch reported. Predominantly listing users’ phone numbers and Facebook IDs, the server also exposed other b…

Flaw Allows Phony Provisioning Alerts on Androids | Avast

Cybersecurity researchers have identified a critical flaw in the Android smartphones built by Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Sony, whereby a bad actor could potentially infiltrate a victim’s phone using a phony provisioning message. Mobile operators send out…

Avast Finds Child Trackers Unsecured From Hackers | Avast

Avast researchers have discovered serious security vulnerabilities in some 600,000 child trackers for sale on Amazon.com and other large online merchants. The devices expose data sent to the cloud, including the exact real-time GPS coordinates of child…