Tag Archives: privacy

Google+ ending and CA is no state for weak passwords | Avast

Google+ to go offline after security breach discovered
Following an exposé by WSJ that revealed Google had kept a huge bug in their Google+ social network under wraps, the search giant has decided to shut it down by late 2019. The bug might have enabl…

The NUUO Peekaboo vulnerability gives hackers your camera feed | Avast

New vulnerabilities found in NUUO surveillance software can put cybercriminals in the director’s chair. When exploited through a stack buffer overflow, the Peekaboo vulnerability grants hackers full control over the surveillance video. Assuming control…

Security news: More phishing, Canada pays ransom, SMBs are a target | Avast

Data breach in the wild
“Practice what you preach” was clearly not a part of the Swiss-based Veeam’s policy as someone left almost 200GB of data available to anyone online. The unsecured MongoDB server was open from August 31st, 2018 to September 9th,…

Google tracking, a fax attack, and a vote of “un-confidence” | Avast

Google may still be tracking you…
Adding to the growing mistrust consumers have about what tech companies do with the data they collect, we learned this week from an Associated Press investigation that Google still tracks and stores your whereabouts…

Google tracking, a fax attack, and a vote of “un-confidence” | Avast

Google may still be tracking you…
Adding to the growing mistrust consumers have about what tech companies do with the data they collect, we learned this week from an Associated Press investigation that Google still tracks and stores your whereabouts…

How to Create a Strong Password and Beat the Hackers | Avast

Every week, our researchers round up the latest security news and report our findings in these blog pages. If you’ve been reading, you may have noticed a particularly nasty trend claiming new victims week after week — data breaches. In the last two mon…