Your HP laptop may be harboring a secret keylogger in Synaptics touchpad drivers

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/13/hp-laptop-keylogger/ If you have an HP laptop, there’s a reasonable chance that you have an keylogger installed. The tool is embedded in Synaptics touchpad drivers. Before you start panicking too much, it’s worth noting that the keylogging capabilities of the tool are disabled by default, … Read more

Oops… Some HP Laptops Shipped With Hidden Keylogger

Full Article : TechNewsWorld – http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85002.html?rss=1 Some HP laptops users came with a preinstalled program to capture the keystrokes of users, a security researcher recently discovered. The researcher, Michael Myng aka “ZwClose,” discovered the keylogger software while trying to solve a keyboard problem for a friend. The software is turned … Read more

70 percent of UK consumers have not heard of GDPR

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/consumers-gdpr-knowledge/ The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to extensively change data privacy rules in the EU in May, yet a new survey from compliance solution PORT.im shows 70 percent of consumers are completely unaware of their new rights and haven’t even heard of … Read more

Privacy: Popular ai.type keyboard leaks personal details of 31 million users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/ai-type-personal-data-leak/ Third-party Android and iOS keyboard ai-type is at the center of something of a privacy nightmare after a misconfigured database leaked the personal details of more than 31 million of its users. Researchers at Kromtech Security Center discovered an unprotected database had been exposed … Read more

60 percent of organizations aren’t ready for GDPR

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/organizations-not-ready-for-gdpr/ With the deadline of May 2018 looming closer, a new survey shows 60 percent of respondents in the EU and 50 percent in the US say they face some serious challenges in being GDPR compliant. The study by data protection specialist Varonis polled 500 … Read more

Privacy: Google updates Safe Browsing rules so apps must warn when they collect personal data

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/google-safe-browsing-privacy-warning/ Google is introducing changes to its Safe Browsing policies, requiring Android apps to display their own privacy warning if they collect users’ personal data. The company says that if app developers refuse to comply, Google will display a warning of its own. Developers have … Read more

Privacy: UK government to tweak Snooper’s Charter after conceding it is illegal in its current form

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/01/government-tweaks-snoopers-charter/ The highly controversial Snooper’s Charter — also known as the Investigatory Powers Act — is, the government has been forced to admit, illegal under European law in its current form. The Brexit process may well be underway, but at the moment, the UK is … Read more

Google faces class action lawsuit for gathering personal data from millions of iPhone users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/30/google-class-actions-iphone-personal-data/ A group going by the name Google You Owe Us is taking Google to court in the UK, complaining that the company harvested personal data from 5.4 million iPhone users. The group is led by Richard Lloyd, director of consumer group Which?, and it … Read more

Facebook may start using selfies to verify logins

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/29/facebook-selfie-login/ Some Facebook users have reported that the social network is asking them to upload a selfie as a means of verifying their identity. It seems that the company is testing out a new form of captcha as it asks that you “upload a photo … Read more

Risky Scripts Pose Threat to Web Surfers, Say Researchers

Full Article : TechNewsWorld – http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84973.html?rss=1 A popular technique used by website operators to observe the keystrokes, mouse movements and scrolling behavior of visitors on Web pages is fraught with risk. The technique offered by a number of service providers uses scripts to capture the activity of a visitor on … Read more

Privacy: a huge proportion of Android apps are secretly tracking you

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/28/android-apps-track-users/ A joint research project between Yale University’s Privacy Lab and French non-profit Exodus Privacy has uncovered widescale tracking in a large number of Android apps. The likes of Tinder, Spotify, Uber, Twitter and Snapchat — as well as masses of lesser-known apps — were … Read more

8 Privacy Oriented Alternative Search Engines To Google in 2017

Full Article : It’s FOSS – https://itsfoss.com/privacy-search-engines/ Brief: In this age of the internet, you can never be too careful with your privacy. Use these alternative search engines that do not track you. Google – unquestionably being the best search engine out there, makes use of powerful and intelligent algorithms … Read more