Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone

Android Vulnerability Lets Hackers Take Over Your Camera

A security vulnerability in some Android phones allows attackers to access your camera app and invade your privacy (it can even get location data from the photos it takes). The vulnerability uses a loophole in the storage permission to access your camera app (even if you disabled the camera permission). The storage permission is the…

Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S10 Can Be Unlocked With Invalid Fingerprints

The new Samsung Galaxy S10 phone has a faulty fingerprint sensor that approves unregistered fingerprints (meaning a thief can unlock your phone, even if they don’t have your prints). A software update will be released to fix the problem soon. The problem is exacerbated or caused by screen protectors, and users have reported that 3D…

Scan Your Smart TV For Viruses

Considering that modern smart TVs (specifically the variant that allows you to install apps) run operating systems and can execute code downloaded online, there is a considerable risk of malware (virus) infestations. Malware on such devices is often obtained from one of the following three sources: App store. Side-loaded apps. Web browsing (more specifically, visiting…

Keylogger rendition (security threat)

Android Triada Hack, WhatsApp, And Other Crucial Security News

Another month, more security vulnerabilities and hacking incidents! This article won’t cover them all, but it does cover a few major security-related incidents and vulnerabilities you need to be aware of. WhatsApp Hack WhatsApp users need to update to the latest version, as data-stealing malware can be injected onto your device via a phone call…

Keylogger rendition (security threat)

Microsoft Advises Users To Stop Using Internet Explorer

The Internet Explorer web browser has been discontinued for some time. However, some businesses are still using it. Microsoft commented on their blog stating that there is a cost (‘technical debt’) associated with using outdated software. There are multiple issues associated with using outdated technology, but in many cases it can work just fine. In…

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Be Wary Of The Emerging Mobile Security Threat Called ‘Smishing’

‘Smishing’ is an emerging security threat to mobile phone users in which a phisher sends an SMS or other text message to you containing a malware-infested link. Sometimes the senders will ask for personal information, and that’s usually with the intent to rob you or commit identity theft (for example: applying for credit in your…