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All you need to know about Cisco router vulnerability email scam
Recently, a lot of web users started reporting a new scam email that sounds really convincing and menacing. The email comes from someone who claims to be a spyware software developer. Allegedly, this person was able to exploit the so-called Cisco router, vulnerability CVE-2018-0296, which has supposedly allowed them to gain access to the victim's device and take many pictures and videos from its camera, some of which are supposed to be really compromising.
As a "proof" of this, the self-proclaimed hacker highlights the fact that the email was sent from the victim's own email account, which looks like it is the case, as both "From" and "To" fields of the email have the same email address.
The full text of the email, with some variations, is as follows:
See everything that Facebook and Google know about you
Not very long ago, Facebook has, once again, ended up in the middle of controversy related to personal data of its users. Although many people were outraged, nobody was surprised. After all, it wasn't the first time a global tech giant compromised privacy of those who entrusted their data to it.
But if you do use Facebook, how would you know what the company knows about you? Quite conveniently, the company itself has provided its users with tools that will enable them to do exactly that. So did another tech giant, Google.
Want to know everything that Facebook and Google know about you? If you do, read on. Here is the set of links that will allow you to view or download all of your data. You will probably be surprised.
How to prevent your phone from spying on you
Nowadays, more and more people are worried about their personal data getting in wrong hands. People see personalised ads in their mobile apps and the web browser and they wonder how the heck did the advertisers find out what to advertise to them personally. Snowden's revelations about the spying practices of the secret services uncovered much more sinister reasons to worry. Based on the information that he has revealed, even your mobile games can be used as access points to your personal data. So, is it true that you should be worried about that humble smartphone spying on you? The answer is both yes and no. Yes, the device can reveal your personal data to third parties; however you can prevent it. This is how.
How to avoid downloading Facebook Messenger
Until fairly recently, it was possible to use Facebook on mobile devices through browser without having to download any apps. User was able to do pretty much everything he or she could do on the desktop version of the website.
However, recently, Facebook began insisting on downloading its Messenger app to use the messages. First, it would show the user a reminder to download the app when he or she navigates to the messages. However, the user still had a choice to dismiss the reminder and proceed to the messages. However, as of yesterday, I have discovered that I could not read my messages via browser at all. I was not able to dismiss the reminder and I was kept being redirected to the Play store to download the app.
How to block nuisance calls on Android
Most of us get unwanted calls from time to time. Whether it is about a PPI on a loan that you never had or a car accident that has happened "at some point in the last two years", these calls waste your time and may ruin your mood.
Unfortunately, not all Android phones have an easily accessible option of blocking or blacklisting the nuisance calls. However, there are apps out there that can do it much more effectively than any phone would be able to do on its own. Below are my personal favourite free call blocking apps from Play Store.
3 ways to browse the web anonymously
When you browse the web, you often reveal more information about yourself than you intended. At the most basic level, your IP address will reveal which country you are based in. However, at more advanced level, the people who host the website that you are viewing can associate your personal data with your IP address. If connection to a website is unencrypted, than anyone can do it, not just the intended recipients of the data.
Your data is especially vulnerable when you are out and about being connected to wireless hotspots. In this situation, everybody else who is connected to the same hotspot can see all the data that you are sending and receiving or, if connection is encrypted, at least what sites you are visiting.
3 stories about IoT hacking
Internet of things (IoT) is a concept that is slowly gaining momentum in popularity. The idea is about connecting your household appliances and other electronic objects to internet. The potential uses of internet of things technology are endless. For example, if your washing machine develops some problems, it could send the report to the manufactures. Likewise, the IoT technology may enable you to remotely switch on your heating to prepare for your arrival on a cold winter day. Or a local municipality may employ the IoT technology to have a smart automated traffic control network.
10 ways to keep your data safe from hackers
Now and again, a news report gets published about some high-profile hack and a wholesale theft of personal data. Many people find it worrying and try to minimise their use of online services. Elderly people are especially susceptible to all this negative information and many of them refuse to use computer outright.
However, this shouldn't necessarily be so. Your personal data and any online transactions that you make are much safer than many people think, provided that you take necessary basic precautions. Today, we will show you how to keep your personal data safe.
Drones and the law
Drones are becoming cheaper and more popular. This is not surprising, as many people would find being of control of real rather than virtual aircraft so exciting. It is so much better than a video game in many ways! And who would not want to show your own birds-eye view footage to the world?
Unfortunately, drones also present problems, such as being hazards to other aircraft and being a tool to violet other people's privacy. Therefore many countries began regulating the use of personal drones by introducing a number of laws. Here, we will provide the summary of these laws in the UK, so if you don't want you new toy confiscated, read on.
Don't worry about Facebook collecting your data
Facebook has recently updated its terms and conditions on how it collects and uses its users' data. As Facebook has controversial reputation for collecting and handling user data, this has sparkled outrage from many. As well as criticising new additions to its policy, many media publications also began reminding us of Facebook data controversies from the past.
So, should we worry about how Facebook collects and handles our data? I believe that the answer is no and I will explain it by responding to 6 most popular accusations against Facebook. Let's begin.
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