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Cybersecurity is a concern of everyone that uses the Internet and the various services it offers, regardless of where they are located. Cybersecurity issues are not exclusive to the western world, other continents such as Asia and Africa are also affected by the global trends in cybersecurity.

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Twitter Metadata Vulnerability Exposes Identity of Anonymous User

Twitter is one of the fundamental brands when it comes to social networking, along with Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Has anyone really read the whole Terms of Service and Privacy Policy? A quick search in both documents for the word “metadata” does not turn up anything. But metadata is where private user information has actually been leaked.

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DomainFactory in legal trouble due to late Data Breach Notification

Cyber criminals are trying to maximize profit by not just attacking “end-user websites” but also web hosting services. This is to attempt to have a bigger pie in the game of information theft.

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Must-Know Tips on How to Protect your Bitcoin Wallet

Recent reports claimed that Rakhni, a ransomware strain has developed a new coinminer component that allows it to sneak into the funds of Bitcoin users. Rakhni is said to have the ability to lurk around a targeted computer before inflicting an attack.

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Ensure Your Privacy With These Android Security Steps

posted by infosecuritycenter 2 months ago
tags: Smartphone Android Google

We keep a considerable measure of data on our mobile devices nowadays and as a result, they contain a lot of data about our behavior and preferences. Luckily there are a lot of convenient tools available within the Android system to help keep your information private.

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500,000 Router Infections And Rising, VPNFilter Is Nastier Than Initially Believed

posted by infosecuritycenter 2 months ago
tags: Malware Internet VPN

VPNFilter was initially reported as the malware that infects a certain number of consumer routers. Unfortunately, that number of vulnerable network devices at the global scale reached 500,000.

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Cryptocurrency Mining Malware, Worst than any Ransomware

Ransomware infections became a huge problem not just because of the damage it inflicts against its victims, but also because such malware were designed to be loud. Looking at the message alone, it is designed to incite fear from its victims.

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A Nasty Cryptocurrency Wallet Switching Malware on the Rise

Cryptocurrency Clipboard Hijackers are a newer form of cryptojacking virus. This new category takes over the workings of the Windows Clipboard, for just one purpose: to insert the cybercriminal’s cryptowallet address replacing the user’s legitimate cryptowallet.

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Android’s Defensive Measures Against Malware

posted by infosecuritycenter 2 months ago
tags: Smartphone Android Malware

The open-source operating system is currently found on more than half of all smartphones, with Android paving the way. This huge client base has grabbed the eyes of cybercriminals, who have started to double down on their endeavors to illegally obtain personal information from Android owners.

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Ransomware dethroned as top malware, succeeded by Cryptomining virus

The time of ransomware at the top of the malware food chain is over, statistics from Kaspersky shows that there was a massive increase in incidents of ransomware infection in 2016.

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