Ever since she played her first game of Super Mario back in the 90s, Ivana was hooked on technology.  Years later, she started her career working for a company that sells EU GDPR documentation. This job has thought her the importance of proper data collection, storage, and handling. Soon she realized that dealing with customer information was something many companies found challenging and that many individuals are ignorant about the amount of data they leave online. This inspired here to launch DataProt - a website that educates people on internet privacy and gives cybersecurity advice.
Ten smartphone security tips
Check out DataProt's guides for the best smartphone security software: Best VPN for Android Best VPN for iOS Best Antivirus for Android Adulting can be hard. Eat your greens, exercise, get enough sleep, pay your bills. And always remember to keep your phone protected. With how promine
Montreal teen charged over $50 million cryptocurrency theft 
Even the most security-savvy individual can fall victim to a SIM swapping hack performed by a teenager. One such teenager is Samy Bensaci from Montreal who is facing four criminal charges in connection with a $50 million scam. The 18-year-old is accused of being part of an organised crime ring th
Communications firm creates deepfake detection and response team
Comprehensive assistance on detecting, tracing, and responding to misleading “deepfake” media is available from a cross-discipline team at Marathon Strategies of New York and Washington, DC. Deepfakes are fraudulently altered video and audio files that make it seem that targets are doing or s
Phishing email scam costs Texas school district $2.3 million  
An FBI investigation is underway after a Texas school district lost about $2.3 million in a phishing email scam. The Manor Independent School District is based outside of Austin and encompasses more than 9,000 students.  The attackers didn’t use state-of-the-art malware or complex hacking. Ins
St. Louis resident convicted for using stolen information to file tax returns
Babatunde Olusegun Taiwo, a St. Louis resident, will serve a four year prison sentence for filing fraudulent tax returns using citizens’ stolen personally identifiable information (PII). Taiwo and his co-conspirators filed more than 2,000 fraudulent tax returns, totaling over $12 million. The c
Multiple TikTok security flaws found & fixed
One of the world’s most popular smartphone apps, TikTok, had serious flaws that made users vulnerable to information exposure and partial account takeover.  Researchers at CheckPoint, a renowned cybersecurity company, identified the multiple vulnerabilities.  The SMS verification protocol
Firefox update fixes zero-day vulnerability
The latest update to Firefox (v72.0.1) patched up a ‘type confusion’ vulnerability in Mozilla’s beloved browser. The zero-day vulnerability impacted IonMonkey, which is a JavaScript JIT compiler for SpiderMonkey.   A ‘type confusion’ exploit manipulates the memory allocation of inp
Xiaomi smart camera users get a sneak peek into strangers’ homes
Smart camera owners linked to Google were able to see inside strangers’ homes due to a security glitch from Chinese tech giant Xiaomi.  The mishap was reported by a Reddit user who shared still images of strangers, including a man sleeping in a chair, a security camera view of a porch, and a s
Apple set to enforce verification requirements for macOS app
Apple recently announced that developers who create Mac apps outside the Mac App Store will be obligated to submit them for the notarization process starting from February, 2020. The process is designed to ensure that the distributed software has undergone a detailed inspection by Apple for possi