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.
Creepy hacks target Ring security cameras
The world of IoT is teeming with nightmares as hackers gain remote access to family homes through security cameras.  Families from Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, and Texas have reported unauthorized logins and widespread misuse of their Ring security-camera systems. One chilling story comes f
Police raid NGINX Moscow office
Russian police raided the Moscow office of the US-owned web server company NGINX and detained a number of employees on Thursday. Among those arrested were NGINX cofounders Igor Sysoev and Maxim Konovalov. The raid comes after Russia’s search engine giant Rambler filed a copyright infringemen
Facebook & Apple under pressure over encryption plans 
Tech giants are coming under mounting pressure from US lawmakers to make private customer data accessible to law enforcement.  In a rare show of unity, both Republicans and Democrats grilled Apple and Facebook  executives during a US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this week. 
A degree won’t get you better pay in cybersecurity, survey shows
A recent survey revealed that a degree doesn't guarantee higher compensation when it comes to careers in cybersecurity. The 2020 Cyber Security Salary Survey showed that salary ranges were similar regardless of whether employees had a degree in computer science or a related field. More than 1
Infographic – What you need to know about TOR
The iceberg metaphor may be overused, but it’s the best one we’ve got. The internet we usually surf is just the tip, and vast amounts of data is being stored below the surface. The Deep web is 500 times larger than the regular old internet of Google and Facebook. It’s where all the protecte
Over 750,000 Birth Certificates Exposed Online
More than 750,000 Americans had their personal details exposed on the internet after an online platform, which allows residents to request copies of vital records, failed to properly store the data.  The third-party supplier handled applications for copies of birth certificates and other records
Facebook Sues Ad Company for Hijacking Accounts
Facebook is suing a Hong Kong-based company that it alleges used malware to compromise hundreds of thousands of user accounts to target users with fraudulent ads. According to the filed lawsuits, ILikeAd Media International Company Ltd. used the ads to promote counterfeit goods. Chinese software
Chinese made smart watches expose the location of 5,000 children
Researchers are warning that a Chinese-made watch is putting thousands of children around the world in ”real danger.” AV-Test, an independent research laboratory devoted to the detection of malware, examined children’s smart watches, which are manufactured by China’s Shenzhen Smart Care T
10 of the biggest data breaches in history
Data breaches by the dozens happen every day. Cybercriminals are constantly coming up with new ways to access databases loaded with sensitive information they can sell on the dark web or use for future attacks. If the daily news has you wondering about the biggest data breaches of all time, we have
Senate Democrats propose Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act 
Senate Democrats are at work on a bill intended to provide federal privacy guarantees for the personal data of US citizens.  Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington State, along with Democrats from four key Senate committees, introduced the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act.  COPRA is intended
For hidden hackers: New Kali Linux theme looks like Windows
Most people who run Linux fit into one of two categories: sysadmins and hackers. While a sysadmin probably won’t be a hit at the party, he has no reason to hide in a public setting. Hackers, on the other hand, often need to be inconspicuous. Whether one is working out of cafes or libraries, run
Google warns 12,000 users about government-backed attacks
Google warned more than 12,000 users in 149 countries about email attacks from a state-backed hacking group. The figures only include alerts sent out between July and September 2019.  A member of Google’s hacker-hunter unit, Threat Analysis Group, explained that the targets are generally activ