The recent death of Paul Walker is being used to spread malware. This is yet another example of criminals taking advantage of public interest to line their pockets. Please do not click on any link, for any sensational story, provided in email or through social media. If you need to find out about an event, go to a major news outlet using your web browser.
For when you’ve seen something … but can’t ‘like’ it. Link
“Although the free app offered people an opt-out clause, the FTC said this was “meaningless” because data from all users of the Brightest Flashlight app was shared whether they agreed or not.” Link
As we’ve heard before, Microsoft is working to deliver a single app store across its myriad Windows platforms. Company officials also are laboring to make the developer toolset for all three of these platforms more similar. Link
“The gang itself is paying criminal botnet owners operating vast command-and-control systems of compromised computers to distribute CryptoLocker as a dangerous attachment in spam” Link
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“ID theft and bank account credentials are getting cheaper because there is just so much inventory (a.k.a. stolen personal information) out there” Link How to avoid Identity Theft.
Google will fork out $17 million to settle allegations by 37 states and the District of Colombia that it secretly tracked Apple users by placing special digital files on the Safari web browser. Link
“bypassing any third-party programs such as Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader” Link
“If countries proceed with data localization and similar efforts, the Internet will be broken up into a “splinternet” of smaller national and regional pieces, with barriers around each of the splintered Internets, he added.” Link