Top Stories Security
- Why The War On Encryption And Privacy Has Me Worried
- Linux Bug Gives Attackers Access To PCs, Servers and Android Devices
- Governments Undermining Encryption Do More Harm Than Good
- Microsoft Issues Fix For Critical Security Bugs In Office For Windows and Mac OS
- Should You Be Worried About Smart Devices Spying On You?
- Hunting Down The Hackers Behind A Cyber Attack
It looks identical to your bank’s online portal. But don’t be fooled. A SMS phishing scam is catching victims by directing them to fake websites which look identical to those of real Australian banks, and then capturing their private banking login details. We have some tips on how to deal with this kind of scam.
Last week, we reported that Microsoft Edge Browser’s InPrivate mode was still keeping track of users who didn’t want their browsing history to be recorded. It’s a disconcerting discovery considering the Edge browser launched last year and the flaw was only found recently. It would seem Microsoft has now fixed the problem.
When it was reported last year that WinRAR had an unpatched security flaw, everyone (including us) was quick to pounce. Few however seem to have noticed that WinRAR wasn’t at fault — there’s nothing wrong with the archiver. In fact, old favourite Windows was to blame and even then, the problem was fixed back in 2014.
Late last year, Google beefed up its Safe Browsing service that protects internet users from various tricks attackers use to gain access to their computers. Google has now bolstered Safe Browsing further by warning users of embedded content like ads that pretend to be from a legitimate company to get users to download dodgy unwanted software. Here’s what you need to know.
Private browsing mode is a now a common option offered by web browsers so that users can surf the net without any record of the websites they visited being stored. But Microsoft seems to have missed the point of private browsing mode on its Edge browser. It would appear that Edge’s InPrivate browsing mode still keeps tracks of websites a user visits. Here’s what we know.