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July 2017 was rich for events and news in IT field. That is why we decided to outline the main ones so you don’t have to go through all of the media outlets yourself. Let’s look back to the most noteworthy news of the past month that was covered in such mass media giants as The New York Times, Independent, The Guardian, etc.
Be Aware of a New Online Scam — Fake VPN Providers
There is a surge of interest in VPN’s following the news about the latest scam. It’s a talking point even among those users who have likely never heard the abbreviation before. They can’t distinguish a reliable service from a fake one, and often fall into a trap. In addition, as a result of poor configuration, such VPN’s may leak your real IP address and promote installing malware on your device.
Do You Really Know What Information You Share Online?
It is a time when we learn about our friends’ vacations, world events, and colleagues’ views on different subjects via social networks. Have you ever thought that this information you publicly display may be used to spy on you? Moreover, all kinds of your personal data such as your location, age, phone number, etc. are available to unauthorized third parties.
It is worth mentioning that Apple has a number of security measures that make attacking Macs more difficult than computers based on other operating systems. However, recent events have shown that even they are at risk and sometimes become targets for hackers. Actually, macOS is almost immune to viruses, but not to malware. The latter try to find their way to an Apple device and get your sensitive data by asking you for certain permissions.
China Disrupts WhatsApp Service in Online Clampdown
Check Your Android Apps! Open Ports Can Disclose Your Personal Data
FedEx May Have Permanently Lost Data Encrypted by NotPetya
Hack Brief: “Devil’s Ivy’ Vulnerability Could Afflict Millions of IoT Devices”
Beware bogus ‘WhatsApp subscription ending’ emails and texts
Peace of mind in the palm of your hand
How to delete an app that has a configuration profile on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Airplane computer systems can be hacked, GAO report says
Another AWS cloud data leakage due to misconfiguration
Valve Patches Security Flaw That Allows Installation of Malware via Steam Games
3 ways to check your phone for malicious Android apps
LeakerLocker Threatens To Share Your Personal Data With Your Contacts
Google Will No Longer Scan Gmail for Ad Targeting
Medicare data breach: Alan Tudge admits department unaware darknet vendor selling card details
ECJ to rule on whether ‘right to be forgotten’ can stretch beyond EU
How Privacy Became a Commodity for the Rich and Powerful
Children’s Toys Can Spy on Them Through Cameras And Microphones, Warns FBI
British People are Using Wi-Fi Hotspots to Watch Porn in Public
Google Wants To Increase Government Access to Customer Data to Help Combat Terror Attacks
Another key thing to know
And now, when you have become more literate in the matter of internet security, you most likely realized that so many problems can be avoided simply by using a VPN. So why not try VPN Unlimited? It will surely save your privacy and make your sensitive data inaccessible to hackers.
What do you think about this list of articles? Did you find the information you were looking for? Did you personally face the situations described above? We appreciate your point of view. So, please share your experience, thoughts, or comments below.