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For the better part of 2019, TikTok contained vulnerabilities that could have enabled hackers to access users’ personal information, payment details and private videos.   The flaws were detailed today by a group of researchers from cybersecurity provider Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. The company previously reported the issue to TikTok’s creator, China-based ByteDance Ltd., in November and waited for a fix to be rolled out before...

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  Email has long been a major weak link for security; the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign were both infamously compromised by Russian hackers through email-related phishing attacks ahead of the 2016 US elections. With the 2020 campaign in full swing, a patched flaw in Microsoft Outlook is still giving attackers an opening.   First disclosed and fixed in October 2017, the bug is in a...

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  What do you do when your CEO emails you with an urgent request?   You immediately do what he says, of course.   This behaviour, however, is the exact reason why employees in Singapore are falling prey to CEO email scams that put the company’s data and funds at major risk. Among 11 Southeast Asian countries, Singapore recorded the highest number of business email compromise (BEC) scams last year, according...

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  It's easy to get hacked. And yes, it can happen to you. Follow this advice from actual hackers, and you'll be a lot safer online.     1. Turn off your phone's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth     Hackers are religious about this. Keeping these features "on" all the time makes it easy for strangers to slip into your phone. The problem? If you keep Wi-Fi and Bluetooth active, hackers can see...

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Humanity has come a long way from the times when the Internet became mainstream. Initially what began as a research project ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) funded by DARPA has grown aggressively and has single-handedly shaped human behavior.   When WWW (world wide web) came into existence, it was meant to share information over the Internet, from there part through natural evolution and part through webonomics...

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