Over 100 New Chrome Browser Extensions Caught Spying On Users – Tempemail

Google recently removed 106 more extensions from its Chrome Web Store after they were found illegally collecting sensitive user data as part of a “massive global surveillance campaign” targeting oil and gas, finance, and healthcare sectors. Awake Security, which disclosed the findings late last week, said the malicious browser add-ons Continue Reading

49 New Google Chrome Extensions Caught Hijacking Cryptocurrency Wallets – Tempemail

Google has ousted 49 Chrome browser extensions from its Web Store that masqueraded as cryptocurrency wallets but contained malicious code to siphon off sensitive information and empty the digital currencies. The 49 browser add-ons, potentially the work of Russian threat actors, were identified (find the list here) by researchers from MyCrypto Continue Reading

Zoom Caught in Cybersecurity Debate — Here’s Everything You Need To Know – Tempemail

Over the past few weeks, the use of Zoom video conferencing software has exploded ever since it emerged the platform of choice to host everything from cabinet meetings to yoga classes amidst the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and work from home became the new normal. The app has skyrocketed to 200 Continue Reading

Over 50 Android Apps for Kids on Google Play Store Caught in Ad Fraud Scheme – Tempemail

More than 50 Android apps on the Google Play Store—most of which were designed for kids and had racked up almost 1 million downloads between them—have been caught using a new trick to secretly click on ads without the knowledge of smartphone users. Dubbed “Tekya,” the malware in the apps Continue Reading

500 Chrome Extensions Caught Stealing Private Data of 1.7 Million Users – Tempemail

Google removed 500 malicious Chrome extensions from its Web Store after they found to inject malicious ads and siphon off user browsing data to servers under the control of attackers. These extensions were part of a malvertising and ad-fraud campaign that’s been operating at least since January 2019, although evidence Continue Reading

A brutal year: how the ‘techlash’ caught up with Facebook, Google and Amazon | Technology

What goes up must come down, and in 2019, gravity reasserted itself for the tech industry. After years of relatively unchecked growth, the tech industry found itself on the receiving end of increased scrutiny from lawmakers and the public and attacks from its own employees. “The whole year has been Continue Reading

Malicious Android SDKs Caught Accessing Facebook and Twitter Users Data

Two third-party software development kits integrated by over hundreds of thousands of Android apps have been caught holding unauthorized access to users’ data associated with their connected social media accounts. In a blog post published yesterday, Twitter revealed that an SDK developed by OneAudience contains a privacy-violating component which may Continue Reading

What Caught Our Attention In The Social Universe?

Facebook’s New Tools For Video Creators and Publishers Facebook announced a range of new video features and tools at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC). The new updates relate to Facebook Live, Watch Parties and Creator Studio. Here is an overview of the new elements: Facebook Live. The company is adding Continue Reading