City watchdog warns social media over investment offers | Financial Conduct Authority- Tempemail

The City regulator has warned social media sites it may take action if they continue to promote risky and sometimes fraudulent investments to often inexperienced consumers. The Financial Conduct Authority is concerned about the growing influence that sites such as YouTube, Instagram and TikTok are having on a new breed Continue Reading

Neo-Nazi groups use Instagram to recruit young people, warns Hope Not Hate | The far right- Tempemail

Instagram has become a hub for young neo-Nazis to recruit young people to far-right groups, a report from an anti-racism group has warned. The recommendations-driven platform and focus on visual media make it ideal for spreading propaganda, Hope Not Hate (HNH) said in its annual State of Hate assessment. HNH Continue Reading

Prince William warns of ‘rumours and misinformation’ about Covid jabs- Tempemail

Prince William has encouraged people to continue having the coronavirus vaccine to make “younger generations” feel “it’s really important for them to have it”. The Duke of Cambridge also spoke of the dangers of “rumours and misinformation” on social media about the vaccination. Prince William and Kate spoke to two Continue Reading

UK culture secretary warns Facebook after news ban in Australia | Facebook

The UK culture secretary has said Facebook’s recent decision to ban Australian users from accessing news on its platform was concerning, and said the firm was “putting its bottom line above the public interest”. Oliver Dowden suggested he was minded to pursue tougher regulation after a meeting on Thursday night Continue Reading

Experts Warns of Notable Increase in QuickBooks Data Files Theft Attacks – Tempemail

New research has uncovered a significant increase in QuickBooks file data theft using social engineering tricks to deliver malware and exploit the accounting software. “A majority of the time, the attack involves basic malware that is often signed, making it hard to detect using antivirus or other threat detection software,” Continue Reading

Italy CERT Warns of a New Credential Stealing Android Malware – Tempemail

Researchers have disclosed a new family of Android malware that abuses accessibility services in the device to hijack user credentials and record audio and video. Dubbed “Oscorp” by Italy’s CERT-AGID, the malware “induce(s) the user to install an accessibility service with which [the attackers] can read what is present and Continue Reading

Facebooks Warns of ‘Significant Uncertainty’ Despite Surge in Usage – Tempemail

Facebook reported its financial results for the quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2020. The social media company revealed that it’s seen an increase in usage, proving that it could thrive despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a closer look at the full-year highlights: Facebook daily active users (DAUs) – DAUs were Continue Reading

Apple Warns of 3 iOS Zero-Day Security Vulnerabilities Exploited in the Wild – Tempemail

Apple on Tuesday released updates for iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS with fixes for three security vulnerabilities that it says may have been actively exploited in the wild. Reported by an anonymous researcher, the three zero-day flaws — CVE-2021-1782, CVE-2021-1870, and CVE-2021-1871 — could have allowed an attacker to elevate privileges Continue Reading

Bitcoin: be prepared to lose all your money, FCA warns consumers | Business

Consumers should be prepared to “lose all their money” if they invest in products that promise high returns from cryptoassets such as bitcoin, the City watchdog has warned. The Financial Conduct Authority urged consumers to understand what they were investing in and the financial risks involved, given they were unlikely Continue Reading

Microsoft Warns CrowdStrike of Hackers Targeting Azure Cloud Customers – Tempemail

New evidence amidst the ongoing probe into the espionage campaign targeting SolarWinds has uncovered an unsuccessful attempt to compromise cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike and access the company’s email. The hacking endeavor was reported to the company by Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center on December 15, which identified a third-party reseller’s Microsoft Azure Continue Reading