Here at vpnMentor, we commissioned a report to test the security and privacy of three wearables in the health and fitness sectors. Digitsole Warm Insoles, Modius Headband and Ivy Health Kids Thermometer were all found to be collecting and exposing personal information, putting their users’ privacy at risk. In the case of Digitsole and Modius, hackers...
About the authors: Sudhanshu Chauhan is an information security professional and OSINT specialist. He has worked in the information security industry, previously as Senior security analyst at iViZ and currently as Director and Principal Consultant at Octogence Technologies. Sudhanshu has also written various articles on a wide range of topics including Cyber Threats, Vulnerability Assessment,...
For the past 30 plus years, the IACR (International Association for Cryptographic Research) has been at the cutting edge of cryptographic research. They run three conferences a year; Crypto (In the United States), EuroCrypt and AsiaCrypt. I spoke with Orr Dunkelman, General Chair for EuroCrypt, which is taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel from April...
Our team of security researchers was researching dating apps client-side security, and one of the main focus targets was Tinder. After initial reconnaissance steps were done, a Tinder domain with multiple client-side security issues was found – meaning hackers could have access to users’ profiles and details. Immediately after finding these vulnerabilities, we contacted Tinder...
Online security and data privacy are two of the hottest topics there is in IT at the moment. Supporting a global industry that is predicted to top $200 billion by the end of the decade, there is no shortage of analysis, comment and discussion to be found on the latest threats and how they can...
Man, I thought you died or something. This is what Marvin, a long-time online buddy of mine, said when I logged into my favorite gaming platform after a long absence. After laughing it off and catching up with him, I paused for a second – what if I had actually died? I realized something: I...
When you connect to the internet, your data goes over an unsecured network. It can easily be monitored, recorded, altered, or stolen as it travels from your computer to web servers. When there are no strong preventive measures in place, hackers can grab your data. For example, in May and July this year, hackers store...
If you’ve ever gone into technical mumbo-jumbo while using a VPN, you might have seen terms such as OpenVPN over TCP or OpenVPN over UDP. You might know that OpenVPN is the most secure VPN protocol. But what about TCP and UDP? What are these terms and what do they mean? Let’s understand what TCP...
If you’re planning a trip to China, whether short or long, you need to include buying a local SIM card in your plans. A local SIM will allow you to use your mobile device in China and, if you know the best way to use the card, keep your activity private. You’ll be able to...
The protests against Police Brutality are turning from USA-centric to a worldwide phenomena. And unfortunately, being countered by more excessive violence from law enforcement agencies. Peaceful or not – you’re not safe: Police forces perform mass arrests, and use advanced tools to track you down using your own phone. March 2021 Update: Multiple sources show...