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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Share ESET researchers found an undocumented backdoor used by the infamous Stealth Falcon group, an operator of targeted spyware attacks against journalists, activists and dissidents in the Middle East. With the launch of the Safer Kids online initiative, a guide to help parents protect their kids when they take selfie. The discovery of a serious […]

A vulnerability in Instagram exposes personal information of users

The bug, which has already been fixed by Facebook, allowed access to private user information that could be abused by malicious actors. A security flaw that allowed an attacker to access account information, such as a user’s full phone number and real name of Instagram users was found. Facebook, who previously confirmed the existence of […]

Intercept X cleans up in endpoint protection test

Sophos Intercept X has beaten 11 other endpoint protection products in the latest tests by MRG Effitas. The Q2 2019 MRG Effitas 360 Degree Assessment and Certification compared 12 endpoint protection products using “metrics that matter” to replicate real-world scenarios. Sophos Intercept X was tested in its default, out-of-the-box configuration and was able to protect […]

Selfies for kids – A guide for parents

Are you – and especially your children – aware of the risks that may come with sharing selfies? Social media sites are brimming with instant self-portraits, and children and teens are especially adept at taking and sharing images of themselves online. But it can be just as safely assumed that tweens and teens, and not […]