A hacker can actually turn on your webcam remotely to take live footage of you and your home. One more incident.
Point-of-sale malware is making brick-and-mortar shopping more dangerous. Online, attackers are beginning to value user accounts with payment information attached more than credit card details themselves.
And the rate is going to increase. Article.
More fallout from the epidemic of data breaches that occurred in 2014: More than 6 million email accounts and credentials from around the globe have been leaked in the past three months, according to a new study.
Google’s new thinking in differentiating humans from the bots. Article.
Google’s revised reCAPTCHA test promises to help website users solve security puzzles faster — unless they are using a browser’s private mode or some other privacy measure.
BBC article here.
Here’s what those mobile phone users deal with every day:
- Can’t connect: Connecting when “roaming” can be a struggle. If your flight has just landed, several hundred devices power on and try to connect to an overloaded network. On a train, users find it difficult to hold a conversation even when passing through areas with moderate cellular coverage. It’s the same on inter-state highways.
- Network busy: You have a full signal, but can’t call – common in busy areas such as Delhi’s airport, Gurgaon’s Cyber City (an office area near Delhi), and elsewhere in India’s large metros. Many users keep retrying on auto-redial, which adds to the problem.
- Call drops: When you, or the person you’re calling, are on the move, it’s common for the call to drop. Often, both of you will try re-dialing, and fail to connect. If one of you moved into an overloaded network area, you may not be able to reconnect easily.
- No internet: Mobile data is patchy in India. 3G isn’t everywhere, but even where you get a strong 3G signal, you might find no data activity. This is a problem for a country with 240 million mobile internet subscribers – that’s 92% of its total internet subscriber base.
Poor signal: A weak mobile signal is common in urban India’s high-rise office and residential areas. The upscale condominium complex in Gurgaon where this writer lives has virtually no mobile service.
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