Your Smartphone Is Tracking Your Every Move

The fact that your smartphone is tracking you should not be a surprise.  What is surprising is the astounding depth of detail that is collected about when and where you have been since the day you activated your phone.  Today I am going to show you how to uncover this information.  And delete it if you choose.

The iPhone and Significant Locations

If there is ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Bug fixes, patching, and update edition

Seems to be a lot of bug fixes going around.  Patches and updates are a critical part of good security.  Here are a few important ones.


Bug Bounty Programs Are Being Used to Buy Silence

Investigative report on how commercial bug-bounty programs like HackerOne, Bugcrowd, and SynAck are being used ...

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Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my Inbox, or from reliable sources on the Internet.


Late Entry:  COVID-19 infection alert is fake.

Emails and text message about COVID-19 infections or information need to be treated with the utmost suspicion.  Do not click through the links, or with emails, open any attachments.

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Hidden Cobra:  North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity

Original release date: February 14, 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Defense (DoD) have identified the following malware variants used by the North Korean government. The U.S. Government refers to malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government as ...

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Tomorrow Is Data Privacy Day

Keeping your information private is nearly impossible these days.  The Internet has turned us all into virtual blabbermouths oversharing everything.  And what we aren’t already sharing with wild abandon is being harvested, parsed, analyzed, stored in endless databases, and sold by big Internet companies.  Then that information is stolen by cyber-criminals and sold on the Dark Web.

The task of keeping our information private seems impossible, but there still are actions you ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


AA20-006A: Potential for Iranian Cyber Response to U.S. Military Strike in Baghdad

Original release date: January 6, 2020

Summary

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is sharing the following information with the cybersecurity community as a primer for assisting in the protection of our Nation’s critical infrastructure in light of the current tensions between the Islamic Republic of ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Police Warn of New ‘Line-Trapping Technology’ Being Used to Scam People Over the Phone

From CyberHeist News

A new piece of sophisticated technology is being used by fraudsters to scam unsuspecting people over the phone. Police said a woman in the York Region received a call earlier this month and was told by the scammers she had been a victim of identity ...

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The Increasing Use of Mobile Spyware Apps

Never in human history has there been a platform for tracking, eavesdropping, reconnaissance, and surveillance like the smartphone.  With the right malware or phone store app, a marketing company, suspicious spouse, parent, nation-state cyber-spy, or your own government or law enforcement agency can easily spy on anyone carrying a smartphone.  Mobile devices often provide a bridge between a target’s personal life and professional ...

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