If you haven’t changed your Twitter password in the last few days, now’s the time

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This may also be seen as an opportunity to review higher security such as two-factor authentication. A new Twitter password is the latest recommendation for every one of the social network’s users. In fact, Twitter itself has made this recommendation. Following a bug in their system, all users are urged to create a completely new password. That said, Twitter and online security experts also see this as an opportunity for people to use upgraded security. Twitter recently released an important security announcement. Ironically enough, it occurred on National Password Day.…

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iPhone QR code security flaw corrected by new iOS 11.3.1

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Apple launched a new patch for its operating system – the fifth this year – correcting the quick response code issue. Apple has announced that the iPhone QR code security flaw that made headlines in March has been repaired. QR Code Press first reported on this issue on March 29, in the article “iPhone QR code reader issue sends users to malicious sites.” The issue was repaired in 2018’s fifth security patch update for the Apple operating system, iOS 11.3.1. macOS was also updated for the QR code security flaw,…

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Android app tracking improperly follows children, study

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Despite Google’s strong privacy track record, it has allegedly allowed thousands of apps to track kids. Google, known for its positive track record with personal data security, has allegedly allowed improper Android app tracking of children. This does not imply that the company itself has been gathering data about kids. That said, it has not prevented third parties from doing it through apps running on its mobile operating system. In that area, Google has a far less impressive track record for protecting its youngest users. This is not the first…

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Facebook privacy fail brings apology from Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg spoke before a House oversight panel on Wednesday, seeing regulation as “inevitable.” Mark Zuckerberg spoke to a House oversight panel on the subject of Facebook privacy. He stated that he saw regulation of the social media industry as “inevitable.” He also revealed that his own data was among the personal information sold to malicious third parties through Facebook’s previous privacy loopholes. Zuckerberg spoke as a part of his testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “The internet is growing in importance around the world in people’s lives…

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MyFitnessPal mobile app security breach affects 150 million accounts

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The hack has exposed the email addresses and passwords of its users who have now been advised. The popular MyFitnessPal application from Under Armour has experienced a massive mobile app security breach. The hack extended to both mobile users and those using the official website. The cybersecurity breach occurred in February and revealed usernames, email addresses and passwords. An estimated 150 million users were affected by the mobile app security failure, said Under Armour. Users who may have been impacted by the breach are in the midst of being advised.…

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iPhone QR code reader issue sends users to malicious sites

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An iOS camera app bug could direct users to malicious websites without their knowledge. A vulnerability in the iPhone QR code reader could potentially place users at a security risk. The camera app has a bug that could potentially send smartphone users to harmful sites. The recently discovered flaw is located in the camera app’s automatic QR code reading function. The flaw could make the iPhone QR code scanner display a link but send users somewhere else entirely. If users click the link displayed, they may or may not be…

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Many companies reduce mobile security level to raise business performance

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Nearly one third of firms are not adequately equipped to cope with smartphone security concerns. Thirty two percent of businesses are inadequately equipped to achieve the mobile security level needed for IoT and BYOD, said a Verizon report. The report indicated that bring your own device policies are leaving companies open to cyberthreats. Many firms are unprepared for the Internet of Things. Nearly one in three businesses said they sacrificed mobile security in favor of business performance. Moreover, the Verizon report showed that only 14 percent of businesses had implemented…

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QR code parking solution helps to secure vehicles within the city

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Police in Islamabad recently implemented a new solution designed for smartphone using drivers. A new QR code parking technology has been installed by police in Islamabad, for the purpose of making it safer and more secure for drivers to park their vehicles. The new tech is called Park Secure and is meant to provide easy to scan parking codes. The police announced the use of the Park Secure QR code parking technology which now secures all public parking areas in the city. The Park Secure system is designed to digitally…

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TVS Motors uses QR code stamps to combat counterfeit parts

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The company is making an effort to try to make it easy to spot fake spare parts that look like its own. As a part of a broad strategy to combat fake spare parts, TVS Motors is using QR code stamps on its own products. Fakes have become increasingly commonplace within its market, to the point that is beginning to cut into their sales. The quick response codes are meant to help to identify legitimate parts and authenticate them easily. Some of the TVS Motors products such as the Cam…

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Small tea growers receive QR code identification card to verify identity

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The first wave of cards have been issued to Assam members of the Tea Board of India. The Tea Board of India has started issuing new QR code identification cards to its Assam small tea growers. The first group of growers now have their cards in the Bongaigaon District in an event held by the board’s executive director. Members of the small tea growers tea association in that region received the first batch of I.D. cards. Identification systems among the small tea growers in the Assam state of India has…

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DoubleClick YouTube ad system hacked for cryptocurrency mining

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A number of users spotted display ads that were secretly using the opportunity for crypto mining. Twitter recently lit up with tweets about cryptocurrency miners abusing the YouTube ad system. Video viewers recognized that the display ads they were viewing were secretly taking advantage of the user’s CPU in order to power their mining efforts. The tweets started as only a handful of people said their antivirus programs notified them of the behavior. That said, the numbers rapidly exploded as people received notifications that cryptocurrency mining was detected from the…

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