How Internet Security Evolved in Tandem with iGaming

How Internet Security Evolved in Tandem with iGaming

For a non-biological entity, the internet is an area filled with constant and unstoppable evolution. From the hardware which backs it to the software systems it carries, nothing in this arena stays the same for long. One of the most major forms these changes take is seen in the world of security.

While there are many fields in which this battle is fought, by focusing on just one it can be possible to track greater trends in the online security environment. For the sake of this article, we want to use online bingo as an example. A simple game to play on the surface, it’s a world in which the real developments run surprisingly deep. Staying steady over the years, the invisible parts of such games are top of the class. But how did we get here?

Facebook’s Twitter and Instagram accounts hijacked

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5 Tips For You and Your Family on Safer Internet Day

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5 tips for businesses on Safer Internet Day

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Critical Bluetooth bug leaves Android users open to attack

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RobbinHood Kills Security Processes Before Dropping Ransomware

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DDoS Attack Potentially Targeted State Voter Registration Site, Says FBI

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7 Ways Small And Midsize Businesses Can Secure Their Websites

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Would you get hooked by a phishing scam? Test yourself

As the tide of phishing attacks rises, improving your scam-spotting skills is never a bad idea Many people are confident in their ability to recognize phishing scams a mile away. In a recent survey, however, only 5% of the respondents had a 100-percent success rate in spotting simulated attacks aimed at stealing their sensitive information.

Facebook privacy settings: Protect your data with these tips

As Facebook turns 16, we look at how to keep your personal information safe from prying eyes Sixteen years, that’s how long Facebook has been around. This means that it has accompanied some of us throughout our teenage years to adulthood. Quite an achievement since websites and services tend to lose popularity over the years

Researchers Find 24 ‘Dangerous’ Android Apps with 382M Installs

Shenzhen Hawk Internet Co. is identified as the parent company behind five app developers seeking excessive permissions in Android apps. Security researchers have identified 24 Android applications seeking dangerous and excessive permissions, all of which come from app developers under Chinese company Shenzhen Hawk Internet Co., Ltd., and have a combined total of 382 million

Ashley Madison Breach Extortion Scam Targets Hundreds

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VPN: Useful More Than Just For Security

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are undoubtedly the most trusted tools for protecting your privacy while you browse the internet. Essentially, a VPN routes your internet traffic and hides your real IP address so that no one, not even your Internet Service Provider, can see your activity on the internet. Further, the entire data you send

Financial tech firms disagree on ban of customer data screen-scraping

by Lisa Vaas For years, financial technology (fintech) companies have used screen-scraping to retrieve customers’ financial data with their consent. Think lenders, financial management apps, personal finance dashboards, and accounting products doing useful things: like, say, your budgeting app will use screen-scraping to get at the incoming and outgoing transactions in your bank account, using

Facebook to pay $550m to settle face-tagging suit

by Lisa Vaas A class-action lawsuit against Facebook for scanning a user’s face in photos and offering tagging suggestions looks like it’s finally done churning through the courts. The upshot: it will pay $550 million to settle the suit, Facebook disclosed in its quarterly earnings report on Wednesday. Filed in 2015, plaintiffs had claimed that

Bezos, WhatsApp Cyberattacks Show Growing Mobile Sophistication

The administrator of your personal data will be Threatpost, Inc., 500 Unicorn Park, Woburn, MA 01801. Detailed information on the processing of personal data can be found in the privacy policy. In addition, you will find them in the message confirming the subscription to the newsletter. View Original Source Article HERE

Trello exposed! Search turns up huge trove of private data

by John E Dunn Hands up who’s used the increasingly popular online collaboration platform Trello? Trello is great for organising to-do lists and for coordinating team tasks. But it has its downsides too. While the default for Trello boards is set to ‘private’, many users set them to ‘public’ which means that anyone can see

Government spyware company spied on 100s of innocent people

In March 2019, researchers with a group called Security Without Borders identified more than 20 government spyware apps squatting in plain sight, pretending to be harmless, vanilla apps on Google’s Play store. Security Without Borders is a non-profit that often investigates threats against dissidents and human rights defenders. Those apps were just a decoy through

Video: Zoom Researcher Details Web Conference Security Risks, 2020 Threats

The administrator of your personal data will be Threatpost, Inc., 500 Unicorn Park, Woburn, MA 01801. Detailed information on the processing of personal data can be found in the privacy policy. In addition, you will find them in the message confirming the subscription to the newsletter. View Original Source Article HERE

Why Companies Should Care about Data Privacy Day

Marking yesterday’s 14th anniversary of Europe’s first data protection day reminds us how far we still have to go. Enterprisewide leverage of company data is now a near-universal objective for the modern organization, but this must be balanced with the needs of data protection and privacy compliance. The frequency with which breaches of personally identifiable