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Firefox add-ons all disabled? Here is why...
LSW posted a topic in Open ForumArmagadd-on redux: Certificate expiration caused Firefox to disable all add-ons https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/05/firefox-add-ons-mass-disabled-by-certificate-bug-hotfix-for-some-ready/
Could you stop using the top 5 industry leader services?
LSW posted a topic in CybersecurityThis journalist got it in his head to do everything he can to avoid using any top 5 hardware, software or service for 1 month. Learn why and how it went for him. Cybersecurity includes privacy as well. The top 5 industry leaders are that way mostly by questionable actions, tracking, selling your data, forcing you to use their services and many more dirty little tricks. We help millionaires and their corporations get richer while giving up our privacy for convenience. So, article 1 is why he decided to do this and article 2 what he did and the final results he found. 2 is definitely and interesting read, but it is LONG. You may choose to scroll through to just sections you are interested in. So I ask you, do you think you could give up the top 5 services etc.? 1. Why I'm Quitting Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple for a Month https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbxndq/one-month-without-big-five-microsoft-google-facebook-apple-amazon 2. How I Quit Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ev3qw7/how-to-quit-apple-microsoft-google-facebook-amazon
Google Patches 11 Critical RCE Android Vulnerabilities
LSW posted a topic in CybersecurityGoogle Patches 11 Critical RCE Android Vulnerabilities https://threatpost.com/google-patches-11-critical-rce-android-vulnerabilities/139612/
How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location
LSW posted a topic in CybersecurityTo begin with you should have a look at this article to understand what kind of data is being processed and that even if it does not use you name it can be traced to you. Once you understand the issue/threat, the follow up article used for the title will show you how to help protect yourself with the primary phone types. They do state that the article is based on the US, but do not make the mistake of thinking that whatever country you live in, you are safe.: Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/12/10/business/location-data-privacy-apps.html How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/technology/prevent-location-data-sharing.html
LSW posted a topic in CybersecurityPlease bare with me as I figure out how best to handle the articles for easy viewing. As for now, I am closing this Topic in order to create replies that deal with each possible subject and will just edit that topic with new articles as I get them. If you have an article you feel should be added, just let me know.
ATTENTION: Android Users
LSW posted a topic in CybersecurityPre-Installed Malware Found On 5 Million Popular Android Phones https://thehackernews.com/2018/03/android-botnet-malware.html
If anyone at Killersites builds Android mobile apps or knows someone who does, take note of vulnerabilities is the development tools. https://thehackernews.com/2017/12/android-development-tools.html
Collecting Location Data Even When Location Service Is Disabled
LSW posted a topic in CybersecurityGoogle Collects Android Location Data Even When Location Service Is Disabled https://thehackernews.com/2017/11/android-location-tracking.html I am highlighting this article on the grounds that is raises a few points and if you use the iPhone you should not ignore it. This is an issue with every mobile device, not just Android. It is how phones work and why they use triangulation in police shows on TV. That is how the system works. Your device connects to the nearest and most powerful tower in the area. As you move from Grid A, the signal gets weaker and the device searches for the next closest tower, that may be Grid B. So you can be easily tracked by looking at what towers your phone connects to and a path will then show, it will show where you are or where you spend time etc. Law Enforcement uses this technique all the time. This particular article is about Google collecting that data (which they claim they are ending by the end of the year). This more about them collecting the data and what they do with it. Remember that Google is a for profit organization. Services is how they make their profit and they consider selling your data as part of that service to their advertisers. That is why a lot of the advertisements you see are what your interested in. Google Chrome is also the most popular browser and makes your life so easy signing on to things because they are collecting your data or data on you and selling it. You are not their customers, your are their commodity and advertisers etc. are their customers. So if you use iPhone, OnePlus, Android or Windows phones... You can be and will be tracked, that if how your phone works, so don't think this is "Just an Android issue". As an Android user, I cringe at this article, but I accept that that is the way it is and is no different than when I used an early iPhone. One last question: What does your service provider do with that data? AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and co. It is there towers you are connecting to, do you know what they do with that data from those towers?