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Zoom could install malware: How to completely remove Zoom from Mac

Zoom could install malware: How to completely remove Zoom from Mac

In light of the COVID-19 emergency, a plethora of businesses around the world have been forced to switch to a remote workplace approach. The new reality is pretty much a no-go without video conferencing services like Zoom. However, it turned out that the above-mentioned app has gaping security loopholes some of which affect Mac users. Find out what these bugs are and what kind of consequences they may entail for one’s privacy and security.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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Safari privacy update: a game-changing step forward

Safari privacy update: a game-changing step forward

The recent update of Apple’s proprietary web browser proved out to be more revolutionary than it may appear. Having surfaced in late March 2020, Safari 13.1 comes with a host of new features and, perhaps most importantly, a fundamental privacy tweak. The latter comes down to enhancements of the built-in mechanisms intended to prevent third-party tracking. Go ahead and familiarize yourself with these commendable improvements.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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macOS Catalina 10.15.4 release: security improvements and more

macOS Catalina 10.15.4 release: security improvements and more

In late March 2020, Apple released another subversion of macOS Catalina. The new 10.15.4 iteration introduces a series of bug fixes and enhancements while additionally delivering security tweaks and feature updates. Compared to the previous build, this one appears to have more substantial changes under the hood and has a hue of finalization, which could mean that a fresh major macOS version is around the corner.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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COVID-19 scam emails to beware of

COVID-19 scam emails to beware of

The coronavirus pandemic is underway and a glimmer of light has yet to appear at the end of the tunnel. Having found themselves locked up in their homes as part of disease prevention, people around the world are being growingly targeted by online scams. Black hats are ramping up their efforts to execute COVID-19 themed phishing attacks aimed at stealing sensitive credentials or defrauding individuals and organizations of money.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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XXI century cybercrime stats and what to expect in the 2020s

XXI century cybercrime stats and what to expect in the 2020s

It is believed that a look back on the past can give valuable clues on what the future holds. How about applying this theory to cybercrime? From phishing and ransomware to mobile malware and cryptojacking, this century has already become a cradle of deleterious phenomena in this arena. This article encompasses some of the key cybercrime stats to date and outlines the top challenges that will likely emerge in the 2020s.

David Balaban
David Balaban
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Did you know that Facebook pays $20 per month for installing its own pseudo-VPN?

Did you know that Facebook pays $20 per month for installing its own pseudo-VPN?

Many Internet users do not believe that they can earn up to $20 a month selling their personal data. The latest scandal around Facebook shows that this statement has its right to exist. It turned out that Facebook has been running a secret Atlas project for more than two years, within which people get paid up to $20 a month for installing and using on their smartphones Facebook branded pseudo-VPN.

John Dee
John Dee
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