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Closure of York Council app after hack

Posted by Matthew on January 17, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Council Cybersecurity Mobile Data Security Smartphones Technology and tagged with | | | | |

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The York Council app that was hacked late last year has reportedly been shut down as a result of the data breach incident.

It’s understood that the public-facing aspect of the app is no longer available. Residents had been able to access it and use it as part of waste-reduction plans and for the improvement of their environmental performance.

After it was discovered that the app lacked the proper security to keep users’ data safe, the app has now been reportedly shut down and is no longer publicly-available.

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Have you been the victim of a Gmail data breach?

Posted by Matthew on December 27, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Latest Mobile Data Smartphones Technology and tagged with | | |

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Without even knowing it, your emails may be being read by companies, and you may feel that this is a Gmail data breach.

The recent admission by Google that they’ve been allowing companies to scan emails is a worrying one. App developers are reportedly able to access data in Gmail mailboxes to use it for marketing purposes. Even employees were manually reading mailboxes in order to train AI software to then do it for them.

If this applies to you, whether this can be classed as a Gmail data breach or not is apparently open for debate.

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iPhone app data breaches and hacks

Posted by Matthew on December 20, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Group Action Hacking News Mobile Data Security and tagged with | | | | | | |

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iPhone app data breaches, leaks and hacks are on the rise as much as then use of apps continues to rise in everyday society.

Many people just assume that data on apps and phones is secure. Recent investigations and data breach incidents have told us a totally different story about the security of apps on phones.

People have a lot of reasons to worry. There have been a number of apps that have been comprised through poor security. Potentially millions of people are putting their private and sensitive data at risk every day.

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Another Facebook data leak

Posted by Matthew on December 18, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data GDPR Mobile Data Security Smartphones Social Networking and tagged with | | | | | |

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There’s been another Facebook data leak, and yet again, millions of users are said to have been affected.

The fines that Facebook could now face in accordance with GDPR are mounting. This is one of many data leaks that have been revealed recently. The previous one, affecting some 29m users, was only discovered a couple of months ago.

In this latest Facebook data leak, a software bug has led to users’ photos being uploaded to websites without permission.

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Another LinkedIn data breach?

Posted by Matthew on November 28, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Latest Mobile Data Smartphones Social Networking Technology and tagged with | | | | |

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The most famous LinkedIn data breach stems from the 2012 hack that took years to come to light. But since then, there has reportedly been others.

There has reportedly been several other data breaches with connections to the Microsoft-owned networking site for professionals. But this latest LinkedIn data breach arises from the way some 18 million people’s email addresses have reportedly been used for targeted Facebook ads.

According to recent investigations, this is yet another data breach involving LinkedIn.

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Is mobile phone data protection lagging behind?

Posted by Matthew on August 01, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data Mobile Data Security Smartphones Technology and tagged with | | | | |

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There are suggestions that mobile phone data protection is lagging behind as a result of security immaturity and attitudes toward mobile safety.

The smartphone industry in particular has grown exponentially in recent years, and with more than half of the internet’s traffic thought to be on mobile devices, and with mobile apps springing up all the time, some experts are concerned at the lack of maturity mobile phone data protection has when compared to desktop protection.

Does security and attitudes need to change?

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