Apparently, WhatsApp has become the perfect tool for cybercriminals and scammers to do their things. This time it is one of the most difficult scams to identify by the victims: the lost chip. That is because the scammer steals a person's phone number, blocks the original line and impersonates the victim to extort his contacts. The criminal buys a new chip and calls the telephone operator...

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Thousands of devices, especially those with Android technology and Qualcomm microprocessors, could be exposed to potentially serious vulnerabilities and data theft. The cybersecurity company Check Point has discovered a critical vulnerability in Qualcomm processors, which affects almost half of the world's smartphones and can cause data leakage or information and payment credentials theft. The company has warned that the vulnerability is present in TrustZone, a security extension...

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Google collected, without authorization, the medical data of millions of Americans, according to an exclusive Monday edition of The Wall Street Journal, which quoted internal data and knowledgeable sources. The collection of data is part of a Google initiative named Nightingale Project, through which the company gathers patient information through medical company Ascencion, the largest catholic firm of its type, and whose headquarters are located in...

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Facebook announced the suspension of three networks of Russian accounts that allegedly tried to interfere in the politics of eight African countries. All accounts were linked to a single Russian businessman who has close ties to the country’s president, and who is accused of meddling in the U.S.’s 2016 elections. The social media platform said that all the networks were connected to “entities linked to Russian...

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The company specialized in informatics security, Symantec, published a report detailing xHelper, a malware that affected almost 45,000 Android devices around the world in a few month. Its main characteristics is its extreme persistence, since it has the capacity to automatically reinstall itself, even after formatting the device.   “This is the second threat directed to Android which it was reported in October and, although its extension is limited to only...

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INCIBE (Instituto Nacional de Ciberseguridad / National Institute of Cybersecurity) alerted everyone about the viral scam making the rounds on Instant Messaging app WhatsApp: A message with a link to a video in which the user is invited to participate in an exchange of collective money. The scam is presented as a circular economy movement, that claims that by only investing 33Euro, you can earn up...

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The social network TikTok is one of the most popular among young people nowadays. It has a fresh and straight forward approach: watching short video that can edited from the user’s account. This app has over 600 million users worldwide, but everything that shines is gold, it has also become a target for sexual predator and extremist groups.   According to The Walt Street Journal, extremist propaganda...

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The WiFi Alliance is the organization that oversees the implementation of the WiFi standard, and has now certified the new wireless connection standard (IEEE 802.11ax) that will be known as WiFi 6 and which, among other things, promises to improve the speed with which information is transmitted.   Back in October 2018, the WiFi Alliance announced a change in the naming of the WiFi connection. The new...

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