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United States Might Eventually Ban TikTok Apps for iPhone and Android

The United States’ offensive against Chinese tech giants continues, and the next in the crosshairs might be none other than super-popular app TikTok. According to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the United States authorities are currently looking into possible sanctions against a series of other apps too, with TikTok likely targeted by a potential...

Hackers Take Control of Russian Ministry’s Twitter Account

Hijacking a Twitter account has become a hobby for some specific groups of hackers, as it’s apparently quite easy to do this since high-profile users fail to properly secure their pages. The latest to be targeted by hackers is none other than the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Crisis Management Center, whose Twitter account was recently compromised by...

Microsoft-Owned LinkedIn, Reddit Caught Reading iOS Clipboards Because Why Not

iOS 14 includes new warnings when apps access clipboard data, and by the looks of things, this is something that way too many apps have been doing for God knows how long. But the release of the very first iOS 14 beta is highlighting a major problem on Apple’s operating system, as apps that don’t need clipboard access still use it without any clear...

TikTok Says It Reads Data in Your iPhone Clipboard to Actually Protect You

iOS 14 introduces a new warning that lets users know when an app accesses content in the clipboard, and as discovered recently, there are quite a lot of high-profile and popular apps doing this. And while some need to read clipboard content for their features (e.g. a package tracker app can be able to automatically import your tracking codes if they’re...

Google Removes Large Pack of Chrome Extensions Used for Spying on Users

Google has removed tens of extensions from the Chrome Web Store after a security company discovered they’ve been used for malicious practices, including spying on users and stealing their data. Security firm Awake claims it came across a total of 111 malicious or fake Chrome extensions that were capable of taking screenshots, reading the clipboard,...

Firefox VPN to Launch as Mozilla VPN on Windows, Android, iPhone

Mozilla has recently announced that its paid VPN service, which has until now been referred to as the Firefox Private Network VPN, would officially launch as Mozilla VPN in just a few weeks. The service, which is currently available as a beta, will thus land as a stable product, and Mozilla says that at first Mozilla VPN would be offered to users on...

WhatsApp Phone Numbers End Up on Google, Facebook Says That’s Fine

WhatsApp has become the number one mobile messaging app, and Facebook itself has tried to make it more than just a simple tool allowing people to connect on Android and iOS. The Click to Chat feature, for example, makes it possible for two WhatsApp accounts to get in touch with each other using nothing more than a QR code or a custom URL. Supposed...

Apple Blocks the Most Advanced iPhone Jailbreak Tool… For Now

Apple has recently released iOS 13.5.1 to all supported iPhones, and while this is a surprising release that only seems to be adding minor improvements, it actually includes one very important change. The Cupertino-based tech giant used this new software update for the iPhone to block the unc0ver jailbreak tool, essentially making it impossible to...

Germany Wants iPhone Owners to Install Security Updates as Soon as Possible

Germany’s Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, or BSI, is urging iPhone owners to install the latest security updates released by Apple as soon as possible, as they resolve a critical vulnerability in the Mail app. Discovered by cybersecurity group ZecOps, the security flaw is believed to affect all versions of the iOS operating system...

Hacked iPhone Reignites Dispute Over Phone Encryption

The FBI has managed to hack into the iPhone used by the shooter at the naval air station in Pensacola, Florida, something which was considered as critical for the investigation, and now the Feds are using this occasion to restart their public offensive against Apple. FBI director Christopher Wray says breaking into the iPhone happened with “effectively...

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