A nightmare scenario for any streamer or gamer is a swatting attack. This is when someone finds out who you are, where you live and calls in a fake threat to a local police station. The police take every threat seriously, and more than one person has died as a result of a swatting attack. […]
Apple’s 14.5 operating system update in 2021 gave you a major new security feature: App-Tracking Transparency. This essentially lets you block the system advertising identifier (IDFA) that feeds your personal user data back to advertisers on the app. Apple has made sure you can opt into this feature while protecting other identifiers like your email […]
WhatsApp’s ‘live location’ feature is really handy for coordinating meet-ups or keeping track of where your friends or family members are. But be mindful of how casually you allow people to see your live location. You can limit the length of time that your phone continues to broadcast your location, so set it to automatically […]
Wearable technologies – like watches or wristbands – can be great assets for fitness, productivity and health monitoring. But they also pose a considerable risk to both data privacy and personal safety. Many wearables track the location of the user, among other types of data. This information could be very dangerous if exposed to malicious […]
Apple’s AirTag is a button-sized device that can be attached to things to keep track of them. They use Bluetooth and Near-field communication (NFC) to anonymously communicate with a nearby iPhone through Apple’s “Find My” feature. In doing so, they can be used to actively monitor the device’s real-time location. Although equipped with security safeguards, […]
Geoblocking technology enables businesses to disallow access to data from outside their country or region. The same technology can put files on a locking system so that they cannot be accessed outside of regular business hours.
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