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WhatsApp’s new image search could help you weed out fake pictures

The new WhatsApp update is available for beta users only

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Australian parliament computer network breached

A number of measures have been implemented to protect the network and its users

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Twitter bug exposed Android users’ protected tweets for five years

Twitter disabled the Protect your Tweets setting automatically

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Banks won’t be charging you for SMS alerts from January

The SBP has issued strict guidelines to banks to protect customers and their information against cyber-attacks

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Google to shut down Google+ after massive data breach

Google admitted it never had the kind of engagement that they had hoped for

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Vietnam urges Facebook to open office ahead of controversial cyber law

The ruling Communist Party tolerates little dissent and exercises strict control over the media

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One billion iPhones vulnerable to hacking, data theft

Apple fails to fix security bug despite being alerted by Pakistani expert more than 3 months ago

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Thousands of websites infected by ‘crypto mining’ malware

WASHINGTON: Thousands of websites around the world, including many operated by governments, have been infected by hackers using the sites’ computing power to “mine” cryptocurrencies, security researchers said. The attack is the first major incident made public in which a new breed of hackers took over a large numbers of websites to effectively create currencies…

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DRF launches Network of Female Journalists on Online Safety

BY FARAH JAMIL In this digital age, it has become even easier than before to be stalked, harassed and intruded. During these times of fast digital innovation, it is important for women to assess their risks online, analyze them and browse securely. With growing privacy concerns on digital spaces, Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) sought to…

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Millions of PCs hit by formidable virus attack

SHANGHAI: “Hundreds of thousands” of Chinese computers at nearly 30,000 institutions including government agencies have been hit by the global ransomware attack, a leading Chinese security-software provider has said, though the Asian impact has otherwise been relatively muted. The enterprise-security division of Qihoo 360, one of the country’s leading suppliers of anti-virus software, said 29,372…

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Education board in Lahore messes up online

LAHORE: When parents learned their children’s personal information such as their contact numbers and residential addresses were readily available online, they turned to the officials who were responsible of infringing their privacy. Official from Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Lahore accepted the mistake and said it will be rectified. Guardians complained this mistake proved…

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FYI: ‘Innocent Girl’ on Facebook might be evil, might even be a man

Two men from Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab were arrested for extorting women via social media. These alleged cyber criminals created multiple Facebook profiles with pseudonyms such as “Innocent Girl”, and “Sweet Princess”, befriended women, accessed their personal photos and edited them to produce questionable material later used to extort their victims. For more information, watch this…

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Teen hacks Pentagon websites, gets thanked for finding ‘bugs’

WASHINGTON: High school student David Dworken spent 10 to 15 hours between classes on his laptop, hacking U.S. Defense Department websites. Instead of getting into trouble, the 18-year-old who graduated this week was one of two people praised by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the Pentagon on Friday for finding vulnerabilities before U.S. adversaries did….

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