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New Zip Bomb Compresses 4.5PB of Data Into 46MB File

‘Non-recursive Zip bomb’ can extract 4.5 Petabytes of data into 46MB David Fifield, a programmer, and an engineer have just revealed a brand-new “Zip bomb” that compresses more than 4.5 petabytes of data within a single Zip file with 46MB. This new kind of “Zip bomb” or “compression bomb” is […]

Android apps are collecting user data even after being denied permission

Over 1,000 Android apps are harvesting your data without permission A new research study revealed that more than 1,000 Android apps available in Google Play Store violated permissions to steal private data such as messages, call logs, photos and more. Researchers from UC Berkeley’s International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), which […]

Philips Hue’s Company Launches LiFi Lights that beam data at 250 Mbps

Signify reveals LiFi lighting systems with incredible data speeds Signify, previously known as Phillips Lighting, has launched a new range of LiFi systems that includes the world’s fastest and most reliable Li-Fi systems commercially available. For those unaware, LiFi (short form for Light Fidelity), a super-fast alternative to WiFi, is […]

Hackers steal data of 100 million Quora users

Quora hack exposes data of about 100 million users Quora, the question-and-answer sharing website, announced yesterday that data of about 100 million of its users was compromised as a result of unauthorized access to one of their systems by a “malicious third party”. “We recently became aware that some user data […]

Google makes it easier to delete your search history

Google now lets users delete search history more easily Google announced that it is making it easier for users to understand and control their data from directly within its products, starting with Search. “Today, we’re making it easier for you to make decisions about your data directly within the Google […]

Google admits third-party developers can access users’ Gmail inbox

Google still allows third-party developers to scan your Gmail accounts In July this year, we had reported how Google is allowing third-party app developers access to user’s private messages in Gmail. Now, the search giant has officially admitted in a letter to US lawmakers that it allows third-party apps to […]

Reddit hack: Users’ personal information compromised in a serious data breach

Reddit discloses hack, reveals hackers stole email addresses and old passwords Reddit, the social discussion, and forum-hosting website, in a blog post on Wednesday, said that a security breach earlier this summer has compromised personal information of some users, including email addresses and private messages. However, the company did not […]

Facebook shared its users’ data with 60 Companies

Facebook shared users’ personal data with 60 companies including Apple, Samsung, and Amazon While Facebook is still reeling under the heat of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a new report in The New York Times has raised fresh concerns about Facebook’s privacy protection policies. The Times has claimed that the social networking […]