Tuesday, July 27

seguridad

cuentas privadas, Instagram, menores de 16 años, Noticias, Redes sociales, seguridad, usuarios

Instagram: accounts of children under 16 are now private | Digital Trends Spanish

The accounts of those who register on Instagram and are under 16 years old (or under 18 in some countries) will be private by default. Meanwhile, if a person is under that age and has a public account, they will receive a message from the platform where they will be invited to change it to private. The social network wants its application to be safer for young people. Already in March, the platform showed messages to the younger ones where the virtues of having a private account were highlighted. It's also making changes to the way advertisers can target users under the age of 18. A while ago, any user could be segmented based on their interests and activity. Instagram.However, from now on, advertisers will only be able to target those under the age of 18 based on their age, gender an...
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Protecting Zuckerberg Costs Facebook 23 Million | Digital Trends Spanish

It is uneconomical to protect executives at major tech companies, even though travel has been reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. A report reveals that security spending for executives at major companies totaled $ 46 million last year. The most striking thing is that, of this figure, 23.4 million dollars went only to the security of Mark Zuckerberg, the head of Facebook. According to the report of ProtocolThis is an increase compared to 2019, when $ 20.4 million was spent on the young executive. According to Facebook, this increase was due to the new protocols associated with COVID-19 and special protection during the elections. In this way, Zuckerberg surpassed other personalities on the list, including the richest person in the world, Jeff Bezos, who paid 1.6 million dollars in ...
fallo, seguridad, Telefonía celular, whatsapp

A failure in WhatsApp would expose the IP of users | Digital Trends Spanish

A serious vulnerability has been detected in WhatsApp, the most widely used messaging app in the world, which could allow users to easily find out the location and IP address of users. The vulnerability has been reported in the software repository GitHub by the user bhdresh, who explains that by filtering the IP addresses of the Facebook and WhatsApp servers from the destination hosts files, the IP address of the WhatsApp user can be obtained without their knowledge. As explained from ADSLZone, this flaw works even in the latest version of the app and could allow criminals to know the public IP addresses and the approximate location of users and with them, follow their movements by creating a history of locations. The site clarifies that for the attack to be carried out it is necessary...
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Do you know how to delete history completely? It is very simple | Digital Trends Spanish

In this guide we will explain how to completely erase your history, no matter which browser you use. Clearing your browser's cache is an important part of the maintenance that must be carried out so that our work flows smoothly, and you should not forget to do it periodically. The cache is responsible for storing the data of the sites you have visited and, although its purpose is to speed up loading times, in the long run it can end up slowing down your browser, in addition to that your private information will be more vulnerable in case of an attack malicious. You will be interested in: But why clear the cache? Maybe cleaning your cache is not absolutely necessary, nor is it something you have to do frequently. However, there are several reasons why clearing your browser's cache migh...
demanda, filtros, Redes sociales, seguridad, snapchat

Snapchat removes its speed filter after several lawsuits | Digital Trends Spanish

Snapchat, the short video social network and forerunner of the face filter craze, has pulled one of the oldest and most controversial filters. It is a filter launched in 2013 and that uses the mobile's speed sensor to enable an acceleration meter in miles or kilometers per hour that is displayed on the screen. According to various reports, there were several accidents caused by drivers using the filter, prompting some affected families to sue Snapchat. According to NPR, the company announced in a statement that it has removed this feature "hardly used by Snapchatters." "And in light of that, we are going to eliminate it completely," he added. The company does not confirm at any time that the removal of the filter is related to the multiple lawsuits in which it has been involved. Also...
Android, Apple, iOS, Noticias, seguridad, Telefonía celular, Tim Cook

Tim Cook says Android has 47 times more viruses than iOS | Digital Trends Spanish

It seems that Android and iOS are in constant competition to establish themselves as the operating system with the most and best features. And now a new round Thanks to the sayings of Tim Cook, who assures that Android has 47 times more malware than iOS because in Android applications can be installed externally, while in iOS that is not possible. These statements were given by Tim Cook in the middle of a conversation with Guillaume Lacroix of the Brut firm. In the interview, Apple's top executive reveals that the company cannot afford side loading of applications (sideloading in English) because it threatens the security and privacy of users. In other words, thanks to the fact that the installation of applications on an iPhone is restricted to the App Store, it prevents malware, viru...
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Is your Android app safe? This tool tells you | Digital Trends Spanish

A tool, developed by researchers at Columbia University, is able to analyze how safe are the applications available in the Play Store, the Google store for Android devices. Is about Crylogger, which is able to determine if apps use encryption appropriately, as the security layer with which user data is protected is known. Android apps use encryption algorithms to protect user data such as credit card numbers, passwords, social security numbers, etc. If used correctly, the data remains unintelligible to third parties. According to the researchers, Crylogger detects violations of the rules that must be followed for encryption to be secure. It does so from a list developed by expert cryptographers and organizations such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the Uni...
Amazon, Apple, Computación, datos, Facebook, Google, Internet, Noticias, privacidad, seguridad, servidor, solid, Tim Berners-Lee, web, World Wide Web

Tim Berners-Lee launches the first step of his Solid project | Digital Trends Spanish

The man known for being the inventor of the World Wide Web concept, in 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, has announced the first step of his Solid privacy project, launched through his start-up Inrupt. This initiative seeks that users can have greater control over their data and goes in the same line as the pursuit of a network "more respectful of privacy". It would mark an important distance with the centralization of our data by giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. For now, Inrupt has launched the first server with the Solid system, which would be intended for companies and organizations. Thus, any of them that want to join can do so from now on. How does it work? This project presents as a main novelty the POD, or personal online data, a kind of digital container that stores the perso...
2021, actualizacion, Android, Android Army, antiguos, aparatos, celulares, dispositivos, navegación, navegador, navegar, Noticias, seguridad, sitios seguros, teléfonos

A third of Android phones in trouble since 2021 | Digital Trends Spanish

Those who have phones with older versions of Android may find themselves in trouble starting in 2021. According to an article by Android Police, the organization Let's Encrypt announced that its association with certification authority IdenTrust will expire on September 1, 2021. In this way, many secure websites would no longer be compatible with Android versions prior to 7.1.1 Nougat. This would be a real problem, since, according to Let's Encrypt, 33.8 percent of Android devices use older versions of the operating system, which is a significant percentage. Therefore, these devices will experience certificate errors when they try to visit many secure websites starting in 2021. A good time to update Rafael Henrique / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images From the non-profit or...
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How to set up Sign in with Apple ID in your favorite apps and sites | Digital Trends Spanish

In the past, logging into new apps meant revealing your email address and creating a new password for each new account. When that got too confusing and time-consuming, we gave in to the temptation of using a Facebook or Gmail account, despite justified reservations about privacy issues. With iOS 13, iPadOS 13, WatchOS 6, tvOS 13, and macOS Catalina, the Cupertino company introduced the feature Sign in with Apple, which gives you a private way to manage third-party apps and websites with your Apple ID, instead of giving your email to anyone who asks. A button of "Sign in with Apple”In an app or website means you can set up an account and sign in with your Apple ID. To use this feature, you must have an Apple ID with two-factor authentication enabled and log in to iCloud. The "Sig...