Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1703 Snapchat, Skype among apps not protecting users’ privacy
Tech companies like Snapchat and Skype’s owner Microsoft are failing to adopt basic privacy protections on their instant messaging services, putting users’ human rights at risk, Amnesty International said today.

The organization’s new ‘Message Privacy Ranking’ assesses the 11 companies with the most popular messaging apps on the way they use encryption to protect users’ privacy and freedom of expression across their messaging apps.
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#1705 CrySis ransomware master decryption keys released
#1704 Australian banks dismiss Android NFC past in Apple Pay negotiations
#1703 Snapchat, Skype among apps not protecting users’ privacy
#1702 AdultFriendFinder network hack exposes 412 million accounts
#1701 Smartphone WiFi signals can leak your keystrokes, passwords, and PINs
#1700 Russian banks hit by cyber-attack
#1699 BlackNurse low-volume DoS attack targets firewalls
#1698 OpenSSL patches high-severity DoS bug
#1697 Tech support scammers bite Chrome users with forgotten 2014 bug
#1696 New attack reportedly lets 1 modest laptop knock big servers offline
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