Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

History
#1982 Firefox Focus privacy scandal
Firefox Focus: the privacy browser, is a free mobile browser for iOS devices by Mozilla designed to protect user privacy while browsing the web.

The app "improves the privacy and performance" of a user's mobile browsing experience by "blocking analytics, social, and advertising trackers" according to the product description on Apple's iTunes website. It furthermore enables you to erase the browsing history, passwords and cookies easily.

A content blocker by Mozilla, makers of Firefox and known proponents of user rights and privacy? That's got to be good, right?

What you may not expect from the app, especially since it is designed to block analytic trackers, is that it is collecting data itself, and transfers the data it collects to third-party company Adjust.
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#1990 Security and privacy guidelines for the Internet of Things (IoT)
#1989 Mirai widens distribution with new Trojan that scans more ports
#1988 Marcher - Android banking Trojan on the rise
#1987 IBM integrates Watson into its security operations platform
#1986 Sage 2.0 ransomware delivered by Pandex spambot, mimics Cerber routines
#1985 New wave of cyberattacks against global banks linked to Lazarus cybercrime group
#1984 Now sites can fingerprint you online even when you use multiple browsers
#1983 Ultranationalist developer behind SerbRansom ransomware
#1982 Firefox Focus privacy scandal
#1981 Attackers target dozens of global banks with new malware
#1980 ElcomSoft extracts deleted Safari browsing history from iCloud
#1979 Virally growing attacks on unpatched WordPress sites affect ~2m pages
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