Kaspersky Blog – 1.18.22 (1.17.22)
Spy cameras in rented apartments or hotel rooms: fact or fiction? Fact, unfortunately. In a quite recent case, a family from New Zealand, having rented an apartment in Ireland, discovered a hidden camera livestreaming from the living room.
Source: Finding hidden cameras with your smartphone’s ToF sensor
Kaspersky Blog – 3.6.20 (3.3.20)
Assuming you have not been living under a rock — not looking at Twitter, Facebook, or Netflix and avoiding any news — you are probably aware that 2020 is an election year in the United States. If your disconnection goes beyond the past few years, you may also be unfamiliar with the 2016 election and discussions (for example, here and here) about election hacking and disinformation campaigns.
Full Post: Why are elections so hard to secure?
Kaspersky Labs Blog – 3.2.20
Listening to Web cookies can be very interesting, even though they are not particularly musical. Yes, cookies can actually be audible now, thanks to a Web-browser plugin created by Jasmine Guffond. Guffond showcased the plugin at 36c3.
Full Post: The tracking symphony: Listening to cookies with a browser plugin
Kaspersky Labs Blog – 2.20.20
Every year, in late August or early September, tens of thousands of people gather in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada for the Burning Man arts event. For eight days, the festival becomes an epicenter for creatives from around the world. The monumental installations, spellbinding performances, and inimitable atmosphere of the festival attract huge numbers of visitors.
Full Post: Scammers try to cash in on Burning Man
Kaspersky Labs Blog – 2.12.20 (2.11.20)
Many kids today get their first smartphones when they are 11–12 or even younger. A majority carries a gadget around by the time they are in high school. Peer pressure does play a role, and phone-free kids see everyone around them fidgeting with their phones. The decision is yours, however, and in this post we discuss the pros and cons of that purchase, as well as provide tips for choosing a gadget if you decide to buy one.
Source: Should you buy your kid a smartphone, and if so, what kind?