Incidents of scared victims paying the extortion amount due to such ‘hacks’ have been reported in the region.
Did you know that the Google Play store is filled with scam apps? While this may or may not be surprising to you, it’s actually quite possible that you might have one or several of these apps installed on your device.
Scammers know that it’s easy to hack someone’s WhatsApp account and they have started hacking accounts.
Internet giant Google has said it is shutting down the consumer version of its own social networking site Google+ due to low usage
These points can be then exchanged for airfare, seating class upgrades or access to luxury airport lounges.
Several Facebook users have reported their accounts were cloned after they received a duplicate friend request message asking them to forward the message to friends.
Mahboub an interactive tool that uses artificial intelligence to ‘talk’ to ‘words’ or text.
Fatima filmed the whole incident and posted it on Snapchat with the caption: “This is what happens when you f*** with me.”
The new feature will include latest news, personalities and sports.
The issue with URLs is that they’re hard to understand, and hackers depend on this confusion to develop fake sites
WhatsApp is reportedly working on the much-awaited dark mode feature for its Android app.
If you logged into British Airways’ website any time between 2158 GMT on August 21 and 2045 GMT on September 5 chances are that your personal and financial details are at risk.
A 12-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy in Colombia committed suicide after playing a suicide challenge game on WhatsApp called Momo.
Facebook’s moderators can’t possibly look through every single image that gets posted on the enormous platform, so Facebook is building AI to help them out.
In the recent months, there have been numerous complaints in the UAE of scamsters calling people, posing as agents from banks, to steal their personal information.
This teacher reportedly travelled from Dubai to Florida, to ‘have sex with a seven-year-old girl he had solicited online’
If you have received a WhatsApp message claiming that you have won in the Dubai Expo 2020 Lucky Draw, don’t be happy yet!
The young hacker accessed the system multiple times over a year.
Exercise caution while connecting with strangers while making friends based on the “things with common” feature.
Unlike WhatsApp, which cannot view your information, Google could access your data stored on its servers
If you thought switching off your location history stops Google from storing your location, you are in for a surprise.
Cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp recently included a ‘Report feature’ and today in the 2.18.246 update it made available a new layout for it.
If you always thought that a nasty review of a restaurant, spa or bank on Google search is genuine, think again if it’s actually an unsatisfied customer’s view.
Interactive online might seem like a lot of fun, but like any other platform that lets strangers interact, electronic games expose people (Especially youngsters) to harmful grooming. When it comes to grooming, terrorists find violent games an ideal platform to manipulate young minds.
In a shocking trend, people are stepping out of moving cars to dance, completely oblivious to traffic, and uncaring of the hazard of stepping out of moving vehicles.
You have to pay attention to small changes in your computer to prevent your passwords and other important data from being stolen.
Did you know that a large number of people in the UAE don’t even know that hackers are using their phones and computers to attack other people’s mobiles across the world?!
Not many people think about this often, but smart devices actually expose people to radiation. According to researchers, mobile phone radiation can severely impact a child’s brain development.
An IntSights Cyber Intelligence threat report, Messaging Applications: The New Dark Web, suggests that apps like Discord, ICQ, Skype, Telegram and Whatsapp offer a convenient mobile platform for criminals, given the availability of group chat.
YouTube Kids recently announced new measures for parents if they find kids watching inappropriate videos at home even by mistake.
Coming with the subject line “Your suspension notification”, the email contains a link to a fake Netflix page which asks for log-in information and card details
Once you start participating, the Dubai Fitness Challenge App will be your closest companion that will help you achieve your goal
Dubai Police revealed last week that it has investigated 83 cases of harassment on Facebook so far this year.
Snapchat has started notifying the user every time someone uses the “Screen Recording” feature to save “Snaps” on iOS 11 operating system (OS)
Whatsapp users have been eagerly waiting for these features, and finally, these are here!
Security experts in the UAE recently alerted that Snapchat has a few safety and privacy concerns about which users in this region should be aware of
Two incidents of online harassment of girls this month have brought the focus back on the urgent issue of online harassment and blackmailing in UAE.
According to Fortune Tech, the app harvests phone numbers and email addresses from smart phones in which it is installed.
Sarahah, which was developed in the Saudi Arabia, topped the list of most downloaded apps in the Apple App Store. Is it a great feedback medium or a bully’s new favourite?
Password managers promise us they will keep our numerous difficult passwords safe. Can we trust them 100%?
Making a free call online might look like a better alternative to phone calls, but it can put you at risks you never knew about.
Initiatives like the Great Kindness Challenge, which aims at helping children in developing empathy, combating bullying, and building self-esteem.
On December 15, 2016, Eichenwald said he received a message from the username @Jew_Goldstein on Twitter. The tweet was an animated image (GIF) of a blinding strobe light that said, “You deserve a seizure for your posts” in capital letters. Mr. Eichenwald, who has epilepsy, saw the post and immediately went into a seizure.
Did you know that there was a time when someone could gain control over Facebook users’ videos to edit or delete them? Dan Melamed, a cyber security researcher who worked at Microsoft and A&T helped Facebook identify the security loophole that could have impacted billions of people.
On May 12, 2017, the biggest and fastest-spreading cyber attack in recorded history hit hundreds of thousands of computers from over 150 countries. Learn more about how to protect yourself from the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware.
When people think of Snapchat, they think of a fun platform for people to chat with their friends and send fun images and videos of themselves. However, as time went by and Snapchat established itself as one of the biggest social media companies in the world, they created a ‘Discover’ section on their platform.
We hear about victims of Internet fraud all the time. People tend to simplify those stories and say that those people are so naïve and that it would never happen to them.
You may want to think twice about that.
Instagram’s social media culture does provide a great platform to share authentic photos, but not everything is as flattering and amazing as it seems in those photos. People might not use Photoshop, but they can use filters (even if they use the hashtag #NoFilter). They can give off the impression that the photo was effortlessly taken with very little or no preparation whatsoever.
You know how we always say, “Think before you post?” Well, Instagram just introduced a new feature called Instagram Drafts.