Facial recognition when shopping
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Facial recognition could soon be used when you are doing your shopping. So if you go to a supermarket and see a screen with advertisements, you could see personalised advertising in the future. Read on to find out how this works and whether this is morally right.

It’s nothing new that software and devices are now able to recognise faces. It isn’t clear where and when this technique would be used. Is it right though, that your every facial movement is judged and reacted to in this way? (more…)

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Fake Google Support
Phishing mail from Google

If you get a warning from Google Support via email, you can be almost certain it’s a phishing email.

Fraudsters are sending out an e-mail as if there is an issue with your Google mail account. Read our blog to find out why it is dangerous to click on the links in such emails.

Everyone who owns an Android smartphone has it linked to a Google Account. When you set up your smartphone, you must sign in with your Google account. This can be exploited by fraudsters. (more…)

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Netflix Movies offline
Download only possible to a limited extent

For just six months you have been able to watch Netflix movies offline. But now Netflix introduces a download limitation. 

Now you cannot download your favourite movies as often as you like to watch them offline. They are now restricted to a reduced amount. Read on to find out why Netflix has introduced the download restriction and what it means for streaming movies. (more…)

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EU roaming charges
Caution when surfing abroad with automatic data

If you holiday abroad you will be looking forward to free mobile phone EU roaming. At last, from June 15, 2017, you can make calls and surf for the same price as you would at home. But beware! As mobile operators now have less money to go into the tills, you have to be careful when your mobile contract is up for renewal. Is EU roaming really included – or will there still be roaming charges?

In the future you will need to look closely at the small print of a mobile phone contract. The roaming charges are abolished, but mobile operators often change their strategy. Browsing with your mobile abroad is generally cheaper and easier, but new contracts can also limit surfing abroad. There is also a risk of higher fees for data usage. What do you have to consider when EU roaming and when choosing new mobile phone contracts? And also will Brexit ruin this hard fought battle? We will explain in our blog. (more…)

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WannaCry Protection App
Beware of fake apps

Everyone wants to think that their mobile phone is being protected from Trojans and viruses with the most up to date security. And now there is the WannaCry Protection app.

But Beware! Can this really be as good as it seems? Find out what the WannaCry Protection app really does and whether it really is of any use, in our blog.

The malicious attack on many Windows computers was only three weeks ago. It was an attack of enormous scale. Many Windows operating systems were affected. We have reported on the Ransomware WannaCry here in the blog. And now there is already massive protection from the Cryptotrojaner WannaCry. (more…)

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WWDC 2017
Apple introduces new iPhone software iOS 11

At the developer conference WWDC 2017 Apple has, among other things, presented its new iPhone software iOS 11: The voice assistant Siri is to be improved and it will bring many new features for iPad and iPhone.

Read on to find out what Apple in San José (California) presented, what new products are in store and which new software there will be. (more…)

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Clickjacking Pirates on smartphones
New Android hacker attack

What is Clickjacking? If you accidentally install a malware app on your Android phone, nothing can happen to you, as long as you don’t give the app ​​access to your phone, right?  Wrong!  With the Clickjacking method hackers can control your mobile phone even by remote control.

You must grant certain rights to apps, so you can use them. With WhatsApp, you must first grant the app access to the microphone, so you can send a voice message. And if you want to take a photo with WhatsApp, you have to grant access to the camera. This mode will give you full control over your phone. How do hackers manage to get around this? We explain it to you in our blog. (more…)

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New Android virus
Judy Malware is spreading

Judy Malware, a new Android virus is here. It installs itself on your Android phone. You may not be aware of the malicious apps as they are well camouflaged. The malware is disguised as a game or fashion app. However, there is a fraud threat hiding behind the inconspicuous apps.

The apps provided by a Korean company called Kiniwini, registered on Google as Enistudio contained only a very hidden small malicious code. This made is difficult to identify the malware as dangerous. This Android virus is a malware that helps the fraudsters to earn money with click fraud. How? you may ask. We will explain this to you in our blog. (more…)

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Listening threat via Android apps
Ultrasonic tracking for advertising purposes

Privacy is not guaranteed with Google. Google really does know everything about its users. This could be verbal spoken searches or Internet history. Google knows about you. But now Android apps are also jumping on the bandwagon.

Over 230 apps support something called ultrasound tracking. But why and what exactly is it? Read on to find out what you can do about these spying apps, what ultrasound tracking is, and what this means for you.

High-quality speakers and microphones are installed in every smartphone. These are versatile and sometimes appear to be misused. For example, Google can help you understand your users by using a language assistant, as explained in our blog post, Google Voice Assistant. (more…)

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New WhatsApp colour
Lured into virus trap by message

Once again a WhatsApp chain letter is doing the rounds. This time it is about a supposedly new WhatsApp colour and the message makes it sound very tempting.

Wouldn’t it be great if there were different colours for WhatsApp? If you could personalise the messenger with your favourite colour?

Again and again, we report on fake news and chain letters circulating on WhatsApp. Finally about the romantic emoticons and Whatsapp phishing. It seems that we must be constantly vigilant. (more…)

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