Bill Toulas

An open-source advocate who has been writing about Linux and SaaS tools for years. Having entered the fascinating world of InfoSec now, he reports on the daily news and developments in the fields of data privacy, data breaches, software vulnerabilities, phishing campaigns, malware, and all things "online danger". Contact me at "billtoulas@technadu.com"
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Court in Paris Orders French ISPs to Block More Than a Dozen Pirate Websites

French court orders five ISPs to block thirteen pirating domains, including file-hosting providers. These websites do not respond to take-down notices and...

Smartphone Maker OnePlus Informs Customers of a Security Incident

OnePlus has published a statement about a recent security incident related to their online shop. An undisclosed number of customers had their...

Data Enrichment Industry Responsible for a Massive Data Leak Affecting 1.2 Billion Individuals

A customer of two data enrichment companies has exposed the data of around 1.2 billion people. The data was already available online,...

Twitter Finally Breaks Free from the Two-Factor Authentication Limitations

Twitter adds support for WebAuthn, so users won’t have to add their phone numbers anymore. Using Yubikeys and hardware 2SV security keys...

Owner of “GreekStars” Pirate Site Received Five Years of Imprisonment

A person who was arrested four times and accused of piracy was finally thrown in jail. The man was scoffing the authorities,...

T-Mobile Admits Data Breach Which Exposed Prepaid Customer PII

T-Mobile has exposed an undisclosed number of prepaid WiFi customers in a data breach. The telecom company is sending notifications urging people...

High-Profile Android Applications Ridden by Old and Known Flaws

Many widely used applications on the Android ecosystem are using vulnerable native libraries. The app maintainers don’t pay much attention to the...

Sonos Acquired Privacy-Focused AI Platform “Snips” for $37.5 Million

Sonos bought Snips AI for $37.5 million, which opens up the way for new privacy-focused products. The speaker manufacturer is aiming to offer...

French Hospital had 6000 Computers Locked Down by Ransomware Attack

 A hospital in Northern France is trying to disinfect 6000 of their computers from a ransomware worm. The caregiving services have been...