Sam Jidali, a cybersecurity expert, researcher and analyst, recently discovered a massive data leak by a total 8 browser extensions which has caused this massive leak
8 Browser Extensions Stole Data From Millions
These browser addons or extensions have leaked data from 45 major companies and over 4 million individuals to a fee-based service called “Nacho Analytics.” The lead has been termed as DataSpii. It has been estimated that these extensions have collected and distributed the users data such as personal data, browsing data related to companies such as Skype, Wallmart, Amazon , Apple and lot of other companies.
You can obtain the full list of companies from here
What Type Of Data Was Leaked?
These browser addons have captured lot of sensitive data such as medical information and credit card details of the people using them. This was all unauthorized access and the permission was not provided by the browser.
It has been reported that these extensions have managed to collect other information such as GPS locations, credit card numbers and details, file attachments and online shopping history.
What are those browser extensions which caused the data leak?
The browser addons for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome which caused this major data leak are as follows:
FairShare Unlock (Chrome and Firefox)
Panel Community Surveys (Chrome)
SaveFrom.net Helper (Firefox)
SuperZoom (Chrome and Firefox)
The Data Leak Flowchart Representations
What You Need To Do?
Since the data is huge first check whether you have these extensions installed on your Chrome or Firefox browser. If yes then remove it immediately.
The Chrome and Firefox have taken down these browser extension already so you won’t find them. Just in case if you have them installed just manually remove them immediately.
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Hello Guys, Welcome Byteswiki.com. Today, I will tell you, how to get GPS Coordinates by using the Google Maps website through the web browser like Google Chrome and by using Google Maps application on a smartphone.
But first, we will talk about GPS Coordinates. So Let’s get started.
What is GPS Coordinates?
GPS coordinates are most commonly expressed as latitude and longitude. If we talk about Latitude and longitude, Latitude defines the North-South position of any location on Earth Surface and Longitude defines the East-West position of any location on Earth Surface. You can identify any location of the Earth by using its Unique GPS Coordinates. The global GPS system actually doesn’t have a coordinates system of its own. It uses “geographic coordinates” systems that already existed before GPS. GPS coordinates provide a location’s latitude and longitude, like 48.860618, 2.337987.
When you are to going to that place which have no street name or proper address then it may be hard to find a destination. So, in that situation what to do? The simple answer to this question is that you can put the GPS coordinates in your car’s automotive navigation system or in Google Maps application.
How to find GPS Coordinates in Google Maps from your PC Browser?
So, How to find that GPS Coordinates for that location to share with your friends or relatives? Just follow these steps below to find.
Step 1: Open Google Maps in your Computer Browser and search for any place or street or any location for which you need GPS Coordinates.
Step 2: Now, Right Click on that Place on Map and Select “What’s here” option as shown in the screenshot below.
Step 3: See the bottom of the screen as shown in the screenshot below, you will get the GPS Coordinates.
Step 4: Click on that GPS Coordinates to open the Box in the left side of your screen which shows the proper address of that location, wherein Latitude & Longitude coordinates will be given in two formats. Just save these Coordinates or you can share these coordinates directly to your phone or share with your Relatives.
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Trickbot which is quite popular trojan and mostly targets financial and banking sectors is back again in news and of course for wrong reasons. Trickbot is a culprit which infects the victim’s computer(it targets Windows) and steals emails and the passwords. It then goes and sends emails from that infected email to the associated address book.
What is Trickbot Malware?
Trickbot is basically a Trojan detected by Malwarebytes and is in circulation since 2016. It mainly targets financial institutions and banks. Besides targeting a wide array of international banks via its webinjects, Trickbot can also steal from Bitcoin wallets.
A cybersecurity firm called Deep Instinct recently reported that they have found the servers which are actively running the malware campaign. The firm has told that they have an evidence that Trickbot has collected some 250 millions of compromised email accounts. They also think that millions of those emails belong to governments in the US and UK, as well as agencies in Canada.
How Trickbot Is Able To Do Mass Level Spamming?
Trickbot although old has now some enhanced capabilities which is now termed as Trickbooster. With this new found ability Trickbot infects the victim’s email and then start sending malicious emails to the address book of the concerned email address. It then smartly deletes the email from the sent items as well as from the trash leaving no evidence whatsoever to make the user suspicious.
As per Techcrunch they first found the malicious activity of Trickbooster on 25th June. Following is the Atttack Flow of Trickbooster
Deep Instinct is still investigating the case and trying to understand the full flow and the process which is employed by Trickbooster.
Can you imagine a simple looking 46MB zip file so dangerous that when unzipped can explode into a 4.5 Petabytes size. If this happens you computer will be unresponsive and unavailable.
Nasty ‘Zip Bomb’ Which Can Explode A 46MB File
With so many technological advances there are some bad things also. Recently a researcher found a very clever type of “Zip Bomb” which the researcher has claimed that there are multiple layers of zipped file. These nested files are so packed that once the final file gets unzipped then this simple 46MB file will explode into a humongous file of 4.5 Petabytes
So now let’s understand how much data exactly is 4.5 Petabytes. If you collect 10 billion photos on Facebook then that file size is equivalent to 1.5 Petabytes. So this means that this Zip Bomb contains 30 Billion Facebook photos which the creator has managed to zip into a 46MB file.
So What Exactly Is This Zip Bomb
Programmer and Engineer David Fifield has developed this Zip Bomb. This bomb can also be called as Compression Bomb. It basically contains a malware variant which once decompressed takes all over your hard drive and makes your computer unresponsive as well as unavailable.
How does a zip bomb work?
A decompression bomb or zip bomb is a malicious archive file that contains a lot of repeated data that can crash the program reading it. Also known as the ‘zip of death’, a zip bomb is often used to render an antivirus program useless, so that more traditional viruses can gain entry into a system.
How Is This Zip Bomb Created
David Fifield’s Zip Bomb is quite dangerous over existing Compression Bombs because it doesn’t rely on the recursion to achieve the compression. He managed to created a layer or nested zip files which helped him achieve the ultimate compression than traditional archiving methods.
Since David has not based on recursion method hence it will go undetected by the regular antivirus software. This makes it a very very dangerous
Never ever download anything from any unreliable source. We understand that people know this. But this is also true that even after this knowledge people fall prey to this.
Sony has recently launched WF-1000XM3 which is premium truly wireless high quality headset. Sony has launched the gadget globally. The earbuds have a noise cancelling feature and comes with an extended battery life which makes it a truly wanna have gadget.
Sony WF-1000XM3 A Truly Premium Wireless Earbuds
Untill now Sony has not made any impact in the true wireless(Airpod style) headphones market. But with the launch of WF-1000XM3 it seems to be moving forward in that direction. Sony WF-1000XM3 is available on preorder from today at a price of $230. The shipping will start from the month of August 2019
With WF-1000MX3 Sony had furnished it with active noise cancellation. In the wireless headphones category this is basically a huge deal
Sony WF-1000XM3 hands-on review
Sony has raised the bar with its new launch of Airpod style handsfree wirelss headphones. These are really very impressive and it has started a whole new game in the market.
Let us review this new gadget and understand the technology and specifications
Completely new design and new drivers
Active noise cancelation
New QN1e processor (24-bit audio signal processing and DAC with amplifier)
Battery life: Up to 6 hours with noise canceling on and up to 8 hours with it off
Charging case delivers three additional charges
Quick charge feature: 10 minutes of charging gives you 90 minutes of battery life
Support for AAC codec (but not Apt-X)
Two color options: Black and gray
The Pros and Cons of Sony WF-1000XM3
Awesome sound and call quality
Fantastic battery life
Great noise canceling
Compelling app-based features
No water-resistant IP rating
No onboard volume controls
A bit bulky
Tech Specifications of Sony WF-1000XM3
Bluetooth version: 5.0
aptX HD: No
Battery life: 6 hours (BT + ANC)
Battery life (charging case): 18 hours (BT + ANC)
Voice control: Siri, Google Assistant
Sony WF-1000XM3 Vs Apple Airpods – Which One Is The Best?
If you want to grab wireless earbuds then I am sure you must have thought of Apple’s Airpods. Apple’s Airpods are equipped with iOS connection, a fairly good sound and a really good charging case.
Sony has come with a really good and impressive product to give Apple Airpods a tough competition. These second generation earrbuds by Sony are really good with excellent noise cancellation feature, crazy battery life and awesome sound.
So now let’s analyse the Sony WF-1000XM3 And Apple Airpods on some of the points.
A) Design And Fit
Apple Airpod’s designs are in the same pattern as what you would expect from Apple, plastic eartips and same size which fits everywhere. The headphones cost $160 and with the charging case the price is $200
WF-1000XM3 comes in with a peanut shaped structure and exterior. They are kind of similar to Airpods only thing is they are not that sleek compared to them. The charging case is slightly inconvenient to carry.
The only advantage we found here is that the Sony WF-1000XM3 comes with six pairs of eartips. This means that you will find your ideal one which is not the case with Apple Airpods.
The winner here is WF-1000XM3
B) Battery Life & Features
Airpods are truly wireless feature packed. They give a 24 hours of listening time, built in touch controls which are quite easy to operate and sensors which works only in combination with iOS.
Sony WF-1000XM3 comes with all the features which Airpods have such as touch controls and in-ear sensors. Additionally they have made it amazing by providing a noise cancellation feature which Airpods are missing. Apart from this they have provided microphones on both the earbuds.
As far as the battery life is concerned with noise cancellation on you get a battery life of six hours and without noise cancellation its eight hours. Apart from this if they are in the charging case then with noise cancellation the battery life is 24 hours and without noise cancellation it is 30 hours.
Also they have provided a really fast charging feature. You can get a 90 minutes of playtime with just 10 minutes of charging.
The Winner here is Sony because of the features and the other functionalities.
C) Sound Quality
Here Sony WF-1000XM3 is the clear winner because of silicon eartips and adjustable equalizer, better processing and noise cancellation feature makes them offer the best sound quality when compared to Airpods,
The Winner is Sony WF-1000XM3 here.
So we can comfortably say while discussing the features when compared to Apple’s Airpods, Sony WF-1000XM3 is a much better and truly wireless earbuds with an amazing technology. Leaving behind the price factor Sony has scored more on every points we could think of.