Governments May Spy on You by Requesting Push Notifications from Apple and Google

December 7, 2023 at 06:06AM U.S. Senator Ron Wyden revealed that governments have demanded mobile push notification data from Apple and Google. Such notifications pass through Apple and Google’s systems, potentially exposing app usage. Apple and Google confirmed receipt of requests but lacked transparency. Wyden urged them to disclose aggregate request statistics and inform affected … Read more

Microsoft Authenticator now blocks suspicious MFA alerts by default

November 7, 2023 at 10:43AM Microsoft has introduced a new feature in the Authenticator app to block suspicious notifications during login. Hackers often exploit push notifications to gain access to accounts, so Microsoft now scrutinizes login attempts for unfamiliar locations or anomalous activity. Instead of showing the suspicious notification, users are prompted to open the … Read more