Computer Security

Apple Faces Backlash For Using The Dmca To Take Down Tweet Containing Iphone Encryption Key

Apple is facing backlash for using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to remove a tweet that contained an iPhone encryption key. Motherboard reports that Apple filed the DMCA request yesterday, but then retracted it today. more… The...
Related topics: Apple, DMCA, Iphone, Mobile Technology

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Snatch Ransomware Use Safe Mode Loophole To Beat Windows Defenses

Sophos’s research team has identified a new exploit in the wild which uses a Windows feature to bypass security software installed on a PC. The Snatch ransomware crashes your computer and forces it to reboot into Safe Mode. In Safe Mode...

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Google's Chrome Browser Will Now Alert You If You Enter A Password That Hackers Have Already Stolen...

Google Chrome will now warn people if their passwords have been stolen as soon as they type them in. The new feature works by checking people's passwords against a database of compromised login credentials from past hacks and data breaches. Hackers...
Related topics: Google, Chrome, Hackers, Databases

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Bad News: Keywe Smart Lock Is Easily Bypassed And Can't Be Fixed

Good news? There is no good news File this one under "not everything needs a computer in it". Finnish security house F-Secure today revealed a vulnerability in the KeyWe Smart Lock that could let a sticky-fingered miscreant easily bypass it.…

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These Kids' Smartwatches Have Security Problems As Simple As 1-2-3 - Cnet

The default password on these three smartwatches sold on Amazon allowed potential hackers to track and eavesdrop children.
Related topics: Smartwatch, Amazon, Hackers

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Deal: Google Now Offering Up To $35 Off Titan Security Keys

Google’s Titan Security Keys will help you prevent phishing and protect your online accounts, including Gmail, Outlook and others. These security keys include special firmware engineered by Google to verify the key’s integrity and are built...
Related topics: Google, Gmail, Firmware

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Facebook Rebuffs U.s. Attorney General Over Access To Encrypted Messages

End-to-end encryption locks up messages so that not even Facebook can read their contents.
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Update Your Devices To Ios 13.3 To Avoid This Airdrop Flaw [video]

Apple released iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 to the public today. In addition to the new features and customization options we detailed earlier, the update also includes an important security fix for an AirDrop vulnerability that allowed an attacker to...
Related topics: Ios, Tech Videos, Apple

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Chrome 79 For Mac, Windows Rolling Out: Tab Freezing, Phishing Protections, More

Google is rolling out the latest version of Chrome for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Chrome 79 readies tab freezing to make the browser less resource-intensive, and a slew of security features related to phishing protections. more… The post Chrome...
Related topics: Chrome, Google, Linux

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Google Chrome Can Now Warn You In Real Time If You're Getting Phished - Cnet

Before you give that website your username and password, Google wants to check to make sure it's not a fake created by hackers.
Related topics: Google, Chrome, Hackers

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Intel Might Want To Reconsider The G Part Of Sgx – Because It's Been Plunderstruck

I was caught in the middle of a memory attack, and I knew there was no turning back Intel on Tuesday plans to release 11 security advisories, including a microcode firmware update to patch a vulnerability in its Software Guard Extensions (SGX) on...
Related topics: Intel, Firmware

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Hackers Can Mess With Voltages To Steal Intel Chips' Secrets

A new attack called Plundervolt gives attackers access to the sensitive data stored in a processor's secure enclave.
Related topics: Hackers, Intel

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Is Your Startup Protected Against Insider Threats?

We’ve talked about securing your startup, the need to understand phishing risks and how not to handle a data breach. But we haven’t yet discussed one of the more damaging threats that all businesses large and small face: the insider...
Related topics: Startup

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Forever Offline: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones In 2020

It seems there is only one person that would welcome this news – Pavel Durov, the creator of the Telegram messaging app, who in November called on users to delete WhatsApp citing its vulnerability to hackers.
Related topics: WhatsApp, Hackers

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Facebook Tells Us Attorney General It Won’t Remove Encryption From Its Messaging Apps

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook executives told Attorney General William Barr that the company would not provide law enforcement with investigative access to its encrypted messaging products ahead of a senate hearing on...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Chrome Gets Built-in Password Checkup, Real-time Phishing Protection

Google announced security enhancements for Chrome this morning, including a built-in password checkup (previously was just an installable extension), as well as comprehensive phishing protections. So as not to bore you with details, what you need to...
Related topics: Chrome, Google

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First Smart Tvs, Now Your Smart Home Can Be Compromised, Fbi Warns

A statement released by the FBI warns smart home owners that their connected devices might not be as secure as they believe and gives a list of steps to beef up their cybersecurity practices.
Related topics: FBI

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Microsoft And Ntt Announce Multi-year Alliance To Build Digital Enterprise Solutions On Azure

Microsoft today announced a multi-year alliance with Japan’s NTT Corporation to deliver enterprise solutions on top of Azure cloud platform. In this partnership, NTT will bring its ICT infrastructure, managed services and cybersecurity...
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Nearly 800,000 Applications For Copies Of Birth Certificates Found Accessible Online

Among the exposed information includes names, birthdays, addresses, emails, phone numbers, and family members' names. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Cybersecurity, Birth Certificates, and Private Information
Related topics: Tech Videos

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Bitcoin-hungry Hackers Broke Their Own Decryption Tool, Analysts Warn

Cybersecurity researchers warn that paying Bitcoin to retrieve files locked by the prolific Ryuk ransomware may still result in data loss. This means that Ryuk‘s latest victims are stuck between a rock and a hard place. If they refuse to send...
Related topics: Bitcoin, Hackers

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