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Supreme Court refuses to hear Fiat Chrysler appeal in Jeep hacking case

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 12:27
The court's action means that one of the first legal cases involving cyber security risks in cars will go to trial in October.

IoT weaknesses leave hot tub owners in deep water

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 11:48
It looks as if at least one hot tub maker has left robust security off the to-do list.

Some Android apps are secretly sharing your data with Facebook

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 10:55
Apps have been secretly sharing usage data with Facebook, even when users are logged - or don’t have an account at all.

Zerodium’s waving fatter payouts for zero-day bug hunters

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 10:06
Any chance we could appeal to your conscience and integrity and put in a call for ethical disclosure?

How to share photos – without using Facebook

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 09:29
There are other options for photo sharing that don't hand over every pixel to the Facebook megamind.

Politicians who block social media users are violating First Amendment

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 09:27
The difference between a personal vs. an official social media account was at the crux of the case decided on Monday.

SMS phishing is alive and well… and simply believable

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 15:19
Sometimes, the limited length of an SMS makes it easier for the crooks to 'get it to look right' and reel you in to a phishing site...

A photo will unlock many Android phones using facial recognition

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 10:30
How easy is it to bypass the average smartphone’s facial recognition security? In the case of Android, a lot easier than owners may think.

How to spot a social media hoax

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 10:08
Stop shaking your head about "WhatsApp Gold" flimflam and start spreading these REAL nuggets of hoax-clobbering advice!

Hacker uses early warning system for fake message campaign

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 09:21
Australians got scary texts, emails and phone calls from a trusted emergency warning service late last week after a hacker broke into its systems and used it to send fake messages.

LA sues The Weather Channel over selling users’ location data

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 09:00
The app is accused of being a “location data company powered by weather” and profiting from users' data without being upfront about it.

No Android passcode? No problem! Skype unlocked it for you

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 10:50
Microsoft closed the hole, which let any unauthenticated phone-grabber answer a Skype call and then roam around on your mobile.

Hacker doxes hundreds of German politicians

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 10:02
For over a month, hackers published data from hundreds of German politicians in a Twitter advent calendar - a massive government assault.

Update now! Adobe Acrobat and Reader have critical flaws

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 09:12
Adobe has patched two critical flaws in Acrobat and Reader that warrant urgent attention.

Monday review – the hot stories of the new year

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 09:10
From same old, same old Facebook hoaxes to PewDiePie's Chromecast-hacking fans, here are the top stories of the new year.

Facebook hoaxes – harmless fun or security risk? [VIDEO]

Fri, 04/01/2019 - 17:33
Here's what you need to know about Facebook hoaxes, all in plain English.

Don’t fall victim to the Chromecast hackers – here’s what to do

Fri, 04/01/2019 - 10:57
First they came for your printer... and then they came for your Chromecast - learn how to tighten up your router security.

Vein authentication beaten by wax hand and photograph

Fri, 04/01/2019 - 10:43
A new presentation shows how vein authentication systems can be fooled using a fake wax hand model.

EU to offer nearly $1m in bug bounties for open-source software

Fri, 04/01/2019 - 09:16
Rewards on 15 bug bounty programs start at $28,600 and include open source software such as KeePass, FileZilla, Drupal and VLC media player.

US newspapers battle ransomware

Thu, 03/01/2019 - 11:54
On 29 December one of America's largest publishing groups, Tribune Media, found itself battling a major ransomware attack.