apple
Apple May Introduce 1Password-Like Features to Keychain in iOS 14

One of the most crucial steps people can take to protect their data is using unique, complex passwords that are neither easily guessed nor recycled or reused between their accounts. The easiest way to do this is by using a password manager. Apple makes one available to macOS and iOS users for free, but the application doesn’t stack up to the functionality of popular third-party password managers like LastPass and 1Password. Read More >>

security
Criminal Hackers Use Official-Looking Coronavirus Forms to Spread Malware, Steal Passwords

Security experts are tracking a range of new threats incidentally linked to the coronavirus that’s killed over 45,000 people worldwide. Where most see despair, some cyber criminals see opportunity. Read More >>

google
Google Says State-Sponsored Hackers Target Journalists by Posing as One of Them

Government-backed hackers are impersonating journalists in attempts to spread malicious email attachments and disinformation amongst newsreaders, according to Google’s own elite team of hackers. Read More >>

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PS5 and Xbox Series X Code Stolen From AMD and Briefly Put on Github

Yesterday AMD issued a statement regarding IP stolen in December 2019, but details of what was stolen or who stole it was scarce. Now AMD has filed multiple Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) take-down notices against GitHub to get its GPU source code removed from the website, which GitHub immediately complied with. Read More >>

security
How to Spring Clean Your Online Accounts Now That You’re Stuck at Home

Being isolated at home means you have more time to set up your Animal Crossing island and binge on Disney Plus, but it’s also a good opportunity to accomplish some of the digital chores you’ve been putting off. Your online safety, device security, and peace of mind could depend on it. Read More >>

security
Researchers Find Android Apps for Kids Riddled With Malware

It’s a familiar story: Security researchers find apps in Google’s Play Store that are infected with some sort of malware, which eventually get pulled. Well, it’s happened again. This time, a new type of malware dubbed Tekya was discovered farming ad clicks to earn money in 56 apps, of which 24 were aimed at kids. Read More >>

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Carnival Conveniently Owns Up to Data Breach While Nobody’s Taking Cruises

Travel might be the last thing on our minds right now (for most of us, at least) – so naturally, this is the perfect time for a popular travel line to announce some of its passenger’s most personal details might have been caught in a massive data breach. Read More >>

wikileaks
Jury Deadlocked in Case of Accused WikiLeaks Source Charged for ‘Vault 7’ CIA Leaks

A US federal jury on Monday said it had failed to reach a verdict on eight counts in the trial of a former CIA computer engineer who is accused of leaking a trove of classified material to the anti-secrecy organisation WikiLeaks. Read More >>

huawei
Tory MPs Defeated After Trying to Kick Huawei out of the UK’s 5G Networks

The Tory MP rebellion that saw senior party members challenge the Prime Minister's decision to carry on doing business with Huawei has been quashed. Read More >>

security
Hackers Promise Friend’s Girlfriend’s Nudes in Sextortion Game Changer

A vaguely interesting new type of sextortion scam is doing the rounds and has been described in a sexy voice by security researchers, who warn not to be tricked by promises of a small bit of voyeurism offered by emails supposedly containing the hacked personal photos of a contact. Read More >>

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Whisper, an App for Sharing Secrets, Left Its User Data Exposed On The Open Web

Whisper, the anonymous messaging app beloved by teens and tweens the world over, has a problem: it’s not as anonymous as we’d thought. The platform is only the latest that brands itself as private by design while leaking sensitive user data into the open, according to a damning Washington Post report out earlier today. According to the sleuths that uncovered the leak, “anonymous” posts on the platform – which tackle everything from closeted homosexuality, to domestic abuse, to unwanted pregnancies – could easily be tied to the original poster. Read More >>

networks
Rebel MPs Have Another Shot at Getting Huawei Kicked Out of the Networks

Eight Conservative MPs are feeling well young and with it today as they're being described as "rebels" for the first time in their boring political lives; for trying to use the parliamentary amendment system to alter legislation and get Huawei booted out of the UK's mobile networks. Read More >>

privacy
At Least 20 VPN and Ad-Blocking Apps With 35 Million Downloads Actually Monitored Users’ Phones

At least 20 ad-blocking and virtual private network (VPN) apps owned by analytics firm Sensor Tower may have been secretly spying on users’ phones, according to a BuzzFeed News investigation on Monday. Read More >>

privacy and security
Why You Need a VPN and How to Choose One

The benefits of virtual private networks, or VPNs, are well-documented: They keep you safer on public wi-fi and help you access content not usually available in your region, among other useful . There are now dozens and dozens of VPN options to choose from, which can make it difficult to decide which one is the best one for you. Read More >>

privacy and security
Encryption Flaws Leave Millions of Toyota, Kia, and Hyundai Cars Vulnerable to Key Cloning

Millions of cars with radio-enabled keys made by Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia may be vulnerable to hijacking thanks to a flaw in their encryption implementation, Wired reported this week, citing the results of a KU Leuven in Belgium and University of Birmingham study. Read More >>