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The U.S. Navy Is Working on 'New Guidelines' on How to Report UFOs

The U.S. Navy is “drafting new guidelines” for personnel to report sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena, Politico reported on Tuesday, in response to unexplained incidents in which service members had reported unknown craft in the vicinity of protected airspace or encroaching on naval and air formations.Read more...
Tags: Ufos, US Military, Military, US Navy, Unidentified Flying Objects, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, Ufo, Extraterrestrial Life, Security, US Air Force, Air Force, Technology


Amazon Wants to Let Strangers into Your Garage Now

Convenience isn’t easy. In the old days, you’d have to sign for packages, and then, as rules relaxed, you could count on packages getting stolen off your porch. Now Amazon has a whole host of different high tech delivery options. Starting today, that includes the option to give Amazon package-toting strangers access…Read more...
Tags: Amazon Key, Retail, Delivery, Security


Say Cheese! The EU Is Set to Create One of Earth's Biggest Biometric Databases

The European Parliament has voted by a significant margin to streamline its systems for managing everything from travel to border security by amassing an enormous information database that will include biometric data and facial images—an issue that has raised significant alarm among privacy advocates.Read more...
Tags: European Union, Biometrics, Data, Privacy, Security, Parliament


If You Used This App, the Passwords of the Private WiFi Networks You Connected to Leaked Online

Thousands of users of an app called WiFi Finder, the stated purpose of which is, obviously, to locate and provide credentials for public wifi hotspots, inadvertently submitted their own home wifi passwords to the app’s database, which has now leaked online.Read more...
Tags: Stop Downloading Garbage Apps, Privacy, Security


Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook, WhatsApp After Easter Bombings Leave Hundreds Dead

After at least 207 people were killed and over four hundred more were reported wounded after a series of bombs went off at Easter services in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government has moved to block access to Facebook, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, Youtube, Censorship, Social Media, Whatsapp, Terrorism, Sri Lanka, Easter bombings, Fake News, Facebook TechCrunch, Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook


How to Get Back in Any Device You're Locked Out Of

Of course, it’s generally a good idea to remember the PIN codes and passwords you need to get access to your devices, but should you find yourself locked out of a phone or laptop and utterly unable to remember what your login credentials are, we’re here to help. Here’s how to get back into your devices after you’ve…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Security, Mobile, Science, Windows, Desktop, macOS, Locked Out


EA Origin Users, Update Your Client Now

Between Anthem, multiple rounds of layoffs, and all the trouble the publisher has had with various Star Wars games recently, EA has had a pretty rocky last 12 months. But strangely, a recent bug with its Origin game client might be one of the company’s most serious issues yet.Read more...
Tags: Security, Gaming, Games, Science, EA, Pc Gaming, Consumer Tech, EA Origin, Update Origin Now


Ecuador Arrests Digital Privacy Activist and Programmer for 'Collaborating' with WikiLeaks

Police in Ecuador have arrested Swedish programmer and digital privacy activist Ola Bini for allegedly trying to destabilize the Ecuadorian government by “collaborating” with WikiLeaks. Bini was arrested at Quito Airport in Ecuador on his way to Japan.Read more...
Tags: Security, Japan, Science, London, Privacy, Hacking, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Donald Trump, Chelsea Manning, Ruby on Rails, President Trump, Lenín Moreno, Quito Airport, Ola Bini


New Super-Secure Wifi is Actually Full of Security Holes

When the Wi-Fi Alliance released its next-generation WPA3 wifi security protocol last January, it was touted as being nigh impossible to crack. That made it a serious upgrade over WPA2, the current protocol used by modern wifi networks—including the one you’re probably reading this on. Except, researchers on Wednesday …Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Passwords, Wifi, Wi Fi Alliance, WPA3


Google Will Now Let You Use Your Android Phone as a Physical Security Key

By now you should know that two-factor authentication is a vital and necessary component of good security hygiene. That said, the most common ways of getting 2FA codes usually involve text messages or authenticator apps, which aren’t always hacker-proof. But today, Google announced at its Cloud Next conference that…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Security, Science, Privacy, Titan Key


USB Drive Found on Jailed Mar-a-Lago Party-Crasher Contained Self-Executing Code

New details are starting to trickle in about the Chinese woman arrested while carrying a suspicious number of electronic devices and trying to get inside President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club—among them that a USB drive in her possession began to auto-install files on a Secret Service agent’s computer the…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, China, Malware, Cybersecurity, Secret Service, Espionage, Donald Trump, Mar a Lago, Lago Party, Do Not Insert


The Army Just Gave a Press Demo of Microsoft's HoloLens 2 Military Prototype

Last year, Microsoft won a $479-million-plus contract with the U.S. Army to build Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) prototypes that a government document described as intended to “accelerate lethal defensive and offensive capabilities utilizing innovative components.” This weekend, CNBC got a look at what…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Microsoft, War, Military, US military, Army, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, US Army, HoloLens, Microsoft Hololens, Military Technology, HoloLens 2


540 Million Facebook User Records Exposed Online, Plus Passwords, Comments, and More

Researchers at the cybersecurity firm UpGuard on Wednesday said they had discovered the existence of two datasets together containing the personal data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users. Both were left publicly accessible.Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Science, Privacy, UpGuard


New TSA Scanners Mean the Era of Pulling Your Laptop Out of Your Bag at the Airport Is Coming to an End

Flying is about to get ever so slightly less awful this year as the Transportation Security Administration is rolling out much-needed security checkpoint equipment upgrades at several airports that will drastically speed up the screening process by doing away with the need for passengers to empty the electronics and…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Airports, Flying, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration, Computed Tomography


Tesla Hacking Report Is a Good Reminder of the Risks of Stored Data

It can be easy to forget how much personal data we share with the various technologies geared at streamlining our lives, be they voice assistants, smart home devices, or the phones we carry with us virtually everywhere. And if you own a car, that may go for your ride too.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Tesla, Data, Privacy And Security, Risks of Stored Data


How to Leave No Trace on a Borrowed Computer

Say you need to borrow someone else’s laptop or desktop, but you don’t want to leave a digital trail of breadcrumbs behind you when you’ve gone. Maybe you’re using a public computer, or maybe you’re just borrowing a friend’s and don’t want to mess up all their own settings and preferences too much—how do you make sure…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Windows, Web, Desktop, macOS, Leave no trace


36 Undiscovered Flaws in 4G LTE Revealed by a New Security Tool

While carriers continue working on building out 5G infrastructure before networks officially go live later this year, a team of researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have been looking for flaws in existing 4G LTE wireless networks. And by using a tool dubbed the “LTEFuzz,” the team…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Smartphones, 4G, Carriers, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 4G LTE, KAIST, Everything Can Be Hacked, Cell Networks


Reports: Trump Admin Approved Secret Deal to Sell U.S. Nuclear Tech and Assistance to Saudi Arabia

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry approved six “secret authorizations” to allow companies to sell “nuclear power technology and assistance” to Saudi Arabia as part of a plan to win a deal to help build at least two nuclear power facilities in the country, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing a document written by the…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Human Rights, Saudi Arabia, Rick Perry, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Power, Nuclear, Donald Trump, Nukes, Reuters


You Need to Update to iOS 12.2 Right Now to Fix More Than 50 Security Holes

Lost among Apple’s announcement of a new streaming TV service, subscription game service, and fancy new titanium credit card was the release of iOS 12.2. And while the most significant new thing in iOS 12.2 is Apple’s updated News app, anyone even remotely concerned about security will want to download the latest…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Security, Science, Smartphones, Software Updates, Consumer Tech, Ios 122, Upgrade To Ios 122


Hackers Snuck Backdoors Into ASUS Software Updates, Infecting Thousands

On Monday, we saw once again how criminals can exploit trust and use it as a weakness.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Asus, Malware, Supply Chain Attack


Hundreds of Thousands of Medtronic Defibrillators Could Be Vulnerable to Hacking Due to Flaw

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued an alert that some Medtronic implanted defibrillators contain vulnerabilities that would allow them exploited by attackers who had the right knowledge of the devices and close proximity to an individual possessing one.…Read more...
Tags: Hacking, Defibrillator, Health, Security


How Phishing Scams Are Evolving—And How Not to Get Caught

Phishing is one of the most reliable methods a would-be hacker can take to access your digital accounts or even your bank account—and these kinds of attacks are becoming more common and more sophisticated over time. Even if you think you know a phishing email when you see one, new strategies continue to spring up.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Email, Internet, Phishing, Email Security


The Botnet Malware Behind Some of the Biggest DDoS Attacks Ever Just Got an Upgrade 

Mirai malware, which can infect and grant even unsophisticated actors control over hundreds of thousands of IoT devices, is responsible for some of the most devastating distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks ever seen. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Mirai, Effin Botnets


Lawmakers Move to Block Companies From Using Face Recognition Without Your Consent

On the heels of this week’s news that a major tech company had scraped nearly a million images off Flickr to help train a facial-recognition tool, Senate lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at prohibiting commercial users of facial recognition from collecting and re-sharing such data without the…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Senate, Ibm, Facial Recognition


New Adware With Destructive Capabilities Infects Over 200 Google Play Store Apps

Researchers have uncovered a new adware strain running rampant on the Google Play Store. More than 200 applications are said to carry the malware.Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Security, Science, Adware


How financial insecurity sinks American IQ scores

Not being able to pay your bills has the functional equivalent of lowering your IQ by 13 points. Many Americans have scarcity mindsets because of their inability to pay their bills. In a scarcity mindset, your functional bandwidth decreases — it influences you to be less generous and less reasonable. The opposite of a mindset of scarcity is a mindset of abundance, which is what many entrepreneurs have. Abundance mindsets tend to build on to themselves if the environment is right. ...
Tags: Psychology, Security, Science, Money, Finance, Neuroscience, Economics, Intelligence, Brain, Innovation, Fear, Universal Basic Income, Andrew Yang, Bigthink.com, 16x9


Owner of MAGA-Friendly Yelp Knockoff Threatens to Call FBI After Researcher Exposes Security Holes

The rollout of a Yelp-like phone app aimed at helping Donald Trump’s supporters find businesses friendly to MAGA-hat wearing chuds is going about as well as you’d imagine.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Fbi, Donald Trump, LMFAO, Maga


Facebook May Have Built Mark Zuckerberg an Escape Tunnel Nicknamed the 'Panic Chute'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg—who used to be concerned about maintaining a low public profile until mounting scandals forced him into the limelight last year—understandably has a rather hefty security detail. As the CEO of a company with billions of users across the globe, a fair number of whom are presumably are less…Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Technology, Social Media, Tunnels, Menlo Park, Backup Plans, Escape Tunnels


Facebook Messenger Bug Exposed Who You Were Chatting With

As Mark Zuckerberg’s privacy parade carries on, a researcher has revealed his findings of a since-patched Facebook vulnerability in Messenger that could potentially expose information about who users had been communicating with.Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Privacy, Bugs, Facebook Messenger


Huawei Announces Lawsuit Against U.S. Government Over Ban on Use of Its Products by Federal Agencies

Following a report from the New York Times earlier this week that such a move was imminent, Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei has announced that it is suing the United States government for prohibiting federal agencies from using its products.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, China, Spying, United States, New York Times, Huawei, 5g, Federal Agencies, Guo Ping



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