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If You Have iTunes for Windows, You Need to Install the Latest Version Now

With the release of macOS Catalina this week, so came the death of iTunes for Mac users—but not anyone still using iTunes on Windows. Instead, Apple released a fix on Monday that patches a zero-day flaw that could have allowed bad actors to invisibly install BitPaymer ransomware on Windows computers running iTunes.Read more...
Tags: This Has Been A Psa, Windows, Ransomware, Security, Itunes


Human Employees Are Viewing Clips from Amazon's Home Surveillance Service

Recordings from yet another Amazon-owned smart home device are being reviewed by a team of human workers, again raising concerns that audio and video captured by such devices may not be as private as some customers might assume.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Science, Privacy, Surveillance, Amazon Cloud Cam, Amazon s Home Surveillance Service


Chinese Citizens Will Have to Scan Their Faces to Get Internet Access and New Phone Numbers

Starting December 1, Chinese citizens will have to allow telecommunications carriers to scan their faces when signing up for internet access or to get a new phone number. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, China, Surveillance, Internet Access, Facial Recognition, Surveillance State, New Phone Numbers


Twitter Misused Private Security Info to Help Advertisers

Twitter says it inadvertently used private information, provided by users for the purpose of protecting their accounts, to help companies target them with ads.Read more...
Tags: Security, Twitter, Science, Privacy, Two Factor Authentication


Alabama Hospitals Pay Out in Ransomware Attack Amid FBI Warning of More to Come

Alabama-based DCH Health System said it has paid off the hackers behind a ransomware attack that severely disrupted operations at three hospitals beginning on Tuesday morning, according to a Saturday report by Tuscaloosa News. The news closely follows an FBI warning that the number of sophisticated attacks on…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Alabama, Malware, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Encryption, Fbi, Hacking, Hackers, Tuscaloosa News, DCH Health System


Hong Kong Announces Ban on Masks and Face Paint That Helps Protesters Evade Facial Recognition

The Hong Kong government has banned masks and face paint in its latest attempt to stop the pro-democracy protests that have been raging since June. The new “emergency” order was announced by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam at a press conference today and will go into effect at midnight local time, 12:00 pm ET.Read more...
Tags: Security, Hong Kong, Science, Privacy, China, Masks, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Protests, Donald Trump, Facial Recognition, Hong Kong protests, Carrie Lam, Veby Mega Indah, Glory To Hong Kong


42 Million Dating App Records Exposed Online, Leaking User IP Addresses and Location Data

A database containing records of tens of millions of users of various dating apps has been found publicly accessible, according to a researcher who says it remains unclear who amassed the data.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Leaks, Dating Apps, Data Privacy, Location Data


Someone Spent $1.3 Million on Laptop Infected With Six of The Most Destructive Computer Viruses

A used Samsung NC10 cost less than $200. But a used Samsung NC10 with six of the most dangerous types of malware is apparently worth $1.345 million—so long as it’s art.Read more...
Tags: Security, Art, Science, Privacy, Samsung, Malware, Viruses


Teen Hacker Whom Apple Reported to FBI Just Wanted a Dang Job

The lawyer for an Australian teenager who twice breached Apple’s internal security says he did so because he thought it might land him a job at the California-based tech giant, the Australian Associated Press reports.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Security, Science, California, Fbi, Australian Associated Press, Teen Hackers


Teen Hacker Who Apple Reported to FBI Just Wanted a Dang Job

The lawyer for an Australian teenager who twice breached Apple’s internal security says he did so because he thought it might land him a job at the California-based tech giant, the Australian Associated Press reports.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Security, Science, California, Fbi, Australian Associated Press, Teen Hackers


885 Million Records Exposed Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More

Several million records said to include bank account details, Social Security digits, wire transactions, and other mortgage paperwork, were found publicly accessible on the server of a major U.S. financial service company. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Data Leaks


885 Million Records Reportedly Leaked Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More

A major U.S. financial services company has reportedly leaked million of sensitive digitized records that date back more than 16 years, including bank account records, Social Security numbers, wire transactions, and other mortgage paperwork. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Data Leaks


885 Million Sensitive Records Leaked Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More

A major U.S. financial services company has reportedly leaked million of sensitive digitized records that date back more than 16 years, including bank account records, Social Security numbers, and wire transactions.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Data Leaks


Antivirus Makers Confirm—and Deny—Getting Breached by Hackers Trying to Sell Stolen Data [Updated]

Symantec, the maker of Norton Antivirus software, denied on Monday having been contacted by researchers in connection with reports that three major antivirus companies have been compromised by hackers. “We have no indication that Symantec has been impacted and do not believe there is reason for our customers to be…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Symantec, McAfee, Norton Antivirus, Security Breach, Antivirus Software, Sell Stolen Data


Antivirus Makers Confirm—and Deny—Getting Breached After Hackers Offer Stolen Data Online

Symantec, the maker of Norton Antivirus software, denied on Monday having ever been contacted in connection with reports that three major antivirus companies have been compromised. “We have no indication that Symantec has been impacted and do not believe there is reason for our customers to be concerned,” the company…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Symantec, McAfee, Norton Antivirus, Security Breach, Antivirus Software


Antivirus Makers Confirm—and Deny—Getting Breached by Hackers Looking to Sell Stolen Data [Updated]

Symantec and Trend Micro are two of the three top U.S. antivirus companies that a group of Russian-speaking hackers claim to have compromised, Gizmodo has confirmed.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Symantec, Gizmodo, McAfee, Security Breach, Antivirus Software


Two Charged in Anthem Breach That Exposed the Personal Data of 78 Million Americans

Federal prosecutors have charged two individuals in connection to the 2014 data breach of a major health insurance provider that exposed the personal data of tens of millions of Americans.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Data Breach, Hacking, Anthem, Privacy And Security, Anthem hack


Two Charged in Anthem Breach That Exposed the Personal Data of Nearly 80 Million Americans

Federal prosecutors have charged two individuals in connection to the 2014 data breach of a major health insurance provider that exposed the personal data of tens of millions of Americans.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Data Breach, Hacking, Anthem, Privacy And Security, Anthem hack


Top Antivirus Companies Hacked by a 'Credible Threat' Demanding a Measly $300 Grand, Security Firm Says

A hacking group, said to run in both English- and Russian-speaking circles online, have offered to sell internal documents and code allegedly stolen from the servers of three major anti-virus companies.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Antivirus Software, This Seems Bad, Network Intrusion


100 Amazon Seller Accounts Got Phished, Breached, and Robbed

Last year, around 100 Amazon seller accounts were reportedly breached by cyber criminals, who funneled money they stole from from Amazon loans and customer sales into their own accounts.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Science, Security Breach, Amazon Phish


100 Amazon Seller Accounts Reportedly Phished, Breached, and Robbed

Last year, around 100 Amazon seller accounts were reportedly breached by cyber criminals, who funneled money coming in from loans and purchases to their own accounts, according to Bloomberg’s telling of the previously unreported incident.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Science, Bloomberg, Security Breach, Amazon Phish


Hundreds of Online Campus Stores Fall Prey to Criminal Card Skimmers

A mysterious group of cyber criminals managed to hijack an untold number of credit card numbers after sneaking their way into the websites of more than 200 campus stores, according to TrendMicro, a leading security software firm.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Data Breach, E Commerce, TrendMicro, Card Skimming


North Korea Launches 'Several' Unidentified Projectiles Amid Stalled Nuclear Talks

North Korea fired off what the South Korean military described as “several unidentified short-range projectiles” early Saturday local time in a move that could threaten to upset whatever diplomatic gains the U.S. has achieved with the country in recent years, the New York Times reported.Read more...
Tags: Security, South Korea, Science, Technology, North Korea, War, Foreign Policy, New York Times, US military, Diplomacy, Kim Jong Un, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear, Nukes, North Korea Nukes


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: Security, Science, Technology, Navy, Politico, Military, US military, Air Force, US Navy, Ufo, US Air Force, Extraterrestrial Life, U S Navy, UFOs, Unidentified Flying Objects, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena


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, Security, Science, Retail, Delivery, Amazon Key, Amazon Wants


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: Security, Science, Privacy, Eu, European Union, Data, Parliament, Biometrics, European 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: Security, Science, Privacy, Stop Downloading Garbage Apps


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



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