Android stalkerware threatens victims further and exposes snoopers themselves
ESET research reveals that common Android stalkerware apps are riddled with vulnerabilities that further jeopardize victims and expose the privacy and security of the snoopers themselves
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How Apple’s AirTag turns us into unwitting spies in a vast surveillance network
The tech giant says it has security safeguards in place. But these tracking devices can be hacked and put to other nefarious purposes
Apple has launched the latest version of its operating system, iOS 14.5, which features the much-anticipated app tracking transparency function, bolstering the tech giant’s privacy credentials.
But iOS 14.5 also introduced support for the new Apple AirTag, which risks doing the opposite.
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Being around someone with an AirTag is *very* annoying pic.twitter.com/GZj8ZeTCck
A security researcher has found out the microcontroller inside Apple's #AirTag can be reprogrammed, opening the door to AirTag modifications and potential malicious uses. https://t.co/PAKPZab7Ov pic.twitter.com/UVTvPl41Sn
Amazon Sidewalk could help extend the reach of your Wi-Fi, but the company's data-collection habits may outweigh the feature's benefits. https://t.co/gcCKqLJDFyContinue reading...
Rapid7 Source Code Accessed in Supply Chain AttackAn investigation of the Codecov attack revealed intruders accessed Rapid7 source code repositories containing internal credentials and alert-related data.
Verizon’s 2021 DBIR: Phishing and ransomware threats looming ever larger
The report provides unique insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the data breach landscape
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FIN7 Backdoor Masquerades as Ethical Hacking ToolThe financially motivated cybercrime gang behind the Carbanak RAT is back with the Lizar malware, which can harvest all kinds of info from Windows machines.
How Faster COVID-19 Research Is Being Made Possible by Secure SiliconWhen Intel and Leidos set up a "trusted execution environment" to enable a widespread group of researchers to securely share and confidentially compute real-world data, it was no small achievement.
Cisco Confirms Plans to Acquire Kenna SecurityCisco plans to integrate Kenna's vulnerability management technology into its SecureX platform.
DarkSide Ransomware Suffers ‘Oh, Crap!’ Server ShutdownsThe RaaS that crippled Colonial Pipeline lost the servers it uses to pull off ransomware attacks, while REvil’s gonads shrank in response.
Week in security with Tony Anscombe
Join ESET Research at RSA Conference 2021 – WhatsApp to restrict features for some users – 1 million apps rejected from the App Store last year
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