Cybersecurity News


GDPR: German laptop retailer fined €10.4m for video-monitoring employees

NBB (notebooksbilliger.de) described the GDPR fine "as wrong as it is irresponsible."
17 January 2021

DuckDuckGo surpasses 100 million daily search queries for the first time

DuckDuckGo reaches historic milestone in a week when both Signal and Telegram saw a huge influx of new users.
16 January 2021

Iconic BugTraq security mailing list shuts down after 27 years

BugTraq launched in November 1993 and it was one of the first mailing lists dedicated to disclosing vulnerabilities.
15 January 2021

Joker's Stash, the internet's largest carding forum, is shutting down

Joker's Stash to shut down on February 15, 2021.
15 January 2021

Tractors, Pod Ice Cream and Lipstick Awarded CES 2021 Worst in Show

Tractors, Pod Ice Cream and Lipstick Awarded CES 2021 Worst in Show Expert panel awards dubious honors to 2021 Consumer Electronics Show’s biggest flops, including security and privacy failures.
15 January 2021

Microsoft Implements Windows Zerologon Flaw ‘Enforcement Mode’

Microsoft Implements Windows Zerologon Flaw ‘Enforcement Mode’ Starting Feb. 9, Microsoft will enable Domain Controller “enforcement mode” by default to address CVE-2020-1472.
15 January 2021

NSA Appoints Rob Joyce as Cyber Director

Joyce has long worked in US cybersecurity leadership, most recently serving as the NSA's top representative in the UK.
15 January 2021

NSA Appoint Rob Joyce as Cyber Director

Joyce has long worked in US cybersecurity leadership, most recently serving as the NSA's top representative in the UK.
15 January 2021

Linux Mint fixes screensaver bypass discovered by two kids

Two children playing on their dad's computer accidentally found a way to bypass the screensaver and access locked systems.
15 January 2021

Successful Malware Incidents Rise as Attackers Shift Tactics

As employees moved to working from home and on mobile devices, attackers followed them and focused on weekend attacks, a security firm says.
15 January 2021

Apple Kills MacOS Feature Allowing Apps to Bypass Firewalls

Apple Kills MacOS Feature Allowing Apps to Bypass Firewalls Security researchers lambasted the controversial macOS Big Sur feature for exposing users' sensitive data.
15 January 2021

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET research dissects targeted malware attacks in Colombia – What parents hope to get out of parental controls – Privacy risks of new mesh Wi-Fi routers

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15 January 2021

Google Boots 164 Apps from Play Marketplace for Shady Ad Practices

Google Boots 164 Apps from Play Marketplace for Shady Ad Practices The tech giant removes 164 more offending Android apps after banning software showing this type of behavior from the store last year.
15 January 2021

How to Achieve Collaboration Tool Compliance

Organizations must fully understand the regulatory guidance on collaboration security and privacy so they can continue to implement and expand their use of tools such as Zoom and Teams.
15 January 2021

Name That Toon: Before I Go ...

Name That Toon: Before I Go ... Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
15 January 2021

These Kids Are All Right

Faculty and students at the William E. Doar School for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. created "Cyberspace," a rap song about online safety as part of the NSA's national STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign back in 2012. Wonder how many went into security.
15 January 2021

Toyota slapped with $180 million fine for violating Clean Air Act

Prosecutors say Toyota failed to comply with the law for a decade.
15 January 2021

What’s your attitude to parental controls?

Nobody said parenting was easy, but in the digital age it comes with a whole slew of new challenges. How do parents view the role of parental monitoring in children's online safety?

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15 January 2021

More than 10mil users installed Android apps that showed out-of-context ads

Google has removed all 164 offending Android apps from its official Play Store.
14 January 2021

NSA warns against using DoH inside enterprise networks

The NSA urges companies to host their own DoH resolvers and avoid sending DNS traffic to third-parties.
14 January 2021