Cybersecurity News


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

Shifting Privacy Landscape, Disruptive Technologies Will Test Businesses

A new machine learning tool aims to mine privacy policies on behalf of users.
14 January 2021

'Chimera' Threat Group Abuses Microsoft & Google Cloud Services

Researchers detail a new threat group targeting cloud services to achieve goals aligning with Chinese interests.
14 January 2021

Facebook: Malicious Chrome Extension Developers Scraped Profile Data

Facebook: Malicious Chrome Extension Developers Scraped Profile Data Facebook has sued two Chrome devs for scraping user profile data - including names, user IDs and more.
14 January 2021

Businesses Struggle with Cloud Availability as Attackers Take Aim

Researchers find organizations struggle with availability for cloud applications as government officials warn of cloud-focused cyberattacks.
14 January 2021

NSA Recommends Using Only 'Designated' DNS Resolvers

Agency provides guidelines on securely deploying DNS over HTTPS, aka DoH.
14 January 2021

Facebook sues two Chrome extension devs for scraping user data

Facebook filed a lawsuit today in Portugal against browser extension maker Oink and Stuff.
14 January 2021

SolarWinds defense: How to stop similar attacks

The Linux Foundation, which knows a thing or two about building secure software, has suggestions on how we can avoid SolarWinds type attacks in the future. It won't be easy. But it must be done.
14 January 2021

Florida Ethics Officer Charged with Cyberstalking

Florida Ethics Officer Charged with Cyberstalking Judge bars former Tallahassee city ethics officer from internet-connected devices after her arrest for cyberstalking.
14 January 2021