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Clearview AI facial recogition sued again – this time by ACLU

50 min 10 sec ago
Clearview AI, the company that's scraped billions of images to build a facial recognition system, is getting sued again.
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COVID-19 tests, PPE and antivirual drugs find a home on the dark web

4 hours 15 min ago
COVID-19 testing kits, Hydroxychloroquine and PPE - it's all for sale on the dark web.
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Windows 10 adds new security and privacy features in May update

5 hours 16 min ago
Windows 10 release 2004 is out, with a slew of new features, including several updates to its security and privacy.
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Google sued by Arizona for tracking users’ locations in spite of settings

5 hours 22 min ago
Maps, weather, searches et al. suck up location data in the background, even if Tracking is turned off. Arizona says it's consumer fraud.
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Inside a ransomware gang’s attack toolbox

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 11:10am
Ransomware's changed a lot over the years - here's a peek into a criminal gang's current toolbox...
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S2 Ep 41: Super-sized ransomware, FBI v Apple and AirPods hot or not – Naked Security Podcast

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 10:04am
The latest Naked Security podcast is out now!
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Pablo Escobar’s brother sues Apple for $2.6b over FaceTime flaw

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 9:06am
Roberto Escobar says a FaceTime eavesdropping bug led to his address being leaked, assassination threats, and being forced into hiding.
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Android ‘StrandHogg 2.0’ flaw lets malware assume identity of any app

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 7:13am
A critical security flaw in Android could be used by attackers to “assume the identity” of legitimate apps in order to carry out on-device phishing attacks, say researchers.
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Apple sends out 11 security alerts – get your fixes now!

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 12:15pm
Apple's current round of updates have been officially anounced in the company's latest Security Advisory emails.
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Open source libraries a big source of application security flaws

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 6:27am
How many vulnerabilities lurk inside the open source libraries that today’s developers happily borrow to build their applications?
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Google may soon add end-to-end encryption for RCS

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 5:44am
The dogfood version of the recently updated app shows multiple references to encryption for RCS, the feature-rich successor to SMS messaging.
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New iPhone jailbreak released

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 12:38pm
Apple’s latest iOS versions have only been out for a week, but there's already a jailbreak available.
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Internet giants unite to stop warrantless snooping on web histories

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 12:01pm
7 internet giants, including Mozilla, Reddit and Twitter, asked the House to do what the Senate narrowly missed doing: protect browsing history.
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Docker Desktop danger discovered, patch now

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 10:56am
Docker has fixed a vulnerability that could have allowed an attacker to gain control of a Windows system using its service.
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What is the dark web? Your questions answered, in plain English

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 6:06am
Watch this new video from our YouTube channel - the dark web explained without jargon or judgment.
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Monday review – the hot 16 stories of the week

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 5:04am
From virtual machine ransomware to changes in Signal secure messaging - and everything in between. It's your weekly roundup time.
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The ransomware that attacks you from inside a virtual machine

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:07pm
In a recent attack, Ragnar Locker ransomware was seen encrypting victim's files while shielded from security software inside a virtual machine.
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Signal secure messaging can now identify you without a phone number

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:00pm
Signal decouples its secure messaging service from your phone number - a bit.
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Apple and Google launch COVID-19 contact tracing API

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 8:39am
The first phase of Apple and Google's contact tracing framework allows public health authorities across the world to connect their apps with data that could help them identify people at risk from coronavirus.
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S2 Ep 40: Demonic printers, a sleazy stalker and 10 reasons to patch – Naked Security Podcast

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 9:45am
This week we discuss a customer who went to Subway for a sandwich and left with a stalker, demon printers and the things you should patch now. I host the show this week with Sophos experts Mark Stockley, Paul Ducklin and Greg Iddon. Listen now! LISTEN NOW Click-and-drag on the soundwaves below to skip to […]
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