Intel Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Over ‘Meltdown’ Security Flaw  [LINK]
Intel is facing multiple lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre, but it's not clear that consumers have been harmed in this scenario -- at least, not in a legally actionable way. The post Intel Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Over ‘Meltdown’ ... [Read More]
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Florida hack exposed files of up to 30,000 Medicaid patients  [LINK]
Florida officials say hackers may have accessed the personal information and medical records of up to 30,000 Medicaid recipients two months ago. [Read More]
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How Tier 2 cloud vendors banded together to cope with Spectre and Meltdown  [LINK]
 Earlier this week news broke of a pair of massive chip vulnerabilities dubbed Spectre and Meltdown (for an explainer see this post). We learned that the larger cloud vendors like Amazon, Google and Microsoft have been in touch with chip ve... [Read More]
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Android Security Director is leaving for Nest, will be replaced by former Blackberry Chief  [LINK]
Google is shifting some people around in the Android and Nest divisions. Adrian Ludwig has been the Director of Android Security for the last 6 years. He’s now moving to a similar position at N... [Read More]
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Android Security Director is leaving for Nest, will be replaced by former Blackberry Chief  [LINK]
Google is shifting some people around in the Android and Nest divisions. Adrian Ludwig has been the Director of Android Security for the last 6 years. He’s now moving to a similar position at N... [Read More]
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Is Kaspersky Still Reliable Antivirus Software?  [LINK]
Security news is currently awash with a series of accusations against one of the world’s leading antivirus developers, Kaspersky Lab. The claims come on the back of months of speculation regarding Russian intent in foreign political events. Thi... [Read More]
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Mozilla’s Mr. Robot promo backfires after it installs a Firefox extension without permission  [LINK]
 If you’re a Firefox user, you may have noticed a weird new extension that suddenly showed up in your browser this week. The extension is called “Looking Glass 1.0.3” and this is its description: MY REALITY IS JUST DIFFERENT FR... [Read More]
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How to View and Delete All Your Windows 10 Activity History  [LINK]
Windows 10 collects and saves your activity history both on your computer and to the cloud, from browsing history to location information to everything in between. Luckily Microsoft makes it easy to see all the data that is being stored, and als... [Read More]
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How to View and Delete All Your Windows 10 Activity History  [LINK]
Windows 10 collects and saves your activity history both on your computer and to the cloud, from browsing history to location information to everything in between. Luckily Microsoft makes it easy to see all the data that is being stored, and als... [Read More]
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How to View and Delete All Your Windows 10 Activity History  [LINK]
Windows 10 collects and saves your activity history both on your computer and to the cloud, from browsing history to location information to everything in between. Luckily Microsoft makes it easy to see all the data that is being stored, and als... [Read More]
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How to Delete Your Amazon Echo Voice Data  [LINK]
Does the Amazon Echo eavesdrop on conversations? Is our chit-chat a privacy disaster in the making? Should we be worried about what Amazon is learning about us in our very homes? Short answer: No. The Amazon Echo does NOT eavesdro... [Read More]
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How to Delete Your Amazon Echo Voice Data  [LINK]
Does the Amazon Echo eavesdrop on conversations? Is our chit-chat a privacy disaster in the making? Should we be worried about what Amazon is learning about us in our very homes? Short answer: No. The Amazon Echo does NOT eavesdro... [Read More]
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How to Delete Your Amazon Echo Voice Data  [LINK]
Does the Amazon Echo eavesdrop on conversations? Is our chit-chat a privacy disaster in the making? Should we be worried about what Amazon is learning about us in our very homes? Short answer: No. The Amazon Echo does NOT eavesdro... [Read More]
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How to Check Amazon Seller Feedback and Not Get Scammed  [LINK]
Compared to other online marketplaces, Amazon is exceptionally reliable. Though sites such as eBay and Alibaba do have refund policies, Amazon’s is perhaps the most comprehensive and buyer-friendly. But that doesn’t mean that things can&r... [Read More]
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How to Check Amazon Seller Feedback and Not Get Scammed  [LINK]
Compared to other online marketplaces, Amazon is exceptionally reliable. Though sites such as eBay and Alibaba do have refund policies, Amazon’s is perhaps the most comprehensive and buyer-friendly. But that doesn’t mean that things can&r... [Read More]
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How to Check Amazon Seller Feedback and Not Get Scammed  [LINK]
Compared to other online marketplaces, Amazon is exceptionally reliable. Though sites such as eBay and Alibaba do have refund policies, Amazon’s is perhaps the most comprehensive and buyer-friendly. But that doesn’t mean that things can&r... [Read More]
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Three plead guilty in Mirai botnet attacks  [LINK]
US officials unveiled criminal charges Wednesday against a former university student and two others in the Mirai botnet attacks which shut down parts of the internet in several countries starting in mid-2016. [Read More]
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Photos can be traced to individual smartphones, opening up new ways to prevent identity theft  [LINK]
Not comfortable with Face ID and other biometrics? This cybersecurity advancement may be for you. A University at Buffalo-led team of researchers has discovered how to identify smartphones by examining just one photo taken by the device. The advancem... [Read More]
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Greek high court to rule on Russian bitcoin suspect's fate  [LINK]
Greece's Supreme Court is due to rule whether to allow the extradition of a Russian cybercrime suspect to the United States to stand trial for allegedly laundering billions of dollars using the virtual currency bitcoin. [Read More]
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Trump signs bill banning Kaspersky Lab software from federal use  [LINK]
 Capping off months of controversy, espionage claims and international intrigue, the U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software has been signed into law. The ban, wedged into the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), wou... [Read More]
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Alabama Supreme Court blocks order to preserve digital voting records  [LINK]
 Following an eleventh-hour order instructing voting officials in Alabama to keep the digital ballots generated in Tuesday’s Senate election, the state’s Supreme Court has issued a stay to block that decision. The order to preserve t... [Read More]
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To fend off hackers, local governments get help from states  [LINK]
The city of Mill Creek, Wash., has only 55 full-time employees and just one of them—James Busch—is responsible for handling information technology and cybersecurity. He worries about the growing sophistication of hackers and cybercriminal... [Read More]
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Computer scientists develop a simple tool to tell if websites suffered a data breach  [LINK]
Computer scientists have built and successfully tested a tool designed to detect when websites are hacked by monitoring the activity of email accounts associated with them. The researchers were surprised to find that almost 1 percent of the websites ... [Read More]
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Goodbye 1Password? 5 Alternative Free Password Managers to Check Out  [LINK]
You can stay safe online and get all the benefits of a password manager without paying a dime. Try these free password managers.Read the full article: Goodbye 1Password? 5 Alternative Free Password Managers to Check Out... [Read More]
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