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California bill regulates IoT for first time in US

13 Září, 2018 - 11:53
California looks set to regulate IoT devices, becoming the first US state to do so and beating the Federal Government to the post.

Update now! Microsoft’s September 2018 Patch Tuesday is here

13 Září, 2018 - 11:47
September’s Patch Tuesday is upon Windows users - 61 CVEs, 17 flaws rated as critical, a zero-day and a flaw affecting Adobe Flash Player.

Microsoft purges 3,000 tech support scams hiding on TechNet

12 Září, 2018 - 15:03
Microsoft has taken down thousands of ads for tech support scams that infested the company’s TechNet support domain.

Beware: WhatsApp scammers target children with ‘Olivia’ porn message

12 Září, 2018 - 14:10
"I can send a picture where all of us are together," says "Olivia," before sending a porn URL. Tell kids not to click!

Younger Facebook users 4 times more likely to delete app, study shows

12 Září, 2018 - 14:04
They also appear to be more privacy-wary, with 64% changing their settings, comparing to just a third of older users.

Vizio to send class notices through the TVs that spied on viewers

12 Září, 2018 - 12:55
Millions of smart TVs may soon be forced to admit to viewers that they spied on them, and then sold their data.

Drive away a Tesla today (even if it isn’t yours)

11 Září, 2018 - 18:34
Raspberry Pi's processing power versus Tesla's Model X cryptography - victory for the little guy!

The rise of targeted ransomware

11 Září, 2018 - 15:09
Ransomware hasn't gone away, but it is getting quieter and more targeted.

Airbnb launches investigation after man finds hidden camera in clock

11 Září, 2018 - 15:06
Trust your gut: if staring at that common object in your rental gives you the heebie jeebies, it might be because it's staring back at you.

Fetish app put users’ identities at risk with plain-text passwords

11 Září, 2018 - 14:54
Whiplr, a naughty, naughty little app, has now secured passwords with "one-way encryption" and is "adding more security measures".

Yikes: 1 in 5 employees share their email passwords with coworkers

11 Září, 2018 - 14:47
19% of employees of small and medium-sized businesses share their passwords with coworkers or assistants, according to a recent survey.

Keybase browser extension weakness discovered

11 Září, 2018 - 11:41
Respected researcher Wladimir Palant has recommended users “uninstall the Keybase browser extension ASAP” after discovering a gap in its end-to-end encryption.

Microsoft extends security patch support for some Windows 7 users

11 Září, 2018 - 11:20
Microsoft will provide security updates until 2023 to help business customers migrate to Windows 10 - if they pay.

Apple’s new tool will make it easier for law enforcement to request data

10 Září, 2018 - 14:23
Apple is planning to create an online portal that will allow law enforcement officials around the world to request information about its users more easily.

Supermicro servers fixed after insecure firmware updating discovered

10 Září, 2018 - 14:16
Researchers have sounded a warning about the security of Baseboard Management Controllers (BMCs) - a critical component that datacentres depend on to manage servers.

North Korean programmer charged for Sony, WannaCry attacks and more

10 Září, 2018 - 13:48
Park Jin Hyok is allegedly with Lazarus Group, a hacking team connected to attacks on a wide array of industries and public utilities.

Google Chrome will now generate unique passwords for you

10 Září, 2018 - 13:10
Chrome will now generate a unique password for users as a part of the everyday credential creation process.

‘Only paper ballots by 2020!’ call experts after election tampering

10 Září, 2018 - 12:35
The National Academy of Sciences says the US election system uses insecure technology and is fighting off attempts to destabilize it.

Monday review – the hot 24 stories of the week

10 Září, 2018 - 11:22
From Google buying Mastercard card records and Google warning users of FBI snooping to Chrome making it harder to use Flash, and more!

Teen hacker admits to SWATting schools, airline flight

7 Září, 2018 - 15:18
The teenager made bomb threats to schools, and to a flight between the UK and San Francisco while it was in mid-air.