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Security

The latest cyber security news, breaches, home security systems, outdoor security cameras coverage.

Pegasus spyware

You can use this free tool to check your iPhone for Pegasus spyware

July 21st, 2021

Israel’s NSO Group might prefer to work in the shadows, but the technology firm keeps making headline news. Earlier this week, a bombshell report from Amnesty International revealed that NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware has been used by authoritarian governments to hack into the phones of thousands of journalists and human rights activists. Whether or not …

China vs. USA

NYT: Chinese hackers detected and repurposed NSA malware for attacks

May 7th, 2019

An unidentified group of hackers that are referred to as Shadow Brokers posted several NSA hacking tools online in 2016 and 2017. But a new report reveals that some of the NSA’s malware tools were reversed-engineered long before that by Chinese hackers who then used them in cyberattacks targeting other countries.

Protect your data and privacy online with this inexpensive, ultra-fast VPN

April 19th, 2019

If you use the Web without the protection of a VPN (Virtual Private Network) you’re leaving your devices open to an increasingly large number of cyber attacks that can compromise everything from your browsing history to your banking information. But not all VPNs are created equal. FastestVPN is an award-winning service that protects your connection …

Microsoft Outlook hack

Microsoft reveals Outlook hackers were able to gain access to private emails

April 15th, 2019

In the latest of a seemingly endless string of high-profile hacks, Microsoft confirmed to TechCrunch over the weekend that a “limited” number of people who use Microsoft’s email platforms — including Outlook, MSN, and Hotmail — had their accounts compromised. Microsoft sent an email to the affected users last Friday, alerting them that hackers had …

Facebook leak

Over 540 million Facebook user records leaked by third parties

April 3rd, 2019

In what has become a depressingly common refrain for the social network behemoth, Facebook user data has once again been left exposed to the public. According to researchers at security firm UpGuard, the first of the two data sets originates from Mexico-based media publisher Cultura Colectiva, weighing in at over 146 gigabytes and featuring over …

Nokia Data Breach

Nokia phones caught mysteriously sending data to Chinese servers

March 21st, 2019

Nokia fans waited for years for the first Nokia-Android handsets to arrive, and it finally happened two years ago, when HMD Global unveiled its first Nokia 6 handset, after acquiring the right to use the brand. Since then, HMD unveiled a variety of Nokia handsets, culminating with the Nokia 9 PureView a few weeks ago. …

The Trump administration wants to expand face-scanning at airports ASAP

March 11th, 2019

The Trump administration is pushing hard for the installation of facial recognition technology at the biggest airports in the US, with a goal of eventually using it to track every international passenger who passes through them. Including Americans. That’s according to documents uncovered by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the contents of which were reported …