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Privacy, Security

When do you stop sharing your location with someone?

December 6, 2022

Via: Mashable

Hailey Todhunter is walking me through all of the people she shares her location with on Apple’s Find My. Before counting her mutuals, she guesses she has around 30 people on Find My. At the end of the tedious process, […]


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Twitter’s security issues predate Elon Musk – and firing staff isn’t going to help

November 29, 2022

Via: Techradar

A month of Twitter’s new management passed and the blue bird icon hasn’t stopped making headlines. A tumultuous series of back and forths finally led to Musk’s takeover at the end of October, finally culminating in a $44 billion deal. […]


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Tax filing software reportedly caught sending personal financial info to Meta

November 23, 2022

Via: Techradar

Several tax prep services have been found sending sensitive financial information to Meta, including people’s income, filing status, and even amounts won in college scholarships. The information comes via an investigative report from The Markup(opens in new tab), which claims […]


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We need to start taking our passwords seriously, come on

November 22, 2022

Via: Techradar

A raft of recent research has once again revealed that many of us are still absolutely terrible when it comes to creating strong password. This includes a new report from password manager Nordpass, which examined a database that totals over […]


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1Password will soon future-proof your passkeys

November 18, 2022

Via: Techradar

1Password is planning to support passkeys, the latest and greatest biometric sign-in standard, from “early 2023”, in a move that seeks to wrest the current perceived dominance of the technology away from Apple. That’s according to Steve Won, Chief Product […]


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GitHub doesn’t want users to name and shame security flaws any more

November 15, 2022

Via: Techradar

GitHub is allowing developers to notify their peers of discovered vulnerabilities – quietly. The company says this will avoid the “name and shame” game and prevent exploitations that might result from public disclosure. In a blog post(opens in new tab) […]


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VPN vs. DNS Security

November 11, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

When you are trying to get another layer of cyber protection that would not require a lot of resources, you are most likely choosing between a VPN service & a DNS Security solution. Let’s discuss both. VPN Explained VPN stands […]


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What Is Information Security & What Should Employees Know About It?

October 26, 2022

Via: Big Data Analytics News

Information security has become a critical issue in the workplace, with digitalization and work-from-home starting to come of age, and the increase in cyberattacks further fanning the flames. As the name suggests, this is a practice that deals with securing […]


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Google brings passwordless logins to Android and Chrome

October 13, 2022

Via: TechSpot

Google is bringing passkey support to Android and Chrome starting Wednesday. Android devices can now log users into services on macOS or Windows computers without passwords. Passwords have been the default login tool for decades, but their various flaws become […]


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More Microsoft Exchange zero-days exploited in the wild

October 3, 2022

Via: Techradar

Two more zero-day vulnerabilities found in different versions of Microsoft Exchange Server are being exploited in the wild, the company has confirmed. According to recent customer guidance that Microsoft released for reported zero days, a server-side request forgery (SSRF) flaw, […]


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Cloudflare wants to get rid of CAPTCHAs for good

September 29, 2022

Via: Techradar

Leading CDN provider Cloudflare has released Turnstile, a free alternative to the “terrible user experience” currently offered by CAPTCHA services used by websites to verify authentic users online. Announcing Turnstile in a blog post(opens in new tab), the company claimed […]


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Chrome update will soon help you stop making a huge security mistake

July 26, 2022

Via: Techradar

Making sure you have strong passwords has been common security advice for some time, but Google Chrome is now looking to go a step further with its latest update. The browser is reportedly working on a new feature which will […]


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Some schools are restricting Google Chrome usage over security concerns

July 25, 2022

Via: Techradar

Several schools and other educational organizations are having to restrict usage of Google’s software, including its Chrome browser and Chrome OS offerings over security and privacy fears. The Dutch Ministry of Education has ordered the country’s education industry to implement […]


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Open source job security through recessions

July 11, 2022

Via: Info World

Are we in a recession? The answer seems to be “definitely maybe,” with the Wall Street Journal reporting that “if the U.S. is in a recession, it’s a very strange one” because while economic output has been falling, the job […]


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5 steps to help you recover after identity theft

June 17, 2022

Via: Techradar

ID fraud occurs quickly and almost always without warning. It can take months to recover from normal circumstances, so knowing what is required to expedite the process is essential. If your identity has been stolen and your financial life is […]


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A new Windows Search zero-day is giving Microsoft another security headache

June 2, 2022

Via: Techradar

When used in synergy, two recently discovered Windows flaws allow threat actors to run malware on a target endpoint(opens in new tab), researchers have found. The two flaws are a Windows Search zero-day, and a Microsoft Office OLEObject flaw. Through […]


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What is SSH access? Everything you need to know

May 31, 2022

Via: Techradar

SSH (Secure Shell) is a network protocol that enables secure communication between two devices, often used to access remote servers as well as to transfer files or execute commands. SSH was originally developed by Tatu Ylonen in 1995 to replace […]


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Windows 11 update fail breaks some antivirus apps

May 27, 2022

Via: Techradar

The latest Windows 11 update breaks some important parts of some Trend Micro’s antivirus and security products, the company has advised. This relates to a number of Trend Micro’s business security solutions, and the damage is caused by the optional […]


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Why a password manager could be your next vital security tool to keep you safe online

May 16, 2022

Via: Techradar

When it comes to staying safe online, there are a wide range of tools available, but a password manager might be one of the most useful. It’s a sad fact that the scale of online threats has never been greater, […]


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U.S Cybersecurity Agency Lists 2021’s Top 15 Most Exploited Software Vulnerabilities

April 27, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Log4Shell, ProxyShell, ProxyLogon, ZeroLogon, and flaws in Zoho ManageEngine AD SelfService Plus, Atlassian Confluence, and VMware vSphere Client emerged as some of the top exploited security vulnerabilities in 2021. That’s according to a “Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities” report released by […]