Senator Seeks Privacy Answers on Face ID

As tech enthusiasts pore over the design details of the iPhone X and swoon at the thought of a quarter-inch more screen space, some lawmakers are asking Apple for more details about the way the phone’s new Face ID authentication system works and what might be done with users’ faceprints. Face ID is the biggest technical change in the new…
August 9, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Mamba Ransomware Pokes Its Head Back Up
The ransomware that wreaked havoc on San Francisco’s Muni mass transit system last Thanksgiving has resurfaced and is infecting enterprises in several countries around the…
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August 9, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
EFF Asks Court to Require Warrants For Device Searches at the Border
A case making its way through the United States court system right now could have long-lasting effects on how much–if any–privacy travelers have when they…
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August 8, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Microsoft Will Drop Trust For WoSign Certificates
Microsoft is following the lead of Google, albeit quite slowly, and removing trust for certificates issued by Chinese CAs WoSign and StartCom in its products.…
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August 8, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
10 Critical Remotely Exploitable Bugs Patched in Android
Google has released fixes for a long list of vulnerabilities in Android, including 10 critical flaws that could lead to remote code execution. All of…
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August 7, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Tech Support Scammers Turn to Spam
Criminals who run fake tech support scams are expanding their range of tactics, and now are using spam messages to push victims to their scam sites. Historically,…
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August 7, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Siemens Medical Scanners Open to Simple Remote Exploitation
Siemens is warning customers that some of its CT and PET scanning machines have a pair of remotely exploitable vulnerabilities that attackers can use to…
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August 4, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
FBI Biometric Database Will Be Exempt From Some Privacy Act Protections
The FBI’s latest biometric database, which contains a host of identifying information from a wide range of sources, will be exempt from many of the restrictions of…
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August 4, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Mozilla Launches Send, A Secure File-Sharing Project
File-sharing has changed quite a bit since the days of the sneakernet, but it hasn’t evolved much, if at all, in the last few years.…
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August 3, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
FCC Proposes $82 Million Fine on Robocall Operation
For the second time in less than two months, the FCC is proposing an enormous fine for someone it alleges ran an illegal robocall operation.…
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August 3, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
The Security Community, Not Government, Must Fix IoT
The Senate is considering a bill that would force some serious changes in the way that vendors handle the security of the IoT devices they…
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August 2, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Phone Fraud Scam Drains Millions From Scottish Businesses
The bank phone fraud scheme that has been making its way through the U.S. and UK has shown up in Scotland, to the tune of £2.5 million in…
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August 1, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
FTC to Feed Daily Robocall Data to Carriers
Carriers are getting another tool to use in the fight against illegal robocalls. The FTC is beginning a new initiative that will feed data on…
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