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…
June 3, 2016
FTC Warns of Security and Privacy Risks in IoT Devices
The Federal Trade Commission has sent comments to the Department of Commerce, outlining a list of concerns about the security and privacy of connected and embedded…
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June 3, 2016
June 3– This week in phone fraud
This week in phone fraud, Pindrop’s CEO discusses voice authentication and Chinese and Taiwanese fraudsters arrested in Turkey. This week, Financial Times met with Pindrop…
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June 3, 2016
Life in the Ransomware Underweb
The business of ransomware is booming, and some of the criminals running these operations have so much work and money on their hands that they’re…
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June 2, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Ransomware
Ransomware is one of the nastier and more insidious threats to emerge in the last decade, and the attackers using it have targeted consumers and…
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June 2, 2016
How Call Center Fraud Compares Across the Pond
The UK sees more than 2x the amount of  call center fraud than the US The UK is no stranger to phone fraud in financial…
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June 1, 2016
Inside the Opsec Habits of Cybercriminals
The fight between attackers and security researchers often is portrayed as a kind of spy versus spy operation, with each side making moves and countermoves in…
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May 31, 2016
CEO of FACC Fired After Firm Was Hit by Email Scam
An Austrian aerospace manufacturer that lost €50 million in a business email compromise scam earlier this year has fired its CEO over the incident. FACC, which…
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May 27, 2016
May 27 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, cheap technology makes phone fraud easy and Pindrop analyzes 10 million calls for latest research. This week, Wall Street Journal…
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May 27, 2016
FBI May Soon Get Email Records Without Court Order
A Senate bill that passed out of committee this week includes language that would allow the FBI to get access to people’s emails without a…
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May 27, 2016
New Version of RansomWhere? OS X Detection Tool Released
The author of a generic detection tool for Mac OS X ransomware has updated the application, adding a number of new capabilities, including support for…
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May 26, 2016
Microsoft Hates Your Password
As stolen passwords and account information continue to flood the Internet, making life easier for lazy attackers, Microsoft is planning to roll out a new…
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May 25, 2016
Treasury Arrests Five For Alleged IRS Phone Scam
The Treasury Department has arrested five people who they say were running a phone scam that involved them impersonating IRS agents and threatening to arrest…
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