Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Apple AirTags: How Apple Is Preventing Creepers From Electronically Stalking You

Your phone can detect if a tag seems to be following you wherever you go.

Hackers Stole Customers’ License Numbers From Geico In Months-Long Breach

In its breach announcement Geico revealed that the attackers first gained access to customer accounts on January 21.

Facebook Accused Of Neglecting Covid Misinformation In Europe

Facebook is said to be acting on less than half of fact-checked misinformation in non-English European languages - half as much as when the content is in English.

iOS 14.5: Apple’s Most Stunning iPhone Update Yet To Be Unveiled Today

Apple will unveil iOS 14.5—its most stunning iPhone update yet—at a launch event today.

Building Entrance Security Can Be At Risk From The Locks On Intercom System Cabinets

Intercom entry control systems for apartment and condo complexes can place entire buildings and people at risk if they are supplied with cheap locks for internal panel access.

Apple Takes On Facebook & Google | Straight Talking Cyber

Apple is taking on big-tech rivals Facebook and Google with the launch of a major new privacy feature in iOS 14.5. Meanwhile, as three surprise security updates hit iPhones in as many months, Straight Talking Cyber asks what’s happening...

Delete Facebook: How To Delete Your Account On A Browser Or iPhone

The company has been caught not looking after user data, it has been hacked multiple times, and involved in privacy scandals.

iOS 14.5: How 1 Game-Changing Feature Will Transform iPhone Privacy

Apple’s iOS 14.5 is nearly here, along with a game-changing feature that will transform privacy on your iPhone.

Do You Suddenly Need To Stop Using Google Maps On Your iPhone?

Should millions of you quit Google Maps after shocking new data harvesting exposure?

Why You Should Never Save Photos And Videos In WhatsApp

WhatsApp's nightmare April just got worse, with another serious warning for millions of users...

Ransomware Gang Strikes The Houston Rockets

First there was James Harden's ugly exit. Now as the NBA playoffs approach the team may be dealing with a ransomware attack.

The Biden Administration Just Accused A $1 Billion Russian Cybersecurity Company Of Recruiting Spies

Positive Technologies has reported plans to go public with a valuation of above $1 billion. But it's just been accused by the Biden government of helping Russian spy agencies with recruiting and technical assistance.

IT & Security Operations Teams Must Be Ready For 2021 And Beyond

Analyst Chris Wilder offers his prescription for battling cyberthreats in the coming years.

Facebook Under Investigation For Massive Data Leak

The Irish Data Protection Commission has launched an investigation into the massive leak of Facebook user data online.

184 Years In: Ag Giant John Deere Awaits Its First Software Vulnerability

Agricultural equipment maker John Deere is an 184 year-old, $120 billion behemoth whose software controlled, Internet connected equipment is remaking farming. Yet, Deere doesn’t have a single, public software vulnerability to its name. That’s a red flag for the...
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Japan accuses Chinese military of cyber-attacks on its space agency

200 other companies also targeted, but no data lost Japan has accused a member of the Chinese Communist Party of conducting cyber-attacks on its space agency and 200 other local entities.…
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Japan accuses Chinese military of cyber-attacks on its space agency

200 other companies also targeted, but no data lost Japan has accused a member of the Chinese Communist Party of conducting cyber-attacks on its space agency and 200 other local entities.…

Tool links email addresses to Facebook accounts at scale

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Still smarting from last month’s dump of phone numbers belonging to 500 million Facebook users, the social media giant has a new privacy crisis to contend with: a tool that, on a mass scale,...
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With details sparse, vendors scramble to make sense of Biden 100-day grid security plan

The Biden administration launched what it called a “bold” 100-day sprint to improve the cybersecurity of electric utilities on Tuesday. The plan was not released in full to the public, or to many vendors who might be instrumental in...
The Register

China broke into govt, defense, finance networks via zero-day in Pulse Secure VPN gateways? No way

Crucial flaw won't be fixed until next month Dozens of defense companies, government agencies, and financial organizations in America and abroad appear to have been compromised via vulnerabilities in their Pulse Connect Secure VPN appliances – including a zero-day...