Thursday, May 19, 2022
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Checklist 279 – Updates, Updates, and Ads

Checking an AirTag's battery life and firmware version, Apple's latest updates, two ads on privacy from DuckDuckGo and Apple. The post Checklist 279 – Updates, Updates, and Ads appeared first on SecureMac.
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4 things to talk about before turning off Parental Controls

What to do after you turn parental controls off on your child's Apple device. 4 conversations you need to have with your child. The post 4 things to talk about before turning off Parental Controls appeared first on SecureMac.
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Checklist 278: Getting to Know FIDO

FIDO standards for passwordless login: Is this the end of passwords? An interview with Megan Shamas of the FIDO Alliance. The post Checklist 278: Getting to Know FIDO appeared first on SecureMac.
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Checklist 277: World Password Day 2022

On this week’s Checklist, we cover: The state of passwords in 2022 Some password worst practices Tips for good password security The post Checklist 277: World Password Day 2022 appeared first on SecureMac.
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Checklist 276: Bad Guys Imitating Good Guys and Revisiting Internet of Things Things

The problem with fake electronic data requests; plus, IoT security tips as attacks on smart devices rise to nearly 1 billion per year. The post Checklist 276: Bad Guys Imitating Good Guys and Revisiting Internet of Things Things appeared first...
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Lessons learned from the Mailchimp breach

The 2022 Mailchimp breach: What happened, impact on Trezor customers, and cybersecurity takeaways for everyday users. The post Lessons learned from the Mailchimp breach appeared first on SecureMac.
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Best of the Checklist: April 21, 2022

Best of The Checklist: Google finds more 0-days; NSO Group spyware is back; and educating future cybersecurity pros! The post Best of the Checklist: April 21, 2022 appeared first on SecureMac.
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Checklist 275: Tim Cook’s Case Against Sideloading

On this Checklist, we’ll talk about sideloading on iOS and how it might impact user privacy. Plus: Why AirTag stalking may be a more serious problem than everyone thought. Sideloading apps on iOS Apple CEO Tim Cook is making the case...
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Protecting yourself from fraudulent EDR requests

Cybercriminals are using fraudulent Emergency Data Requests (EDRs) to convince tech companies to give them sensitive user data. Read on for more information about the problem and some tips to help you stay safe. The post Protecting yourself from fraudulent...
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US takes down Russian botnet, launches new cybersecurity bureau

The US acts on cybersecurity. The FBI disables a Russian botnet called Cyclops Blink, and a new cybersecurity bureau is born. The post US takes down Russian botnet, launches new cybersecurity bureau appeared first on SecureMac.
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Checklist 274: Crime Does Pay (But It Should Still Be Stopped)

A phishing awareness refresher. Mysterious texts that come from your own number. The 2021 FBI Internet Crime Report. The post Checklist 274: Crime Does Pay (But It Should Still Be Stopped) appeared first on SecureMac.
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Checklist 273: What Do You Do If You Lose Your iPhone

What to do about a lost iPhone: Apple makes it harder to repair iPhones marked "missing"; lost iPhone tips and tricks; turning on Find My. The post Checklist 273: What Do You Do If You Lose Your iPhone appeared first...
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Checklist 272: All of the Apps You Need Are in the App Store (Except for the Ones That Aren’t)

Bad actors abuse TestFlight and WebClips to scam iOS users. Lessons in why you shouldn't install apps from outside of the App Store. The post Checklist 272: All of the Apps You Need Are in the App Store (Except for...
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Checklist 271: Making the Case for Updates

Apple Updates: Apple fixes Mail Privacy Protection on Apple Watch; macOS 12.3 bricks some Macs; 159 security fixes; health & safety features. The post Checklist 271: Making the Case for Updates appeared first on SecureMac.
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Cyberattacks in the Russia–Ukraine war 

Cyberattacks in the Russia–Ukraine war. Discusses attacks before the war, ongoing cyberattacks, Ukraine’s cyberdefenses, and more. The post Cyberattacks in the Russia–Ukraine war  appeared first on SecureMac.
SecurityWeek

Phishers Add Chatbot to the Phishing Lure

Researchers have discovered a new approach being taken by phishers to increase victim engagement and confidence: the addition of an interactive chatbot. We have all become accustomed to the chatbots used by many of the largest service providers –...
SecurityWeek

QuSecure Lauches Quantum-Resilient Encryption Platform

New firm launches to provide the Easy Button for implementing quantum secure encryption The pressure to implement quantum secure encryption is increasing. This isn’t because functioning quantum computers able to crack asymmetric encryption are expected tomorrow, but because of the...
The Register

Iran, China-linked gangs join Putin’s disinformation war online

They're using the invasion 'to take aim at the usual adversaries,' Mandiant told The Reg Pro-Beijing and Iran miscreants are using the war in Ukraine to spread disinformation that supports these countries' political interests — namely, advancing anti-Western narratives...
ZDNet

Cyberattacks and misinformation activity against Ukraine continues say security researchers

Malware and fake news continues, says Mandiant.

6 Scary Tactics Used in Mobile App Attacks

Mobile attacks have been going on for many years, but the threat is rapidly evolving as more sophisticated malware families with novel features enter the scene.