Wednesday, April 21, 2021
SecureMac

What is Google’s FLoC (and does it harm privacy)?

What is Google’s FLoC? In this article, we'll explain what FLoC is, why it may be a privacy threat, and how to check for it in your browser. The post What is Google’s FLoC (and does it harm privacy)? appeared...
SecureMac

Checklist 226: Yet Another Facebook Data Breach

A Facebook data breach has exposed 500 million + users. On this episode of the Checklist: Details, how to check if you were affected, and staying safe. The post Checklist 226: Yet Another Facebook Data Breach appeared first on SecureMac.
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FBI accessed hundreds of private computers in Microsoft Exchange remediation bid

The FBI accessed hundreds of vulnerable computers using remote backdoors installed by hackers — with the goal of collecting evidence against the hackers and removing the backdoors. In a press release issued Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced...
SecureMac

TextEdit flaw could have let hackers create malicious TXT files

A flaw in macOS TextEdit could have let attackers create malicious TXT files — files that could have led to DOS attacks, IP leaks, and more. The post TextEdit flaw could have let hackers create malicious TXT files appeared first...
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Facebook data breach exposes details of 500 million users

A Facebook data breach has exposed the personal information of more than 500 million users. In this article: Details | Impact | Staying Safe The post Facebook data breach exposes details of 500 million users appeared first on SecureMac.
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Checklist 225: Raising Better Digital Citizens with Robert Speciale

Award-winning educator Robert Speciale shares strategies for communicating security and privacy concepts to today's kids. The post Checklist 225: Raising Better Digital Citizens with Robert Speciale appeared first on SecureMac.
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STIR/SHAKEN hits milestone in fight to stop caller ID spoofing

How do we stop caller ID spoofing? This article shows how spoofing works, how STIR/SHAKEN helps, and why you shouldn't let your guard down! The post STIR/SHAKEN hits milestone in fight to stop caller ID spoofing appeared first on SecureMac.
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XcodeSpy Mac Malware Targets Developers

XcodeSpy is macOS malware that can install a persistent backdoor on a Mac. In this article, we'll explain what it is, how it works, and how you can detect it! The post XcodeSpy Mac Malware Targets Developers appeared first on...
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Checklist 224: Cloudburst Over Hobby Lobby

Reports says a misconfigured AWS cloud server left the info of hundreds of thousands of Hobby Lobby customers exposed. We’ll look at that and a few takes on how best to secure the cloud. Plus - revisiting a...
SecureMac

Is the Clubhouse iOS app safe to use?

Is the Clubhouse iOS app safe? We'll talk about what Clubhouse is, the app's security and privacy issues, and how to use it more safely. The post Is the Clubhouse iOS app safe to use? appeared first on SecureMac.
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Checklist 223: Visiting Clubhouse and Revisiting App Privacy Labels

If you spend any time on the socials, you’ve heard people talk about Clubhouse. It’s been around for close to a year, though it’s really taken off over the past few months. We’ll look at its safety, then look...
SecureMac

What to do before you sell your Mac: a step-by-step guide

Planning to sell your Mac? This guide shows you how to make sure you aren't exposing your private data to the new owner! The post What to do before you sell your Mac: a step-by-step guide appeared first on...
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Checklist 222: Avoiding Tax Scams

Tax time is upon us in the U.S. Between changes in filing dates last year and COVID-related tumult, bad guys are out in force this year, trying to scam the unsuspecting out of personal info and money. The post...
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Security camera hack exposes thousands of video feeds

A security camera hack has exposed thousands of video feeds. This article has background, analysis, and tips for home security camera safety. The post Security camera hack exposes thousands of video feeds appeared first on SecureMac.
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4 tax scams to watch out for in 2021

In 2021, U.S. taxpayers should be on the lookout for these 4 tax scams. This article explains how they work, and how to keep yourself safe! The post 4 tax scams to watch out for in 2021 appeared first on...
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WARNING: Hackers Exploit Unpatched Pulse Secure 0-Day to Breach Organizations

If the Pulse Connect Secure gateway is part of your organization network, you need to be aware of a newly discovered critical zero-day authentication bypass vulnerability (CVE-2021-22893) that is currently being exploited in the wild and for which there...
The Register

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.…
The Register

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,...
SC Magazine

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...