Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Best VPNs to Protect Yourself Online

It won’t solve all of your privacy problems, but a virtual private network can make you a less tempting target for hackers.

This Vote Could Change the Course of Internet History

UN countries are preparing to pick a new head of the International Telecommunications Union. Who wins could shape the open web's future.

VPN Providers Flee India as a New Data Law Takes Hold

Many companies have pulled physical servers from the country as a mandate to collect customer data goes into effect.

Child Predators Mine Twitch to Prey on Kids

Plus: A leaked trove illuminates Russia’s internet regulator, a report finds Facebook and Instagram violated Palestinian rights, and more.

Slack and Teams’ Lax App Security Raises Alarms

New research shows how third-party apps could be exploited to infiltrate these sensitive workplace tools.

Iran's Internet Shutdown Hides a Deadly Cover-Up

Amid protests against the killing of Mahsa Amini, authorities have cut off mobile internet, WhatsApp, and Instagram. The death toll continues to rise.

The Ungodly Surveillance of Anti-Porn ‘Shameware’ Apps

Churches are using invasive phone-monitoring tech to discourage “sinful” behavior. Some software is seeing more than congregants realize.

A New Linux Tool Aims to Guard Against Supply Chain Attacks

Security firm Chainguard has created a simple, open-source way for organizations to defend the cloud against some of the most insidious attacks.

Shadowy Russian Cell Phone Companies Are Cropping Up in Ukraine

But as Ukrainians retake ground, some of the firms are erasing their online presence.

Telegram Has a Serious Doxing Problem

The encrypted messaging app is a haven for politically motivated vitriol, but users are increasingly bringing threats to targets’ doorsteps.

The Deep Roots of Nigeria’s Cybersecurity Problem

Despite having one of the strongest data-protection policies in Africa, the country’s enforcement and disclosure practices remain dangerously broken.

How to Use DuckDuckGo’s Privacy-First Email Service

Tired of advertisers spying on your private communications? This beta promises to kick tracking technology to the curb.

The Queen’s Funeral Sets Off the Biggest UK Police Operation Ever

Snipers on buildings. Drone no-fly zones. Temporary CCTV. The security plan is even more complex than it was for the London 2012 Olympics.

US Border Agents May Have a Copy of Your Text Messages

Plus: An AI artist exposes surveillance of Instagram users, the US charges Iranians over a ransomware campaign, and more.

The Uber Hack’s Devastation Is Just Starting to Reveal Itself

An alleged teen hacker claims to have gained deep access to the company's systems, but the full picture of the breach is still coming into focus.

The Shaky Future of a Post-Roe Federal Privacy Law

The American Data Privacy and Protection Act could protect people across the country. But first, it has to get past Nancy Pelosi.

The Twitter Whistleblower's Testimony Has Senators Out for Blood

Peiter "Mudge" Zatko's allegations about the social media platform renewed a sense of urgency for lawmakers to rein in Big Tech.

Ukraine’s Cyberwar Chief Sounds Like He’s Winning

Yurii Shchyhol gives WIRED a rare interview about running the country’s Derzhspetszviazok and the state of the online conflict with Russia.

How Whistleblowers Navigate a Security Minefield

Exposing wrongdoing is risky on the best of days. Whistleblower Aid cofounder John Tye explains the extensive steps needed to keep people safe.
The Register

Ukraine fears ‘massive’ Russian cyberattacks on power, infrastructure

Will those be before or after the nuke strikes Putin keeps banging on about? Russia plans to conduct "massive cyberattacks" on Ukraine and its allies' critical infrastructure and energy sector, according to Kyiv.…

BrandPost: Extortion Economics: Ransomware’s New Business Model

Did you know that over 80% of ransomware attacks can be traced to common configuration errors in software and devices? This ease of access is one of many reasons why cybercriminals have become emboldened by the underground ransomware economy.And...

Police ‘all over’ dark web ransom threat to release 10,000 customer records a day, Optus CEO says

Purported hackers post ultimatum demanding $1m within four days after massive Optus data breachFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastThe chief executive of Optus, Kelly...

Barracuda Unveils New Capabilities To Protect Against Persistent And Evolving Threats

Barracuda announced a number of product enhancements and innovative new capabilities at its recent Secured.22 virtual conference to expand the protection for customers and help them defend against the latest cyber threats.

Zoho ManageEngine flaw is actively exploited, CISA warns

A remote code execution vulnerability in Zoho's ManageEngine, a popular IT management solution for enterprises, is being exploited in the wild. The US Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added the flaw to its catalog of known exploited vulnerabilities...