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Safari flaw let intruders hijack cameras on iPhones and Macs

If successful, the perpetrator could quietly capture audio and video and eavesdrop on victims. That could be a particularly serious issue when many are relying on webcams for remote meetings…

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Blackbird.AI CEO: ‘COVID-19 is the Olympics of disinformation’

COVID-19 disinformation has exploded in recent weeks, with campaigns using a combination of bots and humans to sow fear and confusion at a time when verifiable information has become a…

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The ‘least-privilege’ model protects digital assets and user productivity

Presented by Nutanix The way we work has morphed into a diverse and complex model. It’s one that opens up new cybersecurity challenges, particularly in the area of user identity.…

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UK debunks 5G-coronavirus link after conspiracy theorists burn cell tower

While there’s zero factual support for a conspiracy theory linking the COVID-19 virus to 5G cellular technology — and the scientific community has concluded that 5G is safe — the UK government…

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ProBeat: What we’ve learned so far from Zoom’s big boom

Not a day goes by in the age of the coronavirus (COVID-19) without a mention of Zoom. The video conferencing tool is being used by political parties, corporate offices, school…

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Wi-Fi 6E and 5G will share 6GHz spectrum to supercharge wireless data

At one point, some observers believed that cellular and Wi-Fi technologies were locked in a zero-sum game, such that higher-speed 4G or 5G networks would eventually eliminate the need for…

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‘Human-layer’ cybersecurity and AI thwart data breaches (VB Live)

Presented by Tessian, Inc. Data breaches are at an all-time high, because traditional cybersecurity methods just can’t predict human behavior. Learn how stateful machine learning delivers a robust, people-centric approach…

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WordPress 5.4 arrives with new blocks, 14% faster editor, and privacy improvements

WordPress.org today launched WordPress 5.4, which focuses on “more ways to make your pages come alive” as well as “boosts in speed you can feel.” Version 5.4, which was developed…

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Security visualization service Amazon Detective launches in general availability

Amazon today announced that Amazon Detective, a service that automatically collates data from customers’ Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources and taps AI, statistical analysis, and graph theory to build a…

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FCC will require phone carriers to authenticate calls by June 2021

The agency says the widespread adoption of STIR/SHAKEN will reduce the effectiveness of illegal spoofing, help law enforcement agencies identify bad actors and, most importantly, allow carriers to identify spammers…

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Saudi Arabia may be spying on its citizens via US mobile networks

This takes advantage of long-standing vulnerabilities in a global messaging system called SS7, which routes mobile calls when a user from one country is traveling in another. According to the…

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Saudi spies tracked phones using flaws the FCC failed to fix for years

Lawmakers and security experts have long warned of security flaws in the underbelly of the world’s cell networks. Now a whistleblower says the Saudi government is exploiting those flaws to…

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Divesting from one facial recognition startup, Microsoft ends outside investments in the tech

Microsoft is pulling out of an investment in an Israeli facial recognition technology developer as part of a broader policy shift to halt any minority investments in facial recognition startups,…

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Ashley Madison: Affairs in the time of coronavirus

Ashley Madison‘s tagline has taken on a new ring amid the COVID-19 pandemic — “Life’s short. Have an affair.” And the “married dating” site, used to conduct clandestine affairs, has…

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AI Weekly: Coronavirus prompts call to service for ML talent

On Thursday afternoon, the United States became the country with the greatest number of known COVID-19 cases in the world. With millions out of work and the spread of the…

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The surveillance profiteers of COVID-19 are here

These normally privacy-forward sources are saying this in response to the pandemic, obviously. But it’s also because companies that track, target, identify and surveil individuals are pitching their technologies to…

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Social Bluebook was hacked, exposing 217,000 influencers’ accounts

A social media platform used to match advertisers with thousands of influencers has been hacked. Social Bluebook, a Los Angeles-based company, allows advertisers to pay social media “influencers” for posts…

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Facebook’s new Messenger hub shares tips for staying connected virtually

Today, Facebook launched a new “Messenger Coronavirus Community Hub,” which so far basically just explains how people, communities and businesses can use Messenger to stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic.…

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A hacker stole and leaked the Xbox Series X graphics source code

The self-proclaimed hacker added that she wanted $100 million for the source code and threatened to “leak everything” if there was no buyer. She reportedly found the GPU data in…

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The Weather Channel brings localized COVID-19 updates to your phone

This new coronavirus tracking will be available in The Weather Channel iOS and Android apps, on weather.com/coronavirus and in an online dashboard. The offerings include AI-powered “Incident Maps,” which show…

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HP unveils advanced security for remote workers — and shows how to disinfect your laptop

HP has unveiled advanced security for businesses and their remote workforces and disclosed an extensive guide to disinfecting your laptop and other computer equipment. The new offerings include HP Pro…

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Yelp and GoFundMe partner to help you save your favorite local businesses from coronavirus impact

Businesses across just about every industry are feeling the pain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with workers forced to stay at home and consumers on lockdown. But while trillion-dollar companies such…

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Arkose Labs raises $22 million to automatically detect online fraud

Arkose Labs, which is developing a platform that detects and mitigates online fraud, today announced that it has raised $22 million. CEO and founder Kevin Gosschalk said the capital would…

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EU wants Facebook, Google, Amazon, and others to crack down on coronavirus scams

European regulators are asking a wide range of digital platforms, social networks, search engines, and online marketplaces to take tougher action against scams related to COVID-19. European Commissioner For Justice…

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Microsoft will pause optional non-security Windows updates

Specifically, Microsoft will suspend C and D updates, which are usually released during the third and fourth week of each month, respectively. These include non-security improvements and fixes. But the…

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Google makes it easier to find COVID-19 travel advisories

When you search for flights, hotels or things to do, you’ll soon see travel advisories or restrictions for your destination. This info will appear on the search results page, at…

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Tech industry shifts dollars and manufacturing to fight coronavirus

U.S. President Donald Trump has asked the “great American industry” to help the country deal with the coronavirus. Tech companies are among those that are responding, both by wrangling donations…

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Don’t like dystopian surveillance? Flatten the coronavirus curve

On Monday, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said that things are going to get much worse in the week ahead and too many people aren’t taking the spread of…

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Better know a CSO: Indiana University Health’s Mitch Parker

Mitch Parker has one of Indiana’s most critical jobs. As chief information security officer for Indiana University Health, Parker oversees cybersecurity for more than 30,000 employees at 18 hospitals across…

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Microsoft warns Windows users of two security holes already under attack

The flaws exist in the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library, which allows apps to manage and render fonts available from Adobe Systems. Attackers may exploit the vulnerabilities by getting their…

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Justice Dept. files its first coronavirus takedown: a bogus vaccine website

U.S. federal prosecutors have filed and won a temporary restraining order against a website offering a fraudulent coronavirus vaccine, which the Justice Department said is its first enforcement action related…

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Recommended Reading: What happens when bands don’t tour

Ring’s work with police lacks solid evidence of reducing crime Alfred Ng,CNETAs data is being revealed on a regular basis, the stats don’t point to any significant reduction in crime…

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WhatsApp and WHO create a chatbot to share reliable coronavirus info

Yesterday, WhatsApp unveiled a coronavirus fact-checking hub in partnership with the WHO, UNICEF and the United Nations Development Programme. That’s intended to share the latest news and advice related to…

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4 reasons you should be moving toward zero-trust security

Presented by Nutanix Virtual machines and cloud computing are quickly eliminating traditional data security boundaries. Where a definable, protectable perimeter once surrounded corporate data centers, for example, enterprise digital assets…

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Apple yanks app used to share coronavirus information in China

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen elsewhere the world, reports from initially afflicted China have improved — seemingly thanks to a coordinated medical response, but possibly also because of…

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UserTesting raises $100 million to grow its on-demand user feedback platform globally

UserTesting, a platform that helps companies get on-demand user feedback on their software and applications, has raised $100 million in a round of funding led by Insight Partners, with participation…

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