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Topic: Security

Amazon is watching and reviewing Cloud Cam security footage

10/10/2019, 11:10 am

Amazon has been hit by claims it is infringing on the privacy of its customers with its smart home security cameras, with a new report alleging Amazon workers are being given a glimpse into the homes of Cloud Cam users, under the guise of training the retailer's artificial intelligence systems.

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Linksys Aware uses mesh Wi-Fi network for motion-tracking in the home

10/08/2019, 01:10 pm

Linksys has introduced a new surveillance feature for its mesh Wi-Fi routers called Linksys Aware, a subscription which can allow some Velop routers to perform motion sensing using Wi-Fi signals, providing alerts to the homeowner when activity is detected.

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'Checkm8' used to jailbreak iPhone X running iOS 13.1.1

09/29/2019, 04:09 pm

The security researcher who developed the "Checkm8" exploit has continued working, and has demonstrated an iPhone X booting in verbose mode with the aid of the exploit that was revealed on Friday.

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The 'Checkm8' exploit isn't a big deal to iPhone or iPad users, and here's why

09/28/2019, 04:09 pm

On Friday morning, news -- and bad headlines -- started circulating about an exploit ranging from the iPhone X all the way back to the iPhone 4s. But, despite the typical mass-media responses to the news, the exploit will have effectively zero impact on the consumer. Here's why.

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DoorDash confirms 4.9M accounts accessed in major server breach

09/27/2019, 08:09 am

Food delivery app DoorDash has become the latest company to admit there has been a security breach of its servers, with the personal details of almost 5 million app users including names and addresses accessed by an attacker in May 2019.

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How to move Google Authenticator to your new iPhone

09/20/2019, 04:09 pm

If you're upgrading to a new iPhone from an old one, or from an Android device, then you need to take steps to make sure that Google Authenticator continues to work as you'd expect.

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Editorial: The NSA remains uninterested in our safety by calling for encryption weakening

09/12/2019, 11:09 am

The National Security Agency's general counsel, Glenn S. Gerstell, has written an editorial in which he does not once mention the term "encryption backdoor" by name. And yet, that's what it's all about, again.

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DOJ wants Apple, Google to relinquish user data of rifle scope app

09/06/2019, 05:09 pm

As part of an investigation into potential weapons export violations, the U.S. Department of Justice is demanding both Apple and Google furnish user information for a rifle scope monitoring and control app, a move that could impact well over 10 thousand people.

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Apple issues statement refuting Google's 'false impression' of iOS security [u]

09/06/2019, 01:09 pm

Apple has challenged some of Google's claims regarding iOS vulnerabilities, and stresses that its own 'end-to-end' security systems are 'unmatched' by its rivals.

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Secure messaging apps working to comply with Apple's iOS 13 privacy changes

09/05/2019, 03:09 pm

Changes in iOS 13 to improve privacy may be affecting more apps than first thought, with developers of secure messaging "scrambling" to keep the encrypted communications services functional before Apple cuts off access to a specific API.

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Exploit resellers report glut of iOS vulnerabilities, will pay more for Android bugs

09/03/2019, 09:09 pm

Software vulnerability brokers have lowered payout rates for iOS exploits, saying a recent "flood" of iPhone zero-days makes the bugs less valuable than comparable attacks designed to penetrate Android.

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China believed to have used iPhone exploits to track Uyghur Muslims

09/01/2019, 11:09 am

The recently-revealed use of hacked websites to monitor iPhone users, is now reported to have been used by the Chinese government to target the Uyghur Muslim community.

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iPhone exploits in hacked websites went unnoticed for years

08/29/2019, 10:08 pm

Researchers from Google's Project Zero security initiative on Thursday revealed the discovery of a collection of hacked websites that for years hosted a series of exploits targeting iPhone models up to iPhone X running the current version of iOS 12.

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Brief Thoughts: Questionable RF lawsuit, Apple TV+ vs. Disney+, Siri listening & more

08/25/2019, 10:08 am

Every week has dozens of things going on at any given time, too many to talk about in real-time. Here's what we think about this week's radio frequency revelations and lawsuits, Disney rolling heavy at the D23 expo in regards to Disney+, the workers responsible for listening to Siri recordings, an inadvertent iOS 12 jailbreak restoration, and Google's Android rebranding.

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YubiKey 5Ci security key compatible with Lightning iPhone & iPad, USB-C Mac

08/20/2019, 08:08 am

Yubico has announced the release of the YubiKey 5Ci, the worlds first security key for USB-C and Lightning devices.

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Capital One hacker under investigation for 30 more AWS data breaches

08/15/2019, 03:08 pm

The Seattle hacker behind the major Capital One hack may have stolen data from many other organizations, with authorities claiming thefts have taken place from over 30 companies and entities in other thefts from Amazon Web Services.

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Risky free VPNs still available in Apple App Store & Google Play despite warnings

08/13/2019, 01:08 pm

Apple and Google are still allowing a number of potentially unsafe free VPN apps to be downloaded from respective app stores, despite warnings that many of the apps pose a privacy risk to consumers, primarily from the apps questionable ownership by Chinese organizations.

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Apple's iOS Contacts app claimed to be vulnerable to SQLite hack

08/10/2019, 05:08 pm

Researchers at security conference Def Con 2019 demonstrated a method of exploiting regular database searches to produce malicious results, and used Apple's standard iOS Contacts app to prove it.

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Face ID attention detection security defeated with glasses and tape

08/08/2019, 05:08 pm

Security researchers were able to bypass Face ID's "liveness" detection on the iPhone and iPad Pro with everyday items, defeating what is considered the industry's most advanced biometric security system using little more than a pair of glasses with tape affixed to the lenses.

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Apple's expanded bug bounty program covers all operating systems, payouts up to $1M, special iPhones, more

08/08/2019, 04:08 pm

Apple is opening its bug bounty program to cover all of its operating systems, with the company expanding and improving the scheme to pay researchers for finding bugs in macOS, watchOS, tvOS, iPadOS, and iCloud, along with the current payouts for iOS issues. Also new are special iPhones that will help select researchers surface vulnerabilities.

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