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Millions of IoT Devices Vulnerable to Z-Wave Downgrade Attacks, Researchers Claim

Millions of IoT devices based on the Z-Wave wireless protocol are vulnerable to a downgrade attack during pairing sessions.

Pet Trackers Open to MITM Attacks, Interception

Several well-rated pet trackers contain flaws stemming from the use of Bluetooth LE, poor certificate handling and more.

Alexa Eavesdropping Flub Re-Sparks Voice Assistant Privacy Debate

After an Alexa speaker recorded and shared a private conversation, the tech community is casting a wary eye on voice assistant privacy issues.

Attackers Cashing In On Cryptocurrency With Increased Scams

As the popularity around cryptocurrency has continued to rise in 2018, it has also paved an easy path for cash-hungry scammers to launch “cryptocurrency giveaway scams.”

Facebook 2FA no longer needs a phone number: here’s how to set it up

One more excuse for not using 2FA bites the dust.

Facebook’s counterintuitive way to combat nonconsensual porn

"Upload your nudes to stop revenge porn" might sound crazy but it actually makes sense.

Does your BMW need a security patch?

Researchers have found 14 security vulnerabilities affecting BMW i Series, X Series, 3 Series, 5 Series and 7 Series.

Trump’s blocking of Twitter users declared unconstitutional

The president is banned from blocking users and could face legal action if he doesn't lift current blocks.

What Will GDPR’s Impact Be On U.S. Consumer Privacy?

GDPR may be going in effect Friday, but U.S. citizens have a ways to go before seeing similar privacy regulations from the U.S government.

Intel’s ‘Virtual Fences’ Spectre Fix Won’t Protect Against Variant 4

The new hardware-based protections Intel announced earlier in March it was embedding into new chips will only protect against Spectre and Meltdown – but not the newly disclosed Variant 4, sources...

2 million stolen identities used to make fake net neutrality comments

Most crucially, two of those identities were senators who are now demanding the FCC find out who's behind the bots and the identity theft.

Office 365 will automatically block Flash and Silverlight

If you are one of the small number of Office 365 users who enjoyed embedding Flash, Shockwave or Silverlight content inside files, time is about to run out on your unusual...

FBI admits to inflating number of crime-related devices it can’t crack

Investigators can't get into 7,775 devices? Nah, the FBI admits: it's more like 1,200... or 2000... pending an audit, it's not really sure.

Amazon Comes Under Fire for Facial Recognition Platform

Privacy advocates say facial recognition can be an agent of authoritarian surveillance; others say it's an invaluable tool to combat kidnapping, locate lost children and track down criminals on the run.

VPNFilter router malware – what to do? [VIDEO]

Learn how to deal with the VPNFilter malware currently plaguing 500,000 home routers worldwide.


IDG Contributor Network: IoT sensors, advanced ESRI mapping and Alexa warn...

Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator’s assertion that “global warming might be beneficial” may be reassuring to some, but others living close to the coast prefer...