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The DOD’s App Store Does This One Crucial Thing to Stay Secure

Every day, companies like Google and Apple wage a constant battle to keep malicious apps out of their marketplaces and off people's phones. And while …

Apps

Erase Your Computer Data Before You Sell Using RedKey

Easily and securely raise all the data on your old computer system before you sell it using a new USB device created by Gareth Owen based in the UK. …

Raspberry Pi

How To: The White Hat's Guide to Choosing a Virtual Private Server

Conducting phishing campaigns and hosting Metasploit sessions from a trusted VPS is important to any professional security researcher, pentester, or …

AI breakthrough: Otter.ai app can transcribe your meetings in real time, for free

The startup has pulled off a feature that artificial intelligence giants and natural language processing software have been working on for …

Why ransomware attacks were so powerful in 2017

Ransomware attacks targeting businesses is up 90%, and the monthly rate of ransomware attacks has increased tenfold in the past two years. …

Spyware can copy your cellphone info. More police are employing it

Criminals, like the rest of us, conduct a lot of business on cellphones — personal hand-held devices that have fast become primary targets for law …

One Computer Can Knock Almost Any WordPress Site Offline

As if there aren't enough ways to attack a WordPress site, an Israeli researcher has published details of how almost anyone can launch a denial of …

InVision launches Studio Platform, challenging Adobe with an open ecosystem

In October, InVision made the first dramatic change to its product portfolio since the company’s inception. The team launched InVision Studio, a design tool meant to take on the likes of Adobe XD and Sketch.<p>Now, however, InVision is taking yet another huge step forward with the announcement of the …

APIs

Hotspot VPN security flaw puts 500M users at risk of losing anonymity, privacy

An attacker could exploit the bug to determine a user's real IP address.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are the big takeaways:<p><i>A</i> …

How a Tiny Startup Became the Most Important Hacking Shop You’ve Never Heard Of

Inside the secretive industry that helps government hackers get around encryption.<p>At first glance, Azimuth Security looks like any other bustling startup. Photos tweeted by the firm’s co-founder show a staffer zipping in front of glass-walled conference rooms on a hoverboard and employees in …

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Samsung and Roku Smart TVs Vulnerable to Hacking, Consumer Reports Finds

Consumer Reports has found that millions of smart TVs can be controlled by hackers exploiting easy-to-find security flaws.<p>The problems affect Samsung …

How To: 4 Ways to Hide All Traces of Your Messages Using Signal Private Messenger

Messaging apps can be a double-edged sword. Not only do they let you interact with other people, but they also let you go back and reminisce on past …

The two most important ways to defend against security threats

An average of 5,000 to 7,000 new computer security threats are announced each year. That’s as many as 19 every day. The rate at which new threats …

Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security

Enterprises invest a lot of time, effort and money in keeping their systems secure. The most security-conscious might have a security operations …

How to send self-destructing files: Stop your data ending up in the wrong hands

The best tools for sending files and messages without leaving a trace<p>The problem with sharing files and even sending emails is that your data can …

Ledger Addresses Man in the Middle Attack That Threatens Millions of Hardware Wallets

Security<p><b>Hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, which sold over one million devices last year, has alerted its users to a major attack vector that’s</b> …

Security News This Week: 'AutoSploit' Tool Makes Unskilled Hacking Easier Than Ever

Another week, another death by a thousand leaks, from the operational security failure of fitness app Strava exposing the locations of military bases …

Five digital security tools to protect your work and sources

Reporters are navigating a more treacherous environment than any time in recent memory, and despite a plethora of digital tools to keep them safe – …

10 clever cheat codes hidden in your favorite NES games

Metroid's "Justin Bailey" code<p><i>Metroid’s</i> infamous “Justin Bailey” code is still a bit of an enigma. No one’s still quite sure where the name came …

Privacy shouldn’t be the price of progress. Here’s how to keep your data safe

The internet has shaken up so many parts of our lives, from media and manufacturing to mattresses, makeup, and making out. It’s weaponized our narratives, created heroes and villains, brought us closer together, and, in some cases, driven us further apart. It’s also created a lot of collateral …

Privacy

Elon Musk's Boring Company is selling a flamethrower

No, we're not kidding. After weeks of teases, Elon Musk has confirmed that The Boring Company is selling... a flamethrower. That's right, the same company digging traffic-skipping tunnels is now offering a weapon. Plunk down $500 for a pre-order (there's no word on when it will ship) and you can …

How to Stay Anonymous Online

We live in a world of mass surveillance. Here's how to stay anonymous online without ditching the internet entirely.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Burger King made a surprisingly good ad about net neutrality

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If you’re using an Android phone, Google may be tracking every move you make

Biking? Google probably knows you are. Up a mountain? It probably knows that, too.<p>The Alphabet subsidiary’s location-hungry tentacles are quietly lurking behind some of the most innovative features of its Android mobile operating system. Once those tentacles latch on, phones using Android begin …

Android News

How to delete all your voice data from Amazon Echo, Google Assistant and Apple HomePod

Amazon Echo's Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple's HomePod and Cortana are always listening to obey your commands. Utter the wake word – Alexa, Cortana …

Android Users: To Avoid Malware, Try the F-Droid App Store

In the early days of Android, co-founder Andy Rubin set the stage for the fledgling mobile operating system. Android’s mission was to create smarter …

Hackers are attacking the electric grid

And computer scientists are trying to stop them.<p>Last September, news broke that hackers had laid siege to the U.S. power grid, probing deep into dozens of energy firms, looking for weaknesses to exploit. The Department of Homeland Security issued a threat warning about an ongoing stream of malware …

Meltdown-Spectre: Intel says newer chips also hit by unwanted reboots after patch

Intel's firmware fix for Spectre is also causing higher reboots on Kaby Lake and Skylake CPUs.<p><i>Video: Intel addresses Meltdown and Spectre security</i> …

This app tells you if your PC is vulnerable to the Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws | Trusted Reviews

<b>The furore around the Meltdown and Spectre processors security flaws can be confusing, but the InSpectre app is here to help.</b><p>Developed by data …

Harvard's milliDelta Robot Is Tiny and Scary Fast

It may be small, but it's one of the fastest moving robots we've ever seen Image: HarvardHarvard's milliDelta is a millimeter-scale delta robot based …

Robotics