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Hacker breaches GPS service of 27,000 cars

A hacker broke into ProTrack and iTrack vehicle-tracking GPS services to extort “reward” money and reveal the systems’ vulnerabilities.

27 April 2019 min read

Is the UK putting its 5G tech at risk?

perex__ UK may allow Huawei to build part of its 5G network, despite strong disapproval from the US and Australia.

UK may allow Huawei to build part of its 5G network, despite strong disapproval from the US and Australia.

26 April 2019 min read

Get ready for the next great user interface: Connected cars

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Big privacy and safety questions loom as cars and trucks begin accelerating the collection of even richer personal data than is now harvested by our smartphones

26 April 2019 min read

FBI reports cost of cybercrime doubled to $2.7B in 2018 | Avast

perex__ This week the FBI reported the cost of cybercrime nearly doubled last year, while new research shows millennials take more security risks in the workplace.

This week the FBI reported the cost of cybercrime nearly doubled last year, while new research shows millennials take more security risks in the workplace.

26 April 2019 min read

How secure is your smart home network?

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See how your smart devices and personal Wi-Fi are vulnerable to hacks. Learn 3 easy ways to secure your home network.

22 April 2019 min read

Hijacking the internet and more news of the week

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DNS hijackers attempt to undermine the entire infrastructure of the internet… and that’s just one exploit by this week’s bad guys.

19 April 2019 min read

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Facebook wants your friends

perex__ The social media behemoth imported the contact info of 1.5 million users without their consent.

The social media behemoth imported the contact info of 1.5 million users without their consent.

18 April 2019 min read

WPA3 flaws bleed “dragonblood”

perex__ Hailed as the super-secure Wi-Fi standard, WPA3 is not as bulletproof as experts claimed.

Hailed as the super-secure Wi-Fi standard, WPA3 is not as bulletproof as experts claimed.

12 April 2019 min read

The palace of malice and other weekly news

perex__ Learn why TajMahal is the scariest malware yet, why net neutrality still has hope, why Yahoo is forking over $117M, and why a 24-year-old London student is going to jail.

Learn why TajMahal is the scariest malware yet, why net neutrality still has hope, why Yahoo is forking over $117M, and why a 24-year-old London student is going to jail.

12 April 2019 min read

Cyber-extortion is spreading

perex__ Users are pressured to pay up or get hit by WannaCry ransomware and a DDoS attack. Don’t fall for this extortion email scam this tax season.

Users are pressured to pay up or get hit by WannaCry ransomware and a DDoS attack. Don’t fall for this extortion email scam this tax season.

11 April 2019 min read

Ever feel like you’re being watched?

perex__ A vacationing family were shocked to discover a hidden camera in their Airbnb — learn the traveler’s best defense against such sneakiness.

A vacationing family were shocked to discover a hidden camera in their Airbnb — learn the traveler’s best defense against such sneakiness.

11 April 2019 min read

Winter is malware-infected, and more news of the week

perex__ Beware Game of Thrones pirated episodes and a new malware called Xwo, Georgia Tech students are exposed in a breach, and AriZona Iced Tea suffers a steep cyberattack.

Beware Game of Thrones pirated episodes and a new malware called Xwo, Georgia Tech students are exposed in a breach, and AriZona Iced Tea suffers a steep cyberattack.

5 April 2019 min read