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The DHS Prepares for Attacks Fueled by 5G Conspiracy Theories

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The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly issuing alerts to wireless telecom providers and law enforcement agencies about potential attacks on cell towers and telecommunications workers by 5G/coronavirus conspiracy theorists. The DHS warned that there have already been “arson and physical attacks against cell towers in several US states.” ARS TECHNICA This story originally appeared […]

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Now’s The Perfect Time to Start Using a Password Manager

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Odds are that you, like the rest of us, are spending more time in front of a computer than you used to. You’re probably not looking for another addition to your digital to-do list, but allow me to make one humble recommendation: Get started with a password manager. Now is a perfect time. Here’s why: […]

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There’s a Jailbreak Out for the Current Version of iOS

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Over the years, Apple has made it prohibitively difficult to jailbreak iOS, which lets you install whatever software you want on the normally locked-down devices. But on Saturday, the jailbreaking team Unc0ver released a tool that will jailbreak all versions of iOS from 11 to the 13.5. It’s been years since jailbreak has been available […]

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Look Out for This Covid-19 Excel Phishing Scam

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The Covid-19 pandemic has provided boundless opportunities for scammers since January at least. But a group of fraudsters known as Scattered Canary has reached new depths, ripping off state unemployment systems for millions of dollars just as funds are running dangerously low. It’s not all bad news, though. For the last several months, the FBI […]

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5 Simple Ways to Make Your Gmail Inbox Safer

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Gmail even works offline now, which is great for those times when you’ve got a spotty internet connection, but perhaps not so great for your personal privacy. Even without an internet connection, someone who knows what they’re looking for can get a lot of information from Gmail’s local cache, if they have physical access to […]

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COVID-19 pandemic ratchets up threats to medical IoT

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The mere fact of the COVID pandemic’s existence has pushed the American healthcare system to capacity, but another threat to that system has reared its ugly head – cyberattacks, particularly those based on ransomware, have become more common as the disease spread, targeting medical IoT devices and healthcare networks. According to Forrester Research analyst Chris […]

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The Hypocrisy of Mike Pompeo

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“We’ve had Democrats accusing us of being political for almost the entire time, but I know what we’ve done,” he said in another interview. “Words don’t matter, deeds do.” Repeatedly as congressman, Pompeo spoke to the criticality of congressional oversight and the necessity of having current and former State Department employees testify. “It would be […]

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Facebook Messenger Adds Safety Alerts—Even in Encrypted Chats

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For the last year, governments around the world have pressured Facebook to abandon its plans for end-to-end encryption across its apps, arguing that the feature provides cover for criminals and above all child predators. Today Facebook is rolling out new abuse-detection and alert tools in Messenger that may help address that criticism—without weakening its protections. […]

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ShinyHunters Is a Hacking Group on a Data Breach Spree

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Data breaches have become an all too common threat in recent years, exposing personal information through attacks on companies and institutions. Some of these assaults are the result of sophisticated nation state espionage operations, while others are fueled by online criminals hoping to sell the stolen data. Over the first two weeks of May, a […]

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Amid the pandemic, using trust to fight shadow IT

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Shadow IT, where workers sometimes go rogue in their efforts to solve business problems, can create challenges – and opportunities – for companies in the best of times. With the COVID-19 pandemic still unfolding, these are not the best of times. With most employees and executives still working from home, the big issue for administrators […]