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Congress bans TikTok from members’ phones

The Office of Cybersecurity cited 'a number of security risks.'

On Dec 28, 2022 by Claire Goforth

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‘I can’t have a personal life away from work?’: Cybersecurity worker reveals how companies do social media background checks on job candidates

'It should be illegal for a company to look at what you do in your personal time.'

On Nov 25, 2022 by Braden Bjella

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User error is leaving hundreds of thousands of Android devices open to takeover

User error leaves hundreds of thousands of devices open to takeover, claims one white hat hacker

On Nov 14, 2022 by Chris Stokel-Walker

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Twitter didn’t care about having foreign spies on its payroll, whistleblower tells Congress

Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko says Twitter was 'unwilling to put the effort in' to find spies.

On Sep 13, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Cloudflare shoots down calls to drop Kiwi Farms

The company said terminating Kiwi Farms would set the wrong precedent.

On Aug 31, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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‘If you’re seeing this, please delete your Etsy account’: Etsy seller criticizes site’s security

'Etsy continues to give my account back to a known hacker, putting me at risk, my identity, my customers.'

On Aug 26, 2022 by Braden Bjella

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Cybersecurity experts are standing up for the Twitter whistleblower

Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko has been a legendary figure in the hacking world for decades.

On Aug 23, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Tech worker explains what to do if your iPhone is stolen and they try to extort you via text by threatening to release its contents

'Should I just delete it?'

On Aug 11, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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‘A way to quietly get around the ban it implemented’: TikTok’s FYP shows banned videos to Russians

'It’s way past time for TikTok to explain.'

On Aug 10, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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A cybersecurity expert on TikTok flagged the biggest mistakes average people make online

Jess offers advice on preserving data, protecting passwords, and where security cameras should and shouldn't be.

On Aug 3, 2022 by Claire Goforth

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The FBI conducted 3.4 million warrantless data searches on Americans last year

The report is the first of its kind.

On May 2, 2022 by David Covucci

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How police persecute the LGBTQ community—and how big tech can help its most vulnerable users

'They're forcing their way to them manually, very easily.'

On Apr 13, 2022 by Viola Stefanello

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‘This domain has been seized’: FBI brings down notorious hacking forum

RaidForums was used for years to buy and sell stolen and hacked data.

On Apr 12, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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New policy requires federal agencies to immediately assess national security threat of cyberattacks

Critical industries will be expected to report attacks faster.

On Dec 10, 2021 by Grace Ferguson

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How to stay safe while banking (and buying) online

Financial security you can bank on.

On Nov 19, 2021 by Mikael Thalen