Internet

Privacy rights may become next victim of killer pandemic

Digital surveillance and smartphone technology may prove helpful in containing the coronavirus pandemic—but some activists fear this could mean lasting harm to privacy and digital rights.

Internet

Router phishing scam targets global fear over coronavirus

There is no tragedy serious enough that creeps somewhere around the world won't take advantage of. The cybersecurity organization Bitdefender reported this week that phishing scams preying on people's fears about coronavirus ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Microsoft reports new Windows vulnerability

Microsoft reported a "critical" security vulnerability Monday that could affect millions of Windows users. The critical label is the highest severity rating issued to potential threats.

Security

The story behind that little padlock in your browser

Whenever you see a little padlock in the address bar of your internet browser, as well as when you use apps, email and messaging, you're relying on something called 'transport layer security' or TLS. It's a protocol that ...

Security

Coronavirus confinement challenges intelligence services

The home confinement of hundreds of millions of people worldwide to halt coronavirus contagion has presented intelligence services with a challenge: monitoring an explosion in internet traffic, above board and not, even as ...

Internet

Google strengthens security system for all users

Google announced today that it is bolstering its malware protection system for Google account holders. It will broaden the protective web provided by its Advanced Protection Program (APP) that has been offering additional ...

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